Title and discipline: professor,
Office location: O'Grady U-3
Areas of specialization: creative nonfiction,
essay theory, composition theory, early medieval literature, and
Select publications: Archibald, Olivia.
"Reconsidering the Essay's Definition in the University Classroom:
Writing, Disjunction, and the Active Nature of Thought."
Creativity and Discovery in the University Essay. Eds. Tracey
Costley, Alice Chik, and Martha Pennington. London: Equinox,
forthcoming 2014. pp. 160-184.
Areas of interest: Much of Dr. Archibald's current research and writing focuses on
reflective practice and creative forms of essay in higher education,
and she is currently working on a book about the essay genre while
co-authoring Writing from the Inside: The Power of Reflective
Writing in the Classroom (Equinox, coauthor Maureen P. Hall).
Alongside her teaching and research, Dr. Archibald directs faculty
development activities at Saint Martin's.
Education: B.A. and M.A., Marshall University;
Ph.D., University of Iowa