Maura Brady

Maura Brady

Associate Professor of English

Reilly Hall 317
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4398


Sabbatical leave, 2015-2016

Maura Brady teaches courses on renaissance literature, disability, and literature and science. Her scholarship on John Milton’s writing has appeared in Milton Studies, Milton Quarterly, and in anthologies devoted to Milton; her essay “Galileo in Action: The ‘Telescope’ in Paradise Lost” was awarded the 2003 Schacterle Prize from the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts.  As the 2011-14 O’Connell Professor in the Humanities, she developed programs that supported faculty writing and pedagogy, and edited (with Ned Stuckey-French) Why We Do What We Do: Essays by Le Moyne College Faculty, a volume of personal essays by faculty about their work, to which she also contributed the introductory essay. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from St. John’s College (Annapolis), and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa.

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Why We Do What We Do

Why We Do What We Do
Essays by Le Moyne College Faculty

What do a Mark Twain scholar, a biochemist, and a filmmaker have in common? What motivates them – or any of us, for that matter – in their work? And why is that motivation – that thing which moves them to reread one of Twain’s stories (again), return to the lab to study a cell’s development, or continue to search for the perfect shot – important? Those are questions that 16 Le Moyne faculty members recently tackled in an anthology of essays titled Why We Do What We Do. Their answers were honest and personal. They went far beyond what these professors “do.” They spoke to who they are, whom they love, and their hopes for the world we share. Read more here.