Andrea received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta in
Honours English and her MA from Queen's in Kingston, ON. Her MA thesis
compared Carlyle to Disraeli. Andrea's PhD, granted from the University of
Toronto, is entitled "The Art of Anne Bronte." Her career began by teaching
undergraduate courses at all levels in the English Department at University of
British Columbia. Since then, Andrea has been teaching first and second-year
courses in the Capilano University English Department, including several years
as the Department's coordinator. Andrea also researches and writes about women
writers from the Victorian period through to the present.
addition to English 100 (which all instructors teach!), Andrea enjoys teaching
the 20th and 21st century all genre first-year literature course (ENGL 103),
and the fiction course covering the same period (ENGL 104). She also teaches
the equivalent of these two courses for the Women Studies department (WMST 104
and 106). For second-year courses, she has specialized in the two halves of
the critical survey of British literature (200, 201), short fiction (211), and
children's literature (218). To this, she’s adding a third-year course as part
of the Liberal Studies Bachelor of Arts (LSBA) program, Studies in Genre:
Gothic Creations and Recreations in Terror (323).
teaching, Andrea can be found skiing the back bowls of Whistler/Blackcomb with
her husband and two children; the summer months often find her challenging the
road up to Cypress on her bike or running the seawall.