Tricia A. McElroy

Tricia A. McElroy serves as the Associate Dean for Humanities and Fine Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama. In this role, she represents eight departments, working closely with the chairs and Dean on a variety of College tasks and initiatives.

Having earned her DPhil from Oxford University, she is also an Associate Professor in the Department of English, where she teaches courses on early modern British literature for the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies.

She publishes principally on the literature and history of Scotland, with specific research interests in satire, manuscript and book culture, and early modern political thought. She has published essays on Reformation poetry and other forms of writing in early modern Scotland, and she contributed to the Holinshed Project housed at Oxford University, for which she wrote a piece on the use and effects of literary genre in Holinshed’s Chronicles. She is working on a new two-volume edition of Reformation satire, Scottish Satirical Literature, 1567-1584, which will be published by the Scottish Text Society.

She has a particular interest in international education, having directed a study abroad program numerous times, and she currently chairs the University’s International Education Committee.