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Leadership, Faculty & Staff

Jennifer Easler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Jennifer Easler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Hometown: Born in Texas, raised in California / Alaska / Texas / Florida / Virginia, married a Minnesotan, roots in Nebraska and Iowa

Education History:

B.A. St. Olaf College (English, Classics, Medieval Studies), 2010

M.A. University of Colorado – Boulder (Classics), 2013

M.A. University of Minnesota (English), 2021

Ph.D. University of Minnesota (English, minor in Medieval Studies), 2022

Courses Taught: I teach writing courses here at UP

Areas of scholarship: My background is in both classics and medieval studies, and so my primary interest is classical reception in medieval and early modern English (14th-17th centuries – especially Chaucer, Lydgate, and Shakespeare). I focus on the Trojan War narrative (with a secondary interest in the Theban cycle). I am interested in prophecy (and its connections with poetry), the idea of literary tradition, and translation / reception studies.

Campus and Community Involvement: I’m brand-new to UP and Montana! I’m looking forward to finding community here in English, in SLAS, through church, and among fellow readers and writers

Advice for students: Be curious! Ask for help when you need it.

Favorite Things to Do in Great Falls: We’re new, but we love checking out coffee shops and visiting the library.


Reading / writing (especially fantasy)

Playing flute (decently) and piano (poorly)

Studying dead languages