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Chico Zimmerman

Chair of Classics, Classics
Hazel Lillian Amland Grose Professor of Classics, Classics

Education & Professional History

Duke University, BA; University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), MA, PhD

Chico Zimmerman is a generalist in the area of Classical Studies.  A philologist by training, he enjoys learning and teaching languages in a liberal arts context.  His research in the past has focused on Hellenistic poetry, but he is currently working on the Latin poets Lucan and Ovid.

Zimmerman is also interested in learning, cognition, metacognition and brain science.  Having served as the Coordinator of the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching, he is an avid consumer of the scholarship of teaching and learning and has an abiding interest in faculty development around issues of pedagogy and course design.  He is also conversant with assessment in higher education and learning technologies. Zimmerman has also served as the Mentor for Carleton’s first Houston Posse.

Zimmerman lives in a geodesic dome that he built with his wife when he was much younger and more adventurous.


At Carleton since 1989.

Highlights & Recent Activity

Zimmerman is currently the co-Chair of CEDI as well as the IDE Strategic Plan Steering Group.

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

American Philological Association; Classical Association of the Midwest and South; Classical Association of Minnesota

Current Courses

  • Fall 2021
    GRK 285: Weekly Greek
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    LATN 204: Intermediate Latin Prose and Poetry
  • Winter 2022
    CLAS 400: Senior Research Project
  •  
    LATN 102: Intermediate Latin
  • Spring 2022
    CLAS 112: The Epic in Classical Antiquity: Texts, Contexts, and Intertexts
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    LATN 285: Weekly Latin
  • Fall 2022
    CLAS 100: Living Like a Stoic
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    GRK 285: Weekly Greek
  •  
    LATN 204: Intermediate Latin Prose and Poetry
  •  
    LATN 285: Weekly Latin
  • Winter 2023
    CLAS 400: Senior Research Project
  •  
    GRK 285: Weekly Greek
  •  
    LATN 102: Intermediate Latin
  • Spring 2023
    GRK 102: Intermediate Greek
  •  
    LATN 285: Weekly Latin