English and Creative Writing

Rebecca Jaroff headshot
Rebecca Jaroff headshot

Rebecca Jaroff

Rebecca Jaroff graduated from Ursinus College in 1981 with a major in English and minor in Communication Arts. She worked for ten years as a news editor and news producer at 6ABC in Philadelphia, before returning to graduate school.

As co-director of the U-Imagine! Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies at Ursinus, Jaroff helps to develop an interdisciplinary curricular and co-curricular learning experience for any student in any major, as part of the “Liberal Arts Plus” mission of the college.

Jaroff has published several articles on 19th-Century American women authors and co-edited a series of monologue and scene anthologies drawn from 21st-century American plays.

In 2013, Jaroff received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, which reflects her passion for helping students learn how to lead creative, satisfying, and useful lives.




  • B.A., Ursinus College
  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Delaware


Literary Theory
American Literature
The Environment and Literature
Women’s Literature

Research Interests

Nineteenth-century American Women Writers
Experiential learning
Entrepreneurial studies

Recent Work

Dr. Jaroff’s current research project involves identifying the key players in an anti-slavery/women’s rights debate conducted through letters to a local newspaper during the 1850s. She is being assisted by an undergraduate student in history and working in the archives at the Montgomery County Historical Society.

Years of Service to Ursinus