Connie Chen received her Bachelor’s degree in English, with Honors, from Wellesley College. Her Honors Senior Thesis was awarded 1st prize for The Jacqueline Award for Literary Essay and The Pamela Daniels Fellowship merit award. Connie’s scholarly interests include nineteenth and early twentieth century American literature, literary theory and criticism, and disability studies, with a current focus on the works of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Flannery O’Connor. She has presented her literary criticism at a number of academic conferences such as the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, the American Literature Association Conference, the International Hemingway Society Conference, and the International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference. She is currently working on Hemingway and religion with the support of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Research Grant, as well as disability in Flannery O’Connor’s work with the support of the Georgia College Ina Dillard Russell Library Research Grant.
Connie began tutoring writing while still in junior high. Since then, she has tutored students from high-school through graduate school and finds immense joy in discovering and cultivating the unique voice and style of each of her students, who have earned admissions to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, University of Chicago, and law schools.
Outside of academia, Connie also teaches pointed-pen calligraphy and is the youngest of the 14 people in the world who have earned the Master Penman title.
—Allen Josephs, University Research Professor, The University of West Florida
—William Cain, Mary Jewett Gaiser Professor of English, Wellesley College
B.A. with Honors
Class of 2017
Master of Divinity
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