Dr. Patrick McHenry
Professor, and Interim Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
Ph.D. in English Renaissance Literature at Ohio University (1994)
M.A. in English at Middle Tennessee State University (1989)
B.A. in English at St. Ambrose College (1984)
English Renaissance literature
Patrick McHenry is a Professor of English and currently serves as Interim Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education. As a member of the English Department faculty, he has led student groups to Italy to study the great medieval writers Dante and Boccaccio, and to England to study the writers of Oxford. In his classes on campus, he has introduced students to Shakespeare, Milton, Marlowe, Kyd, and many other Early Modern authors. He is a cinema buff, with particular interest in Shakespeare on film. McHenry is the author of A Milton Herbal, published as an issue of the Milton Quarterly, and the editor of the Broadview Edition of Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy, a sixteenth-century play that had an enormous influence on the English stage, especially on Hamlet. McHenry earned his Ph.D. in Renaissance English Literature at Ohio University. He has served CSU in a number of administrative positions, including interim roles as Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, Dean of the College of Letters and Sciences, Chair of the Art Department, Chair of the Math and Philosophy Department, and Chair of the English Department.