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  • Ph.D., University of St. Andrews
  • M.Litt., University of St. Andrews
  • B.A., Patrick Henry College


Laurie Wilson received her master’s degree in Greek and Latin and her doctoral degree in classics from the University of St. Andrews where she was an H.B. Earhart Foundation Fellow and a Postgraduate Fellow in the James Wilson Programme for Constitutional Studies. This background reflects her passion for classical reception studies and interdisciplinary research, which has focused on Augustine, Cicero and writings from the American founders.


  • Excellence in Classroom Teaching Award, Southwest Conference on Language Teaching, 2013.
  • James Wilson Postgraduate Fellow, 2005 – 2009. 
  • H.B. Earhart Foundation Fellow, 2005 – 2009. 
  • Patrick Henry Award for Oratory, 2004. 
  • National Champion, NEDA National Debate Tournaments, 2002 and 2004. 


  • AHMA Noon Colloquium Series, University of California, Berkeley. Presented on “Private Virtue, Public Citizen: Cicero’s conception of honestas and its legacy in the American Republic.” April 19, 2011. 
  • Classical Association Annual Conference. Presented on "For the Sake of the Republic: Readings of the Good Citizen in De Officiis." April 2009.
  • School of International Relations Conference,University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom. Presented on“Popular Sovereignty and Consent: Ciceronian Reception in the Legal Writings of James Wilson.” 2007.
  • Scottish Classical Postgraduate Conference, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Presented on “Ciceronian Reception in the Political Philosophy of James Wilson.” 2007. 


  • Introduction to Humanities 
  • English Composition 
  • Intro to Latin, Latin I, Latin II, Latin III
  • Latin Readings I, Latin Readings II 
  • Pre-rhetoric
  • Rhetoric
  • Speech and Debate 
  • Roman History from Foundation to Empire

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Home School
  • Literature
  • Christian Education
  • Morality
  • Moral Relativism
  • Debate
  • Rhetoric
  • Forensics (Speech)
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