Dr. Constance Malloy | Hastings College

Dr. Constance Malloy

Professor of English
McCormick, 02b


  • Ph.D., English, University of California, Davis, 1988
    • Major field: 20th-century British Literature
    • Secondary fields: 19-century British literature and 20-century American literature
    • Dissertation: "Becoming a Heroine Quietly: The Life and Literature of Barbara Pym"
  • M.A., English, California State University, Sacramento, 1981
    • Thesis: “The Awakening: A Re-examination of Kate Chopin’s Intentions”
  • B.A., cum laude, English and French, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, 1973

Teaching experience at Hastings College (1992-present)

  • Composition (English 100)
  • Introduction to Literature (English 110)
  • Modern Short Fiction (English 120)
  • Literature of the Western World (English 200)
  • Literature of Fantasy (English 256)
  • Literature by Women (English 307)
  • Romantic and Victorian Poetry (English 315)
  • Philosophy and Literature (English 346)
  • Literature of North American Diversity (English 354)
  • Plains Literature (English 252)
  • Religion and Literature (English 356)
  • Advanced Composition (English 383)
  • Seminar: George Eliot and Thomas Hardy (English 400)
  • Seminar: Twentieth-century Women’s Literature (English 400)
  • Creative Writing of Fiction (English 484)
  • J-Term Courses:
    • Novels by Women, Short Stories by Women, Children’s Literature, Detective Fiction, Love Stories, Food in Film/Fiction/Kitchen, Biology and Literature of HIV/AIDS, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Women and Work (LM course); Food, Faith, and Fiction (LM course), Seminar: The Novels of Jane Austen; French-Language Interim 08 in France; Nebraska Scholars Academy (2002-present)

Teaching experience at U.C. Davis (1982-1990)

  • Masterpieces of English Literature (46B)
  • Close Reading of Poetry (English 45)
  • Introduction to Literature (English 3)
  • Computer-assisted Advanced Composition (English 103A)
  • Advanced Composition (English 103A)
  • Computer-assisted Expository Writing (English 1)
  • Expository Writing (English 1)
  • Basic Composition (Subject A)
  • Master teacher for training sections of Expository Writing
  • Instructor of methodology course for new teaching assistants
  • Consultant to Teaching Assistants
  • Reader: Comparative Literature (Donna Reed), 20th-Century American Literature (Peter Hayes), and 18th-Century British Literature (Max Byrd)

Other teaching experience

  • English Composition and Literature of the Western World, University of  Nebraska at Kearney (1991-1992)
  • English Composition and Greek Mythology, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, California (1979)
  • High School English, Lincoln High School, Stockton, California (1975-1982)


  • “The Quest for a Career,” in The Life and Times of Barbara Pym, ed. Dale Salwak, Macmillan of London and University of Iowa Press, 1987
  • Review of Barbara Pym by Jane Nardin (Twayne, 1985) in Notes and Queries, August 1987.

Conference papers and conferences attended recently

  • “Teacher Training:  Consulting Without Compromising,” Conference on College Composition in Atlanta, Georgia, March 1987
  • “Something to Love:  The Men in Barbara Pym’s Life and Literature,” Conference of the National Women’s Studies Association, Seattle, Washington, June 1985
  • “Very Little White Satin, Very Few Lace Veils:  Marriage in the Novels of Jane Austen and Barbara Pym,” Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, Vancouver, B.C., November 1984
  • Association of Departments of English Summer Seminar:  2002 Monterey, CA; 2004, Iowa City, IA; 2005, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Workshop on Six-Traits Writing, Grand Island, NE  winter 2005
  • Women’s Leadership Conferences, Lincoln, NE, spring 2005

Awards at U.C. Davis

  • Finalist, Graduate Student Teaching Award, 1986
  • Regents’ Fellowship, 1984-85
  • Graduate Humanities Travel Award, 1983 and 1984
  • David Noel Miller Scholarship, 1984 and 1985

Scholarly and professional affiliations

  • American Association of University Professors
  • Association of Departments of English
  • Modern Language Association

Organizations and committees at Hastings College

  • Permanent Committee on Faculty Evaluation, 2006-present
  • AAUP
  • Academic Affairs Committee, 2003-present
  • Student Affairs Council member, 2001-present
  • Advocate, 1999-2003, 2006-2007, 2010-2011
  • Artist Lecture Series National Speakers Committee chair, 2006-present
  • Artist Lecture Series National Speakers Committee member, 1999-present
  • Faculty Search Committee member (Communications, English, Religion, Chemistry, Spanish)
  • Sigma Tau Delta (English Honorary) sponsor, 1992-present
  • Health Professions Committee, 2002-2004
  • Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2002-2005
  • Manual of Operations Review Committee, 2003
  • Reciprocity Leader for Hastings College P.E.O.s, 2004-2007

Community affiliations and service

  • Catholic Social Service translator for French-speaking Refugees, present
  • Youth Sponsor, First Presbyterian Church, present
  • Conference Organizer, Nebraska Writers Guild, fall 2007
  • Boy Scouts of America, Troop 200 Parent Leader, 2002-present
  • Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scout Den Leader, 2002-2004
  • Willa Cather Foundation Volunteer, 2003-2007
  • Chapter HT, P.E.O., member 1991-present
  • First Presbyterian Church member, 1993-present
  • Christian Life Committee member, First Presbyterian, 1996-98
  • Vacation Bible School organizer/teacher, First Presbyterian, 1993-2003