Kansas State University
Dr. Eiselein is featured in ACUE’s modules: Engaging Underprepared Students and Using Advanced Questioning Techniques.
Eiselein is the Donnelly Professor of English and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Kansas State University where he also serves as the Director of the first-year experience program, K-State First.
Teaching a range of college literature courses from first-year seminars through advanced graduate classes, Eiselein’s courses emphasize active student engagement and critical thinking and he attempts in all of his classes to make learning a social experience. The winner of multiple teaching awards, Eiselein was named the 2013 CASE/Carnegie Kansas Professor of the Year. His research focuses on Louisa May Alcott, Emma Lazarus, and the intersections of literature and emotion in nineteenth-century America. He is the author of Literature and Humanitarian Reform in the Civil War Era and numerous articles on American literature and culture. He is also the editor or co-editor of seven books including the Norton Critical Edition of Little Women.
Eiselein earned his BA from the University of Idaho and holds a PhD from the University of Iowa.