We strive toward excellence
in both product and service
for scholars, teachers,
students, and friends so that,
as a community, we may be
a link to a better future by
bringing forward the lessons of the past.
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.
1570 Baskin Road, Mundelein, IL 60060
We have published over 450 titles, 98% of these represent the ancient world: the majority of these are textbooks for high school and college use, about 25% are in scholarship.
In 2008, we introduced an innovative Latin curriculum, Latin for the New Millennium, whose eagerly-anticipated Level 1 and Level 2 materials have been adopted by scores of teachers and school districts. You’ve never seen a Latin curriculum like Latin for the New Millennium . . . for more details, take a look at the LNM website: lnm.bolchazy.com
Over the years we have focused 4 books on the Gilgamesh Epic because it's the genesis of our Western literature and mythology; 15 books on Vergil; and several books on each of the following: Cicero, Catullus, Horace, and Ovid. We have a complete set of school texts, grammars, ancillaries, and enrichment materials, both for Latin and Greek instruction, from basal to advanced levels. Our developmental team consists of three full-time classicists, one educational specialist, one generalist, four freelance editors with training in the classics, and at least twenty other freelance editors, writers, authors, and peer readers -- all either high-school or college/university teachers.
Besides textbooks and scholarship, we promote Latin and Greek pronunciation, time-tested aids that still appeal to today’s students, and Latin music on cassettes, CDs, and books.
Over 3,000 Homeschoolers receive our biannual Latin newsletter and use our self-teaching Artes Latinae series; our E-Litterae online newsletter is a favorite among classics educators.
We have succeeded in the past 8 years in selling several hundred thousand copies of children's classics in Latin as part of our effort at "Responsible Popularization." The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Associated Press, and hundreds of other newspapers together with other media like radio and TV joined us in promoting Latin in the past eight years. These products in 2005 became available also through the popular Signals catalog.
It's been a felix culpa that the job market
drove me in 1978 away from high school and college teaching to publishing
in the field. What a fulfilling career! It's such a privilege and
pleasure to work with so many of you. Thanks also for your patronage
and expressions of kind feelings, appreciation and trust.
We strive to give our authors financial rewards,
excellent product promotion, and publicity often with the help of
a top-notch PR firm. Our books have been covered in The Wall
Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The
Associated Press. We seek opportunities to help new authors
reach the world of classrooms, chain bookstores and libraries because
we want to be associated with their genius, creativity and their
mission to ameliorate the human condition and because we find collaboration
with them a good way toward self expression. Some of our activities
can be viewed on www.bolchazy.com,
continue working together toward a better future for ourselves and
the world through the lessons of the past.
Ladislaus J. Bolchazy, PhD, deceased (VITA) was co-owner and president of Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, a company devoted primarily to the ancient world, classics, and textbooks. His PhD is from SUNY Albany in Classics and his MA, also in classics, is from NYU. His special interests in teaching and research are in the history of ethical concepts in the ancient world, comparative mythology, computer-oriented research in the Latin language and Slavic studies. He previously served as a classics professor at Loyola University Chicago and also at Millersville State University in PA. Author of the book Hospitality in Antiquity, he has given a number of papers at conferences and also developed a radio series on myth ("Myth Is Truth," 14 programs in comparative mythology broadcast by Loyola University and Triton College.) Furthermore, he was the co-founder and coeditor of the Ancient World (1978-1991) and the editor of the Classical Bulletin (1991-2008), two scholarly journals. He was also the president of the Slovak American International Cultural Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that publishes English translations of Slovak literature and promotes Slovak art. Lou has met the goals he established for SAICF, and it is now time to pass the torch. By Jan. of 2013, SAICF will no longer exist as a non-profit corporation and other Slovak organizations will take over its functions.
Marie C. Bolchazy, EdD, is owner and president of Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. Although she is involved in all aspects of the company, her primary focus is on sales and promotion. She also works closely with the editors. She has a MS degree from Cornell University and an EdD degree from the State University of New York in Albany. Prior to joining Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers full-time, she taught at all levels from elementary through college. Before joining the company, she worked as reading/language arts coordinator for several public school districts and as an associate editor for Holt, Rinehart and Winston. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allan Bolchazy is vice president of Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. He manages the business operations including financial oversight, contracts, and promotion. He has a BS in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University. Prior to joining Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers full time, he was a project manager of transportation design projects. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Donald Sprague, editor, studied at Williams College and at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome as well as with the Vergilian Society and has done graduate work in leadership and organizational change studies. He taught Latin and Greek, founded the Honors Program, established a summer study tour of Italy and Greece, and served as an administrator for over 25 years at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois. He regularly develops and leads adult education tours of Roman and Greek sites. He served as treasurer of the Illinois Classical Conference for fourteen years and two terms as president of the Chicago Classical Club. He has also served as a board member for the Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association. In 1990, Sprague received the Illinois Latin Teacher of the Year award and the Illinois Lt. Governor's Award. Sprague currently serves as an adjunct professor of humanities at Kennedy-King College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago.
Bridget Buchholz, PhD, Higher-Education Editor, supervises projects designed to meet the needs of college and university students and professors. Bridget holds her PhD and MA from The Ohio State University and her BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Bridget has taught at The Ohio State University and Ohio Wesleyan University. She has also worked extensively with high school students, both as a tutor to home-schooled students and as an instructor for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Some of Bridget’s research interests are the Homeric Hymns, Lucretius, Ovid, and ancient religions.
Laurel De Vries, Editorial Assistant, served as an intern at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers last summer. Following her graduation from Calvin College in May with a BA in classical languages and English, Laurel returned as a full-time editor intern. While at Calvin, Laurel earned the Ralph Stob and Boertje Family Scholarship and the CAMWS Award for Excellence in Classical Studies, as well as the Roger W. Heyns Presidential Scholarship. She graduated with honors in classical languages.
David Fiedelman is our Director of Finance. He is chiefly responsible for fiscal management, customer service and strategic planning. David earned a BA in Political Science from Miami University and an MBA, with a concentration in Finance, at Xavier University. After spending nearly 25 years as a circulation executive with Gannett, David joined Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers in 2006. David loves to hear from our customers and business partners. . . please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.388.7129.
Linda Lochmayer our Customer Service Professional. She will either answer all questions or direct you to the proper person that will help answer your questions. She processes all orders and assists with any problems or concerns you may have about your Bolchazy-Carducci book order. She joined Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers in April of 1999. She moved to Wauconda IL from Bloomington MN. In MN Linda worked in the Tax Division of a large corporation. When first arriving in Wauconda she started working in the local schools assisting wherever needed. She may be contacted at email@example.com.
Betty Brendel , Inventory/Logistics Manager
Michael Frazier, Specialist/Inventory & Shipping
Jody Cull has been the Production and eLearning Manager at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers since 2002. She is in charge of coordinating with the editors and designer, the design and production of Bolchazy-Carducci titles, and working with book printers seeing titles through completion. Before joining BCP, she worked for two printers and a city magazine—a total of twenty-eight years of experience in the printing/publishing industry—that included typesetting, design, production, and production management. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Velez is the Sr. Graphic Designer for Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers and is responsible for the design and layout of company’s books, flyers, and other print materials. After completing his studies at the Berklee College of Music in 1985, Adam quickly developed a passion and aptitude for graphic design while working in the music industry and has continued to develop and perfect his skills ever since. He joined the Bolchazy staff in 2002.
Julie Jensen, Customer Service Professional/Bookkeeper. She will assist with telephone inquiries and processing orders along with providing support for the Director of Finance with various reporting responsibilities. Julie graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago with a B.S. in Accounting. Before joining the BCP team she worked for various corporations in their accounting departments. She may be contacted at email@example.com.
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Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.
1570 Baskin Road
Mundelein, Illinois 60060 USA
Tollfree: (800) 392-6453
Phone: (847) 526-4344
Fax: (847) 526-2867