Dennis McDaniel Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English
  • Ph.D., Duquesne University
  • M.A., Duquesne University
  • B.A., Saint Vincent College
About Dennis McDaniel Ph.D.
Dr. McDaniel's teaching and research interests range from British Renaissance literature to popular music studies. In all of his courses, be they introductory or advanced, writing courses or literature courses, Dr. McDaniel's students explore forms and statements of cultural resistance. In addition to chairing the English Department, Dr. McDaniel directs the college's Interdisciplinary Writing Program and is the Faculty Moderator of the student newspaper, The Review.
Phone 724-805-2150
Office Location
Placid Hall 407
  • "Toward an Aesthetics of Rock Criticism." Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 11, 2015
  • "'The Dust Blows Back: Beefheart Writes Bangs.'" Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. April 1, 2015.
  • "The Treacherous Terrain of Free Speech" National Catholic Reporter, Jan. 17, 2015.
  • "Author Frees Jesus's Stories to be Read as Living, Vibrant Texts" National Catholic Reporter, Nov. 5, 2014.
  • "'Get Together': The Theme of Community in the Popular Music of the Sixties." Harrisburg Area Community College, September 30, 2014.
Courses Taught
  • British Literature: Middle Ages to the Restoration
  • British Renaissance Literature
  • Language and Rhetoric (Freshman Composition)
  • Literary Criticism II: Contemporary Theories
  • Modern European Literature
  • News Writing
  • Rock 'n' Roll Criticism
  • Shakespeare: Comedies and Tragedies
  • The Beat Generation
  • The Literature of Social Protest