Brenda Whitney's interests and expertise are wide-ranging, spanning American Literature, Critical Ethnic Studies, Postcolonial, Modern and Postmodern Literature and Theory, Composition, and Digital Composition. She is a great fan of monsters, especially monstrous mothers. As a teacher, Whitney is invested in blurring boundaries: between fiction and non-fiction, words and images, the classroom and the world. In addition to teaching a diverse array of courses in the Literature and Composition programs, she serves as the Internship Coordinator and Integrity Office for the English department.
Whitney holds a Masters Degree from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh.
Recent courses taught include: Literary Field Studies, The Gothic Imagination, Civil War to WW1 in American Literature, Imagining Social Justice, Women and Literature.