Susan Dunston, PhD

Susan Dunston

Professor Emerita

CLASS - English & Philosophy

Susan Dunston’s fields of specialization include 19thcentury American literature; the poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson and Transcendentalism; Native American writer Leslie Marmon Silko; environmental ethics and nature writing; philosophy; and feminist theory. She is a former president of the Emerson Society and has helped organize its conference programs in the US, England, Italy, and Germany. Her work also includes diversity issues in science and engineering, and she co-founded the NMT Women’s Resource Center in 2001 and directed it until 2008. She taught English and philosophy courses at NMT from 1998 to 2016. Her newest book, Emerson and Environmental Ethics (Lexington 2018), draws in part on her experience teaching environmental ethics and nature writing at NMT.