Bette Kirschstein

Bette Kirschstein

Associate Professor
Senior Associate Dean
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
English, Writing & Cultural Studies
Choate House
41 Park Row


Awards and Honors

  • Pace University, 2007, Dyson Distinguished Service Award
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, 1996, Summer Seminar Scholarship
  • Pace University, 1994, Kenan Award
  • University of Delaware, 1988, University Fellowship


BA, Cornell University

MA, Columbia University

PhD, University of Delaware

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

See below.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

ENG 110: Composition
ENG 120: Critical Writing
ENG 201: Writing in the Disciplines
ENG 393: Internship
ENG 395: Independent Study
ENG 395: Independent Study in English
LIT 132: Intro to Literary Studies
LIT 211: The Literature of War & Peace
LIT 212: American Women Writers
LIT 212: Love & Romanticism, 19th Cntry
LIT 212: Victorian Views
LIT 213: Great Britain: Lit, Art, & Clt
LIT 238: Children's Literature
LIT 238: Intro to Children's Literature
LIT 290: Fairy Tales:Medieval to Modern
LIT 296: Topic: Great Britain
LIT 301: Young Adult Literature
LIT 310: Children's Literature
LIT 331: European Drama
LIT 355: Victorian Literature
LIT 369: Great Authors:Bronte Sisters
LIT 369: Great Authors:Jane Austen
LIT 369: Grt Athrs:F. Scott Fitzgerald
LIT 373: Masters-Modern English Fiction
LIT 482: Sem: Jane Austen & her World
LIT 482: Seminar:The Fairy Tale

Publications and Presentations


"Best Practices"
Kirschstein, B. Dyson Day. Pace University,

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • Children's Literature Association
  • Sigma Tau Delta