Arlene Wilner

Faculty & Staff / Arlene Wilner

Professor, Department of English; Director, RiderBRIDGE

Office Location 
Fine Arts 315
Mailing Address 
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Arlene Wilner

Arlene Wilner earned her B.A. in English at Cornell University, and her Ph.D. in English at Columbia University. Her teaching specialties include eighteenth-century English literature, children's literature, and the "Great Ideas" freshman honors seminars. Twice a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, she has contributed essays to a variety of annuals and journals, such as The Journal of Narrative Technique; Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture; Eighteenth-Century Fiction, and Children’s Literature. A Fellow of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, she has published on writing pedagogy in Identity, Learning and the Liberal Arts (Jossey-Bass) and in English-Studies venues. She founded and directs BRIDGE, a University-wide faculty-development program. In May 2006 she was appointed to direct the university's Baccalaureate Honors Program.