Main Office: Peck Hall 302
Department Chair: Dr. Maria K. Bachman
Telephone: (615) 898-5090
Fax: (615) 898-5098
Member, Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. (1988), University of Wisconsin, Madison; MA (1980), Portland State University; BA (1978), Portland State University; First Year at MTSU: 1990
Office: PH 309A; Phone/Voice Mail: 898-5981
Dr. Donovan teaches courses in children's and adolescent literature and in American Literature. She serves as one of the Directors of the Middle Tennessee Writing Project. She co-edits Border States , the journal of the Kentucky-Tennessee American Studies Association, and she was the co-founder and co-director (with Drs. Hixon and Marchant) of the biennial Modern Critical Approaches to Children's Literature conference hosted by MTSU. Dr. Donovan's research currently focuses on how circuses are portrayed in 19th century children's literature.