Paula Mayhew

Professor of English and Comparative Literature, School of English, Philosophy and Humanities

I returned to my professorship in Fall, 2001 after serving as a FDU Provost since 1998. My first administrative position was at Bryn Mawr College, where I was Director of the New Research on Women. Later I served as the Associate Director of International Programs for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and, still later, as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Marymount Manhattan College. In 1995, I completed a Fulbright Fellowship centered on women in Japanese higher education.

Ph.D. English Literature, Princeton University
M.A. English Literature, Princeton University
M.A. English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
B.A. English Literature, Barnard College, Columbia University

For the past several years, I have developed and taught new courses online.

Links of interest:

Globalization: Women
NYC's NPR Station (AM&FM)

Short Abstract

Early in President Adams's tenure, I travelled to countries as diverse as South Africa, India and Australia in order to further FDU's relations with colleges and universities abroad. I became especially interested in studying the literature of South Africa and India.

In 2005, I was appointed Distinguished Lecturer at Rhodes University in South Africa and during the Winter Session in 2006-2007 I lectured at Bombay University in India and returned to India this winter to lecture in Gujarat on the concept of home in Indian diasporic literature.

When I am at home, I divide my time between my apartment in New York City and my renovated Vermont silo on the South Fork of Long Island.