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Elizabeth Adams-Eilers, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of English and Philosophy
Office: 5016 MacAlister Hall


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


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).