Michael Lovano

Assistant Professor of History

B.A., Loyola Marymount University
M.A., University of California at Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles

Programs: History, Classical Studies

Since the fall of 2000, Dr. Michael Lovano has held the position of Assistant Professor of History at St. Norbert College. As the Europeanist among the history faculty, he teaches courses on everything from the Trojan War to Kosovo.

Before coming to St. Norbert, Lovano worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pepperdine University, and at UCLA as a Lecturer for the Department of Classics and for the Department of History. Additionally, he served as the instructor of overseas summer programs in Rome, Italy, for both UCLA and Loyola Marymount University/Loyola University Chicago.

Dr. Lovano's academic interests include the history of ancient Rome and ancient Greece, medieval-Renaissance humanism/intellectual history, classical historiography and Latin literature, as well as ancient archaeology, architecture and numismatics. He conducts research primarily in the field of Roman history, especially political biography, historiography, civil war and propaganda.

Lovano's publications include a book on Julius Caesar's father-in-law entitled The Age of Cinna (in the Historia Einzelschriften series of Franz Steiner Verlag), a book chapter on Tacitus' Annals (in Classical Literature and Its Times from Thomson-Gale), as well as many book reviews.

Lovano was honored by St. Norbert College with the Ledvina Award for Excellence in Teaching in the spring semester 2009.

Courses
HIST 112 Western Civilization I: From the Bronze Age to the Renaissance 
CLAS 326/HIST 326 History of Ancient Greece

CLAS 328/HIST 328 History of Ancient Rome
HIST 329 The History of Medieval Europe
HIST 331 The History of the Byzantine Empire
HIST 350 The History of Modern Europe