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joseph mcdowell

Joseph D. McDowell

Professor of English

Professor Joseph McDowell received his B.A. and M.A. from The Ohio State University and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research and teaching interests include the British Middle Ages (Anglo-Saxon poetry, Arthurian Literature, Chaucer), linguistics and obscure languages, and Irish literature and culture. Dr. McDowell is also Chair of English. About every third year, Dr. McDowell leads a team of students on a term abroad in Ireland.

Specializations: Modern Ireland, Medieval literature and culture, Irish literature and culture


  • B.A., M.A., Ohio State
  • Ph.D., North Carolina