Kellie Deys

Kellie Deys
Assistant Professor of English / Administrative Director of the Honors Scholar Program



  • BA, English, State University of New York, Fredonia College
  • MA, English, Binghamton University
  • PhD, English Literature, Binghamton University


Before coming to Nichols in the fall of 2010, Dr. Kellie Deys taught at Binghamton University. Her dissertation was an interdisciplinary project which examined film, literature, and popular cultural texts.

Dr. Deys enjoys working with students of all levels and majors. Depending on the semester, she teaches the following courses:

  • Expository Writing
  • Analytical Writing
  • Popular Culture
  • Professional Writing
  • Non-Fiction Writing
  • Young Adult Literature

Conference Presentations

  • Teaching Young Adult Literature
  • Using Popular Culture to Unlock Agency in the Classroom
  • Rethinking the Role of Writing at the Career-Oriented College
  • Co-Opting Resistance in Dove and Nike Ad Campaigns

Research Interests

Her many areas of interest include cultural studies, composition, gender studies, and Victorian Literature.