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Lisbeth Chapin is the Assistant Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and a fulltime Associate Professor of English at Gwynedd Mercy University, hired in 2004. She is also Chairperson of the Liberal Arts Division in the School of Arts & Sciences, as well as the Writing Program Coordinator.
Professor Chapin's specialty is the British Romantic Writers, specifically Percy and Mary Shelley, with her most recent research focus being Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein. She also teaches Shakespeare, Women Authors, Seminar in the Novel, Literary Theory, British Literature, World Literature, Creative Writing, and Grammar Review. In the Writing Intensive Seminar courses (SEM), she teaches SEM 213 Literature and the Environment, SEM 215 The Bible as Literature, and SEM 218 Women in the Christian Scriptures.
Professor Chapin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism (Univ. of Delaware), a Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing (Temple Univ.), and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Literary Studies (Univ. of Denver). She has published poetry, creative non-fiction, journalistic pieces, and scholarly essays and has been teaching literature and writing since 1990.