Dr. Timothy Shea

Dr. Timothy Shea

Dr. Timothy Shea

Associate Professor of English

Office: Cumberland House
Phone: (717) 872-3045
Fax: (717) 871-2446

Additional Information


  • B.S. Lancaster Bible College
  • M.Ed. Millersville University
  • Ph.D. University of Virginia


  • English Education
  • Writing pedagogy
  • Composition Studies
  • Nonfiction film and composition
  • Film literacy


Film Adaptation, Global Education, Media Literacy, Documentaries, Critical Pedagogy, Student Mentoring, Study Abroad programs

University/Program Connections

  • Director of Graduate English Programs
  • Director of Global Education and Partnerships
  • Professional Development School English Liaison
  • University Supervisor (student teaching)
  • Student Relations Committee
  • Composition Committee

Community & Club Connections

  • Lancaster County Council of Churches Food Bank
  • Water Street Rescue Mission

Passions & Distractions

Janet, my wife; Alastair, my son; Rosalind and Pippa, my daughters; coffee & culture; film and theology; travel, Asian cuisine, writing, Papua New Guinea, American history, Thomas Jefferson, jazz, Sting, pubs, Britain, cooking, Dostoevsky, Shakespearean theater, and Sumatra, Indonesia.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 240 Introduction to Film
  • ENGL 371 Film and Media Literacy

  • ENGL 470/670 Shakespeare on Stage and Screen

  • ENGL 486 Teaching Reading and Literature to Adolescents

  • ENGL 488 Teaching English

  • ENGL 587 The Documentary: Narrative Form and Function

  • ENGL 667 Comics, Graphic Novels and Film

  • ENGL 668 Film and Writing Pedagogy

  • ENGL 670 Film and Media in the Secondary Classroom