Rachel Wifall, Ph.D.

Professor of English

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About Dr. Wifall

Dr. Rachel Wifall received her Ph.D., with a focus on Shakespearean drama, from New York University in 1999. She also studied Shakespearean acting at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and New York’s American Globe Theatre. She has taught at Saint Peter’s University since 2004 and has published academic articles on the staging of Shakespearean drama and the intersecting cultural legacies of Shakespeare and Jane Austen, as well as theater and book reviews and journalistic articles on pedagogy and issues in Jesuit higher education. A writer of creative fiction and poetry, Dr. Wifall serves as faculty advisor to the Saint Peter’s University literary magazine, The Pavan. She also serves as the director of the university Honors Program.

Career & Accomplishments


  • New York University, Ph.D.

  • St. John's University, M.A.

  • St. John's University, B.A.

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