Kathryn A. Thomas (2010)

Kathryn Anne Thomas had the unique distinction of being the longest serving president of CAMWS, taking up her position four months early due to the resignation of the sitting president, serving from January 1, 1994 through 1995. She also had the pleasure of hosting the annual meeting in her native city, where she also spent her career in the Classics department of Creighton University. She graduated from Creighton and received her Ph.D. from Loyola University of Chicago. Her abilities were recognized by her holding the Jacobson Chair in Communication at Creighton 1980-2. She contributed to the Standards for Classical Language Learning project of the APA and ACL. Her varied interests included the classical tradition in her native state, especially the sculptures and mosaics in and on the state capitol building in Lincoln that depict the history of law; libraries in the ancient world; ancient Olympic Games and their re-creations in modern times; ships and trade in the ancient world; Mediterranean diet and cuisine and diet in the ancient Greco-Roman world; development of the Greek language from antiquity to modern times; icon writing and Byzantine icons. At the time of her death she was associate professor of classics in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies. She died in Omaha on March 10, 2010.

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