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Elizabeth Adams-Eilers, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of English and Philosophy
Office: 0032 MacAlister Hall
Fax: 215.895.1071


  • BA, English, Georgia State University, 1977
  • MA, English, Georgia State University, 1983 
  • MDiv, (Masters of Divinity), Emory University, 1987
  • PhD, World Religions, Temple University, 2002


Elizabeth Adams-Eilers, PhD is an adjunct assistant professor at Drexel University, having been employed there to teach English since Fall, 2007. While at Drexel, she returns to a previous interest in a study of Shakespeare’s narrative voice(s); she teaches a freshman English seminar (103) called “Writing about Shakespeare and the Workplace.” She is devoted to, and excited about, teaching online.

Elizabeth lives in West Philadelphia with her husband and four cats.

Selected Publications:

The title of her doctoral dissertation is “Narrative Discourse in Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle (1577)”; one chapter from this work appears in a book entitled Things of the Spirit: Women Writers Constructing Spirituality, edited by Kristina K. Groover and published by the University of Notre Dame Press (2004). In this book her dissertation chapter appears as Chapter 1, “The Architectonics of Desire: Pageantry, Procession, and Protagonists in Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle (1577).