Having completed her B.A. at UCLA and her Ph.D. at Princeton, Dr. Crane joined the Oneonta faculty in 1992. She directed the English Department’s Graduate Program from 1993-2001, and served as Department Chair from 1998 to 2005. She teaches courses in British Medieval and Renaissance Literature, early World Literatures, and Composition. Dr. Crane has received Mellon Foundation and NEH grants to support her studies in philology and medieval poetry. Dr. Crane was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006, along with the College at Oneonta Outstanding Advisor and Mentor Award for that same year. She is interested in the history of rhetoric, textual iconography, and the literary representation of intellectual and spiritual authority. Before arriving at Oneonta, she worked as an editor for Macmillan, Scribner’s, and the UCLA School of Medicine.