Erin E. Templeton
Dean of the School of Humanities, Sciences, and Business, Professor of English
BA, Pennsylvania State University
MA, Pennsylvania State University
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Templeton is the Dean of the College of Humanities, Sciences, and Business.
She earned her BA and MA from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, and she earned her PhD in American Literature and twentieth-century British and Irish literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. She enjoys teaching American literature as well as twentieth-century literature in its many forms and varieties. Some of the classes that she has offered include seminars on twentieth-century poetry, F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald, the 20th-century American novel, Contemporary American fiction, 20th century Women’s fiction, and the English department senior seminar in literary studies. She has also traveled with students to Costa Rica, Cuba, England, France, and Ireland.
Professor Templeton’s research interests include transatlantic modernism, the intersections of authorship and gender in early twentieth-century literature, and textual studies. She recently wrote the edition to the Handheld Press edition of Zelda Fitzgerald’s novel Save Me the Waltz and contributed an essay to the Modernism/modernity PrintPlus cluster “Reading The Waste Land with the #MeToo Generation. She has contributed to The Cambridge Companion to William Carlos Williams and has published essays on the gender dynamics of authorial collaboration in Williams’s long poem "Paterson" as well as on Ezra Pound’s relationship with early twentieth-century pianist and composer, George Antheil. She is a former contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s column “Profhacker” and has contributed numerous essays to the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism on figures such as T. S. Eliot, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and Ezra Pound.
In her spare time, Dr. Templeton is a crime fiction junkie who enjoys running, walking her dog, and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers.