Paul Delaney, Ph.D.

Professor of English
(805) 565-6179

Office Location

Reynolds Hall 205

Office Available

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 3:15-5 pm & by appointment


Tom Stoppard and Contemporary Drama, 20th-Century Irish Literature, Shakespeare in Performance, Faulkner


Dr. Delaney whisks students away to plays—in Santa Barbara, in southern California, in England, and in Ireland.  Students in most classes he teaches on campus can count on theatre jaunts.  And on London Theatre Mayterm, he takes students to plays in London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Dublin.  He received Westmont’s Faculty Research Award in 1992 and was named Teacher of the Year in 2015.  His scholarly work focuses on contemporary British and Irish drama.  He has published two books on British playwright Tom Stoppard (and is working on a third) and one on Irish playwright Brian Friel.  He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees at Emory University.