Celia EastonDean of Academic Planning and Advising, Professor of English
Celia Easton received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1984. When she first began working at Geneseo, her research and courses focused primarily on the 18th-century novel. Her scholarship now centers almost exclusively around Jane Austen, whose work Easton teaches in the major authors course. She is a recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Easton serves on the editorial board of Persuasions, the journal of the Jane Austen Society of North America. In 2016, she published “‘The Encouragement I Received’: Emma and the Language of Sexual Assault” which was featured in Persuasions. She also published "'The Probability of Some Negligence': Avoiding the Horror of the Absent Clergyman" as well as "The Sibling Ideal in Jane Austen's Novels: When Near Incest Really is Best."
CMRD 101: Common Read:Teach Self 2 Learn
This course requires students to read and analyze a book selected as the year’s “common reading.” Course assignments connect with other curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities and require weekly brief responses or applications of the reading.
EXPL 125: Academic Bootcamp
An intensive workshop on learning strategies, study skills, time management, note-taking, project management, and personal well-being offered over two weekends or pre-college. Fifteen required instructional contact hours plus online modules. Recommended for students struggling academically or students eager to begin college equipped with metacognitive learning strategies and success tools.