Education

Ph. D., Pennsylvania State University, 1974 (Honors)
M. A., Pennsylvania State University, 1968 (Honors)
B. A., Miami University (Ohio), 1966 (Honors in English)

Academic Honors and Fellowships

  • Burney Society Fellowship, ASECS/McGill University, 2008
  • Rutgers University Scholar-Teacher Award, 2005
  • Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2001
  • New Jersey State Senate Award for the Arts, 1988
  • Faculty Academic Merit Awards, 1981, 83, 86, 89, 94, 98, 99, 2000, 01, 02, 04, 06, 07, 08, 09
  • Sabbatical Leaves, 1980, 1985, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2006, 2010
  • Andrew Mellon Fellow, W. A. Clark Memorial Library, (UCLA), 1980
  • Rutgers Research Council Grants, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1987, 1998
  • University Fellow, Pennsylvania State University, 1969
  • National Defense Education Act Title IV Fellow, 1966-69

Professional Experience

  • Chair, Department of English, 1999-2005
  • Professor of English, Rutgers-Camden, 2002-
  • President, FAS-Camden Faculty Senate, 2000-2001
  • Director, Graduate Program in English, 1985-1991; 1997-99
  • Associate Professor of English, Rutgers-Camden, 1983-2002
  • Assistant Professor of English, Rutgers-Camden, 1976-83
  • Coadjutant, University College, Rutgers-New Brunswick, 1974-76
  • Field Representative, National Education Association, 1972-73
  • Teaching Assistant, Pennsylvania State University, 1969-70
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Strasbourg, 1968-69

Major Grants

  • The Richard Gilder Foundation, 2004, $50,000 (Writers House)
  • Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History, 2000, $25,000 (Mickle Street Review)
  • New Jersey Committee for the Humanities, 1990, $4,000
  • The Richard Gilder Foundation, 1989, $10,000
  • New Jersey State Council for the Arts, 1989, $4,500
  • New Jersey Committee for the Humanities, 1988, $4,500
  • New Jersey Department of Higher Education, 1987, $26,000
  • New Jersey Department of Higher Education, 1986, $23,000

Publications

Books

The Works of Daniel Defoe: Satire, Fantasy, and Supernatural Writings, Vol. 3, comprising The Consolidator, The Memoirs of Count Tariff &c., and The Quarrel of the School-Boys at Athens. Edited with introduction and notes by Geoffrey Sill. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2005.

The Witlings and The Woman-Hater, by Frances Burney d’Arblay, edited with new introduction, notes, and appendices by Peter Sabor and Geoffrey Sill. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2002.

The Cure of the Passions and the Origins of the English Novel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

The Witlings and The Woman-Hater, by Frances Burney d’Arblay, edited by Peter Sabor and Geoffrey Sill. London: Pickering & Chatto Ltd., 1997.

The Complete Plays of Frances Burney, edited by Peter Sabor, Stewart J. Cooke, and Geoffrey Sill. London: Pickering & Chatto, Ltd., 1995.

Walt Whitman of Mickle Street: A Centennial Collection, edited with introduction by Geoffrey Sill. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1994.

Opening the American Mind: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Higher Education, edited by Geoffrey Sill, Miriam Chaplin, Jean Ritzke, and David Wilson. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 1993.

Walt Whitman and the Visual Arts, edited by Geoffrey Sill and Roberta K. Tarbell. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1992.

Defoe and the Idea of Fiction. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 1983.