Danielle Herget, PH.D.
associate professor of humanities
Program: Liberal arts and sciences
Office Location: 118 Beacon St., 5th floor
- B.A., English and Performing Arts, Colby College
- M.A., English Literature, Boston College
- Ph.D., Drama, Tufts University
Dr. Herget has been teaching Theater, English, and Public Speaking at Fisher College since 2003. She is currently the Director of the Honors Program. Before coming to Fisher, Dr. Herget taught at Emmanuel College and Tufts University, in their theater programs. Since 2003, Dr. Herget has been Advisor to the Fisher Drama Club, which produces two plays and/or musicals per year. She was presented the “Faculty Member of the Year” award in 2009.
Believing that every student has the ability to succeed, Dr. Herget takes a very hands-on, “outside-the-box” approach to teaching. In her classes, she asks students to take on projects or presentations that encourage new methods of critical thinking or investigation. Dr. Herget’s own scholarly interests involve both examining the role of children in fantasy and horror literature, as well as looking at the business and financial history of the theater world; within both of these fields, she has delivered papers at such academic conferences as the Popular Culture Association, American Culture Association, North East Modern Language Association, Fantasy Matters, and others. She is currently writing a sociopolitical examination of The Hunger Games series for Lexington Press.
I’ve known that I wanted to be a professor ever since I had a remarkable English teacher in high school. The way that Mr. Corey filled his lectures and discussions with such passion for his material and care for his students inspired me to want to make the same difference in the lives of my own students. I am enlivened each day by the intellectual and philosophical discussions I have had with Fisher students, both within and out of the classroom.