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Assistant Director of Academic Affairs

Elaine Arvan Andrews

Elaine Arvan Andrews is the assistant director of Academic Affairs and an English instructor at Penn State Shenango. Her administrative role includes assisting the Campus Director in the operations of the Academic Affairs unit. Over the years, she has undertaken a variety of responsibilities at the campus. In addition to her current administrative and teaching role, she formerly directed the Learning Center and tutored students in writing. She has taught a wide range of courses at Shenango, including Basic Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, Writing in the Social Sciences, Technical Writing, Reading Fiction, First-Year Experience, Writing Tutorial, and Women Writers. Her writing has previously appeared in Women’s Writing, Literary Texts and the Arts, and The Spoon River Poetry Review. Most recently, her creative nonfiction piece on a historic music venue in Youngstown, Ohio, will appear in Car Bombs to Cookie Tables: The Youngstown Anthology (2015).




  • Ph.D. in Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Ohio University
  • M.A. in Literature, Ohio University
  • B.A. in English and Communications (Concentration in Theater), Youngstown State University

  • E-mail: eja12@psu.edu
  • Phone: (724) 983-2827
  • Office:  Sharon Hall 205