Scott Dransfield is the provost (chief academic officer) at Southern Virginia University, where he has responsibility for the faculty and curriculum, the library, the registrar’s office, and the travel study programs. He is also a professor of English.
Dr. Dransfield joined the Southern Virginia faculty in 2001 after holding faculty positions at Gordon College in Barnesville, Georgia, and at Waynesburg College in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. While he has many academic interests, his research concentrates on Victorian literature and culture. He has published articles in Victorian Poetry, Dickens Studies Annual, Prose Studies, and other journals, as well as presenting his work regularly at the Victorians Institute Conference. He is currently at work on a project that seeks to understand the cultural meaning of Mormonism in Victorian England. Other scholarly projects include such subjects as English religious and visionary poetry, Victorian nervous disorders and poetics, and translation and intertextuality.
He is happiest in the classroom, where he teaches a range of literature and composition courses; but he may also be found in the woods birding, playing bass guitar in a rock band, or just hanging out with his family. He has five children, two of whom are married, and a lovely wife named Andrea. The Dransfields love Buena Vista.
B.A., Brigham Young University, 1989; M.A., Utah State University, 1991; Ph.D., West Virginia University, 1996
Southern Virginia University
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Buena Vista, VA 24416
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