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Dorothy McGavran , PhD

  • Professor , English Department
  • English with specialization in British Literature of the 19th century.
  • former Director, Core Program in the Liberal Arts
  • College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Dorothy H. McGavran has been a member of the Queens faculty since 1987.  A specialist in writers Romantic and Victorian, she has been known to serve tea, scones, and cucumber sandwiches in her office and during classes.  She was the first recipient of the Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award and has also received the Fuqua Distinguished Educator Award.

For eight years, she directed the Core Program in the Liberal Arts and has taught several courses in that program.  She regularly teaches British Literature 1660 to Present, Women Writers, 19th Century British Literature, The Novel, and Southern Literature.  Popular with students are her topics courses on The Brontës and Jane Austen.

Her publications include book chapters and articles on the Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell. She has also published an article on Robert Frost and John Crowe Ransom.


  • B.A.; Gettysburg College
  • M.A.; Harvard University
  • Ph.D.; University of North Carolina at Greensboro


  • Hunter Hamilton Love of Teaching Award 1998 Queens University of Charlotte
  • Fuqua Distinguished Educator Award 2000 Queens University of Charlotte
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