Sr. Mary Clemente Davlin, O.P., Ph.D.

Sr. Mary Clemente Davlin, O.P., Ph.D.

Sister Mary Clemente Davlin, O.P., Ph.D., is a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa and Professor Emerita of English at Dominican University. She received her B.A. from Rosary College, her M.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and her Ph. D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, Sr. Davlin taught at Edgewood College in Madison, WI and Rosary College/Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She is an expert in medieval studies, especially Piers Plowman, about which she is the author of three books. She studied Dante in Florence and at the University of California, Berkeley, and has taught the Divine Comedy for many years. Sr. Davlin has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship as well as a Newberry Library-British Academy Fellowship for research and has been honored twice with Dominican’s Excellence in Teaching Award, in 1997 and 1973. She has also been involved in promoting diversity at Dominican University by organizing programs to mentor and support minority students. The university’s annual diversity leadership award is now named in her honor.

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