Tonya Moutray, Ph.D.

Tonya Moutray, Chair, Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of English Literature, joined the faculty of the Sage Colleges in 2006. She completed her PhD in English Literature at the University of Connecticut and her MA at the University of Nebraska. Her scholarship focuses on communities of women in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature. She has published her work in periodicals such as Victorian Literature and Culture and Studies in English Literature. She also has essays appearing in two book collections in 2007.

Dr. Moutray teaches courses in British Literature, the novel, Young Adult and Childrens Literature, and transatlantic Literature. She is particularly interested in exchanges between female travel writers and their global connections.

Dr. Moutray began her educational career in the sciences, earning her B.S. in Cytology from Loma Linda University. This background has furthered her integrative approach to teaching literature and composition, particularly with regard to biomedical ethics, the environment, and behavioral sciences.