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Garvin, Josh

Josh Garvin

Latin Teacher

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Educational History

M.F.A., Translation/Latin, University of Arkansas
M.A., Comparative Literature-Latin and Greek, University of Arkansas
B.A., magna cum laude, Classical Studies, University of Arkansas and American Academy in Rome

Why I Choose to Work at Nova

I am very excited to be at Nova Classical Academy because I love Latin and I love to teach. Nova values scholarship, discipline, and classical education, and this creates just the kind of productive learning environment in which I want to work and share my love of Latin with my students.


Sailing, movies, racquetball, cooking.


I have a wife named Ashley and a dog named Tula.

Favorite Author/Thinker/Historical Figure

Edger Allen Poe and John Steinbeck.

Personal Motto

Garvin’s Theorem: “Words become irregular via over-usage.”