During her studies in the English PhD program, Abby Goode focused on early and 19th century American literature, sustainability studies, transnational American studies, and women's gender, and sexuality studies.
In support of her dissertation, “Democratic Demographics: A Literary Genealogy of American Sustainability", written under the direction of Prof. Caroline Levander, Abby was awarded the 2015 Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies.
Abby was also recognized for her teaching. She was awarded an Outstanding Graduate Instructor of Record Award for 2015-2016 by the Center for Teaching Excellence. She is currently Assistant Professor of English at Plymouth State University.