Title Associate Professor of Literature
Department Liberal Arts
Courses Hybrid Writing | Literature of the Americas | Woman's Words | Writing + Inquiry I: Basic Composition + Contemporary Ideas | Writing + Inquiry II: Research + Intellectual Traditions | Writing + Inquiry III: Narrative Forms | Writing for the Art + Design Career | Writing for the Sciences
Dr. Joyce Kessler is Associate Professor of Literature at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She earned her Ph.D. in American Literature from Case Western Reserve University.
She is the current Chair of Liberal Arts and served as Interim Dean of Faculty from 2005 to 2007. Dr. Kessler teaches courses in women's literature, comparative literature, narrative studies, literature and social history, basic composition, hybrid writing, and advanced expository writing. She has written on the topics of women's studies and stylistics, but her scholarship is focused primarily on the fiction of Willa Cather.
Degree PhD, American Literature from Case Western Reserve University; MA, Cleveland State University; BA, English Literature from Cleveland State University