Dr. Sarah Whitney received her B.A. in English and history from the College of William and Mary, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Virginia. She previously taught Women’s Studies at the University of Richmond, and served as Director of the Women’s Resource Center at Randolph-Macon College. She also worked at the University of Virginia’s Women’s Center for several years, serving as Assistant Director before coming to Penn State Behrend.
At Penn State Behrend, she serves as the director of the Women’s Studies program. She was also the inaugural faculty member selected for the Penn State Behrend Administrative Fellows Program, which aims to provide college administrative leadership experience for women and minorities. Since the end of the fellowship, she has been appointed the Director of Special Projects for the Chancellor’s Office.
Her work has been published in Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Clues: A Journal of Detective Fiction, and in the book Investigating Veronica Mars. Her research interests include the history of American women’s literature, women’s popular culture, American Gothic, and post-feminism. She is currently in the middle of a manuscript on post-feminist gothic literature in America, 1985-2010. She and Dr. Warren are the proud parents of a son.