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  • Victorian Literature
  • Writing
  • Digital Humanities

Paul Schacht

Professor of


Welles 226
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Prof. Paul Schacht

Paul Schacht has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1985.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., Stanford University
  • A.B., University of Michigan

Research Interests

My research interests are in Victorian literature and digital humanities. I'm director of Digital Thoreau, an effort in collaboration with the Thoreau Society and the Walden Woods Project to promote scholarly and public engagement with the works of Henry David Thoreau. Visit our website, follow Digital Thoreau on Twitter, or read the story about us in USA Today.

Publications and Professional Activities

  • "In Pursuit of Pickwick's Hat: Dickens and the Epistemology of Utilitarianism," Dickens Studies Annual 40 (2009)
  • "Rowing Alone: Technology and Democracy in the Humanities Classroom," International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society 4 (2008), 61-68.
  • "The Collaborative Writing Project," in Using Wiki in Education, ed. Stewart L. Mader

    Awards and Honors

    • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1997
    • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, 2007
Fall 2016 Classes

ENGL 388:
Exp:Digital Methods-Humanists

    INTD 388:
    Exp:Digital Methods-Humanists