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Dr. Dorothea Hawthorne

Department Chair

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School of Arts and HumanitiesAssociate Professor of English
740-392-6868 Ext. 3502Email Dr. Hawthorne

In The News

  • Couts, Sponseller, others honored by MVNU

    MOUNT VERNON — Dr. LeeAnn Couts was named Faculty Member of the Year, while Jared Sponseller was tapped as Staff Member of the Year during Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s annual University Dinner, Monday, Aug. 26.

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Professional Experience:
  • Associate Professor of English, MVNU
  • Assistant Professor of English, Wheaton College
  • Lecturer, Honors Program, Baylor University
  • ESL Instructor, Educational Services International (P.R. China)
Professional Organizations:
  • Harvey Fellows
  • Midwest Modern Language Association
  • Association of Literary Scholars and Critics
  • Conference on Christianity and Literature
  • Christians for Biblical Equality
Awards and Recognition:
  • Harvey Fellowship, Mustard Seed Foundation
  • Whiting Dissertation Fellowship, Humanities Division, The University of Chicago
  • Erasmus Institute Dissertation Fellowship, University of Notre Dame
  • Fletcher Jones Foundation Fellow, The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
  • Pew Younger Scholars Graduate Summer Seminar, University of Notre Dame
Published Works & Presentations:
  • “Rain Gardens and Runoff: Becoming Psalm 1 People,” First Presbyterian Church, Mount Vernon, Ohio, August 2016
  • “Spiritual Disciplines: Practicing the Presence of God,” MVNU Chapel Series, April 2015
  • “Shakespeare’s Tragic Mirror: Why Christians Need Tragedy,” Christian Writer’s Conference, Grove City College, March 2014
  • “Imaging God in Literature: or, Does the truth need fiction?,” January Faculty Lecture Series, MVNU, January 2014
  • “‘I thank thee, Jew, for teaching me that word’: Christian Debts to Jewish Identity in The Merchant of Venice,” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH, November 2012
  • Ph.D. in English Language and Literature, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • M.A. in English Language and Literature, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • B.A. in Literature, Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania