Classics professor receives teaching award from Archaeological Institute of America

Nancy de Grummond, the M. Lynette Thompson Professor of Classics and a Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State.

Nancy de Grummond, the M. Lynette Thompson Professor of Classics and a Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State.

Florida State University classics Professor Nancy de Grummond, one of the nation's leading scholars of Etruscan studies, has been named this year's recipient of the Archaeological Institute of America's Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award for the invaluable service she has given to the archaeological community as an educator.

De Grummond, the M. Lynette Thompson Professor of Classics and a Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State, will receive the award during the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in New Orleans on Friday, Jan. 9.

The award, which is the only teaching award given in the field of classical archaeology, is the latest recognition in de Grummond's distinguished career, according to Daniel J. Pullen, professor and chairman of Florida State's Department of Classics.

"Besides being a distinguished scholar in the field of Etruscan and Roman archaeology, Nancy de Grummond is a highly regarded teacher here at FSU," Pullen said. "In 2008, she was named a Distinguished Research Professor, an award that normally goes to researchers in the sciences, and she is a three-time recipient of a University Teaching Award."

In addition, de Grummond received the inaugural Excellence in Teaching Award in 2010 from the university's Phi Beta Kappa chapter, which is the Alpha Chapter of Florida.