Office: THMS 307
Degrees: Ph.D. (University of California-Davis), 1991; Master's (University of California-Davis), 1987; Bachelor's (University of California-Santa Barbara), 1985
Year appointed: 1992
Dr. Hares-Stryker is one of 16 current faculty members who have earned the prestigious McCoy Professor recognition. She was promoted to professor in the fall of 2006.
Dr. Hares-Stryker has published a number of articles, book chapters, and two books. Her most recent book came out last year, "The Illustrators of Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows,' 1908-2008," and her most recent article was a biographical and bibliographic study of the life and work of Henry Justice Ford, the late Victorian and early Edwardian artist best known as the illustrator of Andrew Lang's many colored fairy books. Her other research interests include Medieval literature, mythology, Victorian literature and pre-Raphaelitism.
On campus, she directed the Honors Program for five years and has taught a variety of classes, including "World Mythology," "The Concept of Tragedy," "The Female Gothic," and "Wilde, Women and Dracula: Gender and Culture at the Fin-de-siecle". She is one of three Marietta faculty members to ever be honored with the McCoy designation twice.