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Susan Sainato

Associate Professor

Ph.D. English, Kent State University, 2002

Dr. Sainato earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Middle English Literature, her Master's Degree in Teaching, and her Bachelor's Degree in English. Her research areas include Middle English, Early Modern English, Text Linguistics, online learning, and popular literature. She has earned awards and nominations for her teaching. Students selected her as the Distinguished Honors Faculty of 2009 and have nominated her for the KSU College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Teaching award two times. She continues to teach a variety of literature, writing, and service-learning courses, both online and face-to-face. She is Quality Matters Certified, a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer, and A Quality Matters Master Reviewer. She continues to be active in exploring and applying additional techniques and using best practices in course development for distance learning as she works with the Office of Continuing and Distance Education.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities


Book Chapters

  • "Not Your Typical Knight: the Emerging On-Screen Defender." The Medieval Hero on Film. Ed. Martha Driver and Sid Ray. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2004. 133-46.
  • "'She May Have Bettre Fortune Than Yow Semeth': Revisioning Dorigen." Proceedings of the Second Dakotas Conference on Early British Literature. Ed. John H. Laflin. Aberdeen, SD: Northern State University Press, 1994. 37-46.


  • "The Final Encyclopedia: Gordan R. Dickson's Creative Universe." Extrapolation 36 (1995): 360-68.

Book Review

  • Rev. of C.S. Lewis in Context, by Doris T. Myers. Extrapolation 36 (1995): 168.
Research Areas
  • Medieval and Renaissance Literature and Cultural Studies
  • Arthurian Romance
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Composition
Susan Sainato
Department of English
Phone: 330-672-1739
Spring 2015
  • HONR 10297 - 010 Freshman Honors Colloquium Ii
  • ENG 21011 - 071 College Writing Ii
  • ENG 25001 - 002 Literature In English I
  • HONR 30096 - 011 Individual Honors Work
  • ENG 34001 - 001 Medieval Literature
Summer 2015
  • ENG 11011 - 002 College Writing I
  • ENG 21011 - 027 College Writing Ii
  • ENG 22071 - 030 Great Books I
  • ENG 32001 - 001 Children ' S Literature
Fall 2015
  • HONR 10197 - 005 Freshman Honors Colloquium I
  • ENG 21011 - 058 College Writing Ii
  • ENG 22071 - 003 Great Books I
  • ENG 25001 - 002 Literature In English I