Dr. Rhonda L. McDaniel


Dr. Rhonda L. McDaniel
Room 373, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 70, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Western Michigan University (2003)
  • M.A., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (1998)
  • B.M.T., Shenandoah University, VA (1986)
  • A.A., Miami Dade College, FL (1983)

Areas of Expertise

Old English Language and Literature
Middle English Language and Literature
History of the English Language
Research Methods and Bibliography


Rhonda L. McDaniel holds the position of Professor and Graduate Advisor in the Department of English.  She earned her Ph.D. from Western Michigan University in 2003 with a specialization in Old and Middle English Languages and Literature.  While teaching courses in medieval English literature at both undergraduate and graduate levels, McDaniel pursues research in the representation of gender in Old English translations of Latin saints’ lives and also in the function of memory in the shaping of virtuous character in Old and Middle English works.  When not involved in teaching or research, McDaniel enjoys reading, gardening, hiking, and canoeing.    

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