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Mount Vernon, OH 43050


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Columbus Crew Soccer Game

5:00 p.m.
Columbus Crew Stadium

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8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
MVNU Main Campus

Freshman Move-in Day

10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
MVNU Main Campus

Returning Student Move-In Day

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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MVNU Faculty Exhibit

Schnormeier Gallery
221 S. Main St.
Mount Vernon, Ohio

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Dr. Dorothea Hawthorne

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School of Arts and HumanitiesAssistant Professor of Communication
740-392-6868 Ext. 3502Email Dr. Hawthorne
Professional Experience:
  • Associate Professor of English, MVNU
  • Assistant Professor of English, Wheaton College
  • Lecturer, Great Texts Program, Baylor University
  • ESL Instructor, Educational Services International (P.R. China)
Professional Organizations:
  • Harvey Fellows
  • Midwest Modern Language Association
  • Association of Literary Scholars and Critics
  • Conference on Christianity and Literature
Awards and Recognition:
  • Harvey Fellowship, Mustard Seed Foundation
  • Whiting Dissertation Fellowship, Humanities Division, The University of Chicago
  • Erasmus Institute Dissertation Fellowship, University of Notre Dame
  • Fletcher Jones Foundation Fellow, The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
  • Pew Younger Scholars Graduate Summer Seminar, University of Notre Dame
Published Works & Presentations:
  • Featured Speaker, “Christians and Tragedy: What has Christ to do with Sophocles and Shakespeare?,” Christian Writer’s Conference, Grove City College, March 2014
  • Presenter, “‘I thank thee, Jew, for teaching me that word’: Christian Debts to Jewish Identity in The Merchant of Venice.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH, November 2012
  • Book Review, Michael Davis’s Graceful Reading: Theology and Narrative in the Works of John Bunyan (Oxford 2002) in Journal of Religion 85 (2005): 361-62.
  • "Figuring the Fall in Francis Bacon’s The Advancement of Learning," Conference on "Science, Literature, and the Arts in the Medieval and Early Modern World," Binghamton University, October 2004
  • "Female Prescience and the Return of Eden: Aemilia Lanyer’s Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum," Fellows’ Seminar, Erasmus Institute, University of Notre Dame, 2001
  • Ph.D., The University of Chicago, English Language and Literature
  • M.A., The University of Chicago, English Language and Literature
  • B.A., Grove City College, Literature