Sandra Bell



Humanities and Languages

Hazen Hall 102

Saint John
1 506 648 5601

Sandra Bell is a Professor in the discipline of English at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John and joined the faculty in 2000.

Sandra teaches lower-level courses (Poetry and Drama), as well as upper-level courses in sixteenth and seventeenth-century literature, specific drama courses (Script into Performance, Beckett, Contemporary Drama) and special Shakespeare courses (Shakespeare and Pedagogy). She has taken students to London as part of UNB's Travel Study program four times. Several of her courses connect students with the local theatre and teaching communities to provide practical learning experiences.

Sandra received the Allan P. Stuart Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006, was a University Teaching Scholar (2009 to 2012), and received the Neil Scott Instructional Leadership Award, the Change One Thing Award in 2016 and the Teaching Innovation Award in 2018. In 2020 to 2021 she won the Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and in 2022 was the recipient of an Atlantic Association of University's Distinguished Teaching Award. 

Sandra has presented and published on the writings of James VI of Scotland, I of England, and his mother, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. She is one of three editors of an anthology of sixteenth-century prose and verse, published by Broadview Press. Sandra also has presented papers and given workshops on Shakespeare and on pedagogy.

Sandra is also active in theatre in the Saint John community. She has written, directed and acted in a number of plays. She also helped establish the Fundy FRINGE Festival in 2013. She received the 2017 Originals Arts Award: Performing Arts (Theatre).