Quinnipiac University
Robert A Smart

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Professor of English

A native of Maine, Bob Smart studied at The University of Maine (BA English/History), and at The University of Utah (Comparative Literature MA and Ph.D.). He has taught at a number of regional institutions—University of Maine, Bradford College—before getting hired at Quinnipiac University in 2000. His publications are mostly in Gothic Studies, Irish Famine Studies and Writing Across the Curriculum, and he is the founding editor of two journals on writing, The Writing Teacher (National Poetry Foundation) and The Double Helix (Quinnipiac University). He is currently Dean of The College of Arts & Sciences, and is tenured as a Professor of English. He has also served as English Department Chair, Writing Program Director, Irish Studies Director at Quinnipiac, and as Acting Academic Dean at Bradford College. He lives currently in Middletown, CT and has four children and four grandchildren.

Education

  • BA, University of Maine-Fort Kent
  • MA, University of Utah
  • PHD, University of Utah

Organization

  • College of Arts and Sciences

Office Location

  • College of Arts & Sciences 1 206

Mail Drop

  • CL-AC1

Experience

Quinnipiac University

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of English

Hamden, CT

2014 - Present

Quinnipiac University

English Department Chair

Hamden, CT

2008 - 2014

Quinnipiac University

Professor of English

Hamden

2003 - 2014

Quinnipiac University

Associate Professor of English, Writing Program Director

Hamden

2000 - 2003

The Irish College For the Humanities

Visiting Professor of Humanities

Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

1997 - 2006

Bradford College

Professor of English, Writing Program Director, Dorothy Bell Endowed Chair In Writing

Haverhill, MA

1993 - 2000

Bradford College

Associate Professor of English, Writing Program Director, Dorothy Bell Endowed Chair In Writing

Haverhill, MA

1986 - 1993

Bradford College

Assistant Professor of English, Writing Program Director

Haverhill, MA

1984 - 1986

University of Maine at Fort Kent

Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Director of Composition

Fort Kent, ME

1979 - 1984

Westminster College

Senior Lecturer In English and Composition

Salt Lake City, UT

1974 - 1979

University of Utah

Teaching Fellow In English

Salt Lake City, UT

1974 - 1979