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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

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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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (7)

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