B.A., M.B.A., M.A. University of Colorado at Denver
Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder
Professor Sanford joined the faculty in 1999, and served as Chair of the Department of Language and Literature for the 2003-2004 academic year. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an M.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Colorado at Denver. Her research has dealt with English Renaissance literature and culture. Her book, Maps and Memory in Early Modern England: A Sense of Place, published by Palgrave/St. Martin's (2002) deals with the relationship between the massive mapping and surveying projects carried out during the Renaissance and literary representations that adumbrate the mapping process, and she is currently working on a project on legitimacy in the Early Modern period. She has a particular interest in Shakespeare and in Early Modern women writers and she teaches Shakespeare, British literature, women as readers and writers in the Renaissance, world literature, and composition courses.
Away from campus, she enjoys going to the theater, strolling in art galleries, loitering in bookstores, and sequestering herself in libraries. Her lifetime goal is to be an undefeated Jeopardy! Champion, and she enjoys solving puzzles of all sorts.