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Miles Beckwith, PhD

Associate Professor of English

Phone: (914) 637-2725
Email: mbeckwith@iona.edu

BA: St. John's College,
PhD: Yale University, 1996

Dr. Miles Beckwith received his BA from St. John College in Annapolis in 1983. He spent four years as a part-time student at Columbia University studying Greek and Sanskrit, and later went on to Yale where he earned a doctorate in Historical Linguistics in 1996. For the next several years he taught alternately in various Classics Departments teaching Greek, Latin, and Sanskrit (at Princeton, Fordham and Brooklyn College, and Montclair State University) and various English Departments (at Northern Michigan University and New Jersey City University). He joined the faculty at Iona in 2003 where he teaches courses in English, Linguistics, Latin and other classical subjects. He has also directed independent study courses for students in Old Irish and Native American Linguistics. Dr. Beckwith has a number of publications on the linguistic development of Greek, Latin, and Etruscan. He is currently working on the Algonquian languages of New England.