Dr. Dominic Ording

Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Dominic Ording

Contact Information


Office: Hash 162
Phone: 717-871-7298

Spring 2024

M: 9:00 -10:00 AM, 2:50 -3:50 PM
W: 9:00 -10:00 AM, 2:50 - 3:50 PM
F: 2:50 PM - 3:50 PM


  • Ph.D. American Studies, Michigan State University
  • M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Michigan State University
  • M.A. Philosophy, Michigan State University
  • B.A. Interdisciplinary Humanities, Michigan State University


  •  20th and 21st Century American Literature and Culture
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Cultural Studies and Critical Theory
  • Writing Studies

Courses Taught:

  •  English Composition
  • First Year Inquiry Seminar: Who Am I?
  • The Profession of English Studies
  • Modern American Drama
  • Contemporary American Literature
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Later American Literature
  • The American Renaissance
  • Technical Writing
  • Tennessee Williams

Passions and Distractions:

  •  Swimming
  • The Performing Arts
  • Animals, wild and domesticated alike
  • Plants (especially trees, especially evergreens; ferns and moss)
  • Comparative Spiritualities
  • Funk

Sample Publications: 

  • "Paradoxes along the Beat Journey in Kerouac's On the Road" in: American Road Literature (Critical Insights), edited by Ron Primeau.  Boston: Salem Press, 2013.
  • "Michael Cunningham's Introspective and Teacherly Narrators in A Home at the End of the World."  MidAmerica XXXVII.  East Lansing: The Midwestern Press, 2010.
  • "Intimate Fellows: Utopia and Chaos in the Early Post-Stonewall Gay Liberation Manifestos."  Anarchism and Utopianism (Laurence Davis and Ruth Kinna, eds.).   Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010.