Sayre N Greenfield, PhD

  • Professor of English

Sayre Greenfield, PhD, has taught at Pitt-Greensburg since 1994, winning the 1998 Distinguished Teaching Award and both the Distinguished Professional Development Award and the PGAA Outstanding Faculty Award in 2004. In 2012 he won the national Center for Research Libraries Primary Source Award for Teaching and in 2014 the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. From 2015 to 2018, he served as Chair of the Humanities Division. His regular courses include Shakespeare, Masterpieces of Renaissance Literature, History of the English Language, Satire, and Jane Austen. Some of these courses also serve the Digital Studies Certificate Program, which he helped found. His publications range from The Ends of Allegory (University of Delaware Press, 1998) to two co-edited collections of essays, Jane Austen in Hollywood (University Press of Kentucky, 1998, second edition, 2001) and Birds in Eighteenth-Century Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). Currently, he is writing a history of the famous lines from Hamlet.