Welcome to my website.  Here is a little bit of introductory information.  I plan to be adding to the site from time to time.

Karelisa Hartigan (Ph.D. University of Chicago) is Professor Emerita of Classics at the University of Florida, where she was a founding member of the Classics Department and taught Greek language, literature and history for 35 years.  She has published extensively on Greek drama and the reception of the classical world in contemporary culture. During her career at UF, she won every teaching award the University (and her profession) offered.  Off campus she held offices in several professional organizations.

Karelisa  taught many summers with programs in Greece and Rome and has led archaeological tours in the Mediterranean area. She has traveled extensively in Europe, the Caribbean, and Central & South America. With her husband, Kevin McCarthy, she has been giving destination lectures on cruise ships regularly since 1995.

 For the past decade she has been doing improve acting with the Arts-in-Medicine program at the UF hospital.  She also volunteers with her dog Maia in the Pet Therapy program at Shands Hospital at UF and at Haven Hospice, where she is an active volunteer in other Hospice programs as well.

 I am also an avid cyclist. My goal is to ride at least 1000 miles a year; in 2009 I rode 1550 miles.  Here I am doing a bike & swim tour during a recent cruise to Mexico. 

Biking in Hualtulco

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