Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Birmingham
Office: Minard 318E40
NDSU hired me in 2001, and since then, I've taught more than 18 different English and gender studies classes, so I would call myself an English Studies generalist. I have BA degrees in literature and art history, an MA in creative writing, and a PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication with a 30-hour specialization in architectural history, theory, and criticism from Iowa State University (2001) . My recent research concerns depictions of gender in pop culture, especially anime and manga.
In the fall of 2015, I’ll teach a special section of writing in the humanities and social sciences designed for English majors (Engl 358) and in the spring (2016), I’ll teach grant writing (Engl 459). In addition to teaching for the English department, I’m Associate Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. I work on recruiting and retaining faculty, and general administrative initiatives.