Jeremiah Reedy

Classics Department
Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 696-6722

Jeremiah Reedy earned his bachelor's degree in Italy, a master's degree in Classics from the University of South Dakota (1960), another master's (1964) and a Ph.D. in Classical Studies from the University of Michigan (1968) where he specialized in classical philology and comparative linguistics. He taught Classics at Macalester College from 1968 to 2004 and served for nine years as chair of the department and for fifteen years as coordinator of the Humanities Program. Dr. Reedy was the founder and director of the Macalester Center for the Teaching of Humanities which was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and which sponsored three summer workshops for high school teachers of humanities. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and has produced (edited, co-edited, written) eight books/non-books (critical editions of ancient Greek and medieval Latin works, translations, and a collection of essays.) Two more books are nearing completion. During the spring term of 1997, while on sabbatical from Macalester, Dr. Reedy was a visiting scholar in philosophy at Oxford.

A world-traveler, he has visited Greece sixteen times in addition to traveling to Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Romania, South Africa, China and most the countries of Western Europe.

Dr. Reedy was the co-founder of a Core Knowledge Charter School located in the "Frogtown" area of St. Paul, and he served as president of the Board of Directors from 1997 until 2005. He is currently working to establish a Core Knowledge classical academy in Richfield. He was the founding president of the Minnesota Association of Scholars and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Scholars. One of the founders of the Tocqueville Center for the Study of Liberty and Free Institutions which is located at the University of Minnesota, he serves as its Executive Director. In August of 2002 at a conference in Greece he was elected honorary president of the International Association for Greek Philosophy. Among many other honors he has received he is most proud of being chosen an honorary citizen of Pitagorio, the birthplace of Pythagoras, located on the island of Samos in the Aegean Sea.

Publications by Professor Reedy

The Failure of Progressive Education and the Return to Classical Models

E. D. Hirsch's Philosophy of Education

The Black Book on Red Blood

Colloquy essay on Heidegger

Review of "The War Against Grammar"by David Mulroy

Review of "The War Against Excellence: The Rising Tide of Mediocrity in America’s Middle Schools" by Cheri Pierson Yecke

List of selected publications by Professor Reedy