As interim vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, Dorothy E. Mosby is the chief academic officer at Mount Holyoke College. She is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the College’s academic mission and for supporting the 35 academic departments and programs; Library, Information, and Technology Services; academic centers; and the academic support offices, including the Office of the Registrar, the Office of Student Success and Advising, and the Teaching and Learning Initiative.
Mosby is the author of Place, Language, and Identity in Afro-Costa Rican Literature (University of Missouri Press, 2003), which explores contemporary black writing from Costa Rica. Her translation of Quince Duncan's Weathered Men and The Four Mirrors was published in 2018.
Mosby’s poetry has appeared in Hispanic Culture Review. She has presented her research at numerous conferences and institutes and is a member of the Modern Language Association, the College Language Association, and the Afro/Latin American Research Association.
At Mount Holyoke, Mosby has taught Afra-Hispanic Literature: Black Women's Writing from the Spanish-Speaking World (a January Term intensive, taught in English); Introduction to Latin American Literature I; and Colonial and Nineteenth-Century Latin American Literature.
Before coming to Mount Holyoke, Mosby taught Spanish and Portuguese at Ohio State University.