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About L. Monique Pittman

"Make the doors upon a woman's wit, and it will out at the casement; shut that, and 'twill out at the key-hole; stop that, 'twill fly with the smoke out at the chimney" (As You Like It, IV.i.161-164).
A former student of the Andrews University English Department, I began teaching here in 1999. I returned because the English Department had provided me with a stimulating and nurturing place in which to develop a mature intellectual and spiritual life. I also loved and admired the comradery characteristic of the faculty relationships with each other and with their students.
After completing my B.A. in English with a minor in music at Andrews (1991), I earned an M.A. from The College of William and Mary (1993), and finished a Ph.D. in Renaissance literature at Purdue University (2000). My dissertation explores the formation of subjectivity within the gendered binary opposition of public and private; I look at these binaries in the fiction of Robert Greene and Thomas Lodge, two Shakespearean sources. The literature and history of the English Renaissance has fascinated me since I was a child (I even had a postcard-sized portrait of Elizabeth I in my high school locker); as a scholar and teacher, I find the Renaissance's nuanced and complex treatment of the human condition endlessly satisfying.
My husband Paul analyzes numbers instead of literature as a CPA at a public accounting firm. We enjoy entertaining, cooking, baking, kitchen gardening, and working home improvement magic.


Present Director of Honors, Andrews University
Present Professor of English, Andrews University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • J.N. Andrews Medallion (2013)
  • Bruce A. Ronk Excellence in Research Award (2010)
  • Recipient of Faculty Research Grant, Andrews University (2009)
  • Ronk Research Recognition Awards (2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003)
  • Augsburger Excellence in Teaching Award, Andrews University (2006)
  • Advisor of the Year, Andrews University (2004)
  • Honors Teacher of the Year, Andrews University (2002)
  • Teacher of the Year, Pacific Union College (1998)


  • ENGL 115 Composition I
  • ENGL 215 Composition II
  • ENGL 185 Much Ado About English
  • ENGL 255 Studies in Literature: Shakespeare and Film
  • ENGL 267 Approaches to Literature
  • ENGL 372 English Literature 1600-1800
  • ENGL 425 The Classical Epic and the Christian Tradition
  • ENGL 464 Major Author: Shakespeare
  • ENGL 464 Shakespeare and Performance
  • ENGL 589 The Classical Epic and the Christian Tradition
  • ENGL 589 Literary Topics: Shakespeare and Performance
  • HONS 265 Literature and the Arts
  • HONS 398 Research Pro-Seminar


MA, College of William and Mary
PhD, Purdue University
BA, Andrews University

Contact Information

Office Location: Nethery Hall 100
Phone: (269) 471-6084


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