Valerie Lipscomb, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - English, Literature & Writing
Office: SMC C258
Dr. Valerie Lipscomb is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of South Florida
Sarasota-Manatee. Dr. Lipscomb teaches British and American
literature. Her current book project, Act Your Age, examines
the performance of age in modern drama. Her co-edited collection of
essays, Staging Age: The Performance of Age in Theatre, Dance, and
Film, was published in 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan. Her
articles have appeared in such journals as Shaw: The Annual of
Bernard Shaw Studies, The Journal of Aging and
Identity, and the National Women’s Studies Association Journal.
Dr. Lipscomb regularly presents papers at conferences of organizations
such as the Modern Language Association and the Association for Theatre
in Higher Education. She earned a Ph.D. from U.S.F. with concentrations
in modern literature and teaching composition. She also holds a master’s
degree in humanities and a bachelor’s in English. Prior to pursuing an
academic career, Prof. Lipscomb was a professional writer and editor.