Deirdre Bova has revamped two American Studies’ classic courses (The American Myth and The American Identity of the Arts) and put a very different spin on them. In the latter, Professor Bova uses film to depict the various facets of art, as she and her students attempt to answer the question: “What films are the artistic quintessence of the decade?” In The American Myth, Professor Bova challenges students to decide whether or not classic American literature is, in fact, classic. She has also taught a number of independent studies courses for Rider’s School of Liberal Arts and the College of Continuing Studies programs.
Deirdre Bova also holds a full-time position as high school English teacher at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South. She teaches American literature, and holds BAs in American Studies and Education from Rider, an MA in Teaching and English from Monmouth University, and a post-Master’s supervisory certificate from Monmouth University. She has studied at Harvard’s School of Education with a number of leaders in the field of Education including Howard Gardner. She aspires to return to the classroom as a student some day to get her PhD in American Studies and teach full time at Rider.
Mrs. Bova resides at the Jersey Shore in Neptune with her husband, an audio engineer, and her two young daughters, Audrey and Ella. Professor Bova encourages students to contact her at any time to discuss Rider’s wonderful opportunities in both American Studies and Education, as she is a successful representation of Rider’s preparedness in each field of study.