Dr. Heidi L. Nichols is resident adjunct professor of great works. She earned her M.A. in English from Villanova University and her Ph.D. in literature from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She published her dissertation as The Fashioning of Middle-Class America: Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art and Antebellum America. She also wrote a study of female poet and Puritan Anne Bradstreet in the Guided Tour series by P&R.