Dr. Catherine Thomas
Professor of English, Associate Dean for Student Success Programs
Dr. Catherine Thomas has served as associate dean for Student Success Programs and professor of English at GGC since January 2016. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Maryland, College Park and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English from Pennsylvania State University.
In addition to teaching English courses and the first-year seminar, Thomas coordinates GGC 1000, the First-Year Seminar. She also works closely with faculty and staff colleagues to create, sustain and assess a variety of student success initiatives.
- Doctorate – English language and literature – Pennsylvania State University
- Master's – English language and literature – Pennsylvania State University
- Bachelor's – English language and literature – University of Maryland, College Park
- First-year studies
- Transitional studies
- Shakespeare and early modern drama
- Gender and sexuality studies
- First-year writing pedagogy
- “Fostering Academic Self-Efficacy in First-Generation Students Through Shakespeare Reading Groups.” Early Modern Culture 14 (2019):146-64. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/emc/vol14/iss1/11
- “Looking for Richard in the Graphic Archives.” In Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare’s English History Plays. Ed. Laurie Ellinghausen. The Modern Language Association of America, 2017. 166-71.
- Violent Masculinities: Male Aggression in Early Modern Texts and Culture. Essay collection co-edited with Dr. Jennifer Feather, UNC-Greensboro. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
- “(Un)sexing Lady Macbeth: Gender, Power, and Visual Rhetoric in Her Graphic Afterlives.” Upstart Crow: A Shakespeare Journal 31 (2012): 81-102.
- “Toxic Encounters: Poisoning in Early Modern English Literature and Culture.” Literature Compass 9.1 (January 2012): 48-55.
- Shakespeare Association of America (SAA)
- National Organization for Student Success (NOSS)