Amanda Dutton is very proud to say that before she earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies
from Florida Atlantic University, a Master of Arts in British Literature from FAU,
and a Bachelor of Arts in English from FAU, she earned her Associate of Arts at Indian
River Community College. Small steps can certainly add up to big journeys! She is
deeply grateful and always amazed that she has a career that she loves and wants to
help YOU find the same reward in your future profession. It is not often that we get
to give back to people and a community that have given us so much and she is delighted
to be so lucky that she can do so by serving higher education, especially at Kennesaw
State University. It is still a little strange for her to be on the other side of
the whiteboard, but she finds it to be deeply rewarding and a heck of a lot of fun.
Her students are her passion. Their success not just in college but in careers and
life itself is the gift she wants to share with all of the amazing young (and maybe
not so young) people she meets as an instructor.
Dr. D. has a scholarly interest in many things, but specialized in mythology and pre-modern literature for her doctorate. She is happy to discuss any work from The Epic of Gilgamesh to Harry Potter and any genre from children’s literature to twentieth-century French theory. Her happy place is the small table outside the door of the little café where the Vicolo de’ Cinque and the Vicolo del Bologna meet in Trastevere—a neighborhood in Rome. She will meet you there any time for a chat and a glass and perhaps a panino. Her other happy place is in the classroom with her students. She hopes one day that her two happy places will meet during a study abroad to Italy.