Chair, Liberal Studies Department; Associate Professor of English and Communications
BA, Pennsylvania State University; MA, Indiana University; PhD, Pennsylvania State University
Lisa M. Ruch, PhD, Chair of the Liberal Studies Department and associate professor of English and Communications, joined Bay Path College in 2000. She teaches courses in literature, writing, and film studies.
Her area of specialization is medieval literature and chronicles, especially the vague line between legend and history in the Middle Ages. Other research interests include manuscripts and paleography, Arthuriana, British literature, and comparative literature.
Dr. Ruch holds a master’s degree in English from Indiana University and a doctoral degree in comparative literature from the Pennsylvania State University. She is a member of the Medieval Academy of America, the Medieval Chronicle Society, the Early English Text Society, the International Arthurian Society, and the American Comparative Literature Association.
In her spare time, Dr. Ruch enjoys working with her and others’ horses, and singing with the Pioneer Valley Cappella, a choral ensemble based in Northampton, MA.