Associate Professor, Director of Peer Mentor Program
Degrees: Ph.D. in Early American Literature and Women's Literature (Purdue University); Master of Arts in English Language and Literature (Purdue University); Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science (University of Minnesota)
Year appointed: 2008
Dr. Livengood's area of specialization is in early American literature, with an emphasis on 19th-century women writers. Classes she teaches regularly include the early American survey, the early American Novel, Major American Authors, Diversity in Literature, Slavery and Literature, and Methods of Literary Study. Dr. Livengood has published articles in Studies in American Humor and Legacy, and in 2012 she was awarded the Edward G. Harness Outstanding Education Award.