Dr. Emily Todd joined the University in 1999 as an assistant professor of English. She was promoted to associate professor in 2005 and full professor in 2010, when she also began her tenure as department chair, a position she held until June 2018.
In 2000, early in her career at Westfield State, she co-founded the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning on campus and later served as its coordinator. Dr. Todd has participated in numerous administrative, academic, planning, and search committees during her time at Westfield State. In 2015, she was elected to the Executive Committee of the Association of Departments of English (ADE), a program of the Modern Language Association, and she served as ADE President in 2017.
In addition, she is a co-editor of Transatlantic Stowe: Harriet Beecher Stowe and European Culture, and she has published several articles and presented widely in her field. Dr. Todd graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in American studies from Amherst College; earned a M.Phil. in Scottish literature from St. Andrews University in Scotland; and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Minnesota.