Elizabeth Zold

Elizabeth Zold grew up in Crandon, Wisconsin and received a bachelor’s degree in English Education from UW-Stevens Point. She taught English at Wausau West high school for a few years before heading to graduate school. She attended Illinois State University, where she received her MA and PhD.

Her research focuses on 18th century travel narratives and women’s life writing, and she has published on children’s adaptations of Defoe’s “Robinson Crusoe+ as well as how high school textbooks represent 18th century literature. 

Elizabeth’s teaching and research often intersect, and she has an article appearing in the journal “Pedagogy on the use of Second Life”, an online virtual platform, to help teach 18th century travel literature.

In her down time from academic pursuits, Elizabeth enjoys running, indulging in cult movies, and reading.

Dr. Elizabeth Zold
Graduate Programs Director, Professor

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