In 1979, Dr. David Sweet joined the University of Dallas as an assistant professor of classics. He was appointed dean of the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts in 2001 and serves as the director for the Institute of Philosophic Studies and the director of the Graduate Program in Humanities. Prior to joining the University, he held faculty positions at University of California, Berkeley and Ohio State University. Dr. Sweet earned his Ph.D. in classics and a master’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. His bachelor’s degree is in English from Harvard College.

Today, in addition to overseeing academics and admissions for the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Dr. Sweet focuses on his teaching and research interests which include Greek epic and tragedy, Herodotus, Plato, Latin Poetry (Catullus, Vergil, Horace, and Juvenal), and Cicero.