Ben Reinhard, Ph.D.

Academic Dean,

Associate Professor

Department of English Language and Literature

English Language & Literature

Contact Information:

Ben Reinhard, Ph.D.
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630

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B.A., Purdue University, 2006
M.M.S., University of Notre Dame, 2008
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2013

Classes Taught

  • Literature of Western Civilization (I-IV)
  • Poetry and Poetics
  • Literary Criticism
  • Anglo-Saxon Literature
  • Middle English Literature
  • Chaucer
  • Introduction to Old English
  • Arthurian Literature


I regularly practice martial arts, mostly Tae Kwon Do and Ju Jitsu. I also enjoy hiking the Shenandoah National Park and following Notre Dame football.

Areas of expertise

Medieval English literature, broadly considered, with a specialization in Old English language and literature.

Selected Scholarship

I have been published in the Old English Newsletter and English Studies.


Christendom College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
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