Kristen Proehl

Kristen Proehl, Ph.D


Associate Professor
(585) 395-2476
Office: Liberal Arts 217


I’m am currently serving as our department’s English Education Coordinator. I am also an Honors Faculty Fellow (2023-25).


  • PhD, American Studies, College of William and Mary, 2011
  • MA, American Studies, College of William and Mary, 2004
  • BA, English, University of Puget Sound, 2002

Areas of Specialty

  • Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  • Feminist and queer theory
  • Sentimental literature and culture
  • American Studies
  • Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature

Academic Positions

Honors Faculty Fellow, Fall 2023-present

English Education Coordinator, Spring 2022-present

Associate Professor, Department of English, 2019-present

Assistant Professor, Department of English, 2013-19

Professional Service

  • Vice-President/President-Elect, Carson McCullers Society, 2021-present.
  • Grants Committee, Children’s Literature Association, 2016-18.
  • Freshman Reading Committee, SUNY Brockport, Fall 2015; Fall 2016
  • SEFA/ Faculty-Staff Campaign Representative, English Department, SUNY Brockport, Fall 2015.
  • Faculty Sponsor, English Club, SUNY Brockport, Spring 2015- Fall 2015; Fall 2016-2019
  • Curriculum Committee, Department of English, SUNY Brockport, 2013-14; Fall 2015.
  • Graduate Program Committee, English Department, SUNY Brockport, 2014-15; Fall 2016-
  • Panel Chair, Scholars Day, SUNY Brockport, April 2014, 2015, and 2016.
  • Article Manuscript Reviewer, Mississippi Quarterly, 2014; Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, 2016.
  • Textbook Reviewer, Oxford University Press, 2013.