Tracy Caldwell, PhD

Associate Dean, School of Liberal Arts

TracyCaldwell- useDr. Caldwell has been involved with higher education for more than 20 years as both a faculty member at the graduate and undergraduate level and an administrator. She currently serves as the associate dean for the School of Liberal Arts. She previously held the position of lead program director and advisor for the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Program at Excelsior. Her doctoral degree is in English with areas of focus in Nineteenth Century British Literature, Twentieth Century American Literature and Film Theory. She also holds a certificate in Women’s Studies. She has been program director for the MALS Program for the past eight years and during that time received a National Academic Advising Association certificate of Merit for Outstanding New Faculty Advisor. She was also honored as Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year for the School of Liberal Arts in 2012.


  • Nineteenth Century British Literature
  • Twentieth Century American Literature
  • Film and Feminist Theory


  • Doctorate of Philosophy, English Literature, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature (Magna cum laude), Nazareth College of Rochester, 1992

Selected Publications

  • “The Damaging Effects of Social and Racial Bias,” Literary Theme: Coming to Terms With Oneself, 2006
  • “Difficult Adult and Child Relationships,” Literary Theme: Difficult Adult and Child Relationships, 2006

Awards and Recognitions

  • Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year Award, SLA, Excelsior College, 2012
  • NACADA Certificate of Merit Outstanding New Faculty Advisor, 2008
  • Who’s Who of American Teachers, 2005
  • Teaching Assistantship, Women’s Studies Department SUNY Stony Brook, 1995
  • Marilyn Brown Fitzpatrick Award for Excellence in Literary Study, 1992
  • Alumni Scholarship, Nazareth College, 1988-1992