Professor Trites joined the ISU faculty in 1991. She is the author of such books as Waking Sleeping Beauty: Feminist Voices in Children's Novels, Disturbing the Universe: Power and Repression in Adolescent Literature, and Literary Conceptualizations of Growth.
Professor Trites joins the Department of Management and Quantitative Methods from the College of Arts and Sciences, where she has previously served as both associate dean and acting dean.
Ph.D., Baylor University MA, University of Texas at Dallas BA, Texas A & M University
Interim Department Chair Distinguished Professor of English