Valerie Booth, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor of English

Valerie Booth

Office: 5064 MacAlister Hall
Phone: 215.895.2583


  • BA, Humanistic Studies, McGill University, 1985
  • MA, American Literature, George Washington University, 1989
  • PhD, English Literature, Certificate in Comparative Literature, 1996


Favorite Authors and/or Books: Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Colette, William Gibson, Terry Pratchett

Favorite Musical Artists: Steely Dan, Francis Cabrel, James Taylor, Bob Marley

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Reading, traveling, making soup, reading, walking my dog, reading

A Favorite Quote: Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. -Theodore Roosevelt

Favorite TV Show: Sherlock (BBC)

One thing that makes me smile is: a letter from a friend.

A Pet Peeve: using the verb “grow” when you mean to say “increase” or “expand”: “We will grow our business in new ways.” Arrrggh!

One hidden talent is: I pick up (and mimic) accents pretty well.

One reason I like my job is: I get to meet 80 new people every quarter.