Susan K. Hagen

Box 549030, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL 35254 . 205-226-4660 .

Over 37 years experience in undergraduate teaching and curricular development; over 15 years experience in administration on department, division, and institutional levels, including candidate searches and budgeting. Additional experience in peer review, consulting, and grant writing and administration. Proven record of publication and public presentations. Strategist in assessment planning and consensus building.

Ph.D. in English Medieval Literature, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1976
M.A. in English Medieval Literature, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1972
A.B. in English, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1969

Record of Employment:
Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 35254 -- 1976-present

Associate Provost 2010-present

Director of the Honors Program 2002-present

Associate Dean of the College 1998-2004
Responsible for academic assessment, curricular development, faculty development

College Coordinator of Teaching Technology -- 1996-98
Responsible for training faculty in teaching technologies

Chair of the Division of Humanities -- 1994-2000
Responsible for six budget lines, hiring, faculty evaluation, and course scheduling

Tutor, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, British Studies at Oxford, St. John's College, Oxford, England,  summers 1994, 1990, 1986, 1982

Mary Collett Munger Professor of English -- 1988-present
Wrote proposal and oversaw English faculty’s participation in MLA-FIPSE Curriculum Review Project, 1991-1994

Coordinator for the Faculty of English -- 1983-89
Responsible for scheduling and hiring adjuncts

Associate Professor of English -- 1982

Assistant Professor of English -- 1976

Professional Societies and Honoraries:
Phi Beta Kappa Society, 1969, Gettysburg College; South Central District Senator 2006-2018
New Chaucer Society
Southeastern Medieval Association (Executive Committee 1991-1994, 2005-2008)

Community Service:
Alabama Humanities Foundation (Executive Board 1997-2000)
Emmet O’Neal Library Creative Writing Contest (Judge 1993-present)
Gettyburg College Commission on the Future (Commission Member 1997-99)
Birmingham Family Violence Center (Founding Board Member 1978-81)

Peer Reviews and Consultancy:
SACS Reaffirmation Committee, Converse College 19-22 March 2007.

SACS Reaffirmation Committee, Catawba College 4-6 April 2005.
Responsible for undergraduate general education and publications reviews  

SACS Reaffirmation Committee, Agnes Scott College, 21-24 March 2004.
Responsible for undergraduate general education and publications reviews  

SACS Reaffirmation Committee, New College of Florida, 22-25 September 2003
Responsible for undergraduate general education and publications reviews  

SACS Reaffirmation Committee, Lynchburg College College, 16-20 March 2003
Responsible for undergraduate general education and publications reviews  

SACS Reaffirmation Committee, Young Harris College, 22-25 April 2001
Responsible for undergraduate general education and publications reviews  

SACS Reaffirmation Committee, Limestone College, 21-23 March 1999
Responsible for undergraduate general education and publications reviews 

Technology Facilities and Curriculum Peer Review, Martin Methodist College, 16 December 1988

English Department Peer Review, Hendrix College, 15-17 February 1998
Report used as the basis of reorganization initiative under new chair

Representative Committee Experience:

Faculty Development, Promotion and Tenure, Institutional Research, Academic Council, Retention, Curriculum and Standards

Representative Publications:

Allegorical Remembrance: A Study of the
Pilgrimage of the Life of Man as a Medieval Treatise on Seeing and Remembering. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1990.

"The Visual Theology of Julian of Norwich." Medieval Memory: Image and Text. Ed. Frank Willaert.  Netherlands: Brepols Publishers, 2004. 145-60, 276-81.

"St. Cecilia and St. John of Beverly: Julian of Norwich’s Early Model and Late Affirmation." Julian of Norwich. A Book of Essays. Ed. Sandra J. McEntire. Hamden, Conn.: Garland, 1998. 91-114.

"Teaching Chaucer in the 1990s. Interdisciplinary Chaucer." electronic pre-print Exemplaria. Conventional publication: Exemplaria (fall 1996): 49-53.

"Gender, Intelligence, and Good Sex in Heart of Darkness," Furman Studies 37 (June 1995): 45-54.

Representative Papers and Public Presentations:
'The Holy Grail from Medieval Relic to Modern Rejuvenator," The Southeastern Medieval Association, Daytona Beach FL, September 2005.

"Fallen Camelot's Lesson for Us and the U.S.," Teaching Chaucer Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw GA, 28 March 2003.

"Faculty in Information Fluency: Forgotten Stakeholders?" with James Rettig, University Librarian, University of Richmond, Educause Conference, Atlanta GA, October 2002.

"Chaucer Had Adam Scryven, We Have Bill Gates." Modern Language Association Convention, San Francisco, CA, December 1998.

"Modern Reader, Medieval Eye." Religious Arts Festival, Independent Presbyterian Church, February 1996.

"Team Teaching Middle English Literature with Flannery O'Connor." The Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, September, 1994.

"'If it's Monday, it must be groupwork' or Activating Learning in the Literature Class," with Roger N. Casey, (College English Association Breakfast), SAMLA, November 1993.

Selected Panel Presentations:
"Teaching Chaucer in the 1990s. Interdisciplinary Chaucer," New Chaucer Society International Congress, Dublin Ireland, July 1994.

"Nine Professors in Search of a Major: A Workshop for Curriculum Development in English Departments," MLA Convention, Toronto, Canada, December 1993.

"Graduate Studies and Baccalaureate Education," ADE Eastern Summer Seminar, Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Campus, June 1993.

"Re-visioning Knowledge," Samford University Faculty Institute, Birmingham, September 1992.

Selected Grants and Institutes:
The Renaissance Institute, Renaissance Weekend, Aspen, Colorado, 30 August-3 September 2001

HERS/Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 2001

Hess Center for Leadership Studies and Service, "Faculty Summer Leadership Institute,"  Birmingham-Southern College,  22-23 August 2000

Association of American Colleges, "Engaging Cultural Legacies" Conference, Washington, DC, August 1991

NEH Summer Institute: "Chaucer's Canterbury Tales." C. David Benson, Director. Storrs, Connecticut, The University of Connecticut, Summer 1987

Fellow, Wye Faculty Seminar, "Citizenship and the American Polity." Wye Plantation, Wye, Maryland, August 1986.

American Council of Learned Societies, Grant-in-Aid for Recent Ph.D's., 1978

A complete cv is available at

24 July 2013