Assistant Director, 1794 Scholars Program, University of Tennessee
Virginia Stormer completed her doctorate in English from the University of Tennessee is 2014, under the supervision of Dr. Heather Hirschfeld.
Her research interests include Tudor interludes, Shakespeare, medieval drama, periodization, and audience interaction. Her dissertation entitled A Mirror for Spectators: The Dramaturgy of Participation and Unreliable Mirror Figures in Sixteenth-Century Drama explored the way unreliable mirror figures in three interlude dramas and two Shakespeare histories prompted audiences to actively evaluate the actions they saw on stage.
Dr. Stormer received a postdoctoral teaching position at UT where she taught courses on composition and Shakespeare. Currently, she works for the Honors and Scholars Programs at UT as the Assistant Director of the 1794 Scholars Program. 1794 Scholars is a two-year, honors engagement program that encourages students to “Discover Your Best UT Experience.”
Dr. Stormer is passionate about assisting graduate students in preparing for alternatives to academic positions.