Mallory Monaco Caterine, Ph.D., joined the Department of Classical Studies at Tulane University in 2013 as a Professor of Practice. Broadly interested in Greek cultural history, her research has focused on leadership in antiquity, especially non-traditional leaders such as tyrants and women.
Monaco Caterine has worked with an international network of classicists to create two different digital, open access courses on leadership in antiquity, the most recent of which examined the Trump presidency through the lens of ancient approaches to leadership. In teaching these courses at Tulane, she requires her students to creatively apply the leadership skills they learn in a consulting project aimed at improving the Tulane undergraduate experience. In May 2017, she organized a nearly-carbon-neutral (NCN) virtual pedagogy conference, “Teaching Leaders and Leadership through Classics”, which explored how the study of classical antiquity has been, can be, and should be used as a platform for leadership education in the 21st century. She has also worked to spread excitement about classical antiquity to New Orleans children, establishing an Aequora early Latin education site at Lafayette Academy Charter School as part of service-learning courses in the Latin program at Tulane.
Monaco Caterine earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University, writing a dissertation on Plutarch’s biographies of Hellenistic statesmen as leadership models for elite Greeks living under the Roman Empire.
Mallory Monaco Caterine holds the Greenberg Family Professorship and Cole Fellowship from 2019-2022.