Department of Classics

With great sadness we announce the death of John Quinn, PhD 1994

Mon, June 23, 2008

With great sadness we announce the death of CAMWS member John Quinn, Associate Professor of Classics at Hope College (Holland, Michigan), who died of a heart attack, at age 45, while jogging last Thursday. Services are being held this evening, 6/23, and tomorrow in his hometown of Chicago. More information can be found on Hope College's website. John Quinn (PhD 1994) died suddenly on Thursday, June 19, of a heart attack while jogging at lunch-time near the campus of Hope College in Holland, Michigan, where he was Associate Professor of Classics. John received his doctorate here in 1994 with a dissertation on Florus and went on to teach for thirteen years at Hope College, offering courses in Coptic as well as Greek, Latin, and the classical tradition. An inspiring teacher possessed of wide learning and great enthusiasm, he is sorely missed by his many friends, teachers, and students here and across the country.

From John's home page biography: "John T. Quinn, associate professor of Classics, is interested in the translation and performance of ancient texts -- the latter often involving half-suspecting students. Since he received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, it's no wonder that he is a very Texan sort of Irishman. Somehow, being born and growing up in Chicago didn't prevent that."

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