Austin M Busch, Ph.D

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Austin Busch

Austin M Busch, Ph.D

Associate Professor
(585) 395-5829
Office: 243 LAB 

Teaching and Creative Interests: Greek and Roman Literature, Bible, Ancient Christianity and its Literature, the Classical and Biblical Traditions


  • B.A., San Francisco State University, 1997
  • M.A., Indiana University, 2000
  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 2004

Teaching and Creative Interests

  • Greek and Roman Literature
  • Bible
  • Ancient Christianity and its Literature
  • Classical and Biblical Traditions
  • New Testament and early Christian literature
  • Biblical narrative
  • History of biblical interpretation
  • Roman imperial literature (esp. Seneca and Statius
  • Epic tradition
  • Tragic tradition
  • Coptic Gnostic literature
  • Literary theory

Academic Positions

College at Brockport (SUNY), Department of English and Honors College

  • Associate Professor of Ancient Literature (2012-present)
  • Assistant Professor of Ancient Literature (2006-2012)
  • Associate Director of Honors College (2006-2012)

Stanford University, Introduction to the Humanities Program

  • Teaching Fellow in the Humanities (2004-2006)

University of Indianapolis, Department of Philosophy and Religion

  • Adjunct Faculty in New Testament (2002-2004)

Indiana University, Department of Classical Studies, Comparitive Literature, and English

  • Associate Instructor (1998-2004)

Grants, Fellowships, and Honors

  • SUNY Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching (2016)
  • College at Brockport Provost's Post-Tenure Fellowship (2015)
  • Lipson Special Opportunity Grant (with Prof. Sevinç Türkkan, 2014-15)
  • NY State Council for the Humanities Mini-Grant (with Prof. Brooke Conti, 2011)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Enduring Questions Course Development Grant, June 2009-January 2011
  • College at Brockport (SUNY) Scholarly Incentive Reward, Spring 2009, Spring 2012
  • College at Brockport (SUNY) Sigma Tau Delta Outstanding English Teacher, 2008-2009
  • Mellon Foundation Grant for Research Leave, Stanford University, Winter Quarter 2006
  • Office for Women’s Affairs Eva Kagan-Kans Graduate Research Paper Award, IU, 2000
  • Gilbert V. Tutungi Award for Best Comparative Literature Master’s Project, IU, 2000
  • Institute for Biblical and Literary Studies Graduate Fellowship, IU, 1997-2001
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, San Francisco State University, 1996
  • Harry Berger Scholarship in World and Comparative Literature, SFSU, 1994

Last Updated 8/13/18

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