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Virginia Dow, Ph.D.

Residential Department Chair, Associate Professor | English


  • Ph.D., Literature & Criticism, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., English, Liberty University
  • B.A., English, Cedarville College (University)

Dr. Virginia Dow currently serves as Associate Professor of English and Chair for the English Department. Her research and teaching interests include British literature, Children and Young Adult Literature, Appalachian Literature, Fairy and Folk Tales, and Creative Fiction.

Recent Publications

Works in Collections

  •  Dumas: Hidden within His Doppelgänger Paradigm.” All for One and One for All: Alexandre Dumas as a Symbol of France since 1870, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020.
  •  “‘Servants have the Worser Lives’: Literary Representations of Indentured Servants in Fiction and Non-Fiction from the Eighteenth Century to the Present,” Doctoral Dissertation, August 2010.
  •  “Children’s Rights, “Gastrointestinal Disease,” and “Hunger and Malnutrition.” Global Social Issues: An Encyclopedia, Eds. Christopher G. Bates and James Ciment, Sharpe, 2013.
  • “Roger’s Choice.” 4th Grade Reader, Bob Jones Press.

Research Interests

  • Poetry and Poetics
  • British Modernism
  • Children & Young Adult Literature
  • Nineteenth Century Literature
  • Appalachian Literature

Recent Courses Taught

  • Dickens (Grad)
  • Elizabethan Literature (Grad)
  • Victorian Literature (Undergrad)
  • Chaucer (Undergrad)
  • Milton (Undergrad)
  • Children’s and Young Adult Literature (Undergrad)
  • The Bible as Literature (Undergrad)
  • Shakespeare (Undergrad)
  • Appalachian Literature (Undergrad)
  • British Literature Survey (Undergrad)
  • American Literature Survey (Undergrad)
  • Introduction to Literature (Undergrad)
  • Inquiry (Undergrad)
  • Freshman Composition: Introduction to Writing and Research (Undergrad)
  • Basic Composition (Undergrad)
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