English and Philosophy Welcomes Sheila Sandapen

April 23, 2012 — The Department of English and Philosophy warmly welcomes a new teaching faculty member this term: Dr. Sheila Sandapen, assistant teaching professor of English and Philosophy.

Sheila Sandapen

Dr. Sheila Sandapen, Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of English and Philosophy

Hometown: London, U.K.
Degree: Ph.D. English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests: Media and popular culture, Sassy women in all ages, Theater and British Literature.

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: Persuasion by Jane Austen (predictable but true)

Q: Who is your idol or who inspires you?
A: Masters of wordplay including: Billie Holiday, The Smiths, Louis Armstrong, Tom Stoppard, William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Alice Hoffman, Anne Lamott, and Tayeb Salih

Q: What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
A: My daughter. Books and tea.

Q: What’s one thing every student who plans on taking one of your classes should know about you?
A: Come with an open mind and the willingness to work.

Q: What did you do before joining Drexel?
A: Taught English Literature and composition.