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M. Lee Alexander

Teaching Professor of English

Office: Wren Dependencies North
Office Hours: Wednesdays 10-12 and by appointment (Spring 2024)
Email: [[mlalex]]

Areas of Specialization

Academic writing; creative writing, in particular poetry, creative nonfiction, fantasy writing, and children's literature; twentieth-century British authors, especially those associated with the Inklings; museum studies; folklore and oral literature; detective fiction; the history of the book; literature with mathematical themes; EAP (English for Academic Purposes); cross-cultural studies; internationalization in the academic community.

She has taught a number of courses in the Graduate ESL Program and has participated in or led summer study abroad programs in Cambridge, Adelaide, and Prague. Alexander has had Fulbright Scholar grants in Belgium, Finland, and Latvia, and encourages students to apply for Fulbrights. She also served in Brazil for a year as an English Language Fellow.



Alexander, M. Lee. Spinning the Compass: New and Collected Poems. Aquillrelle Press, 2018.

folly bridge   Alexander, M. Lee. Folly Bridge. Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, 2011.
Detective FictionAlexander, M. Lee. Detective Fiction from Victorian Sleuths to the Present: Recorded Books Modern Scholar Series Audio Course, 2010.
Observatory book coverAlexander, M. Lee. Observatory. Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, 2007.

B.A., Beloit College; M.A., Indiana University; M.A. and Ph.D., Indiana University