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Jeff Dories

Assistant Professor | College of Psych. and Liberal Arts - School of Arts and Communication

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Personal Overview

Dr. Jeff Dories is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor of Composition at the Florida Institute of Technology. His primary research interests are the British Romantic period, Ecocriticism, and Science Fiction. He has had many conference presentations, and published articles on 18th and 19th-century British literature, Ecocriticism, Science Fiction, pedagogy, adjunct labor, and contemporary Chinese writing, primarily the work of Cixin Liu.

Educational Background


Ph.D. in English Literature & Criticism (May 2010)


Indiana University of Pennsylvania:  Indiana, PA 15701

Primary Areas of Study: 19th Century British Literature, Ecocriticism, Literary Criticism and Theory, Composition

Dissertation Topic: An Ecocritical Examination of British Romantic Natural History Writing (Completed March 2010)

Dissertation Advisor:  Dr. David Downing

Master of Arts Degree in English Literature (May 2003)
Buffalo State College:  Buffalo, NY

Primary Areas of Study:  British Romanticism/Contemporary Women’s Writing (Body Image / Eating Disorders in Contemporary Women’s Writing)

Master’s Thesis: Deconstructing Patriarchal Ideology in Mary Gordon’s The Shadow Man (Completed May 2003).

 Bachelor of Arts Degree in English (May 2000)

Canisius College: Buffalo, NY

Professional Experience

Florida Institute of Technology. Melbourne, Florida (Fall 2021): Assistant Teaching Professor of English

Clarion University. Clarion, Pennsylvania (Fall 2020): Assistant Professor of English: English Literature and Composition.

University of Pittsburgh at Titusville. Titusville, Pennsylvania (Fall 2015-Summer 2020): Visiting Assistant Professor of English: English Literature and Composition.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Indiana, Pennsylvania (Fall 2010-Spring 2014): Assistant Professor: English Literature and Composition.

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