Helen Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English
Academic Affairs
School of Humanities and Performing Arts

J.S. Hathaway Hall
Suite 414B
204 University Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601


Phone: (502) 597-5015
Email: helen.smith@kysu.edu


Dr. Smith regularly teaches both developmental English and Freshman Composition classes as well as Introduction to Literature, Early British Literature, Advanced Grammar, History of the English Language, Shakespeare and ENG 499: Capstone. Her area of specialization is Medieval and Renaissance English Literature. Her most recent publications are “Cambridge at Sea: Byrsa Basilica and the Commercialization of Knowledge” in Early Modern Academic Drama, ed. Jonathan Walker and Paul D. Streufert (Ashgate Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama, Ashgate Press, December 2008); and “Speech, Metamorphosis and Misogyny in the Medieval French Lay of Melion” in The Kentucky Philological Review, Vol. 26.

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.A. University of California at Berkeley
  • M.A. San Francisco State University
  • Ph.D. University of California at San Diego