Dr. Grady comes to Ashland University after 3 years at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she taught writing, film studies, and graduate composition pedagogy. She completed her doctorate in English with emphases in Film Studies and Gender Theory at University of California, Davis in 2008, where she worked with film historian Scott Simmon.
In 2002-3, she was Visiting Lecturer in American Studies at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Grady worked for Music Contact International, organizing and leading choir and orchestra tours in Europe and West Africa. She grew up in Vermont and attended the University of Vermont, studying English and German.
Dr. Grady's publications include a recent chapter in Analyzing Mad Men: Critical Essays on the Television Series, edited by Scott Stoddart (2011), and forthcoming chapters in books on Britain's long-running TV series Doctor Who and on Beowulf as children's literature.
She currently teaches ENG101 and 102, Literature and Film, and Writer's Workshop: Screenwriting.