• Position 3

Richard Gillin

Ernest A. Howard Professor of English Literature
  • B.A., William Paterson College, 1966
  • M.A., St. John’s University, 1968
  • Ph.D., Bowling Green University, 1971

Teaching Areas

  • English Romanticism
  • 19th Century English Novel
  • Victorian Literature
  • 18th Century English Literature
  • Post-Colonial English Literature

Published Work

  • “Percy Bysshe Shelley.” Europe 1789 to 1914 - Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire. Ed. Merriman, John and Jay Winter. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2006.
  • “The English Lyric, Foot by Foot.” The Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2002.
  • “The Facts and Nothing but the Facts: Using Objective Writing in the Teaching of Poetry.” The Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1990.


  • Associated with the Aspen Institute for ten years
  • Gold Pentagon Award
  • Omicron Delta Kappa honorary inductee
  • Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

Biographical Note

Richard Gillin has taught at Washington College for more than thirty years, and is the director of the Kiplin Hall Summer Program. His research interests include the Romantic poet John Clare, 19th century poets and novelists, 18th century English literature, and the English-language literatures of post-colonial India and the Caribbean.

Other Interests

  • Long Distance Running
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing