St. Bonaventure University

Faculty Emeriti


Professors from all schools in the university who have been bestowed the title of "emeritus" upon retirement from full-time teaching.

The title of professor emeritus is an honorary designation that may be awarded to recognize those who have retired with the earned rank of associate professor or professor after at least 10 years of full-time meritorious service to the university and their field of knowledge. While no longer full-time faculty members, some continue to teach on occasion as adjunct instructors.

Matz, David S

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ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Classics
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
School of Arts and Sciences

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Professor, Classics
Chair, Classics
CONTACT
Phone: (716) 375-2467
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OFFICE
Plassmann Hall, E14
COURSES TAUGHT
  • Latin (all levels)
  • Greek Civilization
  • Roman Civilization
  • Homer's Iliad (Honors)
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • M.A., University of Minnesota
  • B.A., Lawrence University
OTHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Books Published: 

  • Greek and Roman Sport: A Dictionary of Athletes and Events. McFarland & Company, 1991.
  • Ancient World Lists and Numbers. McFarland & Company, 1995.
  • An Ancient Rome Chronology 264-27 B.C. McFarland & Company, 1997.
  • Famous Firsts in the Greek and Roman World. McFarland & Company, 2000.
  • Daily Life of the Ancient Romans. Greenwood Press, 2002. Republished in soft cover by Hackett Publications, 2008.
  • Daily Life Through World History in Primary Documents. Volume I: The Ancient World. Greenwood Press, 2009.
  • Voices of Ancient Greece and Rome: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life. ABC-CLIO, 2012.
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
My latest book, Roman Sports, A-Z.  Athletes, Venues, Events, and Teams (McFarland & Co.) will be published shortly. I’m also working on a book for ABC-CLIO, on common misconceptions about the ancient Greeks.
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
In addition to teaching classes and writing books, I’m also a second baseman/third baseman on an over-50 baseball team in Jamestown, N.Y. We play our games in beautiful Diethrick Park.

I served as an assistant women’s softball coach at SBU for 10 years, finally "retiring" after the 2011 season, and I’ve also worked as a coach and instructor at Bona Baseball Coach Larry Sudbrook’s two-week summer baseball camps. And I taught a short course on baseball analytics at Chautauqua Institution in the summer of 2019.

Dr. Matz at bat in his other life:

Dr. Matz at bat in his other life.


















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