Jeri DeBrohun received her B.A. with Honors in Classics from The University of Cincinnati in 1985 and completed her Ph.D. in Classical Studies at The University of Michigan in 1992. She taught for three years (1992-1995) in the Department of Classics at Florida State University before joining the Brown faculty in 1995. In addition to teaching courses in Greek and Latin prose and poetry to both undergraduates and graduate students, Professor DeBrohun regularly teaches Greek Tragedy in translation and Ancient Utopias and Imaginary Places.
Seminars she has recently taught include Roman Satire, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Propertius Book 1, Propertius Book 2, Tibullus, Ovid's Exile Poetry, Lucretius, Greek and Roman Epigram (from its Greek beginnings through Martial), and Propertius Book 3 (upcoming).
At Brown, she served as the Graduate Adviser and Director of Graduate Studies in Classics from 1997-2007. She also advises undergraduates regularly. In 2004, she was awarded the John Rowe Workman Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Humanities. She has directed the Classics Department Latin Carol Celebration since 2005, and she has been Chair of the Department since 2012.