Professor of English


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Professor of English
    • Chief Academic Officer, CSU System
  • Concentration:

    • Early Modern English Literature and Culture
  • Department:

    • English
  • Education:

    • Ph.D. in English, University of California, Santa Barbara


Professor. B.A., English, Vassar College; M.A., English, Ph.D., English, University of California, Santa Barbara
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Hentschell has been at CSU since August 2002. Currently, she serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the Colorado State University System. Prior to that, she served as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Liberal Arts.

She is Professor of English with a specialization in early modern studies. Her first book, The Culture of Cloth in Early Modern England: Textual Constructions of a National Identity, a study of the English wool industry and trade from 1580-1615, was published by Ashgate Press. She is also the co-editor of Masculinity and the Metropolis of Vice, 1550-1650, with Amanda Bailey (Palgrave) and Essays in Memory of Richard Helgerson: Laureations, with Kathy Lavezzo (U of Delaware Press. Her second monograph, St Paul's Cathedral Precinct in Early Modern Literature and Culture: Spatial Practices, was published in 2020 from Oxford University Press. Her most recent book, "Transforming Leadership Pathways for Humanities Professionals in Higher Educations," co-edited with Catherine E. Thomas, was published by Purdue University Press in 2023.