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Melissa McLeod

Principal Senior Lecturer

Ph.D., Georgia State University


Melissa McLeod teaches a wide variety of classes including Ghosts in English Fiction, London and Victorian Fiction, and Practical Grammar. Dr. McLeod’s teaching interests include how British and postcolonial writers (19th century to present) use ghosts as metaphors to express psychological, societal, and cultural anxieties and how urban environments affect and are portrayed in Victorian fiction. During Maymester 2013, Dr. McLeod led a highly successful study abroad course, Victorian London’s Underworld, which took students to London, England where they read Victorian novels and short stories while exploring the city. Students found the class an extraordinary learning experience. As one student reported, “This was an incredible experience. The class paired with the city really helped me understand the literature better than I could have in any class.”