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Roark Mulligan

Roark Mulligan


McMurran Hall 227
(757) 594-7685


  • Ph D in English, University of Oregon
  • MA in English, University of Oregon
  • MS in Teaching English, University of Oregon
  • AB in Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley


I teach writing, literature, and pedagogical courses for the English department and the Teacher Preparation Program, but I also teach a senior seminar for the Honors Program.


My research focuses on American literature and writing pedagogy.


Roark Mulligan is a professor of English at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, where he teaches literature and writing. He has authored essays that have appeared in American Literary Realism, American Literary Scholarship, Dreiser Studies, English Education, and Studies in American Naturalism. In 2010, he published the Dreiser Edition of The Financier (University of Illinois Press), and in 2016, he completed a scholarly edition of The Titan (Winchester University Press), the second volume in Theodore Dreiser's Trilogy of Desire.

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