Susan Nakley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Both Campuses - Lorenzo Hall, Second Floor and O'Connor Hall, N226B

B.A. in English and Political Science, University of Michigan
M.A. in English, Rutgers University
Ph.D. in English, Rutgers University

Susan Nakley joined the faculty of St. Joseph’s College in 2008, just after defending her dissertation at Rutgers University. Her research centers around late medieval literature, drama and political culture, with special emphasis on the works of Geoffrey Chaucer and nationhood. Professor Nakley taught at Rutgers and at St. John’s University while completing her doctorate. In addition to British literature surveys and other departmental staples, she routinely teaches courses on Chaucer, the medieval frame narrative and literary nationalisms. She also seizes every opportunity for her students to experience New York City’s incomparable theater scene!

Dr. Nakley is a member of the college’s Diversity, Global Studies and Honors Committees and has served as a faculty adviser to Sigma Tau Delta, the English honors society. She belongs to the Modern Language Association, the New Chaucer Society and the BABEL Working Group. 

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