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Daniel Ritchie

Job Titles

  • Professor of English
    English, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Humanities Program Director
    General Education, College of Arts and Sciences

Started at Bethel



  • Amherst College - B.A. Cum laude in Greek, 1978
  • Rutgers University - M.A. in English, 1980
  • Rutgers University - Ph.D. in English, 1985

Areas of expertise

Ritchie teaches courses in British literature and specializes in the 18th century. In 2002, he guided Bethel’s efforts to begin a Humanities Program, a team-taught, 4-course introduction to the Western tradition. In 2006, he won Bethel’s Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching. He has edited 2 books on Edmund Burke and has written 2 books of literary criticism, Reconstructing Literature in an Ideological Age and The Fullness of Knowing: Modernity and Postmodernity from Defoe to Gadamer.