Instructor and Academic Advisor
Peggy Chambers received her degrees in Letters and Latin from the University of Oklahoma, where she has been teaching in the Department of Classics and Letters since 1979. She has taught either Greek and Roman Civilization courses or Latin courses for the Honors College every calendar year since 1984.
She has been the recipient of three Presidential International Travel Awards and seven university awards for outstanding teaching and advising. She organized and led study abroad courses in Classical Civilization to classical archaeological sites in Europe and Britain every summer from 1981 through 1997. In 1999 she participated in an archaeological excavation in Caesarea, Israel. In the summer of 2003 she taught an honors course in Art and Archaeology at Brasenose College in Oxford, England. In 2003 she initiated the first University of Oklahoma summer study abroad program in Italy which has now become the Journey to Italy Program centered in Arezzo, Italy.
She has written a series of four Latin textbooks that carries a student from introductory through advanced study.
Her honors course in Intensive Introductory Latin takes students though all the elements of introductory Latin grammar in one semester. She is a member of the Italian Study Abroad Committee, Chair of the Journey to Italy Committee, a member of the Oklahoma Scholarship Leadership Committee