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David Andrew Salomon

Office of Research and Creative Activity - Center for Sustainability in Education - Honors Program

David Salomon

Academic Staff
Director, Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

Trible Library 230B
(757) 594-8587


  • Ph D in English, University of Connecticut
  • MA in English, City University of New York
  • BA in English, Fairleigh Dickinson University


Medieval and Renaissance English literature; philosophy; religious studies


Medieval and Renaissance literature, religion and culture


Dr. David A. Salomon holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Connecticut and an MA from the City University of New York. A specialist in the literature, religion and culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance England, he most recently spent thirteen years as a professor of English at the Sage Colleges in Troy and Albany, NY. During his time there, he also served as chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages, director of general education, director of study abroad, chair of the Faculty Development Committee, faculty advisor for the student newspaper, and was the founding director of the Kathleen Donnelly Center for Undergraduate Research. He joined CNU as the inaugural Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity in September 2017.

His book on the medieval glossed Bible was published by the University of Wales Press in 2013. In 2015, he co-edited and co-authored a monograph, Redefining the Paradigm, which discussed new models for faculty evaluation to improve student learning. His new book, The Seven Deadly Sins: How Sin Influenced the West from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era, was published by Praeger in April 2019. He has published essays on everything from medieval mysticism to anger in the Bible, and has given presentations on teaching and faculty evaluation models at conferences, such as the Teaching Professor and the annual AACU Conference. A native of Bronx, NY, he and his wife Kelly and daughter Phoebe now reside in Newport News, VA.

Selected Accomplishments

  • The Sage Colleges Faculty Champion of Character, The Academy for Character Education. (2017)
  • The Last Lecture, "Reinvent Yourself", The Sage Colleges. (2015)
  • Exemplary Service Award, The Sage Colleges. (2007)
  • Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Black Hills State University. (2004)
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2022). "What we know must be": Undergraduate Research in an Online Shakespeare Course. Stylus Publishing. Pages, 151 - 165.
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2019). The Seven Deadly Sins: How Sin Influenced the West from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era. Praeger.
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2018). Refining the Paradigm: Holistic Evaluation of Faculty to Support Faculty and Student Learning. New American Colleges and Universities.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2017). “’A Bad Counselor’: Anger in the Bible”. Praeger. Pages, 111-129.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2016). A New Paradigm for Faculty Work and Evaluation. Rutgers University Press. Pages, 143-156.
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2015). Redefining the Paradigm: Faculty Models to Support Student Learning. New American Colleges and Universities.
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2012). An Introduction to the Glossa Ordinaria as Medieval Hypertext. University of Wales Press.
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