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Ben Beier

Assistant Professor
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
The University of Kansas, Bachelor of General Studies
University of Dallas, Master of Arts
Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

Washburn University: Assistant Professor, 2013-present 

University of Wisconsin-Madison – Ph.D.

  • EN 101 B, Freshman Comp
  • EN 101 G, Freshman Comp
  • EN 101 L, Freshman Comp
  • EN 345 A, Shakespeare
Scholarly Interests/Activities

The Classical Tradition, Religion and Literature, The English Renaissance, Classical Rhetoric and its afterlife, Shakespeare, Thomas More, Ethics, Classical and Medieval Philosophy, the History and Philosophy of Education, and Epistemology.

Career Accomplishments


  •  “Anthropology through Analogy: Thomas More’s Body Metaphors in De Tristitia Christi,” Moreana 52 (June 2015): 83-94.
  • “The Art of Persuasion and Shakespeare’s Two Iagos,” Studies in Philology 111.1 (Winter 2014): 34-64.

  • “‘Colour’ that Fails ‘To Set’: Unethical Persuasion and the Nature of Rhetoric in More’s History of King Richard III,” Moreana 49 (December 2012): 189-212.

  • “The Subordination of Humanism: Young More’s ‘Profitable’ Work, The Life of John Picus.” Moreana 47 (June 2010): 23-44.