Emily Isaacson

Director of Honors Program
Associate Professor English
PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia
MA, University of Missouri-Columbia
BA, Augustana College

Emily Isaacson is an Associate Professor of English, Chair of the English Department, and Director of the Life of the Mind Honors Program at Heidelberg University, in Tiffin, Ohio. Prior to her work there, she was on faculty at Chowan University in rural North Carolina, where she served as the Coordinator of the Chowan Critical Thinking Program. Trained initially as an early modernist, she studied at Augustana College and the University of Missouri, Columbia. Her scholarly interests include early modern city comedy, as well as the intersection of the Humanities and Honors Education, and her work has appeared in such places as the Ben Jonson Journal and The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association. In addition to her work teaching and researching, she has been known to write poetry and dabble in photography.

Courses Taught

British Literature to 1798
Women's Literature
Intermediate Writing
College Writing
Introduction to the Life of the Mind
Studies in British Literature
Studies in World Literature
Studies in the Novel


Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, women's literature, Eighteenth Century literature, Honors Education

Research Interests

Early Modern Drama, Comedy, Honors Education


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Emily Isaacson
Pfleiderer Hall 306
(419) 448-2184
eisaacso [at] heidelberg.edu