Dr. Curtin teaches "Writing About Literature," "The Renaissance," "Ancient World Literature," "Linguistics" and "Composition,"  Her area of specialization is Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

She is a professor of pre-1800 literature in Concordia's English department. Her areas of focus are the early modern and medieval periods, with special interests in autobiography, the interpretation of the Bible in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and the religious changes and conflicts of the Reformation. She joined CUC in 2013.


  • PhD, English - University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
  • MA, English - University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC 
  • BA, English - University of South Carolina; Columbia, SC

Academic and Professional Highlights


  • In 2011, she was awarded a Charlotte Newcombe Fellowship, a year-long, nationally competitive award that recognizes research with significance for the study of religion and ethics. 
  • Her 2011 article about the first Bible dictionary in English, "Jacobean Congregations and Controversies in Thomas Wilson's Christian Dictionary," appeared in the journal The Seventeenth Century..