Colin Shelton

Biography and Interests: 

Title: Assistant Instructional Professor

Education: Ph.D. University of Washington, Seattle 2011

Office: Classics 26

Areas of Specialization: Teaching and learning in the Classics; Second Language Acquisition; Latin and Greek language and linguistics


Colin Shelton is Language Program Coordinator for Latin and Ancient Greek. His scholarly work applies insights from Second Language Acquisition to the teaching and learning of ancient languages. He has also published about ancient Roman etymologizing, and the semantics of Latin wordplay. Current projects focus on developing teaching materials to promote extensive reading in Latin and Ancient Greek, and to help ancient language teachers incorporate communicative approaches more easily into their repertoire. In addition to helping Classics graduate students develop their teaching, he has advised teachers in K-12 settings, and in ancient language programs outside Classics (e.g. Sanskrit).