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About Kristine Swenson

Dr. Swenson graduated with a B.A. in English from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, in 1987. She received an M.A. in English from the University of Virginia in 1989 and a Ph. D. in English from the University of Iowa in 1995. Before coming to Missouri S&T (formerly known as UMR) in 1998, Dr. Swenson taught at Luther College; Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois; and the University of Iowa.

Dr. Swenson's first book, Medical Women and Victorian Fiction, was published by the University of Missouri Press in 2004. She has also published articles in The Gaskell Journal, The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, and The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies.

In 2006, Dr. Swenson was named UMR Woman of the Year -- an award given to female faculty members who "help improve the campus climate for women and serve as a role model for other faculty and students with their research, scholarship and exceptional service."

Dr. Swenson teaches British literature courses such as Modern British Novel and Caribbean Literature. She also taught an entire course about Harry Potter. She became chair of the department on July 1, 2009.

Positions

July 2009 - Present Department Chair and Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology English and Technical Communication
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August 1997 - July 2009 Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology English and Technical Communication
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Grants

2017 - Present Cultural Bridges: The Humanities and Engineering in Latin America
National Endowment For The Humanities
Humanities Connections grant
Role: Co-project director
Colleague(s): Shannon Fogg, Audra Merfeld-Langston
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Honors and Awards

  • University of Missouri--Rolla Woman of the Year, 2006

Education

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1989 - 1995 Ph. D., University of Iowa
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1987 - 1989 M.A., University of Virginia ‐ English Language and Literature/Letters
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1983 - 1987 B.A., Luther College ‐ English Language and Literature/Letters
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Contact Information

224 Humanities-Social Sciences
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409-0560

(573) 341-4684

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