Andrea Rossi-Reder

Associate Dean of the College, Dean of First-Year Students
Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Joined Connecticut College: 1998

B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.A., Ph.D. University of Connecticut


The Teaching of Writing

Medieval Literature, including Old and Middle English literature

Writing by and about Women in the Middle Ages

Medieval Bestiaries

Andrea Rossi-Reder is the Associate Dean of the College, Dean of First-Year Students. She is the former Associate Director of the Roth Writing Center and is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English. 

She was appointed Interim Dean of Freshmen in June, 2005, Associate Dean of Freshmen in June, 2006, and assumed the title of Associate Dean of Studies for Freshmen and Sophomores in 2007. She was appointed as Dean of Freshmen in 2012, and Associate Dean of the College, Dean of First-Year Students, in 2015.

She teaches a first-year seminar, "Madness and Monstrosity in Literature."

Before coming to Connecticut College, she taught at Baylor University.

Rossi's publications include:

  • “Wonders of the Beast: Images of India in Classical and Medieval Literature,” in Marvels, Monsters, and Miracles: Studies in the Medieval and Early Modern Imagination. Ed. Timothy S. Jones and David A. Sprunger, Kalamazoo: The Medieval Institute, 2002, pp. 53-66
  • “Beasts and Baptism: A New Perspective on the Old English Physiologus.” Neophilologus 83 (1999), 461-77
  • “Male Movement and Female Fixity in the Franklin’s Tale and Il Filocolo.” In Masculinities in Chaucer. Ed. Peter G. Beidler, Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1998, pp. 105-116.

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Andrea Rossi-Reder
Connecticut College
Box #Dean of the College
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320


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