Constance Relihan

Constance Relihan, PhD


(804) 827 1912

Harris Hall, 900 Park Ave., room 5192


  • PhD, University of Minnesota
  • MA, University of Minnesota
  • AB, University of Illinois

Research Interests

  • Early modern English literature
  • Shakespeare
  • General Education and Student Success

Select Publications

Online Curriculum

  • Co-Lead Advisor with Joni Webb Petschauer, Student Success. Oxford UP Epigeum. 2016.


  • “The Nordan Shakespeare,” Lewis Nordan: Humor, Heartbreak, and Hope, Barbara Baker, ed. University of Alabama Press, 2012, 139-46.
  • “Fishwives’ Tales: Narrative Agency, Female Subjectivity, and Telling Tales Out of School,” Early Modern Prose Fiction, Naomi Conn Liebler, ed. Routledge, 2007. 46- 59.
  • “Barnaby Riche's Appropriation of Ireland and the Mediterranean World, or How Irish is ‘The Turk’?,” Early Modern Fiction and the Mediterranean World, Goran V. Stanivukovic, ed. Palgrave/St. Martin’s, 2006. 179-89.


  • Cosmographical Glasses: Geographic Discourse, Gender, and Elizabethan Fiction. Kent State UP, 2004.
  • Fashioning Authority: The Development of Elizabethan Novelistic Discourse. Kent State UP, 1994.
  • Co-editor, with Goran V. Stanivukovic, Prose Fiction and Early Modern Sexualities. Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
  • Editor, Framing Elizabethan Fictions: Contemporary Approaches to Early Modern Narrative Prose. Kent State UP, 1996.

Recent Presentations

  • “High-Impact Practices: Designing Programs, Effective Assessment, Program Improvement.” With Katie Boyd and Drew Clark. SEC Academic Leadership Development Program (SEC ALDP), Auburn University, February 2018.
  • “University Friend not Foe: Assessment as Engagement's Strategic Ally.” Workshop with Megan Good, Mark Wilson. 2017 Engagement Scholarship Consortium, Birmingham, AL, September 2017.
  • “Cultivating Campus Buy-In through Inclusive Reflection.” Co-author, Megan Good. Association for General and Liberal Studies, Memphis, September 2017.
  • “Critical Timing: An Exploration of When We Should Assess our SLOs” (Pecha Kucha). Co-author, Megan Good. Association for General and Liberal Studies, Memphis, September 2017.
  • “Improving Student Success: Online Orientation, Academic Advising, Early Alert Grades.” With Mark Armstrong and Dana Jablonski. INSPIRE: Collaboration, Retention, Transformation. Austin, April 2017.
  • “Using predictive analytics to enhance student success,” The 2nd Annual Managing Change Conference, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, October 2015.
  • “A Rapidly Changing College-Going Population.” The 2014 Reinvention Center Biennial Conference, Washington, D.C., November 2014.