Jean MintoChair, English Department

Professor; Chair, English Department, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • DLitt, Drew University
  • MA, Arcadia University
  • BS in Bible, Cairn University

Dr. Jean Minto graduated from Cairn University in 1989. She pursued a Master of Arts degree at Arcadia University and received her Doctor of Letters from Drew University. Since she began teaching at the University in 1991, Dr. Minto has served in various roles: professor, dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, vice provost of assessment and accreditation, and most recently as chair of the English department. She teaches courses in literature, writing, the humanities, and Irish history.

Academic Specialties:

  • Irish history and literature

Awards and Honors:

  • Robert Chapman Prize – D.Litt Dissertation
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities

Publications and Presentations:

  • Finding Betsy – Rediscovering Betsy Gray of the 1798 Rising in Ireland
  • The Reluctant Politician: St. Patrick and Irish American Identity
  • A Home for the Heart of the Irish: St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Irish Identity in America
  • St. Patrick: Priest, Politician, and Patriot

Teaching at Cairn since 1991

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