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Sterling, Eric

TitleProfessor, Director of the MLA Program
DepartmentEnglish & Philosophy
OfficeCollege of Arts and Sciences
Office HoursBy Appointment
Office LocationLiberal Arts 341

Eric Sterling (Ph.D., Indiana University), Distinguished Teaching Fellow (2005-2008). Dr. Sterling specializes in drama (Shakespearean, modern, and African American) and Holocaust literature. He also teaches Gay and Lesbian Literature and The Old Testament as Literature. He has published four books: on Shakespearean and Renaissance history plays, ghettos during the Holocaust, Arthur Miller, and seventeenth-century literature.  He has published five dozen articles in refereed scholarly journals on literature and teaching methodology, and has published many encyclopedia articles and book reviews. Dr. Sterling won the College English Association's Robert E. Hacke Scholar-Teacher Award, the University of Wyoming's international Amy and Eric Burger Award for Essays on the Theatre, the Association of College English Teachers of Alabama's (ACETA's) Calvert Award for scholarship, and ACETA's Woodall Award for pedagogy. He serves as English major advisor and directs the Internship in Writing and Editing Program. 

EducationPh.D. (1992) Indiana University
M.A. (1987) Indiana University, West Virginia University
B.A. (1985) Queens College (CUNY)