Sarah Kelen, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Sarah Kelen, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Life
Student Life & Community
Office location

100 Story Student Center (Student Life Suite)

Office hours

MTWF 1:00-1:50 and by appointment


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. I frequently teach the Archway Seminar.

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