Steven F. Bloom, Ph.D.Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dean of Undergraduate Education; Professor of English
Office: Holway House
Degrees: Ph.D., Brandeis University; M.A., Brandeis University; B.A., University of Rochester
Steven F. Bloom's primary scholarly focus is on the life and works of the American dramatist Eugene O'Neill, and in particular, O'Neill's dramaturgical use of drinking and alcoholism. More broadly, he has also focused on the depiction of the family on the American stage and screen. He is the author of Student Companion to Eugene O'Neill, published in 2007 by Greenwood Press. He is the current President of the Eugene O'Neill Society, and he has served on the Society's Board of Directors since 2000. Professor Bloom was the Book Reviews Editor of “The Eugene O'Neill Review” from 1988 until 2004, and he has published numerous articles and reviews on O'Neill in “The Eugene O'Neill Review” and elsewhere. He has spoken on O'Neill's drama, as well as the works of other dramatists at many professional conferences and other public forums, including the Humanities Forum at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston.
Before coming to Lasell, Professor Bloom taught at Emmanuel College in Boston for nineteen years, and was Chair of the English Department at Emmanuel for 10 years. He received his Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Brandeis University, and his Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Rochester. He also attended the High School of Performing Arts in New York City, where he studied drama and theatre.
As Dean of Undergraduate Education at Lasell, Professor Bloom is particularly responsible for assessment of academic programs and new program development. As a teacher and administrator, he is committed to inspiring students with a love of lifelong learning.
What do you like about teaching at Lasell?
"It is gratifying to engage students in learning and to watch as they become transformed and empowered through this engagement; at Lasell, it happens in innovative and exciting ways every semester."