Tyler Travillian

Acting Director of International Honors

Office Location:Hauge Administration Building - Room 207-E

  • Professional
  • Biography

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Associate Professor of Classics


  • Ph.D., Classical Studies, Boston University, 2011
  • Diploma, Greek Palaeography, Lincoln College, Oxford, 2008
  • M.A., Classical Studies (Latin Emphasis), Boston University, 2006
  • B.A., Classics, University of Dallas, 2005

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Latin Poetry of Augustan and early Imperial eras
  • Roman Sexuality and Gender
  • Greek and Latin grammar


Dr. Tyler T. Travillian earned a B.A. in Classics in 2005 from the University of Dallas before moving to Boston, where he earned both his M.A. in Latin in 2006 and Ph.D. in Classical Studies in 2011 from the Department of Classical Studies at Boston University. From September 2010 to July 2011 he lived in Rome, Italy, where he held the Arthur C. Ross pre-doctoral fellowship in Ancient Studies at the American Academy in Rome. From there he returned to the University of Dallas, where he was an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Classics from 2011 to 2013. In 2013 he moved to the Pacific Northwest where he was delighted to become a Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics at Pacific Lutheran University. He is now an Assistant Professor of Classics at PLU.

Dr. Travillian’s primary areas of interest are Latin poetry and historiography of the late Roman Republic and early Empire, especially how gender and sexuality are represented in poetry and how historians assert claims about truth and reality in their texts. He teaches the Latin and Greek languages and literatures at all levels.