The Barbara F. McManus Leadership Award

On April 9, 2011, the Board of Directors of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States voted to honor Barbara F. McManus for her long and distinguished service to the Association, for her exemplary leadership and for her achievements as professor, mentor, and scholar in the discipline of classics. The Directors established this award in her name and initiated it by making her its first recipient at the 2011 annual business meeting of the Association. Click here to view the 2011 Program.

Barbara F. McManus

The award, which will be offered on an occasional basis as determined by the CAAS Board of Directors, carries an honorarium of $1000.  Anyone wishing to nominate a member for this distinctive award should use the attached nomination form  to do so and submit all materials to the Chair of the Awards Committee for review by members of the committee.


Fall 2023: Shelley P. Haley

Click here to read the presentation to Shelley P. Haley (PDF) [ alternate design by one of Dr. Marsilio’s students ] [Presented by Arti Mehta, PhD, Howard University]

Fall 2021: Maria S. Marsilio

Click here to read the presentation to Maria S. Marsilio (PDF) [Presented by Ann Raia, College of New Rochelle]

Fall 2018: Henry Bender

Click here to read the presentation to Henry Bender, recipient of the Barbara F. McManus Leadership Award Fall 2018

Fall 2015: Judith Peller Hallett

Judith Peller Hallett, Professor of Classics at the  University of Maryland, College Park, received the second Barbara F. McManus Award (program) at the 2015 annual meeting of CAAS in Wilmington, Delaware.


  • Nomination is open to all long-standing members of CAAS, including primary and secondary school teachers, who have given significant and sustained service to the organization
  • Engaged commitment to core activities of Barbara McManus’s career as teacher and scholar, in particular her
    • advocacy for the equity of women, people of color, people of different classes, abilities and sexual orientations in the field of Classics
    • employment of gender and other aspects of social difference as primary and necessary axes of analysis of the ancient world and the American Classical Tradition
    • incorporation of emerging technologies in the teaching and study of the ancient world