Phillip Mitsis is an Alexander S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization. He came to NYU from Cornell where he was Mellon Chair in the Humanities. He has been a visiting professor at Aberdeen, Pittsburgh, and Princeton, and a recipient of fellowships from the National Humanities Center, the Howard Foundation, the ACLS, and the NEH. From 1994 until 2005 he was director of the A.S. Onassis Center and then A.S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies. He teaches a wide variety of undergraduate humanities courses that focus on ancient, medieval, and modern philosophical, historical, and literary texts.