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Ms. Karen Dodson

Title: Assistant Professor, English
Phone: 678-717-3870

Office: Nesbitt 4154, Gainesville
Areas of Expertise: Early Modern, Milton Studies, Eighteenth-Century Women’s Poetry


Professor Dodson is the faculty advisor for The Chestatee Review.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 0099
  • ENGL 1101
  • ENGL1102
  • ENGL 1102H
  • ENGL 2111
  • ENGL 2112
  • ENGL 2121
  • ENGL 2122
  • ENGL 2131
  • ENGL 2132


  • Ph.D., Literary Studies, Georgia State University, 2018
  • M.A., English, Western Carolina University, 2008
  • B.A., English, Piedmont College, 2005
  • A.S., Secondary Education, DeKalb Community College, 1988

Research/Special Interests

  • Milton studies
  • Eighteenth-century women writers


“Rough Waters,” “We Had It All,” “Making Fudge.” The Woven Word 2013

“The First Time She Left Home” (Short story). The Woven Word 2013

“Two Unpublished Whitman Family Letters.” Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 2008

 “Reading for My Life” (Non-fiction). Nomad 2008

“Quid Est” (Poetry). Nomad 2007

Work Experience

  • Gwinnett Tech
  • University of North Georgia

Personal Information

Professor Dodson has spent five summers teaching in Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia. She serves on the Board of Directors of Adonijah Foundation, a non-profit organization that serves at risk children.

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