Dallin Lewis

  • Associate Professor of English
  • Director of the Core Curriculum

Education

  • Ph.D. in English, University of Notre Dame, 2015
  • B.A. in English with University Honors, Brigham Young University, 2009

College is a unique opportunity to grapple with some of life’s critical questions: What do I know? What do I value? What type of life is worth living? Whether we’re analyzing Elizabeth’s judgment in Pride & Prejudice or studying the convention debates underlying the U.S. Constitution, I try to help students see how what they learn in the classroom illuminates the questions and concerns that matter most.


Education


  • Ph.D. in English, University of Notre Dame, 2015
  • B.A. in English with University Honors, Brigham Young University, 2009

Courses


  • Core: America and the Enlightenment
  • English: Introduction to Literary Studies, Jane Austen, Modern Usage and Grammar, various Honors Focus courses

Teaching Positions & Professional Experience


  • Associate Professor, Southern Virginia University, 2016–present
  • Lecturer, Gonzaga University, 2015–2016

Scholarship & Creative Work


  • Research interests: eighteenth-century British literature, early modern Atlantic World, Jane Austen, environmental criticism, political economy, religion & literature
  • Recent peer-reviewed work in Eighteenth-Century: Theory & Interpretation, European Romantic Review, Religion & Literature
  • Current Project: study of Jane Austen and the concept of gratitude

Awards, Leadership & Service


  • Director of the Core Curriculum, 2023–present
  • English Program Coordinator, 2018–2022
  • Named “Professor of the Semester,” Fall 2018
  • Winner, Syllabus Prize for Religion & Literature, 2015
  • Winner, Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award, University of Notre Dame, 2015