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Leslie G Kaplan

Director Hicks Honors College | Curriculum Coordinator

Honors | Academic Affairs Division

Areas of Expertise

Folklore and Folklife, modern Greek culture


BA:  English and Philosophy, Tufts University

M.Phil.:  Middle English Literature, Oxford University

Ph.D.:  Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania



Healthy Jacksonville community service award 2009

Honorable Mention Dissertation Prize Award 2003
Modern Greek Studies Association

Excellence in Teaching Fellowship Writing Program 2001
University of North Florida

University Fellowship Department of Folklore 1997-1998
University of Pennsylvania

Graduate Research Travel Award Lincoln College 1990, 1991
University of Oxford

Overseas Research Scholarship British Government 1990-1991

Class of 1911 Prize Scholarship Tufts University 1988

Cum Laude, Philosophy Tufts University 1988

Publications & Presentations

“‘Writing Down the Country’: Cultural Appropriation and the Archaeological Perspective” in
Archaeology in Situ: Sites, Archaeology and Communities in Greece., ed. Anna Stroulia and Susan Buck Sutton. Plymouth, UK: Lexington Books, 2010. pp. 75-108.

”Achieving Healthier Weight Children: Local Initiatives and Practical Recommendations” Northeast Florida Medicine Journal, 58:4 pp16-20 (with Wendy Sapolsky, M.D. and Stephanie Perry, RD.) Winter 2007

“Quest-Based Learning for the Round Table: Meeting the Challenges of the Composition Classroom”
Arthuriana 15:4 Winter 2005

(Review article) “Heroic Reputations and Exemplary Lives” Book Notes (on-line).
Journal of Folklore Research 2003

(Review article) “Jack in the Green” Book Notes (on-line). Journal of Folklore Research 2002

Contact Information

Building 0001, Room 1611

(904) 620-3933