Dorothea Hawthorne earned a PhD from the University of Chicago in 2005 and is currently Assistant Professor of English and Honors at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in central Ohio. She has taught Renaissance literatures at Wheaton College and Baylor University as well as conversational English and American culture in universities in southwestern China. She and her colleague-husband Kevin have two young energetic boys and are fine-tuning their “work-life-housework-play-worship” balance. She loves teaching Shakespeare, drinking loose leaf tea with friends, hiking in the woods, praying for others, and singing obscure Advent songs from The Oxford Book of Carols. Her hope this year is to abide more deeply in Christ. Dr. Hawthorne is a Harvey Fellow.