• Donna E. Berghorn

    Associate Professor, School of Arts & Sciences
    603.526.3659 | dberghor@colby-sawyer.edu

    Professor Berghorn teaches writing, media studies, media history and mythology and folklore. A published poet, Professor Berghorn received her Ph.D. in communication and rhetoric from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She works with Colby-Sawyer alumni to produce award-winning films for Hammer & Saw films. read more…

  • Ewa Chrusciel

    Associate Professor, School of Arts & Sciences
    603.526.3645 | echrusciel@colby-sawyer.edu

    Professor Chrusciel joined the faculty in 2006. She studied English, Polish and world literature at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, and earned her Ph.D. in literary studies and contemporary poetry from Illinois State. With a background in American contemporary poetry and cognitive poetics, Professor Chrusciel takes an interdisciplinary and international approach to her teaching and research. She is an award-winning bilingual poet with three books written in Polish and three books of poems in English. Her poetry has been translated and published internationally.

    Professor Chrusciel's teaching and scholarly interests lies in pre-modern, modern and postmodern world poetry, comparative literature, creative writing, translation, and cognitive poetics, including neurological theories of aesthetic experience. She teaches creative writing, world literature, composition, poetry and contemporary prose. read more…

  • Thomas Kealy

    Academic Dean,
    Professor of Literature & Writing, School of Business & Social Sciences
    603.526.3457 | tkealy@colby-sawyer.edu

    Professor Kealy joined the Colby-Sawyer College faculty in 2000 to teach world literature and writing. His scholarship and teaching focus on early modern representations of science and nature in literature, literary cultures of Islamic Spain, and environmental humanities.


    • Ph.D., M.A., English, University of Oregon
    • M.Ed., Adult Education, University of Rhode Island
    • B.A. Philosophy and English, Wesleyan University
    • Escuela Oficial de Idiomas; Ministerio de Ciencias y Educación, Madrid

    Recent Courses Taught

    • Shakespeare and Race
    • African American Literature
    • Digital Humanities
    • Heretical Science: Galileo and Bruno
    • Renaissance Literature
    • Sevilla 1492
    • College Composition


    • Jack Jensen Award for Excellence in Teaching, Colby-Sawyer College (2003)
    • Opler Award for Excellence in Academic Advising, Colby-Sawyer College (2005, 2018)
    • National Endowment for the Humanities “Spain and its Islamic Past” (Granada, Spain)
    • Fulbright Fellowship (Madrid, Spain)
    • Scholar-in-Residence at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid, Spain)
    • Sasakawa Leaders Fellowship for International Research, Tokyo Foundation
    • Outstanding Leadership and Service Award, University of Oregon
    • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Oregon
    • Dissertation Research Award, University of Oregon Humanities Center

    Recent Community Service

    • New Hampshire Humanities Board of Directors (Resource Development Committee)
    • Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (Education Committee)

    Recent Research

    “Baroque Nature: An Ecocritical Reading of Emblematic Poetry” for the panel “Pre- and Early Modern Ecologies” Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, 2017.

    “Roma, Gypsies, and the Politics and Poetics of (Mis-)Representation.” Panel chair and respondent: “Representing the Margins: Romani Cultures in the European Imagination” Northeast Modern Language Association, Toronto, 2015.

    “A New Digital Cartography of ‘Convivencia’: Sevilla 1492” for the panel “Medieval Literature: Digital Humanities” Modern Language Association, Chicago, 2014.

    “The Margin as the Center: Practicing Identity in al-Andalus: A Response to Franco Moretti” for “E(x)amining the Map: A Comparative Experiment.” ACL(x)/E(x)amine Conference, American Comparative Literature Association. Pennsylvania State University, 2013.

    Hypnerotomachia Poliphili and the Nature of Desire” for “Courtly World and Ecocriticism.” Modern Language Association, Boston, 2013.