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  Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 11:06:54 AM Tue, 23 Aug 2011 
 Sandra L. Spencer
 Contact Information
Sandra L. Spencer
Principal Lecturer-English, Director-Women
Contact address   1155 Union Circle # 311307, Denton, TX 76203     Office LocationGeneral Academic Building, Room No.: # 467 
Email  spencer@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-2532   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Associate Membership-August 31, 2014   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy English Literature/" Pre-Feminist Indicators in Margaret Oliphant’s Early Responses to the Woman Question" University of North Texas 1996
Master of Arts English Literature/"The Angel in the House and The Woman in White: The Unfolding and Decoding of a Victorian Stereotype" University of North Texas 1991
Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) English and History/"Charles Dickens’s Influence on the Victorian Perception of Children" (Honors Thesis) University of Texas at Dallas 1986
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015WMST4260001Topics in Women's Studies  
Spring 2015ENGL4450001Special Studies in a Single or Dual Author(s) Download Syllabus
Fall 2014WMST4200001Contemporary Issues in Global Feminism Download Syllabus
Summer 5W1 2014ENGL2221001Survey of world literature since the Renaissance Download Syllabus
Spring 2014ENGL3450001Short Story Download Syllabus
Fall 2013WMST4260001Gender and Human Trafficking Download Syllabus
Spring 2013ENGL4500001British Fiction3Download Syllabus
Summer 2011ENGL4800090Special Seminar in Literature or Language36Download Syllabus
Spring 2012ENGL4500001British Fiction3Download Syllabus
Spring 2011WMST3720001Women's Literature27Download Syllabus
Spring 2011ENGL3924001Women's Literature60Download Syllabus
Spring 2010ENGL4600001Continental European Fiction93 
Fall 2011WMST5200001Contemporary Issues in Global Feminisms  
Fall 2011WMST4200002Contemporary Issues in Global Feminism Download Syllabus
Fall 2010WMST5200001Contemporary Issues in Global Feminisms15Download Syllabus
Fall 2010WMST4200002Contemporary Issues in Global Feminism78Download Syllabus
Fall 2009WMST5200001Contemporary Issues in Global Feminisms18 
Fall 2009WMST4200002Contemporary Issues in Global Feminism54 
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
British Literature, Nineteenth Century (including courses on Jane Austen, The Pre-Raphaelites, Romantic and Victorian poetry, Victorian novel); Continental European Fiction (including course on 19th-century French novel); Women’s Literature (including course on women and work); Short Story; Scottish Literature.
Study Abroad
While not an academic area per se , I have conducted five groups of students on study abroad ventures to Britain. This involves coordinating site visits, transportation, accommodation, local resources, author visits, and cultural components with academic instruction. In Maymester 2010, I conducted a study abroad venture to Tunisia for Women's Studies credit. This was the first time any group had gone on Study Abroad there from UNT.
Women’s Studies
Introduction to Women’s Studies (including design and implementation of online course); Feminist Foundations; Global Feminisms; Dissenting Voices in British Women’s Literature; and Scottish Transnational Literature
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2002-PresentDirectorCollege of Arts & Sciences University of North Texas
1996-PresentPrincipal LecturerEnglish Department University of North Texas
1996-2002Undergraduate AdvisorEnglish Department University of North Texas
1987-1996Adjunct FacultyDevelopmental Studies; English Richland College, Dallas
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   
1  2 
  YearPublication  Type
British Women Nineteenth-Century Writers: A Bio-Bibliographic Critical Sourcebook
“Isabella Beeton,”
Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2000. 20-22
“Words, Terms, and Other ‘Unchancy’ Things: Rhetorical Strategies and Self-Definition in ‘The Laws Concerning Women’,”
Margaret Oliphant
Women’s Writing Special Edition: Margaret Oliphant. Vol. 6 No. 2. Oxford, UK: Triangle, 1999. 251-259
“The Indispensable Mr. Wills.”
Victorian Periodicals Review. Vol. 21 No. 4. Winter 1988. 145-151
“The Victorian Poorhouse,” The Dickens Project: Our Mutual Friend: The Scholarly Pages
October 1998: 4 pp. Online. Internet. 12 October 1998
“The Musty Familiar” (poem).
The Wormwood Review. Vol. 144: 175. 1997
toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
  Presentations/Projects per page   
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2011 2011 Presentation to Democratic Women of Collin County on Film "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" -- Global Women's Issues, March 24, 2011
2010 2010 Graduate Student Workshop
"Challenges Women Face in Graduate School."  Toulouse Graduate School, UNT.  Denton, TX.  September 14, 2010.  
2009 2009 Women Student Challenges in Graduate School.
Panel participant.  September 30, 2009.
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2011"Middle Eastern Women: Tradition, Development, Change" (International Faculty Development Seminar, Amman, Jordan)Council on International Educational Exchange/Ping Fellowship$1,300OtherCompleted
2007-2008“Latinas and Leadership: Taking It to the Next Level” ProgramHispanic and Global Studies Initiative Fund$7,816OtherCompleted
2007-2008“Latinas and Leadership” ProgramWells Fargo Award$5,000OtherCompleted
2003-2004Teaching With Technology Grant: online offering of WMST 2100  OtherCompleted
toggle toggle Intramural Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2011"Middle Eastern Women: Tradition, Development, Change" (International Faculty Development Seminar, Amman, Jordan)UNT-I Matching Grant$1,000OtherCompleted
2011"Middle Eastern Women: Tradition, Development, Change" (International Faculty Development Seminar, Amman, Jordan)College of Arts & Sciences$800OtherCompleted
toggle toggle Mentoring/Advising
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2010-2011Mark Fish/HistoryDissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingDissertation
2010-2011Robyn BeckMcNair ScholarUndergraduate Mentoring/AdvisingPoster Presentation
2007-2010Jessica Wronsky/HistoryDissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingDissertation
2007-2009Evan Bruno/EnglishDissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2007-2008Jennifer HorstMaster’s Theses CommitteesGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis
2007-2008Michael McCrackenMaster’s Theses CommitteesGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis
2007-2008Anna Bushart/RTVFMaster’s Theses CommitteesGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis
2005-2006Krystal Hart/EnglishDissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingDissertation
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2011-PresentGraduate School Diversity Advisory CommitteeMember 
2011-PresentUNT Castleberry Peace Institute Advisory CommitteeMember 
2009-PresentUNT-International Education CommitteeMember 
2008-PresentContemporary Arab & Muslim Cultural Studies Institute CommitteeMember 
2002-PresentSteering CommitteeMemberInternational Studies Program
1998-PresentCollege of Arts & Sciences AmbassadorsSponsor 
2007-2009South Central Region, NWSACo-Chair 
2008Search Committee International Studies
2007-2008Search Committee Department of Journalism
2006-2008Charn Uswachoke International Development Committee  
2007One Book/One Community Steering CommitteeMember 
2006-2007Diversity in the Core Advocacy Committee  
2005-2007Search Committee Vice Provost and Associate Vice President for International Education
2005-2006Search Committee Department of Journalism
2004-2005Search Committee Communication Studies
2001-2002Blue Ribbon Panel on Role and Scope of Teacher Preparation at UNT  
2000-2002University Curriculum Assessment Committee  
1999-2002University ExCET Steering Committee  
2000University Task Force on Developmental Education  
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2008-PresentAAUWProgram ChairNorth Texas Interbranch Council
2007-PresentDenton County Women’s Education Network (DCWEN)Secretary 
2002-PresentNational Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)Member; South Central Region Co-Chair 
2002-PresentAmerican Association of University Women (AAUW)Member; North Texas Interbranch Council Vice President 
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2005NEH seminar participant “Genre, Dialogue, and Community in British Romanticism,”University of Nebraska—Lincoln
2004“Wall of Honor” (Outstanding Alumni)Richland College
1999Recognized for Outstanding SponsorshipSigma Tau Delta National Honor Society
1996Visiting ScholarThe National Faculty
1991Patchell FellowMary Patchell Scholarship Award in English, UNT
1991Outstanding Teaching FellowDepartment of English, UNT
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2010Institute of International Education (IIE), US Student National Screening CommitteeUK Applicant Reviewer for Fulbright Program 
2007-2008Institute of International Education (IIE), US Student National Screening CommitteeUK Applicant Reviewer for Fulbright Program 
2001-2002National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)Program Review Coordinator for English 
2001-200218th-Century Faculty Search CommitteeInterviewer at MLA 
2000-2002English Undergraduate CommitteeChair 
2000-2002English Scholarship CommitteeMember 
1999-2002English Executive CommitteeMember-at-Large 
1998-199919th-Century Faculty Search CommitteeMember 
1996-2002Tau Delta, chapter of Sigma Tau Delta National Honor SocietySponsor 
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