Teaching Professor

1989, PhD English, Duke University


Margaret O’Shaughnessey focuses on American Literature, specifically Native American Literature and American Environmental Literature.  She also teaches Writing in the Natural Sciences.


  • “Sherman Alexie’s Transformations of ‘Ten Little Indians.’”  Sherman Alexie:  An Anthology of Critical Essays.  Ed. Jeff Berglund. Provo:  University   of Utah Press, 2010.
  • “Painters and Paintings in Across the River and into the Trees.”  Hemingway’s Italy:  New Perspectives.  Ed. Rena Sanderson.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, Pp. 201-211.
  • “Edwin Austin Abbey’s Reinterpretation of the Grail Quest.”  Arthuriana, 4 (1994): 298-312.

Teaching Awards

  • APPLES Service-Learning Teaching Excellence Award, 2013



  • Ueltschi Service-Learning Grant ($10,000), March 2009


Courses Taught:

  • English 105i:  Writing in the Natural Sciences
  • English 129:  Native American Literature
  • English 266:  Science and Literature