Dr. Amy Paeth is a Lecturer in Critical Writing at the Marks Family Center for Excellence in Writing, where she teaches courses in writing, rhetoric, literature, and cultural and media studies. She holds a PhD (2015) in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania. A literary historian by training, her book State Verse Culture: American Poets Laureate was awarded the Northeast Modern Language Association’s Annual Book Prize in 2018 and is forthcoming from Columbia University Press.
In addition to academic teaching and writing, Dr. Paeth has experience in professional writing in publishing and nonprofit industries, including trade book and magazine publishing (e.g., Farrar, Straus & Giroux; Condé Nast / The New Yorker) and freelance developmental editing and consulting. As a developmental editor, her clients have ranged from economists, journalists, and app developers to cookbook authors, novelists, and poets. Most recently, she has served as a writing consultant for The Atlantic Council, a policy think tank in the field of international affairs, working with clients on executive reports, professional communications, and other publications.