Sarah Kelen, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Associate Professor of English
(402) 465-2113
sak [at]
Old Main 124
Office hours: 

On Leave 2013-2014


Ph.D., English, Columbia University
M.A., English, Columbia University
B.A., English, University of California, Berkeley

Courses taught: 

I teach courses ranging from first-year composition to the senior thesis workshop. My particular expertise is in British Literature, but I also enjoy teaching courses in Language Theory and in Writing.

Research and academic interests: 

Research interests:

  • Medieval Literature
  • Renaissance Literature
  • Early Modern Cultural Studies

Selected Publications:
Author of Langland's Early Modern Identities, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Editor of Renaissance Retrospections: Tudor Views of the Middle Ages, Medieval Institute Publications, 2013.

Professional and community affiliations, certifications and awards: 

Leadership in Professional Organizations:
Past President, Nebraska State Conference, AAUP

Professional Awards:
2013 Faculty Scholar Award, NWU
2004 Visiting Fellow, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University
2003-2004 Exemplary Teaching Award, NWU