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Beverly Schneller


 Dr. Schneller, Professor of English, served as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at Belmont University from 2013 to 2017.  She teaches courses in the English Department, the BELL Core Program, and the Honors Program.  Dr. Schneller has a background in teaching literature, theory, and special topics courses in the literatures of Scotland and Ireland, in women’s literature and in narratology.

Schneller previously taught at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, and Millersville University of Pennsylvania, where she was also chair of the English Department and Director of the General Education Program. She was the Associate Provost in Academic Affairs and Professor of Communication Design at the University of Baltimore before coming to Belmont. She holds degrees from The Catholic University of America and The University of St. Thomas in Houston, Tx, where she graduated magna cum laude.

Schneller has completed NEH institutes and seminars at The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC and at Emory University as well as special courses in the history of America business at The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA and the History of the Book at The University of Virginia. She is the author of three books, most recently, Anna Parnell’s Political Journalism (2005) and numerous articles on a wide variety of literary and higher education topics. Since 2010, she has served as an assessment scholar through the Center of Inquiry at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN. Her favorite author is Ford Maddox Ford and if she could meet anyone famous, it would be Dame Maggie Smith.