Assistant Professor, English
Dr. Michael Elam was born and raised in North Highlands, California, and lived in northwestern New Jersey and the greater St. Louis area before coming to Chesapeake. He holds B.A. degrees in Ministerial Studies from Trinity Life Bible College in Sacramento, California and in English from Rutgers University, where he also minored in Ancient Mediterranean Civilization. He holds a M.A. degree in English from Rutgers University as well. Elam received his Ph.D. in English from Saint Louis University, where he concentrated on Medieval Studies. He has taught in higher education settings in various capacities for over 10 years, including teaching Latin, composition, and various literary courses.
Clarence Miller Award, Saint Louis University, 2007
English Department Award for Highest Distinction in Literary Studies, Rutgers University, 2006
Graduate, Rutgers Honors College, 2004
Madison C. Bates Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement in the English Department Rutgers University, 2004