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Dr. Lauri Chose

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Title: Associate Professor of English and Environmental Studies
School: Arts & Letters
Academic Department: Environmental Studies
Academic Department: Literature and Languages
Phone: 814-472-3857
E-mail: lchose@francis.edu
Office Location: Scotus Hall 321


  • Ph.D. and M.A., English Literature and Criticism - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., English Literature - University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown


Academic & Professional Specializations

  • ecocriticism and animal rights ethical theories in literature

Teaching Interests

  • literature and the environment
  • literature and the Civil Rights Movement
  • monsters in literature
  • business communication
Recent Activities
  • “Realizing a Fantasy: Haniel Long’s Hanging Gardens of Pittsburgh.” Paper presentation delivered at the Modernist Studies Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. November 2014.
  • "Cather’s Pittsburgh Walking Tour” Poster Presentation at the Faculty Development Poster Session (with Dr. Tim Bintrim and Dr. Brennan Thomas). March 2015.
  • Began a Beekeeping Program at SFU, including coursework and a working apiary on campus. Spring 2015.
  • Adviser of the Literary Club.

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