Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak, Ph.D.

Professor of English and Women's & Gender Studies; Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak joined Gonzaga University in 2013 as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She also served during the 2017-2018 academic year as Interim Academic Vice President. Prior to her service at Gonzaga, she was Associate Dean of...

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

MA, University of Cologne, Germany

Emphasis: Ethnic American Literature, Critical Theory, Transnational American Studies


Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak joined Gonzaga University in 2013 as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She also served during the 2017-2018 academic year as Interim Academic Vice President. Prior to her service at Gonzaga, she was Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Haas Professor of English at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin and an MA in English and Catholic Theology from the University of Cologne, Germany. Her publications include two books, Postmodern Vernaculars: Chicana Literature and Postmodern Rhetoric and Conversations with Mexican American Writers: Languages and Literatures in the Borderlands, as well as numerous articles on Chicana literature, feminist theory, and popular culture.

She is a member of the Committee on the Liberal Arts in the national Council for Colleges of Arts and Sciences, the Spokane Arts Commission, and the Humanities Washington Board of Trustees. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts. In her years as Dean, she has worked with faculty colleagues to implement the new University Core curriculum and to establish the Center for Public Humanities, which includes a signature Digital Humanities Initiative, and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry.