• Professor (Lecturer) Emerita, Leap & Early College
  • Professor (Lecturer) Emerita, Undergraduate Studies


  • "Adventures in Assessment: Innovations in First-Year Learning Community Assessment and their Implications for Women and Students of Color." Paper presented at the 29th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Denver, CO. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/15/2010.

Research Statement

Dr. Bliss's research interests are in general and liberal education, undergraduate learning communities, the role of the humanities in medical and pre-medical education, and modern and postmodern Anglophone literatures, particularly the work of Australian writers.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Australia
    I research and write on modern and contemporary Australian fiction and the history of racial policy in Australia. I co-teach an Honors course on the comparative racial policies and histories of Australia and South Africa.