A 1980 graduate of CLU, Dr. Stevenson returned to his alma mater in 1996. A former Chair of the English Department and former Chair of the University Faculty, he currently teaches courses in American literature, history of the novel, literary criticism, and early American fiction. His scholarship centers on the post-Revolutionary novel in America and on the ways the discourse of the period articulates social and political anxieties. Dr. Stevenson's most recent project focuses on the Perez Morton/Frances Apthorp scandal in 1788 Boston and on the ways the scandal impacted the intentions behind the writing of the first American novel, The Power of Sympathy. Dr. Stevenson is also the faculty sponsor for CLU's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society.
BA California Lutheran College 1980 MA University of Colorado, Boulder 1983 PhD University of Colorado, Boulder 1993