Curriculum Vitae

I found the poems in the fields and only wrote them down. ~John Clare

Dr. Jeff Dories Curriculum Vitae (Click Here)


University of Pittsburgh at Titusville: Advisor, Learning Center Tutor, Chair of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Committee, Learning Center Committee, Faculty Committee, Vice President and Chair of Faculty Senate.

Organized: International Women’s Day, International Coffee Hour, Worked with international office to bring guest speakers to campus, coordinated Race Against Racism with YWCA, co-organized Black Lives Matter Colloquium, diversity and bias training, Trans Day of Remembrance, helped with Hate Has No Home Here campaign, and helped transition campus to gender neutral bathrooms.


“John Clare: Natural History Writing and a Loco-Descriptive Poetics of Landscape” was published in Exegesis Literary Journal by Royal Holloway University of London.

“Identity, Reality, and Anthropocentrism in Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem” was published in The Institute of Future Humanities by Chung-ang University of South Korea.

Dissertation:  An Ecocritical Examination of British Romantic Natural History Writing (Completed March 2010)

Editorial Assistant: Assistant to Dr. David Downing; duties included: copyediting, layout, typesetting (using Quark Xpress), web design, administrative activities. Published the academic journal Works and Days: Richard Ohmann: A Retrospective.

Master’s Thesis: Deconstructing Patriarchal Ideology in Mary Gordon’s The Shadow Man


“‘Sounds that cannot be written’: Animal Communication in John Clare and Gilbert White”. Modern Language Association Conference. Seattle, Washington.

“Eco-Terrorism in Cixin Liu’s Three Body Problem and Ball Lightning”. Pennsylvania College English Association Conference. Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

Workshop Participation. NAFSA Research Symposium – A Critical Discussion of Theories, Methodologies, and Practices in International Education. Washington, DC.

Workshop Participation. CCCC 2019: Performance Rhetoric – Performance Composition. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“The Language of Birds: The Natural History Writing of John Clare”. Romanticism and Evolution Conference. London, Ontario, Canada.

“Sites of Resistance in John Clare’s Early Verse.” Modern Language Association National Conference, Washington, DC.