F. Carter Philips, Ph.D., Professor of Classics, Emeritus
F. Carter Philips graduated from Vanderbilt in 1965. He returned to the university in 1969 as a specialist in Greek literature and papyrology, the study of ancient documents preserved on papyrus. He has taught Greek language, literature and civilization to students at all levels. He has served as department chair for 10 years and as associate dean for academic programs for four years. He served several years on the Lionel Pearson Fellowship Committee and more than seven years on similar committees of the Classical Association of the Midwest and South. Philips served terms as both vice president and president of Phi Beta Kappa, the Alpha Chapter of Tennessee. Nearly a generation of Vanderbilt alumni remember Philips as the University Marshal, leading the procession to the graduation ceremonies. He approved every aspect of the event, from the arrangement of the chairs to the sound of the musicians who accompanied the procession.
Susan Ford Wiltshire, Ph.D., Professor of Classics, Emerita
Susan Ford Wiltshire has been an active member of the Vanderbilt University Department of Classical Studies since 1971 as an expert in Roman poetry. Wiltshire served in the Department of Classical Studies as chair for nine years and was also chair of the Faculty Council of the College of Arts and Science. She was instrumental in starting the Vanderbilt Women’s Studies Program and taught its first course in the 1970s. She helped start WEAV (Women in Education At Vanderbilt), the first advocacy group for female faculty at Vanderbilt. Wiltshire received the Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the Thomas Jefferson Award, the Alumni Education Award, The Chancellor’s Cup and the Mary Jane Werthan Award. She has been the president of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, and in 1997, President Clinton appointed Wiltshire to a six-year term on the National Council on the Humanities.