Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Programs


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Programs
  • Concentration:

    • Early Modern English Literature and Culture
  • Department:

    • CLA Dean's Office and 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 Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Liberal Arts. In that role, she oversees all undergraduate and graduate programs, curriculum, and student success initiatives, including education abroad. She works with faculty and staff to promote and foster undergraduate student success and has been committed to enhancing access and success for underrepresented students. She represents CLA on several university-level committees, including the Advisory Committee for Undergraduate Affairs, Graduate Education Council, Admissions Advisory Council, University Committee for Academic Advising, International Affairs Committee, and the President's Commission for Diversity and Inclusion.

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 book, St Paul's Cathedral Precinct in Early Modern Literature and Culture: Spatial Practices, was published in 2020 from Oxford University Press.