Sunday, Apr. 19, 2015
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Batten Associate Professor of English
B.A., Wheaton College
M.A., Ph.D., Illinois State University
Dr. Susan Larkin is Batten Associate Professor of English at VWC. After graduating from North Providence High School in Rhode Island, she received her B.A. in English from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. While at Wheaton, Larkin played on teams that won conference and ECAC titles and played in the 1997 DIII College World Series, ending up third in the nation. She was a two time NFCA Scholar Athlete and was a three time Academic All-Conference honoree while graduating summa cum laude.
Dr. Larkin did her graduate work at Illinois State University, earning an M.A. in English, a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies, and a PhD in English Studies. Her areas of specialization are Children’s and Adolescent Literature and Women’s Studies and she has published on Laura Ingalls Wilder, Walt Disney, and Harry Potter, and is currently working on a study of contemporary women’s memoir. At VWC, she teaches courses on Children’s Literature, Adolescent Literature, Women’s Studies, Women’s Literature, and Composition. Dr. Larkin serves as the English Department Coordinator and is one of the college Faculty Athletic Representatives.