Timothy H. SchermanTimothy H. Scherman

Education: Duke University (PhD)

I teach undergraduate courses in Literary Methods, Surveys of American Literature, and upper level courses special topics, particularly American Women Writers and Practical Criticism.  At the graduate level, I teach both the Introduction to Graduate Study and Studies in Literary Criticism and Theory as well as special topics courses in American Literature.

I received the inaugural Audrey Reynolds Distinguished Teaching Award in 2008.

Over the past ten years I have published articles and presented several papers on American poet, novelist, fiction writer and public speaker Elizabeth Oakes Smith (1806-1893) including her biography in the Dictionary of Literary Biography.  I am currently completing an edition of her major work for Broadview Press.

At Northeastern I serve as Advisor to all English majors planning careers in high school teaching, as Chair of the University Planning and Budget Council, and as Co-Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences/College of Education Joint Task Force on Teacher Preparation.  I also serve as NEIU's representative to the Faculty Advisory Council to the Illinois Board of Higher Education, for which I have drafted or co-drafted position papers and policy statements on Teacher Preparation, Standards for On-Line Education, Standards for Dual-Credit classes, and P-20 Alignment.