Valerie Booth, PhD
Assistant Teaching Professor of English; Associate Director, Certificate in Writing and Publishing
Office: 5064 MacAlister Hall
Phone: (215) 895-2583
- BA, Humanistic Studies, McGill University, 1985
- MA, American Literature, George Washington University, 1989
- PhD, English Literature, Certificate in Comparative Literature, 1996
Favorite Authors and/or Books: Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Colette, William Gibson, Terry Pratchett
Favorite Musical Artists: Steely Dan, Francis Cabrel, James Taylor, Bob Marley
Personal Interests and Hobbies: Reading, traveling, making soup, reading, walking my dog, reading
A Favorite Quote: Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. -Theodore Roosevelt
Favorite TV Show: Sherlock (BBC)
One thing that makes me smile is: a letter from a friend.
A Pet Peeve: using the verb “grow” when you mean to say “increase” or “expand”: “We will grow our business in new ways.” Arrrggh!
One hidden talent is: I pick up (and mimic) accents pretty well.
One reason I like my job is: I get to meet 80 new people every quarter.