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Andrea Ivanov-Craig, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of English
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3491
Andrea Ivanov-Craig, Ph.D., has been a faculty member in Azusa Pacific University’s Department of English since 1995. She received her doctorate in English at the University of Southern California in 1994, and prior to that, she received her BA in English from the University of Redlands, also in Southern California. Her expertise is 20th century American Literature and Film, although she has had extensive training in other periods in American literature. Her dissertation, entitled Sexual Parody in American Film and Literature, explores the work of non-canonical comedic writers, directors and film stars, namely, Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, Mae West and Preston Sturges. Since that time, she has branched out into contemporary American fiction, namely study of the Catholic short-story writer Andre Dubus, on whom she has presented and published frequently since 2000. In 2009, she began putting together a book-length study on his work, and has had the privilege to meet and interview most of his family and be the first to examine his papers at the University of Texas, Austin. She currently teaches a number of undergraduate courses at APU, including: a special topics course on American Catholic writers, American Literature Since 1865, English 112: Introduction to Literary Analysis, World Literature to, and since the Renaissance, and English 311: Film and Literature. Although she is a full-time member of the English Department, she frequently teaches English 407, a course in Composition for the School of Adult and Professional Studies. She is faculty advisor to Sigma Tau Delta, an international honor society for English majors and minors.


  • Ph.D. - English, University of Southern California (USC), 1994
  • M.A. - English, University of Southern California (USC), 1988
  • B.A. - English, University of Redlands, 1983


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • English


  • American comedic film
  • faith and healing
  • literature

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 110 – Freshman Writing Seminar
  • ENGL 112 – Introduction to Literary Analysis
  • ENGL 311 – Film and Literature
  • ENGL 324 – World Literature to the Renaissance
  • ENGL 334 – World Literature Since the Renaissance
  • ENGL 344 – American Literature to 1865
  • ENGL 407 – Composition: Theory and Practice
  • ENGL 410 – American Novel
  • ENGL 480 – Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 488 – Significant Authors