Susan Stone  PhD

Professor of English


BA, Emory University, 1991
MA, University of South Carolina, 1997
PhD, University of South Carolina, 2001

Dr. Stone, a recipient of the Budde Teaching Award, the O’Connor Chair of Catholic Thought, and the Newman Award for Excellence in Teaching, Service, and Campus Leadership, teaches a wide variety of courses in nineteenth-century American literature, gender studies, Native American and African American studies, and writing. Her most recent scholarly work includes presentations at the annual Modern Language Association and American Literature Association conferences and publications in several journals and books by the Edinburgh, Oxford, Palgrave/Springer, and University of Georgia Presses. She primarily focuses on the legacies of Transcendentalism and writers Margaret Fuller and Mary Wilkins Freeman, but she also researches and presents at national meetings on the earliest Native Americans to become Catholic priests and nuns.

When she is not teaching, Dr. Stone loves working with the Literary Society and Sigma Tau Delta, the National English Honor Society. With students, she coordinates alumni and community member workshops on resume writing, applying to graduate schools, and the job search, as well as social events such as the Hunger Games scavenger hunt, Banned Books Week, movie nights, and webinars, including one with the most recent Poet Laureate Ada Limón. She also enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, watching rugby, and spending time with her husband and her adorable cat Maisie.