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Allen Frost

The Nueva School
Middle & Upper School English Teacher
Allen Frost joins Nueva from Stanford University, where he received his PhD in English in June 2015. His dissertation focused on representations of geography and space in 20th century American novels, from William Faulkner to Jonathan Franzen. At Stanford, he taught courses in American fiction, poetry, rhetoric, and art history, and he also helped graduate students develop teaching expertise in the English department and through the Center for Teaching and Learning. While pursuing his doctorate, Allen spent several summers teaching literary theory to gifted high school students at the Arkansas Governor’s School in his hometown of Conway, Arkansas. He began his teaching career in public high schools in Pennsylvania and then taught at the Chinese International School in Hong Kong. Allen received his BA in English literature and educational studies from Swarthmore College. He lives in San Francisco’s Cole Valley and enjoys cooking and playing the oboe in his free time.