John Greenfield, Ph.D.

John GreenfieldProfessor of English

Office: Carnegie Hall 205

Phone: (618) 537-6890


Ph.D., Indiana University

M.A., Indiana University

B.A., Indiana University


Exemplary Teaching Award, 2002-2003 (United Methodist Higher Education Board)

Advisory Posts

Adviser for Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honor Society)

Research Interests

Edited five volumes in Dictionary of Literary Biography Series and two volumes of The Dictionary of British Literary Characters;

Published several journal articles and presented numerous conference papers on nineteenth century English writers.

Writing papers on popular culture topics, such as Downton Abbey.

Teaching Interests

Romantic and Victorian English Literature

World Literature

Nature of Language and English Grammar

Honors courses

General literature courses

Statement on Teaching

Working with interesting and motivated students at McKendree College for over twenty years, along with helping them to grow intellectually and develop into dedicated teachers and professionals, has been richly rewarding to me. I especially enjoy lively discussions in the classes I teach.