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Office of Distance Education Instructor Spotlight: Dr. Elizabeth Kolkovich

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This Instructor Spotlight installment features an interview that we conducted with Dr. Elizabeth Kolkovich.

Elizabeth Kolkovich is an Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University, where she teaches early British literature at the Mansfield Campus. She is the author of The Elizabethan Country House Entertainment: Print, Performance, and Gender (Cambridge UP, 2016) and essays on Renaissance drama and women writers, and she is writing a book about masques in Shakespeare. A central focus of her research is the recovery of women patrons, readers, and writers who helped shape English literature. Recent articles on pedagogy have proposed strategies for teaching women writers together with literary form and digital literacy. Kolkovich has received several awards and grants for her teaching and research, including the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, fellowships at the Huntington and Folger libraries, the Paul W. Brown Excellence in Teaching Award, and Mansfield campus awards for both Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Scholarship.

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We want to express our gratitude to Dr. Kolkovich for agreeing to participate in our Instructor Spotlight series. Kolkovich was also featured as a panelist in teaching forum event, "Asynchronous versus Synchronous Courses." More information about this event, as well as a recording, can be found by following the link to the event page.   

If you are interested in nominating an outstanding instructor who has invested in developing and delivering online courses, please feel free to email ascode@osu.edu using the subject line Instructor Spotlight Recommendation. Explore the full catalog of Instructor Spotlights here.  

This feature was designed and edited by ASC Office of Distance Education Instructional Designer, Sarah Dove.