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Meet Carolyn Dever - PhD

Professor of English and Creative Writing
Dartmouth College
Carolyn Dever

Carolyn Dever is a professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College, where she served as Provost until 2017. Both at Dartmouth and as Dean of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University, Carolyn’s proudest work has focused on the development of diverse, inclusive communities for faculty, students, and staff. With Professor George Justice, Carolyn is cofounder of Dever Justice LLC, which helps faculty succeed in university leadership roles. Carolyn is a scholar of British literature and culture of the nineteenth century, as well as gender studies. She has published two books, Death and the Mother from Dickens to Freud: Victorian Fiction and the Anxiety of Origins (Cambridge), and Skeptical Feminisms: Activist Theory, Activist Practice (Minnesota); and edited two books, The Literary Channel: The Inter-National Invention of the Novel (Princeton), and The Cambridge Companion to Anthony Trollope (Cambridge). Her current research is focused on the collaborative journals of the Victorian poets "Michael Field,” as well as work with George Justice on the future of US higher education.