Ellen Mankoff has taught a wide variety of courses in the Department of English since joining the faculty in 1980. She has directed the Kenyon-Exeter program, was a member of the faculty of the Kenyon Summer in Rome, and she has also taught in the Integrated Program in Humane Studies. Several of her courses are cross-listed in Women's and Gender Studies. Her essay "Approaching Paradise Lost through a Reading of Milton's Sonnets" is included in the MLA volume Approaches to Teaching Milton's Paradise Lost (1st edition). She has a special interest in the poetry of Edmund Spenser and in early modern women writers.


1978 — Master of Arts from Johns Hopkins University

1975 — Bachelor of Arts from Reed College, Phi Beta Kappa