Education and Academic Interests
Dr. Rieger holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Notre Dame and a B.A. from the University of Dallas. She teaches classes in British literature, medicine and literature, world literature, and composition. Additionally, she serves as advisor to Sigma Tau Delta, the English honors society.
She has published widely on Victorian literature, with a recent emphasis on representations of medicine and mystery. Her latest articles examine depictions of drug fiction and the gothic hospital in late-Victorian fiction. A forthcoming article focuses on the popular fiction of L. T. Meade, creator of the first medical mystery series. She also has a special interest in writing pedagogy and co-authored a special issue of Journal of Excellence in College Teaching titled “Motivating Millennials: How to Promote Active Reading in an Online Era.”