Kathleen Sullivan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of English Language and Literature

Kathleen Sullivan, Ph.D.
134 Christendom Dr
Front Royal, VA, 22630


Thomas Aquinas College, BA in Liberal Arts
The University of Dallas, MA in English
The Catholic University of America, PhD in English

Classes Taught

  • Children’s Literature of the 19th Century
  • English Romantic Literature
  • English Victorian Literature
  • Literature of Western Civilization
  • Poetry and Poetics

Areas of Expertise 

Jane Austen
19th century British Literature, with a focus on the novel
Epistolary Literature

Selected Scholarship

 “Saving the Distracted Student: Pedagogical Methods to Encourage a Love of Beauty in Literature.” Association for Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW) Conference. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. (November 2018)

“Playing Socrates: A Teacher’s Role in Leading Fruitful Class Discussions.” ALSCW Conference. University of Dallas, TX. (October 2017)

“Speaking of Scout Finch: The Rhetoric of Harper Lee’s Heroine.” Interdisciplinary Conference: Service in Scholarship. The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C (March 2012)

Professional Affiliations

Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA)
Dickens Society
Elizabeth Gaskell Society
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW)
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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