Department of English
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Main Office: Peck Hall 302
Department Chair: Dr. Tom Strawman
Telephone: (615) 898-5644
Fax: (615) 898-5098
Dr. Rhonda McDaniel
Member, Doctoral Faculty and Graduate Advisor
Ph.D., Western Michigan University. (2003)
Office: PH 373; Phone/Voice Mail: 898-5285
Dr. McDaniel joined the faculty in the Fall of 2003. She teaches courses in Medieval literature and is the Faculty Advisor to the English Graduate Student Organization.
2002Southeastern Medieval Association, "A So-so Knowledge of Scripture: Andreas Capellanus and the Bible."
2002Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance 2002 Convention, "Would You Hire Plato to Teach Physical Education at Your School?" with Allison McFarland.
2002 Presider, Gender and Piety Session, 37 th International Congress on Medieval Studies.
2000 Pearl -Poet Society Session, 35 th International Congress on Medieval Studies, " Pearl's 'Gentyl Jueler.'"
1998 Tennessee Philological Association, "Hunter and Prey in 'All in Green Went My Love Riding.'"
1997 Tennessee Philological Association, "Taylor's Knot: Tying His World Together in 'Upon Wedlock and Death of Children.'"
Honors and Awards
2002 CARA-Leyerle Award (Medieval Academy of America and the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto)
2002 Erasmus Institute Summer Seminar in Medieval Studies, held at St. John's University, Jamaica, NY, directed by Dr. Marcia Colish
2002 Mathilde Steckelberg Scholarship in Latin (Western Michigan University)
2001 Mellon Issues in Interpretation Seminar: "Tradition, Revision, and Continuity in Renaissance and Medieval Literary Studies," held at Pennsylvanian State University, directed by Drs. Robert Edwards and Patrick Cheney.
1998 Outstanding Graduate Student in English: Literary Studies (University of Tennessee, Chattanooga)
1983 Outstanding Contributions to Music (Miami-Dade Community College)