Associate Professor Emerita

Joy K. King (Ph.D. Colorado 1969) taught at the University of Colorado Boulder from 1968 to 1994, serving as Chair of the Classics Department from 1982 to 1986. She published widely on Roman poetry, focusing especially on Propertius, Catullus and Lucretius. At CU she coordinated the beginning and intermediate Latin programs and supervised graduate instructors, taught Latin Teaching Methods, and helped prepare Classics majors who were planning to dedicate themselves to secondary Latin teaching. She served as co-chair of the Women’s Classical Caucus (1983-1984) and president of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (1991-1992). A volume in her honor, Woman’s Power, Man’s Game: Essays on Classical Antiquity, edited by Mary DeForest, was published in 1993 by Bolchazy Carducci Publishers. The Joy King-Barbara Hill fellowship in the Teaching of Latin, first awarded in 2015, continues to play a role in fostering the love of Latin among emerging generations at CU that Joy herself kindled and fostered for 26 years. Her many contributions to the field were recognized by the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.