Saint Martin's University

Olivia Archibald

Olivia Archibald

Title and discipline: professor and acting chair, English

Contact information
Office location: O'Grady U-3
Phone: 360-438-4357
Email: oarchibald@stmartin.edu

Areas of specialization: creative nonfiction, essay theory, composition theory, early medieval literature, and literary criticism.


Much of Dr. Archibald's current research and writing focuses on reflective practice and creative forms of essay in higher education, and she is currently working on a book about the essay genre while co-authoring Writing from the Inside: The Power of Reflective Writing in the Classroom (Equinox, coauthor Maureen P. Hall). Alongside her teaching and research, Dr. Archibald directs faculty development activities at Saint Martin's.


Education: B.A. and M.A., Marshall University; Ph.D., University of Iowa