Sarah T. Dangelantonio, Ph.D.

Professor of English


B.A. English, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL 1983
M.A. English, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO 1985
Ph.D. English, University of Georgia, Athens, GA  1996

Phone: (603) 899-4034

Courses Taught


  • First-Year Composition I & II
  • EN232 The Teaching of Writing Literature
  • EN115 Banned Books
  • EN117 Bullies, Buddies, and Bodies: YA


  • EN203 Introduction to British Literature
  • EN204 Introduction to American Literature
  • EN210 Introduction to Literary Studies
  • EN303 Epic and Romance
  • EN304 Chaucer
  • EN313 Shakespeare
  • EN321 English Romanticism and Its Legacy
  • EN347 The Rise of the Novel
  • EN335 Modern & Contemporary British Literature
  • EN492 English Senior Seminar: Literature of Place
  • EN492 English Senior Seminar: Thomas Hardy Assessment
  • EN225 English Sophomore Assessment Seminar
  • EN485 English Senior Assessment Seminar
  • EN010 English Literature Comprehensive Exam
  • EN020 English Writing Comprehensive Exam
  • Special Topics: Literary Magazine Publication
  • English Internship
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • Thomas Hardy
  • Scholarly Editing
  • 19th C British Literature
  • Pedagogy - English Language and Education
  • General Education Composition and the Teaching of Writing  

Honors & Awards

2010:  FPU Professor of the Week, February 22, 2010 (as selected by  FPTV students)

2003:  CASE Professor of the Year for New Hampshire, 2003, awarded by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Council for Advancement and Support of Education

1996-1997:  Franklin Pierce College Student Senate, Faculty of the Year Award

1992-1993:  Franklin Pierce College, Teaching Excellence and Leadership Award

1988:  University of Georgia Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant

1987-1988:  Outstanding Young Women of America

20th Anniversary as Faculty Sponsor of the Iota Omega Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Franklin Pierce; awarded by the Board of Directors of Sigma Tau Delta and recognizing my 20 years of service to the FPU chapter and its ongoing campus activities and participation in the annual International Convention

Who’s Who of American Women

Publications and Presentations

Publications and Reviews:

English Literature Web-Based Standard Setting for the CLEP English Literature Exam, Spring 2017

Program Guide and Website Content, Sigma Tau Delta Annual Convention, Albuquerque, NM, 2015

Reviewer, Academic Writing: Concepts and Connections, Oxford University Press, Spring 2014

Author & Editor, VanderMey, et. al’s The College Writer IRM, 4th edition, Fall 2013.

Reviewer, From Inquiry to Academic Writing, Brief Second Edition, Spring 2013

Editor, Cambridge University Press edition of Thomas Hardy, The Hand of Ethelberta, 2018 expected publication

Changing General Education Curriculum: New Directions for Higher Education, No. 125, James L. Ratcliff (Editor)

D. Kent Johnson (Editor), Jerry G. Gaff (Editor),“The Franklin Pierce Plan” April 2004


Sigma Tau Delta International Honor Society, Annual Convention, Louisville, KY 2017, March 28-April 1

Abecedarians: The ABC's of Convention

National Council of Teachers of English 2016 Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA Nov. 17-20, Panel, “Taking the ASS out of Assessment”

Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, Annual Convention 2005-present Session Moderator

Faculty Development Committee Panel Presentation, FA2015 – invited

Convention Chair, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, Annual Convention,
"Borderlands and Enchantments" Albuquerque, NM 2015
"Beyond Words," Pittsburgh, PA 2011

Professional Memberships

  • NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English)
  • CCCC
  • Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society
  • The Thomas Hardy Association
  • AAUW

Conferences Attended

  • NCTE, 2016
  • Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society, yearly, 2004-present
  • NEATE, 2017
  • Thomas Hardy Editing
  • CCCC
  • CIC
  • Conference on the First-Year Experience
  • AAC&U


Grants Received

  • NEA, Big Read 2016, My Antonia
  • Not-so-big Read, 2017, The Diary of Anne Frank


  • Humanities Division Chair
  • Outside reader for Oklahoma Baptist University Honors
  • Thesis Project, Thesis for Anna Burton
  • Athletic Director Search Committee, FA2016-SP2017
  • FPU Faculty Affairs Committee, 2015-2017
  • Reader/Judge, National English Honor Society
  • Intellectual Freedom Challenge, 2014-present
  • Reader/Judge, Norman Mailer High School and College Student Writing Awards, NCTE-sponsored
  • Reader/Judge Sigma Tau Delta Scholarship Awards
  • Sigma Tau Delta Immediate Past President, President, Vice-President, Eastern Regent and Board of Directors, 2008-2016
  • FPU Open House Presentations on English Programs, with development of Prezi-platform e-presentation
  • Adjudicator, Jaffrey-Rindge School District Annual Shakespeare Festival
  • English Faculty Search (Creative Writing), Spring 2008