Guest Lecturers

All The Board Special Guests Guest Lecturers Faculty Staff

Chad Andrews

Lecturer

Chad Andrews is a teacher and researcher with a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies. He is interested in conjunctures of popular culture, technology, and hegemony that emerged in postwar America, with particular attention paid to the interplay between popular fantasies and structures of power. To explore these links, his writing and teaching engage with history, focusing on […]

Michael D. C. Drout

Lecturer

Michael D.C. Drout is Professor of English and Director of the Center for the Study of the Medieval at Wheaton College.

Philip Walsh

Lecturer

Philip Walsh received his BA in classical studies at the College of William and Mary and his Ph.D. in comparative literature from Brown University. A broadly-trained comparatist, he enjoys teaching drama of all periods, ancient Greek and Roman literature, the classical languages, and the prose fiction of Kazuo Ishiguro. His research focuses on the reception […]

Dimitra Fimi

Lecturer

Dimitra Fimi is a Visiting Lecturer in English Literature. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Athens, Greece and continued with postgraduate studies at Cardiff University, where she gained an MA in Early Celtic Studies (2002) and a PhD in English Literature (2005). Her doctoral thesis focused on the work of J.R.R. Tolkien […]

Douglas A. Anderson

Lecturer

Douglas A. Anderson’s first book was The Annotated Hobbit (1988; revised and enlarged 2002), and he co-founded Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review, co-editing it for eight volumes from 2004 through 2011. He has edited many books, often resurrecting notable but neglected works of fantasy by authors such as E.A. Wyke-Smith, Kenneth Morris, Leonard Cline, and Evangeline Walton. With Verlyn Flieger, […]

Verlyn Flieger

Lecturer

Verlyn Flieger, Ph. D. is Professor Emerita in the Department of English at the University of Maryland at College Park specializing in myth studies and comparative mythology. She teaches a sequence of graduate and undergraduate myth courses that offer Celtic, Arthurian, Hindu, Native American, and Norse myth. Concentrating on modern fantasy with a special focus on the works […]

Andrew Higgins

At-Large Board Member; Lecturer

Dr, Andrew Higgins - Inaugural Student of The Mythgard Institute, board member and new lecturer.

John Garth

Lecturer

Internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work on the creative development of J.R.R. Tolkien in the context of his times, John Garth is the author of the Mythopoeic Award-winning Tolkien and the Great War (2003) and the 2015-16 Fellow in Humanistic Studies at Black Mountain Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He lectures on Tolkien for the Mythgard Institute.

Tom Shippey

Lecturer

At Signum University I offer courses which combine my two main career interests, namely, Old English studies (along with related languages and literatures), and the work of Professor Tolkien.

Amy H. Sturgis

Lecturer

Amy H. Sturgis is an author, speaker, and scholar of science fiction/fantasy studies and Native American studies.  She has a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Vanderbilt University, serves on the scholarly board of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research and the advisory board of Mythopoeic Press, and contributes to the Hugo Award winning StarShipSofa podcast. She […]