Faculty Profile

Joel Dando, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

B.A. University of Arizona
Ph.D. Harvard University

Areas of Expertise:

Romantic Poetry in general and the life, poetry, and letters of Lord Byron in particular, literature and the visual arts, fiction and film

Courses I Teach:

  • British Literature II
  • British Romantic Poets
  • Genres: Poetry
  • Introduction to Literary Studies
  • Modern Civilization (in Humanities)
In addition to teaching at Saint Michael's, I have lectured on British Romanticism, poetry, Shakespeare, and American Popular Cinema at universities in Australia and the United States.

 At a liberal arts college like Saint Michael's, I enjoy the stimulation of daily contact with colleagues in other disciplines, and the pleasure of participating in (and sometimes helping to shape) interdisciplinary programs such as the First-Year Seminar and the Humanities programs. The commitment to discovering, mastering, and incorporating diverse and unfamiliar materials not only keeps his teaching fresh; but it also reminds me of the challenges and rewards my students are facing at their stage in the learning process. 

Life off Campus:

Outside Saint Michael's, I enjoy movies, tennis, yelling at politicians (on the TV screen), and avoiding yard work.

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