English Department

John Greppin

Office: RT 1815
Phone: (216) 687-3951
Home Phone: (216) 932-6673
Email: j.greppin@csuohio.edu

Specialties, Responsibilities:

Linguistics, Classics, and Prose Composition.

Educational Background:

Ph.D. from UCLA, 1972. Indo-European Studies. Research specialty: Classical Armenian.
MA from University of Washington, 1966. Specialty: Classics.


Published 15 books, 500+ articles and reviews.
Most recent book: The Diffusion of Greco-Roman Medicine in the Middle East and the Caucasus.
Editor Emeritus of Annual of Armenian Linguisitics.
Editor Emeritus of Raft: A Journal of Armenian Poetry and Criticism.


Stamp collecting, wine, book collecting, travel.


John Greppin has published fifteen monographs and edited books on Armenian linguistics and the history of Armenian medicine . In addition there are 218 articles in various scholarly journals, and 294 reviews in various scholarly journals as well as the Times (London) Literary Supplement, the New York Times Book Review, and the Boston Book Review.

Greppin founded the Annual of Armenian linguistics in 1980 and edited it for twenty-five years.


1961-1965 Greek and Latin. Woodstock country School. S. Woodstock, VT
1971-72 Classics, university of Florida, Gainesville
1972-74 the Newman School. New Orleans, Louisiana. Greek and Latin
1974-75 Stazhor, Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia
1975-1998 Cleveland State University
1993 visiting professor, Gottingen university, Germany
1999-2010 Cleveland State University.
2011- emeritus