Faculty/Staff Bio

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Michael MacKay

B.A., Columbia University

Penn Fellow in Classics


Work Phone: 860-945-7951

Year Appointed: 2015

Michael is a graduate of Columbia College of Columbia University with his BA in Classics, Magna Cum Laude. He was awarded Columbia University’s Art History and Archaeology Undergraduate Fellowship to excavate Hadrian’s Villa, and he has been published by the University of California-Berkeley on Roman historiography. Michael spent his junior year abroad reading Classics at the University of Oxford, where he also played defense for the Men’s Blue Lacrosse Team. At Columbia, he sang a cappella with the Kingsmen, starred in the 121st Annual Varsity Show, and started an after-school literacy through Latin program that works with students in Harlem. He was nominated by Columbia for the Beinecke, Marshall, and Rhodes Scholarships, and he is an alumnus of Phillips Academy Andover. Michael comes to Taft as the Maillard Fellow and Penn Teaching Fellow in Classics. He lives in HDT 4 and coaches lacrosse, basketball, and soccer. 

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