Faculty Bio: Amanda Stuckey, PhD

Amanda Stuckey, PhD

Assistant Professor of English


  • ENG 101: College Composition
  • IDS 102: Introduction to Information Literacy
  • ENG 105: Research & Argument
  • IDS 205: Selected Topics in Film
  • ENG 225: Introduction to Contemporary World Literature
  • ENG 230: Literature & Health
  • HUM 325: Feminisms: Impact & Evolution

Teaching Philosophy

From the first day of class to ventures far beyond, I learn from students in order to grow dynamic, inclusive classrooms. We connect coursework to our career goals, explore our intellectual interests, and have some fun along the way! My most rewarding teaching moments happen when learning leaves the classroom. We might visit our librarian, dive into archives & special collections, trek over to the Boyer House, present at the Research Exhibition, or do some scavenger hunting, all in name of learning through experience. I encourage students to take agency in the learning process and to share what we learn with our campus and our community. Students are my own best teachers; in classrooms, office hours, the Learning Hub, and destinations far beyond, students’ intellectual energy inspires our academic work and our lifelong learning.


My research focuses on disability studies, disability pedagogy, and nineteenth-century literary history; this work appears in Printing History, Studies in American Fiction, Disability Studies Quarterly, and Criticism, among others. I am currently working on a larger project that recovers the experiences of vision-impaired readers in residential U.S. schools, as well as on an edited collection about pedagogy and archive studies. At Central Penn, I am the Gamma Beta Phi faculty advisor and a member of the President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion. I also am active in my community, leading book discussions for the YWCA and serving on the South Western school district's Education Foundation.


  • PhD, American Studies, College of William & Mary
  • MA, English, University of Virginia
  • BA, College of William & Mary


  • Online Teaching Certification

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