Gregory O'Dea teaches courses in the English-language novel, Restoration and eighteenth-century
British literature, British romanticism, postcolonial literature, and literary analysis.
He is co-editor of Iconoclastic Departures: Mary Shelley After Frankenstein (Fairleigh Dickinson UP), and his scholarship has appeared in such journals as The South Atlantic Review, Papers on Language and Literature, and the online journal Romanticism on the Net. In addition to directing UTC's interdisciplinary honors program, he is Co-Director and Scholar in Residence for literature and medicine programs
sponsored by the American College of Physicians. He has been named Outstanding Professor
by UTC's Student Government Association, University Outstanding Advisor, and Outstanding
Teacher by The University of Tennessee National Alumni Association. In 2005, The American
College of Physicians honored him with the Clifton R. Cleaveland Medical Humanities
Award for outstanding contributions to humanism in medicine. His current research
concerns crime and criminology in the novels of Charles Dickens.