Sarah T. Dangelantonio, Ph.D.

Professor of English



B.A. English, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL 1983
M.A. English, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO 1985
Ph.D. English, University of Georgia, Athens, GA  1996

Phone: (603) 899-4034

Courses Taught
  • EN115 Banned Books
  • EN117 Bullies, Buddies, and Bodies: YA
  • EN203 Introduction to British Literature
  • EN303 Epic and Romance
  • EN304 Chaucer
  • EN313 Shakespeare
  • EN321 English Romanticism and Its Legacy
  • EN347 The Rise of the Novel
  • EN335 Modern & Contemporary British Literature
  • EN225 English Sophomore Assessment Seminar
  • EN485 English Senior Assessment Seminar
  • Special Topics: Literary Magazine Publication
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • Thomas Hardy
  • Scholarly Editing
  • 19th C British Literature
  • Pedagogy - English Language and Education
  • General Education Composition and the Teaching of Writing  

Honors & Awards 

Sigma Tau Delta, Outstanding Chapter Sponsor, 25th Anniversary as Faculty Sponsor of the Iota Omega Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Franklin Pierce, Franklin Pierce University Student Government Association Faculty/Staff Recognition Award,

2017: Sigma Tau Delta Project Grant for “Ravens and Rivermead Read!” 

2016: Sigma Tau Delta Outstanding Chapter Award, NEA Big Read Grant Recipient

2010:  FPU Professor of the Week, February 22, 2010 (as selected by  FPTV students)

2003:  CASE Professor of the Year for New Hampshire, 2003, awarded by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Council for Advancement and Support of Education

1996-1997:  Franklin Pierce College Student Senate, Faculty of the Year Award

1992-1993:  Franklin Pierce College, Teaching Excellence and Leadership Award

1988:  University of Georgia Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant

1987-1988:  Outstanding Young Women of America

Publications and Presentations

Publications and Reviews:

Contract with Cambridge University Press, editor for the Cambridge University Press edition of Thomas Hardy’s Novel, The Hand of Ethelberta, 2020 expected publication date

English Literature Web-Based Standard Setting for the CLEP English Literature Exam, Spring 2017

Program Guide and Website Content, Sigma Tau Delta Annual Convention, Albuquerque, NM, 2015

Reviewer, Academic Writing: Concepts and Connections, Oxford University Press, Spring 2014

Author & Editor, VanderMey, et. al’s The College Writer IRM, 4th edition, Fall 2013.

Reviewer, From Inquiry to Academic Writing, Brief Second Edition, Spring 2013

Changing General Education Curriculum: New Directions for Higher Education, No. 125, James L. Ratcliff (Editor)

D. Kent Johnson (Editor), Jerry G. Gaff (Editor),“The Franklin Pierce Plan” April 2004


-Fall Faculty Workshop, IDEAL “Re-Imagining Exams through the Digital Pedagogy Lens"  August, 2019, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH

-Keynote speaker for “The ABCs of Convention,” Round Table Moderator, Session Moderator, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Convention, St. Louis, MO March 27-31, 2019

-“Amply Endowed: Reading Big with Willa Cather,”   SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference, November 7-11, Denver, CO,

-"Abecedarians:The ABCs of Convention,”  Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO 2019, Cincinnati, OH 2018
Louisville, KY 2017

-Round Table Moderator & Session Moderator, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Annual Convention, 2016-present

-“Taking the ASS out of  Assessment” panel, National Council of Teachers of English 2016 Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA Nov 17-20

-Convention Chair, Sigma Tau Delta 2015 Convention, Albuquerque, NM,
2011 Convention, Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Memberships

  • NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English)
  • CCCC  (Conference on College Composition & Communication)
  • NEATE (New England Association of Teachers of English)
  • The Thomas Hardy Association
  • Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society


  • Reader/Judge NH Letters To Literature
  • Adjudicator, Conant HS Poetry OutLoud
  • Reader/Judge National English Honor Society Intellectual Freedom Challenge
  • Reader/Judge Sigma Tau Delta Scholarship Awards
  • Sigma Tau Delta Board of Directors, President, Vice-President, North East Regent
  • Adjudicator, Jaffrey-Rindge School District Shakespeare Festival