Joel Bettridge, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Stratford Hall Room 201 | 725-3566 |


B.A. 1997 Emory University
Ph.D. 2002 State University of New York, Buffalo

On the PSU faculty since 2006

FIELDS: Twentieth-Century American Literature; Modernism; Contemporary Poetry; Poetics



Joel Bettridge is the author of two books of poetry, That Abrupt Here (2007) and Presocratic Blues (2009), as well as the critical study, Reading as Belief: Language Writing, Poetics, Faith (2009). He co-edited, with Eric Selinger, Ronald Johnson: Life and Works (2008).


The Twentieth-Century Avant-garde; Contemporary American Poetry; Modernism; Ways of Knowing: Humanities; Contemporary Literature; The Bible as Literature