Frank J. Donoghue
566 Denney Hall
Areas of Expertise
- Early twentieth-century American literature
- Late nineteenth-century American literature
- History of higher education
- PhD, The Johns Hopkins University, 1986
- BA, Brandeis University, 1980
Frank Donoghue specializes in the study of the history, present and future of higher education in the United States. He has given lectures on this range of subjects in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Donoghue's particular area of interest concerns the fate of the humanities in the university of the future. He currently teaches primarily late nineteenth-century American literature and composition. In 2018, he completed work on a tenth anniversary edition of The Last Professors.
- The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities. New York: Fordham University Press, 2008.
- “#Watch What You Say.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. (September 2015).
- “Academic Freedom, the Teacher Exception, and the Diminished Professor.” Journal of Ethics and Environmental Politics 10 (August, 2015).
- “Can the Death of the Seminar Bring New Life to the Ph.D.?” The Chronicle of Higher Education. (December, 2013).
- “Do College Teachers Have to Be Scholars?” The Hedgehog Review 14 (2012): 29-42.