Emily Seelbinder, Ph.D.
Professor of English at Queens University of Charlotte
Dr. Emily Seelbinder is a Professor of English and the Director of American Studies at Queens University of Charlotte, where she teaches courses on writing and American literature and culture. Though she works hard to cultivate a reputation as “the meanest, baddest English teacher on the planet,” she has twice won the Fuqua Distinguished Educator Award and in 2007 received the Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award. In addition to her teaching and program duties, she serves as the announcer for the Queens University of Charlotte's women's basketball games and participates frequently in a variety of campus events, including some memorable musical and theatrical performances. A graduate of Salem Academy in Winston-Salem, Dr. Seelbinder has a B.A. in English from Hollins University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has published several articles on Emily Dickinson and is currently working on a study of musical settings of Dickinson’s poetry.