English at Aquinas College

Jennifer Dawson, Ph. D.

Associate Professor of English
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Associate Professor of English (2002)

Jennifer Dawson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, earned her B.A. in English from the University of Michigan, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University with an emphasis on Early American Literature and Victorian Studies. She taught at Michigan State University and Grand Valley State University before joining Aquinas College's faculty in 2001. Her academic passions include studying women writers, conduct manuals, captivity narratives, letter writing, comics, science fiction, and all aspects of cultural history. In 2008, 2011, and 2020, she co-directed the Ireland program. She was also the Associate Dean of Students from 2011 to 2016 and acts as the Academic Integrity Liaison.



  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Michigan State University
  • B.A., University of Michigan