Faculty Feature: Dr. Mondello

Although one of the newer members of the English and World Languages faculty, Dr. Mondello has already made a positive impact on the department. Dr. Mondello (pronouns she/her), is the Assistant Professor of Ecostudies for the department, and her main fields of study include Ecocriticism and Romanticism. These focuses directly connect to the classes Dr. Mondello has taught during her time here at Millersville, which include Science Writing, Romanticism, Folklore, Poetry, and Speculative Fiction. Currently, she is teaching courses in Honors World Literature, Fiction, Literary Criticism, Science Writing, and Speculative Fiction. Within the speculative fiction course. Dr. Mondello has the opportunity to teach and discuss her favorite book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley with students.

Dr. Mondello received her BA and MA from Stetson University, and her PhD from the City University of New York (CUNY). As an English scholar herself, she describes what it means to be an English and World Languages Scholar as:

“a dedication to the value of literature and writing. That value for me is in the power of the written word to move us and to change our minds, to teach us about the world and ourselves.”

Dr. Mondello is participating in the upcoming Faculty Focus: Research Talk this upcoming Wednesday, February 14th at 3pm in the student lounge with Dr. Rea. This event will focus on their research, and allow student to discuss and ask questions. If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Mondello’s research, this is a perfect opportunity to do so!

More information on the event can be found on the department’s Instagram page @ville.englishworldlanguage.