Professor Theresa Towner

Theresa M. Towner


  • modern American literature
  • African-American literature
  • William Faulkner
  • Harry Potter
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Chronicles of Narnia


Charles Lilly

Expert at a Glance

Theresa M. Towner, Ph.D. School of Arts and Humanities

Professor of Literary Studies

Dr. Theresa M. Towner is an authority on the work of Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Faulkner, African-American literature and culture, and Harry Potter. Her recent work includes The Cambridge Introduction to William Faulkner.

She was honored by the University with the Chancellor’s Council Teaching Award for 2001-2002.

Towner received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.


Updated: November 29, 2011