Sherida Yoder, PhD

Dr. Yoder has worked at Felician College for more than twenty-seven years. She grew up in Paterson, New Jersey, and graduated from Eastside High School. After earning a degree in zoology, she studied developmental embryology at Temple University and at Woods Hole Marine Biology Labs in Massachusetts. Subsequently, she studied English literature at Rutgers. Her poetry has earned several awards and is published in various literary journals.

Field(s) of Interest/Expertise

My specialties are Victorian and Seventeenth Century literature, modern and contemporary literature, biography/autobiography and personal nonfictional prose, women’s literature, and creative writing.

Courses Taught at Felician University

ENG 001/002 Developmental English I and II
ENG 101 Writing the College Essay
ENG 102 Introduction to the Study of Literature
ENG 109 Crafting a Life
ENG 210 History of the Novel
ENG 212 Creative Writing
ENG 220 Seventeenth Century Literature
ENG 300 Medieval Literature
ENG 345 Victorian Literature
ENG 371 Autobiography
ENG 375 Twentieth Century Poetry
ENG 380 Postmodern/ Contemporary Literature
ENG 385 Women in Literature
ENG 400 Independent Study
ENG 452 English Internship
ENG 490 Senior Research in English
CO 375 Journey to Selfhood,


Paterson Literary Review, Issue 42, Fall 2014, Editor’s Choice for 2013 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards
Paterson Literary Review, Fall 2011.
Silk Ribbon Works
Waterways, Fall 2010
Garage Sales
Focus on Felician, Spring 2010.
On Re-reading Jane Eyre
Paterson Literary Review, Winter/Spring 2010.
Shooting Stars
Paterson Literary Review, Winter/Spring 2003
Paterson Literary Review, 1998.
Diana at the Lake
Paterson Literary Review, Winter 1994.
“Moving Days” and “Patched Quilt”
Paterson Literary Review, Winter 1993.
November in the Park
The Planet, the Person, the Poem.” April 1981.
Japanese Beetle
Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream , February 1981
Medieval Legend in Jude the Obscure
in Viking Portable Hardy, Julian Moynahan, ed., Viking Press, 1977.
Professor Sherida Yoder
Office Location:
Kirby Hall 324
Contact Phone:
(201) 559-6110


PhD, Rutgers University
MA, Rutgers University
BA, Rutgers University

Positions Held

Felician College, Assistant Professor to Professor (1987-present)
Felician College, Chair of English (1988-94; 200-09)
Rutgers University, Composition Specialist, Instructor (1985-1987)