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Language Arts and Academic Development: Faculty & Staff

Robert Ruckman

year started at AVC

1983                    English [1 semester substitute assignment]

1993-1998         ESL

1994                    Latin

schools attended and degrees received

University of Texas at Austin, B.A., English, 1972

University of Texas at Austin, M.A. Latin, 1976


academic interests, general teaching areas




“Festina Lente: Slow, Steady, Mighty Roman Ox”

American Classical League Convention, Memphis, Tennessee, June 2013.

             “Civilizing with Ox, Yoke, and Plow: Agrarianism through the Classics in the New World”

              American Classical League Convention, Williamsburg, VA, June 2014.

My outside interest is research around the history of the working ox. The ox was the primary tractor, truck, and bulldozer until mechanization: the contributions of this important animal should not be forgotten.