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Celia Easton

Dean of Academic Planning and Advising, Professor of English
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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."

Easton is the dean of the Office of Academic Advising and Planning, as well as a member of the Geneseo Interfaith Service Project.