Susannah N. Clements, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department Chair, Language and Literature, General Education
Why I Teach at Regent
I teach at Regent because my calling as a teacher and scholar is perfectly in line with the mission and vision of Regent and the College of Arts and Science. At Regent, I am able to teach and build curriculum in reading and writing from a Christian perspective—a perspective that treats the written word with integrity and that acknowledges how reading and writing are acts of love and community. Our curriculum not only teaches foundational skills in the discipline of English, but it also affirms the good, the true, and the beautiful and emphasizes how the discipline can cultivate and reflect the image of God is us.
Susannah Clements brings fifteen years of experience in teaching and scholarship in literature, particularly 18th and 19th British literature. Her Christian analysis of the vampire in literature and popular culture, The Vampire Defanged, was published by Brazos Press in 2011.
Dr. Clements has always loved to read and write, so she majored in English as she earned her undergraduate degree at Belhaven College, a Christian college in Jackson, Mississippi. She earned her M.A. and PhD from the University of South Carolina, specializing in nineteenth-century British literature. Her dissertation focused on theology in the novels of three different Victorian writers: Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot and Anthony Trollope.
Her research interests include nineteenth-century British literature, reading from a Christian perspective, popular culture, and the genre of fantasy.
Dr. Clements joined Regent University's College of Arts & Sciences in July of 2007.