Dr. Antonia Mc Donald Smythe
St. Lucian-born, Professor Antonia MacDonald received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from the University of the West Indies, and her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. In 1999, she joined St. George’s University, Grenada, first as a visiting professor of English in the School of Arts and Sciences and then as an associate professor. In 2001, she was promoted to professor and Associate Dean. In 2004, Professor MacDonald assumed the additional responsibility of Assistant Dean in the Graduate Studies Program. She served as Senior Associate Dean in the School of Arts and Sciences from August 2009 to June 2011. She is now the Associate Dean in the School of Graduate Studies and Assistant Director of Research..
Committed to empowering through education, Professor MacDonald has been active in the development of college-level English programs that offer quality instruction and that respond to local, regional, and international educational needs. Professor MacDonald has had extensive experience in developing curricula and syllabi for community college-level English courses and has led the development and implementation of a one-year foundational course for college students: English Language and Communication. She has also been deeply involved with CXC CAPE Literatures in English.
Prof. MacDonald writes on contemporary Caribbean women writers, St. Lucian literature and Eastern Caribbean popular culture. She has published articles in Anthurium, Journal of West Indian Literature (JWIL), Callaloo and MaComere and is the author of Making Homes in the West/Indies (Garland, 2002) and editor of the collection, The Fiction of Garth St. Omer: A Casebook (2108).
Prof. MacDonald is currently working on the development of flexible programs of study that, through interdisciplinary initiatives with other regional and international universities, will increase educational opportunities in the Eastern Caribbean.