Alex MacLeod


Full-Time Faculty


Dr. Alex Macleod teaches Shakespeare and Composition. After studying at the Universities of Dundee and Sussex, he attended the University of Arizona. He received his Ph.D. writing his dissertation on the mercantile heroics on display in Shakespeare’s plays and other Early Modern works. He taught at Wright State before joining the faculty at the University of Dayton in 2009. His classes encourage close reading skills as well as an examination of the ideologies that inform a given text. While Dr. Macleod continues to pursue his love of Shakespeare’s plays, lately his scholarly interests have centered around an ecocritical perspective upon a diverse range of subjects including war literature.

Faculty Perspective

I very much appreciate the Marianist identity of the university and the value it places upon justice, service, and peace. That creates a wonderful environment in which to work.


Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2001

Research Interests

  • Shakespeare
  • Early Modern Literature
  • Philip Larkin
  • Seamus Heaney
  • Ecocriticism
  • Marxist Literary Theory
  • J.M. Coetzee