Dr. Elizabeth Davey

Title & Contact Info

Professor Emerita of English Literature

 Email: EDavey [at] tyndale.ca
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 6713

Academic Credentials

PhD, University of Wales, 2010
MA, York University, 1990
MA, University of Washington, 1973
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1971

Areas of Specialization

Canadian literature, American literature, C. S. Lewis and Milton


Dr. Davey has taught English Literature at Tyndale since 1976. Over the years, she introduced a variety of courses—“Milton,” “Studies in C.S. Lewis,” “Canadian Literature,” “Key Figures in American Literature,” and “Religious Themes in Literature”—that anticipated the larger literature curriculum of a Christian liberal arts university. In 1998, she was appointed both Director of the Leading Edge program and the Department Chair of the Humanities and Social Sciences Department. From 2000 to 2004, she served the University College as Associate Dean. She also developed and directed the Writing Centre. Her recent doctoral project focused on the Canadian poet Margaret Avison. 

Dr. Davey co-authored Climbing the Spiritual Mountain: The Questions of Jesus (Wipf and Stock, 2014) with Dr. Alan Davey. A Persevering Witness: The Poetry of Margaret Avison (Pickwick) was published in 2016. Abba's Whisper: Listening for the Voice of God (Wipf and Stock), jointly authored with Alan Davey, is forthcoming in 2017.

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