Due to the weather, Hastings College is closed through Tuesday morning, January 17. Offices will open at noon Tuesday, and afternoon classes will be held.

Dr. Constance Malloy

Professor of English
McCormick, 02b


  • Ph.D., English, University of California, Davis, 1988
    • Major field: 20th-century British Literature
    • Secondary fields: 19-century British literature and 20-century American literature
    • Dissertation: "Becoming a Heroine Quietly: The Life and Literature of Barbara Pym"
  • M.A., English, California State University, Sacramento, 1981
    • Thesis: “The Awakening: A Re-examination of Kate Chopin’s Intentions”
  • B.A., cum laude, English and French, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, 1973

Teaching experience at Hastings College (1992-present)

  • Composition (English 100)
  • Introduction to Literature (English 110)
  • Modern Short Fiction (English 120)
  • Literature of the Western World (English 200)
  • Literature of Fantasy (English 256)
  • Literature by Women (English 307)
  • Romantic and Victorian Poetry (English 315)
  • Philosophy and Literature (English 346)
  • Literature of North American Diversity (English 354)
  • Plains Literature (English 252)
  • Religion and Literature (English 356)
  • Advanced Composition (English 383)
  • Seminar: George Eliot and Thomas Hardy (English 400)
  • Seminar: Twentieth-century Women’s Literature (English 400)
  • Creative Writing of Fiction (English 484)
  • J-Term Courses:
    • Novels by Women, Short Stories by Women, Children’s Literature, Detective Fiction, Love Stories, Food in Film/Fiction/Kitchen, Biology and Literature of HIV/AIDS, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Women and Work (LM course); Food, Faith, and Fiction (LM course), Seminar: The Novels of Jane Austen; French-Language Interim 08 in France; Nebraska Scholars Academy (2002-present)

Teaching experience at U.C. Davis (1982-1990)

  • Masterpieces of English Literature (46B)
  • Close Reading of Poetry (English 45)
  • Introduction to Literature (English 3)
  • Computer-assisted Advanced Composition (English 103A)
  • Advanced Composition (English 103A)
  • Computer-assisted Expository Writing (English 1)
  • Expository Writing (English 1)
  • Basic Composition (Subject A)
  • Master teacher for training sections of Expository Writing
  • Instructor of methodology course for new teaching assistants
  • Consultant to Teaching Assistants
  • Reader: Comparative Literature (Donna Reed), 20th-Century American Literature (Peter Hayes), and 18th-Century British Literature (Max Byrd)

Other teaching experience

  • English Composition and Literature of the Western World, University of  Nebraska at Kearney (1991-1992)
  • English Composition and Greek Mythology, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, California (1979)
  • High School English, Lincoln High School, Stockton, California (1975-1982)


  • “The Quest for a Career,” in The Life and Times of Barbara Pym, ed. Dale Salwak, Macmillan of London and University of Iowa Press, 1987
  • Review of Barbara Pym by Jane Nardin (Twayne, 1985) in Notes and Queries, August 1987.

Conference papers and conferences attended recently

  • “Teacher Training:  Consulting Without Compromising,” Conference on College Composition in Atlanta, Georgia, March 1987
  • “Something to Love:  The Men in Barbara Pym’s Life and Literature,” Conference of the National Women’s Studies Association, Seattle, Washington, June 1985
  • “Very Little White Satin, Very Few Lace Veils:  Marriage in the Novels of Jane Austen and Barbara Pym,” Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, Vancouver, B.C., November 1984
  • Association of Departments of English Summer Seminar:  2002 Monterey, CA; 2004, Iowa City, IA; 2005, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Workshop on Six-Traits Writing, Grand Island, NE  winter 2005
  • Women’s Leadership Conferences, Lincoln, NE, spring 2005

Awards at U.C. Davis

  • Finalist, Graduate Student Teaching Award, 1986
  • Regents’ Fellowship, 1984-85
  • Graduate Humanities Travel Award, 1983 and 1984
  • David Noel Miller Scholarship, 1984 and 1985

Scholarly and professional affiliations

  • American Association of University Professors
  • Association of Departments of English
  • Modern Language Association

Organizations and committees at Hastings College

  • Permanent Committee on Faculty Evaluation, 2006-present
  • AAUP
  • Academic Affairs Committee, 2003-present
  • Student Affairs Council member, 2001-present
  • Advocate, 1999-2003, 2006-2007, 2010-2011
  • Artist Lecture Series National Speakers Committee chair, 2006-present
  • Artist Lecture Series National Speakers Committee member, 1999-present
  • Faculty Search Committee member (Communications, English, Religion, Chemistry, Spanish)
  • Sigma Tau Delta (English Honorary) sponsor, 1992-present
  • Health Professions Committee, 2002-2004
  • Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2002-2005
  • Manual of Operations Review Committee, 2003
  • Reciprocity Leader for Hastings College P.E.O.s, 2004-2007

Community affiliations and service

  • Catholic Social Service translator for French-speaking Refugees, present
  • Youth Sponsor, First Presbyterian Church, present
  • Conference Organizer, Nebraska Writers Guild, fall 2007
  • Boy Scouts of America, Troop 200 Parent Leader, 2002-present
  • Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scout Den Leader, 2002-2004
  • Willa Cather Foundation Volunteer, 2003-2007
  • Chapter HT, P.E.O., member 1991-present
  • First Presbyterian Church member, 1993-present
  • Christian Life Committee member, First Presbyterian, 1996-98
  • Vacation Bible School organizer/teacher, First Presbyterian, 1993-2003