Martha W. Habash, BA, PhD

Martha W. Habash, BA, PhD

Martha W. Habash, BA, PhD

Professor
Program Director, Classical and Near Eastern Studies
Coordinator, Co-writer of proposals to alter the majors and minors for Classical and Near Eastern Studies.
College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise/Specializations

  • Petronius
  • Aristophanes
  • Satire
  • Greek Inscriptions in Jordan

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Fine & Performing Arts

Position

  • Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Ancient Greek and Latin, Greek and Roman literature

Biography

Dr. Habash has been teaching at Creighton since 1994.  She came to Omaha from Virginia via Greece and still misses the mountains and the ocean.  

Her research interests focus on the portrayal of religion in humorous authors, such as Aristophanes, Petronius, and Horace.  Other research projects include Greek Inscriptions in Jordan and the classical tradition in film.  

Dr. Habash teaches a wide array of courses including all levels of Ancient Greek and Latin, "War in Literature" ( A CIHI course), and "Make 'Em Laugh" (a literature course).   

She serves as Creighton's liaison to Jesuit Worldwide Learning: Higher Education at the Margins, where she recruits faculty to teach in the online diploma program, teaches in the online diploma program, assembles teams to rate essays from prospectives students, and participates in interviews of candidates.  
 

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • , 184 (2013) , 235-237
  • , 23, 99-104
  • , 31, 9-10
  • , 5, 24-30
  • , 82, 189-197
  • , 55, 1-17
  • , 94.3, 285-297
  • , 38.1, 19-40
  • , 116.4, 559-577

General

  • , 18 (2007, 213-224

Presentations

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • The portrayal of religion in humorous Greek and Roman authors; Petronius; and Greek Inscriptions in Jordan

Current Research Projects

  • A comparison of Oedipus the King with Showtime's Dexter;
    "On Bended Knee": an examination of a religious passage in Petronius.  

Grant Funding Received

  • Magis Core Proposal: Money granted for the online development of a critical issues course, “War in Literature.”
  • Magis Core Proposal: Money granted for the development of a new course for the magis core entitled, “Make ‘Em Laugh: serious topics in ancient humorous literature”.
  • Magis Core Proposal: Money granted for the development of a new course for the magis core entitled, “War in Literature”.
  • Lectures, Films, & Concerts awarded $1,00.00 to sponsor a lecturer for the local AIA chapter meeting
  • President’s Faculty Research Fund: to begin work on a book about Roman Popular Religion
  • Fulbright Visiting Scholar (Post-Doctoral) Grant for Research at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan. Research was conducted on unpublished Latin and Greek inscriptions found in Northern Jordan. 2003
  • Fulbright Visiting Scholar (Post-Doctoral) Grant for Research at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan. Research was conducted on unpublished Latin and Greek inscriptions found in Northern Jordan. 2010-2011
  • Fulbright-Hays Group Study Abroad award for the study of Arabic at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan. U.S. Government grant with matching funds provided by the Dean of Arts & Sciences, Creighton University.
  • Creighton University Global Initiative award for a project that provides degree completion for graduates of the Jesuit Worldwide Learning diploma.

Awards and Honors

  • Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan, 2010