Elizabeth Taryn Mason | Mount St. Joseph University

Associate Professor of English

Department of Liberal Arts


Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University; M.F.A, Bowling Green State University; B.A., Michigan State University


Dr. Mason is an associate professor in the Department of English and Modern Languages. She teaches composition, creative writing, 19th, 20th and 21st century literature, and the graphic novel. 

She earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from Case Western Reserve University, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing: Poetry from Bowling Green State University and a B.A. in English from Michigan State University.

Professor Mason's research interests include postcolonial literature from India and Africa, post-9/11 literature and media studies. Her poetry has been published in a variety of literary journals including Colere, California Quarterly, Icon and American Entomologist.  Dr. Mason currently serves as the faculty advisor to Lions-On-Line, the Mount's student-operated literary magazine.