Bridget Draxler is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of an interdisciplinary writing program at Monmouth College, a liberal arts college in Monmouth, IL. Her current role at the college allows her to support student speaking and writing skills by developing public digital humanities initiatives within the college's core curriculum. As a graduate student at the University of Iowa, Bridget served two terms as a HASTAC Scholar and as a fellow at the Obermann Graduate Institute for Engagement and the Academy; she also developed a course in Iowa literature as part of The University of Iowa UCOL Mobile Application Development Team, highlighting UNESCO's designation of Iowa City as a World City of Literature through undergraduate student research. She continues to collaborate with the UCOL team, and her students write multimedia biographies of civic leaders for a "Local Heroes" mobile app.
Monmouth College, 2011-present The University of Iowa, 2011, PhD English The University of York, 2006, MA English, Romantic and Sentimental Literature St. Olaf College, 2005, BA English, summa cum laude