Photo of Paul Thifault from the Department of Humanities
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y., 2012
  • Master of Arts, New York University, New York City, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, Boston University, Boston, 2003

Paul Thifault specializes in American literature and enjoys working with students interested in careers in publishing, law, communications, and education. He is currently Co-Editor of Resources for American Literary Study (Penn State UP), a journal of archival research in its sixth decade of publication. His scholarly interests include early US drama, Native American studies, and modern crime fiction. His current book project, The Routledge Introduction to American Drama, provides an introduction to American plays from the eighteenth century to the present.

Courses Taught

  • Composition
  • American literature


  • Early American Literature
  • US Drama
  • Native American Studies

Selected Works

Spring 2017 Laurels Submissions

Paul Thifault, PhD, assistant professor of English, published "The rhyming irons of Abdur-Rahman Slade Hopkinson" in Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal in December 2016.

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