John Staunton

Associate Dean of The Honors College, Professor of English Education and American Literature

Expertise: English Teacher Education, Literature Pedagogy, 19th Century American Literature, Local Literature, American Women Writers


Dr. John Staunton is Associate Dean of the Honors College, and Professor of English Education and American Literature at Eastern Michigan University and affiliate faculty member in the department of Women’s and Gender Studies.  He received the 2017 Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award at EMU.  His scholarship focuses on issues of equity, access, and representation in literature pedagogy, American women writers, and place-based approaches to English Education.  He received his BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame; the MA and PhD in English from Fordham University; and the EdS in Language Education from Indiana University.  He is a founding Board Member of the Kate Chopin International Society and serves on the Advisory Board of the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Series for the West Virginia University Press.

Previous Titles

  • Affiliate Faculty Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Professor of English Education and American Literature


  • PhD Fordham University, English and American Literature
  • EdS Indiana University, Language Education
  • B.A. (1991) University of Notre Dame; English and Philosophy

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