Associate Professor


University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716


​Bernard McKenna is the recipient of the University’s “Excellence in Teaching Award” and the “Exemplary use of Technology in Teaching Award.”  He has refereed articles for The Journal of Modern LiteratureModernism/ModernityThe Philological Quarterly, and other scholarly publications; evaluated manuscripts for the University Press; and served as an external reviewer for tenure candidates at other institutions.  He has taught graduate courses and served on Ph.D. exam and dissertation committees at the University of Delaware, Temple University, and Drew University.  He has also volunteered for the Employer Support for the Guards and Reserves, giving deployment and USERRA briefings at the Dover AFB, the Delaware Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center, the Army Reserve Centers in Newark and Dover, and at the Marine Corps Training Center in New Castle.  He has worked as a consultant for the Peabody Heights Brewery in Baltimore and for Sagamore Development Corporation in Port Covington.  He founded the SABR Baltimore chapter, serving as its first chair and later as secretary.

Dr. McKenna has teaching interests in fantasy fiction, World War I, and Irish studies.