Dr. Maria Orban teaches American and multicultural iterature, Native American fiction, literary criticism and theory, and Shakespeare. Maria Orban received the Chesnutt Association's Sylvia Lyons Render Award from the American Literature Association for outstanding contribution to scholarship on the life and works of Charles Waddell Chesnutt.
Charles Chesnutt Reappraised: Essays on the First Major African American Fiction Writer. Eds. David G. Izzo and Maria Orban. London: McFarland & Company, 2009. Print.