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Joanne Hosey-McGurk

Associate Professor of English

Contact Information

PHONE: 814-824-2544


  • Ph.D. - Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Rhetoric and Linguistics (1999)
  • M.A. - Western Illinois University, English (1988)
  • B.A. - Chestnut Hill College, English (1982)

In her former roles as Vice President of Academic Affairs, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, and Faculty Senate President, Dr. Hosey-McGurk has had a wealth of experience in university leadership. Her interest in writing pedagogy, classical mythology, medieval literature, Irish literature and culture, as well as gender studies informs her teaching and drives her research interests. As a staunch advocate for Mercyhurst’s varied study abroad programs, Dr. Hosey-McGurk has accompanied students to France, Italy, the Galapagos Islands, and Spain. She regularly teaches Irish history and culture to students at our Dungarvan campus in Ireland.

About Dr. Hosey-McGurk
    • World Literatures
    • Contemporary Fiction
    • Irish Literature and Culture
    • Pedagogy, Linguistics
    • Composition
    • Research and Writing
    • Western Classics
    • World Classics
    • Harry Potter
    • Detective Fiction
    • Medieval Literature
    • Irish Cultures

    “The Page and Screen: The Subversive Message of World War II – Era Hollywood Films Adapted from Contemporary Novels by and about Women.” Journal of Popular Film and Television, 2013.