Nancy Gutierrez

Dean of Arts and Sciences and Early Modern specialist

Nancy A. Gutierrez joined the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in July 2005. She received a BA in English from Denison University, and a Master’s and Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Chicago. Prior to coming to UNC Charlotte, she served as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Arizona State University, where she was a Professor of English.

At ASU, she created a campus-wide Faculty Development Program. She was a leader in reforming the general education curriculum and in improving the professional status for full-time, contract faculty. Prior to her position as Vice Provost, she served as the Associate Dean for Academic Personnel in the College of Arts and Sciences and as Chair of the Department of English.

A scholar of early modern English literature, she has published on Shakespearean drama and early modern women. Her most recent book is “Shall She Famish Then”: Female Food Refusal in Early Modern England (Ashgate 2003). She served as President of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association and currently serves as Treasurer for the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. She has also published on issues in higher education, particularly on the intersection of a liberal arts education and academic administration.

Selected Publications:

“Shall She Famish Then?” Female Food Refusal in Early Modern England. Ashgate Press, 2003. 146 pp.

“Trafficking in The Broken Heart.” Privacy, Domesticity, and Women in Early Modern England, edited by Corinne S. Abate. Burlington, VY: Ashgate Press, 2003. pp. 65-81.

“Caught between Angelo and the Duke: Or, Negotiating Terror and Love in Academic Administration.” ADE Bulletin 129 (2001): 28-30.

Major Women Writers of Seventeenth-Century England. General Editor: James Fitzmaurice; Textual Editor: Josephine Roberts; Subject Area editors: Carol Barash, Eugene Cunnar, and Nancy Gutierrez. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1997. 392 pp.

“’Trouth ought to be rescude; / Trouthe should nat be subdude”: Skelton and the Tudor Myth,” 28-page manuscript, solicited by David Carlson for an anthology of articles on John Skelton; forthcoming 2007, Medieval and Renaissance Text Society, (with Catherine G. Canino).

"Post-Tenure Review at ASU: Focus on the Chair.” ADE Bulletin 122 (Spring 1999): 51-55.

“King Arthur, Scotland, Utopia, and the Italianate Englishman: What Does Race Have to do with It?” Shakespeare Studies 26 (1998): 37-48.

“Why William and Judith Both Need Their Own Rooms.” Shakespeare Quarterly 47.4 (Winter 1996): 424-32.