Dr. Amy Fahey and her husband William have been homeschooling their five children for over a decade. A graduate of Hillsdale College, the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Fahey currently teaches literature and writing at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, New Hampshire.
Before coming to Thomas More College, she taught literature courses at Christendom College; her teaching interests range from Beowulf to Jane Austen to twentieth-century Catholic writers like Sigrid Undset. Her essay on science and the poetry of Byron, Shelley, and Keats will appear in the forthcoming Ignatius Press volume of English Romantic Poetry. Past projects and positions include serving as Director of Academic Development for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Managing Editor of the journal Faith & Reason, and Conference Director for the non-profit foundation, Liberty Fund.
For the past several years, Dr. Fahey has taught courses in literature, history, composition, and art to homeschoolers from first through twelfth grades, through Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, a homeschooling cooperative in Nashua, New Hampshire. Although she usually speaks on literary topics ranging from Old English poetry to Flannery O’Connor, Dr. Fahey is passionate about children’s literature, particularly the incredible wealth of children’s authors and illustrators from New England. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading, playing the flute and piano, sewing, and making sourdough bread.