2007 Speaker - Dr. Bruce S. Thornton
Professor of Classics and Humanities, California State University, Fresno
A native of Fresno County, California, Dr. Bruce S. Thornton received his bachelor’s degree in Latin from the University of California Los Angeles in 1975, where he graduated magna cum laude. He continued his education at UCLA, earning his doctoral degree in 1983 in the field of Comparative Literature, specializing in Greek, Latin, and English. Dr. Thornton is presently Professor of Classics and Humanities at the California State University in Fresno, CA.
An accomplished author, Dr. Thornton has published seven books and over fifty essays and reviews. His works include the titles:
He has been frequently published in The New Individualist, The National Herald, and Arion, among others. His writings cover a multitude of subjects ranging from ancient culture and civilization to current political issues. He is a constant presence on-line, both as a reviewer and a writer.
Dr. Thornton is not only a distinguished author, but a brilliant educator as well. He began his career in the classroom as an educator at his alma mater, serving as a teaching associate in the Comparative Literature Department at UCLA between 1980 and 1982. After his departure from UCLA, other teaching positions included:
Dr. Thornton has appeared on television programs such as The History Channel, Politically Incorrect, and Uncommon Knowledge. He has lectured at the Smithsonian Institute and the Air Force Academy, and the Hellenic Ideals Program welcomes Dr. Thornton as the 2007 Greene Settle Lecturer.
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