Faculty Profile

Bethany Shaffer

Assistant Director, First-Year English

Years of Service at UT Arlington

  • Assistant Director First-Year English, (2011-present)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (2006-2011)


  • MA, Youngstown State University, 2006
  • BA, Mercyhurst College, 2004

Current Research

Bethany Shaffer is currently interested in captivity narratives, young adult adventure novels and women’s regionalist literature.  In all cases she's interested in stereotyping and authenticity.