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Barry V. Qualls

Barry V. Qualls
Vice President of Undergraduate Education and Professor of English

Murray Hall | Room 203A
College Avenue Campus

Phone: (848) 932-7663

Office Hours: By Appointment

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Professor Qualls is the author of The Secular Pilgrims of Victorian Fiction: The Novel as Book of Life (1982), and of articles and reviews on 19th-century English literature and on the Bible and its literary impact. Currently, he is Vice President for Undergraduate Education at Rutgers. In the past he has served as Chair of the English Department, Director of the English Graduate Program, and Dean of Humanities in the School of Arts and Sciences. His particular focus as a member of the Rutgers community has been the ways graduate and undergraduate education should work together constructively in a research university. In 2004-05, he chaired the Task Force on Undergraduate Education, a group of faculty, staff, and students appointed by Rutgers President Richard L. McCormick to examine thoroughly and then reorganize undergraduate education at Rutgers' New Brunswick/Piscataway campus. Professor Qualls was named the 2006 New Jersey Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support Education.
Other Departmental and University Positions
Vice President for Undergraduate Education | Secretary, Phi Beta Kappa Society, Alpha of New Jersey at Rutgers
Education Areas of Specialization
PhD, Northwestern University
MA, Northwestern University
BA, Florida State University

Literature and Religion; Literature and the Other Arts; Victorian Literature; Victorian Poetry


The  Secular Pilgrims of Victorian Fiction: The Novel as Book of Life

Dr.  Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Secret Sharer, and Transformation: Three Tales  of Doubles

The  Broadview Anthology of British Literature - Volume 5: The Victorian Era

Other Publications
Undergraduate Courses Taught Graduate Courses Taught
  • Bible and English Literature
  • Bible as Literature
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Nineteenth British Novel
  • Nineteenth-century British Fiction
  • Victorian Poetry
  • Victorian Women Writers
  • Victorian Literature
  • Victorian Poetry
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