Nicola Pitchford, PhD

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Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Professor of English

Academic Affairs

Dean Pitchford’s expertise includes higher education, academic leadership, and feminist/intersectional writing.


University of Wisconsin-Madison, MA and PhD, English 

Pomona College, BA (cum laude), English & Creative Writing

Research Interests

Dean Pitchford has published on feminism and pornography; on liberal arts education; and on race, gender, and national identity in contemporary fiction. As a creative writer, she publishes poetry and short non-fiction focused on landscape, nature, and identity.

Honors and Awards

  • Participant, 2018 Rural Writing Institute


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