Abby went back to school when she had a newborn and a 3 year old, and feels that the balance between studying, parenting, and teaching is sometimes impossible but always worthwhile.

abigail dallmann, lecturer

Abby Dallmann has taught all levels of formal education, from kindergarten to college seniors, and loves the experience of meeting new people and helping to build new learning communities. She has taught English in Massachusetts and California public secondary schools, as well as secondary schools in Mexico, Namibia, and Hungary.  At the college level her teaching experience includes courses in Legal Studies, Management Communication, American literature, and College Writing.  

She decided to go back to school when she was busy parenting a newborn and a three year old, and feels that the balance between studying, parenting, and teaching is sometimes impossible but always worthwhile.  Her current goals include finding new ways to teach voice in writing and transforming her research regarding marriage and property into a manuscript.  She also wants to find ways to stay sane now that her son is starting middle school. 

educational background

  • Massachusetts Teaching Credential in Secondary English and English as a Second Language
  • B.A., American Studies (literature), Yale University
  • M.A., Secondary Education (English), Stanford University
  • Ph.D., English with Concentration in American Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst

teaching and research interests

Law and literature; philosophical and legal meanings of property and marriage; American realism; ideas about privacy; secondary education and English curriculums