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educator , writer

Beth Maclay Doriani is an American English language educator and writer.


Mrs. Doriani was born on January 6, 1961, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. She was a daughter of William N. (a business executive) and Betty (a homemaker; maiden name, Boucher) Maclay.


Beth Doriani graduated from Calvin College, from which she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1983. In 1986 Mrs. Doriani received her Master of Arts from Kent State University. In 1990 she became a graduate of University of Notre Dame, receiving Doctor of Philosophy degree.


From 1986 to 1988 Mrs. Doriani worked as a staff member of Religion and Literature. In 1990 she was appointed assistant professor of English at Northwestern College, Orange City, IA, in 1994 she became a department head. Since 1990 Mrs. Doriani joined Bread for the World, Between 1992 and 1995 she was a member of board of directors of 1 Orange City Day Care.

She is known to be a contributor to books, including Poetry Criticism, Specialize in the Wholly Impossible": A Reader in Black Women's History, and also a contributor of articles and reviews to journals, including Studies in Puritan American Spirituality, Emily Dickinson Journal, American Quarterly, and Early American Literature.


  • Beth Doriani is notable for her works.


Member American Association of University Women, Modern Language Association (American Literature section), Emily Dickinson International Society.


  • Other Interests

    sailing, hiking, reading, gardening


Mrs. Doriani married Christopher W. Doriani on June 4, 1983. They have three children: Kara, Andrew, Joelle.

William N. Maclay

Betty (Boucher) Maclay

Kara E. Doriani

Andrew C. Doriani

Joelle M. Doriani

Christopher W. Doriani