Professor of English


BA, Rice University; MA, PhD, University of Virginia

Dr. Anne C. MacMaster’s areas of teaching interest include modernist fiction, drama, and poetry, as well as the art of adaptation—turning fiction into film. Courses that she has offered recently include Homer’s Odyssey and Joyce’s Ulysses, Twentieth-Century African American Fiction, and Faulkner, Film, and Social Justice, and authors whom she has published on include Wharton, Woolf, James, Keats, and Milton.venues to explore what to me are some of life’s most interesting questions. Every biological question can ultimately be traced to cells, to molecules, to genes or phenomena that influence genes. Introductory Cell Biology allows me the opportunity to share with students the fascinating world of photosynthesis and how my perennial flower garden emerges each year from what looks like nothing to plants six feet tall, within a few months. In Histology, we discuss different muscle types and how Olympic sprinters have the majority of one type while marathoners have a different type, and why these muscle types are structured so beautifully for the functions they perform. Genetics allows it all to make sense—life’s processes, structures, colors, and even behaviors are deeply rooted in our genes and the expression of them. I count myself as fortunate to have the opportunity to continue questioning and to share those questions, and some of the answers, with students.”