Loyola University Chicago

Writing Program

Brandiann Molby

Writing Center Instructional Director, Lecturer



Brandiann Molby is the Instructional Director of the Writing Center and a first-year writing instructor in the English Department. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. from Loyola University Chicago and an B.A. from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Her research focuses on word/image theory, nineteenth-century illustrated books, and the Arts and Crafts movement.


  • MA, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • MA & PhD, Loyola University Chicago

Research Interests

  • Nineteenth-Century Illustrated Books
  • Word / Image Theory
  • Pre-Raphaelitism and the Arts and Crafts Movement


  • Distinguished Educator of the Year, International Academy of Design and Technology, Schaumburg, 2013.


  • “Pocket Cathedrals and Private Presses: Decorated Books as Architecture and the Medieval Inheritance of William Morris' Arts and Crafts Aesthetic.” Useful and Beautiful: The Magazine of the Morris Society of the United States. April 2017.