Dianne Chambers, Ph.D.
Department of English
Dianne Chambers joined the Elmhurst College faculty in 1993. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in English and a master of arts in teaching English from Indiana University. After teaching for 14 years in a public high school in northern Indiana, she earned a doctorate in 20th century literature from the University of North Carolina.
A professor of English, Dr. Chambers teaches courses in American literature, women’s writing, modernism and postmodernism, the teaching of English, and the images of teachers and teaching in fiction and film. She also serves as the coordinator of the undergraduate program in English education. Her research interests include women writers, literary theory, second-career teachers, Chicago women’s clubs at the end of the 19th century, and young adult and children’s literature.