Fred Fraser came to Thomas More College in 2010 primarily to teach Latin and Greek, although he was drawn by the whole curriculum. In addition to teaching classical languages, he also enjoys directing student projects in literature and the humanities.
Born in New Hampshire, Mr. Fraser experienced Latin as a beautiful thing when he was in high school, where his Latin teacher inspired him to study Classics. The Classical and Early Christian Studies department at Christendom College deepened this interest in antiquity, and he graduated from Christendom in 2003. Mr. Fraser went on to the University of Dallas for an MA in Humanities, concentrating in Classics, and in particular, Pindar. He is now completing his PhD at the Catholic University of America in the Greek and Latin department; his dissertation is entitled “Figurative Language in the Philosophy of Plotinus.”
Mr. Fraser has also taught Latin and Greek at Christendom College as a visiting lecturer in classics (2006-2007). Tutorials that he has offered are Vergil’s Lyric Poetry, Vergil’s Aeneid, Latin Prose Composition, and Euripides’ Hippolytus.
In addition to the Classics, Mr. Fraser enjoys singing folk songs or simply being at home with his wife, Nicole, and seven children.