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Faculty: Jeffrey R. Di Leo


Dr. Jeffrey R. Di Leo

Dean of Arts & Sciences
Professor of English and Philosophy

B.A., Rutgers University; M.A. (Philosophy), M.A. (Comparative Literature); Ph.D., Indiana University.

Victoria: 208C UW


Jeffrey R. Di Leo is Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, and Professor of English and Philosophy at the University of Houston-Victoria. He is also Executive Director of the Society for Critical Exchange and past president of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts, and a member of the Modern Language Association Delegate Assembly (Teaching as Profession).

He is editor and publisher of the American Book Review, and founder and editor of the journal Symploke, which was awarded the Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement (2000) and a Best Special Issue Award (2012) by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ).

Selected Publications:

Criticism after Critique: Literature, Aesthetics and the Political (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

Turning the Page: Book Culture in the Digital Age—Essays, Reflections, Interventions (Texas Review Press, 2014)

Capital at the Brink: Overcoming the Destructive Legacies of Neoliberalism (Open Humanities Press, 2014; with Uppinder Mehan)

Corporate Humanities in Higher Education: Moving Beyond the Neoliberal Academy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

Neoliberalism, Education, Terrorism: Contemporary Dialogues (Paradigm, 2013; with Henry Giroux, Sophia McClennan, and Ken Saltman)

Terror, Theory, and the Humanities (Open Humanities Press, 2012; with Uppinder Mehan)

Academe Degree Zero: Reconsidering the Politics of Higher Education (Paradigm, 2011; paperback, 2012)

Federman's Fictions: Innovation, Theory, and the Holocaust (State University of New York Press, 2011)

“The Cult of the Book—and Why It Must End.” The Chronicle Review. Chronicle of Higher Education, section B (1 October 2010): B8-B9.

“Against Rank.” Inside Higher Ed. June 25, 2010. www.insidehighered.com.

“In Praise of Tough Criticism.” The Chronicle Review. Chronicle of Higher Education, section B (18 June 2010): B4-B5.

“Against Anonymity.” Inside Higher Ed. July 7, 2009. www.insidehighered.com.

Fiction's Present: Situating Contemporary Narrative Innovation (State University of New York Press, 2007; with R. M. Berry)

From Socrates to Cinema: An Introduction to Philosophy (McGraw Hill, 2005)

On Anthologies: Politics and Pedagogy (University of Nebraska Press, 2004)

If Classrooms Matter: Progressive Visions of Educational Environments (Routledge, 2004; with Walter Jacobs)

Affiliations: Identity in Academic Culture (University of Nebraska Press, 2003)

Morality Matters: Race, Class, and Gender in Applied Ethics (McGraw-Hill, 2002)