Dr. Mischelle Anthony

Associate Professor/Chair

Kirby Hall 201
(570) 408-4529


  • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
  • M.A., University of Central Oklahoma
  • B.A., Central State University
  • Early American Literature
  • Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • Gothic and Sentimental Fiction
  • Service Learning
  • Poetry workshop
  • Faculty Handbook Committee
  • Faculty Advisor, Vagina Monologues production
  • Faculty Advisor, ManuscriptSociety
  • President, AAUP, Wilkes Chapter
  • Reader, Study Abroad Essay Contest
  • Campus Meditation
  • League of Women Voters Wilkes-Barre, Board member & Government Directory Editor
  • Domestic Violence Service Center, Wilkes-Barre, Volunteer & Service Learning Coordinator
  • STOP (Services, Training, Officers, Prosecution) Board, University Representative

In Dr. Anthony's words...

“Wilkes encourages you to be diverse and that’s maddening and good and so rewarding.  I learn along with the students. It’s really easy to just go into class and lecture. But what is much more difficult--where students learn more--is active learning, to get students to open up. At 8:00 in the morning, sometimes they wake me up.”

“Above all, Wilkes students are diligent and earnest. I’ve taught at several other universities and this place is unique among them all. Students really want that communication in class. The students talk to each other and to their advisors about what they learn in class, and when I hear that, it does my heart good.”

“A student from one of my ENG 101 courses wrote me from South Korea, where he’s working for the Security Department, and he says he’s using skills learned in our class together. I was shocked. We always say these writing courses will help in the larger world, but to have someone reflect that back to me is the high point of my teaching life.”

  • [Line] (poetry collection), Foothills Press, 2011.
  • Lucinda; Or the Mountain Mourner (scholarly edition), Syracuse University Press, 2009.
  • "'Innumerable Judgments': P.D. Manvill's Lucinda; Or The Mountain Mourner," Literature in the Early American Republic 2 (2010): 1-25.
  • "Variations on a Theme: Teaching Terror Across the Disciplines," (co-authored with Philip Simon) forthcoming in Teaching the Transatlantic Eighteenth Century, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010.
  • “I Almost Missed this Book,” (review of Christine Gelineau’s Remorseless Loyalty) Paterson Literary Review 37 (August 2008): 231-32.
  • “‘I Trust Every Feeling Heart’: Reader History and P.D. Manvill’s Lucinda; Or The Mountain Mourner.” Early American Literature 42.2 (2007): 285-303.