2007 Ph.D., Ohio State University
2000 M.A., San Francisco State University
1994 B.A., Mercyhurst College
Her Ph.D. in English, with an emphasis on Medieval and Renaissance Literatures. She teaches core Shakespeare courses for majors and the general education course, as well as the majors’ survey in early British literature, Chaucer, and Linguistics.
Rohdieck, S., Walts, D., Bernhagen, L. & Hallihan, K. (2014). Identifying excellent teaching through graduate student teaching award nomination portfolios. Graduate Student Teaching Awards. Studies in Graduate and Professional Student Development: An Edited Book Series, 15, 95-114.
Rohdieck, S., Linder, K., Walts, D., Bernhagen, L., Holmes, C. & Hallihan, K. (2014). Using teaching portfolios in graduate teaching award nominations. Graduate Student Teaching Awards. Studies in Graduate and Professional Student Development: An Edited Book Series, 15, 45-64.
Walts, D. S. (2015, July). The monk’s chilyndre and the merchant’s reckoning in The Shipman’s Tale. Paper presented at the Biennial London Chaucer Conference, London, England.
Dr. Walts has published in The Chaucer Review and is currently working on her book Time’s Reckoning: Time, Status, and Culture in Late Medieval England. Her service to the university includes Graduate Council, Educational Policies Committee, and the Library Advisory Committee. She currently advises the English Honors Society, Sigma Tau Delta.