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Dubino to Chair Department of English at Appalachian

BOONE—Jeanne Dubino has been named chair of Appalachian State University’s Department of English. She replaces David P. Haney who will become associate vice chancellor for academic affairs July 1.

Dubino will be responsible for administering academic, advising, personnel, and budgetary affairs for more than 360 majors, 43 full-time faculty, and 45 non-tenure track faculty and teaching assistants in Appalachian’s Department of English.

Dubino comes to Appalachian from Southeastern Louisiana University where she was head of the Department of English and an associate professor. Dubino also has had teaching posts at Plymouth State University and Egerton University in Kenya.

She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Dubino’s research interests focus on Virginia Woolf, 20th-century British and postcolonial writers, late 19th- and early 20th-century British travel writing and Victorian cultural studies.

Dubino received a Fulbright Scholar Grant in 2002 to teach at Egerton University in Njoro, Kenya. She also taught for two years at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.

She is secretary/treasurer of the International Virginia Woolf Society; delegate assembly member of the Modern Language Association and editorial board member for the journals “Virginia Woolf Miscellany” and “Nineteenth Century Studies,” and associate editor of “Woolf Studies Annual.”

Her publications include “Teaching Orientalisms” in a forthcoming anthology to be published by Ohio University Press, and “Victorians Abroad: Nineteenth-Century British Travelers in Africa and the Near East” forthcoming in “Nineteenth Century Studies.”

She co-edited “Virginia Woolf and the Essay” published by St. Martin’s Press.