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Denise MacNeil

Denise MacNeil
Associate Professor
School of Business

Denise MacNeil is an associate professor in the school of business whose areas of expertise include cultural contexts for business and management, American literature and literature by American women.

She specializes in using literature to illumine and examine managerial and business issues and themes.

MacNeil is the author of the book “The Emergence of the American Frontier Hero, 1682-1826,” and she has also written numerous articles and presentations.

She holds a doctoral degree in American literature from Claremont Graduate University, and she also has two master’s degrees from Chapman University: a master of fine arts in creative writing and a master of arts in comparative literature. She completed her undergraduate work at The Evergreen State College.

Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

  • American literature
  • Early American literature
  • American literature by women
  • Mary Rowlandson
  • Harold Bell Wright
  • American literature to 1914

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