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Sheila Sandapen

Sheila Sandapen, PhD

Director of Programs in English
Associate Teaching Professor
Department of English and Philosophy
Office: 5016 MacAlister Hall


  • PhD, English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • MA, Writing, Emerson College, 1992
  • BA, Communication, Neumann College (now University), 1989

Research Interests:

Postcolonial Literature, British Literature, Women Literature, Cultural Studies, Children’s literature


Sheila Sandapen, PhD teaches in the First-Year Writing Program at Drexel. As a young child she would sometimes leave the playground during school recess to sneak into the library and read in peace. It was this attitude that sealed her fate to be a writer and English Instructor.

Selected Publications:

Reflecting her eclectic interests in cultural studies, women studies, history and film, Sandapen’s publications include book and film reviews and articles on World War I Aviation, Jane Austen and British Cinema and Dr. Who. She is currently researching and writing on the American 1950s children’s author Edward Eager.