Faculty / College of Liberal Arts

Linda Dove

Participating Adjunct Faculty, Writing Department
Faculty Editor of MORIA Literary Magazine
Coordinator of the University Honors Program
Coordinator of Extended Programming

Dr. Linda Dove is an Participating Adjunct Professor in the Writing Department. She has been teaching Advanced Composition courses since Fall 2016 and the online publication course since Fall 2017, which resulted in Woodbury University’s first national literary magazine, MORIA, staffed by undergraduate student-editors. She also coordinates the extended programming for the College of Liberal Arts, which develops arts and literature events for the campus, including the First Press Reading Series, Wordshops, and the annual Page and Stage Conference for the publishing communities of Los Angeles. Also, she is the Coordinator of the new Honors Program for CoLA. Her specific scholarly interest is in English Renaissance literature, with particular focus on women writers and the conventions of the sonnet sequence, but, over the years, she has happily taught a lot of Shakespeare courses, interdisciplinary seminars and surveys, and creative writing courses at the University of Maryland at College Park, at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona (where she also directed the Creative Writing Program), and at Pasadena City College. Her award-winning books include a poetry collection, In Defense of Objects (2009), and three poetry chapbooks, O Dear Deer, (2011), This Too (2017), and Fearn (2019), as well as the scholarly collection of essays, Women, Writing, and the Reproduction of Culture in Tudor and Stuart Britain (2000). Individual poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America, Best of the Net, and Best Microfiction. In the past, she has served as the Altadena Poet Laureate, where she ran a local reading series dubbed ALTA-LA. In the classroom, Dr. Dove is an award-winning teacher and emphasizes collaboration and dialogue, often turning her classrooms into workshops and using scaffolded assignments to encourage her students to think of their writing and research goals as a process. She holds 12 open-door office hours a week and is willing to consult with any student who wants to drop by 102 Whitten (WRIT AT THE WHIT!) for editing advice and revision of their poetry or fiction work-in-progress with an eye towards publication in a nationally-recognized literary journal or magazine. Let’s get it ready to submit!


Ph.D. English, University of Maryland, College Park
M.A. English, University of Maryland, College Park
B.A. English and Art History, Mount Holyoke College