Professor Todd Butler, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Washington State University
This discussion focuses on the potential and pitfallsof revising graduate education in the humanities to enable students to make adifference outside the academy.
Professor Todd Butler is Associate Dean at WashingtonState University and an Associate Professor specializing in Shakespeare,Seventeenth-Century Literature (especially Milton), and early modern law andcrime (especially witchcraft). He is the author of Imagination and Politicsin Seventeenth Century England (Ashgate, 2008) and Literature and Political Intellection inEarly Stuart England (Oxford University Press forthcoming summer 2019. From2012-2018, he served as Chair of the Department of English and since 2018 hasserved as the Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences. He is theFounding Director of the Center for the Arts and Humanities where he leadsthe NEH and WSU-funded initiative Redefiningthe 21st Century Land-Grant Humanities Ph.D.