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About Me

Karyn Sproles is Dean of Faculty Development and Director of the Center for Teaching &Learning at the US Naval Academy, where she also teaches in the English Department. Sheearned her Ph.D. in English (1987) from the University of Buffalo and her BA in Literature fromThe American University (1982). She taught and chaired the English Departments at HamlineUniversity in St. Paul, MN (1987-97) and James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA(1997-2007). She served as the Director of Faculty Development at the University of SouthernIndiana (2007-10), where she founded the Center for Academic Creativity. Her subsequentexperience in higher education administration includes positions as Dean of the College of Artsand Sciences at Carlow University in Pittsburgh and Provost at Marietta College in Ohio.

About My Works

Karyn has published extensively on pedagogy and faculty development as well as in the field of BritishModernism and critical theory, including Desiring Women: The Partnership of Virginia Woolfand Vita Sackville-West (Toronto UP 2006) and Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative(Routledge 2019), which integrates literary theory with learning theory in order to interrogate theeffects of reading on the unconscious of the reader. Her latest book, Thriving: 9 GuidingPrinciples for Women in Higher Education is forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press.

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