Dr. Amy Rubens

Amy Rubens is Associate Professor of English and has over 15 years of college-level teaching experience. She holds the PhD in English along with a PhD minor in American Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She earned her Honors BA with Distinction from the University of Delaware.

Currently, Dr. Rubens is the inaugural Presidential Fellow for Radford University. As the Presidential Fellow, she will develop an undergraduate minor in the health humanities. She also co-coordinates the Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing and has served as the Assistant Director for Curriculum for the Virginia Governor's School for the Visual and Performing Arts and Humanities. 

At Radford, she teaches undergraduate and graduate workplace writing courses as well as courses in American literature, such as ENGL 470: Author in Context: Eugene O'Neill and ENGL 444: American Realism and Naturalism. Since 2016, she has taught introductory health humanities courses for the Virginia Governor's School for the Humanities.

Dr. Rubens’ research areas are the scholarship of teaching and learning, business writing, and the health humanities. Within the latter field, she focuses on the "pre-health humanities" as well as representations of contagious illness, reproductive justice, and professional identity and persona in American literature and lifewriting.

In her spare time, Dr. Rubens enjoys crocheting, vegetarian cooking, and spending time with her family and pets.