Dr. Ellen Foster

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Certificate in Technical Writing and Communication, University of California Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension, 2015
  • Ph.D. in English, Duquesne University, 2005
  • M.A. in English, Slippery Rock University, 1992
  • B.S. in Health Planning and Administration, The Pennsylvania State University, 1986

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PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • ENG 110 and 111: First-year writing
  • ENG 263: English grammar and usage
  • ENG 363: Literature and Medicine
  • ENG 364: Literature of Aging

Other courses include Honors writing and special topics in the humanities.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Technical writing
  • Medical humanities
  • American literature

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

  • Co-editor, with Melissa J. Homestead, "Clarence; or, A Tale of Our Own Times" (1830), by Catharine Maria Sedgwick, published by Broadview Press, 2011.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Honorable Mention for the Broadview Press edition of "Clarence," Society for the Study of American Women Book Prize, 2012
  • Ruth R. Miller Research Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2000-2001

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • The Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society
  • The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
  • Society of Technical Communication
Last Updated 9/11/18