Lucia Z. Knoles, Ph.D

Professor of English

508-767-7341 Founders Hall - Room 201

Degrees Earned

B.A., St. Mary’s College; Literature/Writing, 1972
M.A., Rutgers University; English, 1976
Ph.D., Rutgers University; English, 1979
Ph.D. Thesis Title: “The Unsentimental Use of Sentimental Conventions in the Novels of William Dean Howells”

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Seminar: Research and Editing 19th-Century American Literature
Major American Writers

Publications & Editorships

Knoles, Lucia & McClymer, John. “Ersatz Learning, Inauthentic Testing.” Journal on Excellence in College Teaching (1992).

Knoles, Lucia. “Risky Writing.” New Dimensions in Writing, Merrimack College , Andover, MA, (1986).


“A New Kind of Chameleon: the Marketplace and a Changing Ministry in Nineteenth-Century Boston.” American Antiquarian Society Seminar in American Literary History, Worcester, MA, 1999

“Taking Students to the Expositions: Using Nineteenth Century Primary Resources to Move Beyond Cultural Tourism.” Annual Conference of the American Culture Association and the Popular Culture Association, 1998

“A Primer for Individuals and Institutions on Teaching and Technoogy.” Annual LILY Conference, Towson, MD, 1997

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