College of Humanities and Social Sciences



  • Sahar Abdulaziz
  • Aseel Saad Alammar
  • Denise Albanese

    Denise Albanese


    Literature: affect and politics; problems in mass culture and popular culture; science and technology studies; critical historicism and the contemporary moment; Shakespeare in public culture; Milton and early modern literature

  • Jasmine Allen

    Jasmine Allen

    Writing and Rhetoric: web authoring and design, technical writing, digital/electronic publication, mobile media

  • Hussain Almalki
  • Amal Amireh

    Amal Amireh

    Associate Professor

    Literature: middle eastern literature; world literature; gender and sexuality

  • Eric Gary Anderson

    Eric Gary Anderson

    Associate Professor

    Literature: American Indian literatures, U.S. and global Southern studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, American fiction from the beginnings to the 21st century, multi-ethnic American literatures

  • Stephanie Arhin
  • Andrew Paul Art
  • Samuel Benjamin Ashworth
  • Jennifer Atkinson

    Jennifer Atkinson

    Associate Professor

    Creative Writing: poetry, ecopoetics, literary translation, recent and contemporary American poetry





  • Eric Eisner

    Eric Eisner

    Associate Professor

    Literature: 18th and 19th century British literature and culture, esp. Romanticism; lyric poetry; history of reading; literary and cultural theory

  • Douglas Eyman

    Douglas Eyman

    Associate Professor

    Writing and Rhetoric: Classical and contemporary rhetorical theory, digital rhetoric, digital scholarship and electronic publication, web authoring and design, technical and scientific writing




  • Anna Sophia Habib

    Anna Sophia Habib

    Assistant Professor

  • Liesel Hamilton
  • Tamara Harvey

    Tamara Harvey

    Associate Professor

    Literature: early American literature, early modern women's writing, feminist theory

  • Anthony Dyer Hoefer

    Anthony Dyer Hoefer

    Literature and culture of the U.S. South; race, religion, and literature; ecocriticism and environmental justice.

  • Julia Holcomb

    Julia Holcomb

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Shaun R Holloway
  • Caitlin Holmes

    Caitlin Holmes

    Assistant Professor

    Composition, writing in the disciplines, writing across the curriculum, teaching literature, early modern literature

  • Steve Holmes

    Steve Holmes

    Assistant Professor

    Writing and Rhetoric: theories and histories of rhetoric, material rhetorics, continental philosophy, digital rhetoric, videogames, mobile media, cultural studies, composition pedagogy

  • Jolene M Houston
  • Billy Howell

    Billy Howell

    Assistant Professor

    Fiction and Creative Nonfiction, Modernist Literature, Utopian and Dystopian Literatures

  • Virginia A Hoy

    Virginia A Hoy



  • Brian Hsu

    Brian Hsu

    Term Assistant Professor



  • Zakiyyah Iman Jackson

    Zakiyyah Iman Jackson

    Assistant Professor

    Literature: 19th-21st Century African Diasporic Literature and Visual Culture; Interrelations Among Metaphysics, Science, and Aesthetics; Posthumanism; New Materialism; Bio/Necro/Cosmo-politics; Feminist and Queer Theory; Racial Ecologies


  • Erica Jacobs

    Erica Jacobs

    Assistant Professor


  • Tania Rachel James

    Tania Rachel James

    Associate Professor


  • Jennifer Ann Janisch
  • Elspeth Jensen
  • Sarah Johnson
  • Joyce P. Johnston

    Joyce P. Johnston

    Adjunct Faculty

    Composition: oral response to student writing, online civility, virtual intellectual property, online instructional design


  • David Kaufmann

    David Kaufmann


    Literature: contemporary poetry; Critical Theory; Visual art and Art History;

  • Sally Keith

    Sally Keith

    Associate Professor

    Creative Writing: poetry

  • Joseph W Killiany

    Joseph W Killiany



  • Sara M King

    Sara M King

    Associate Professor


  • Michael Joseph Klein

    Michael Joseph Klein


  • Lisa Koch

    Lisa Koch


    Composition: Literature - Teen/Young Adult Fiction, Gender and Sexuality, United States Literature, African American Literature, Women Writers

  • David L Kuebrich

    David L Kuebrich

    Associate Professor

    Literature: American literature and its relations to political and religious contexts

  • Josef Matthew Kuhn
  • Anne M Kuhta

    Anne M Kuhta

    Adjunct Faculty

    Adult learning styles, classroom assessment techniques, and composition.


  • Michelle  LaFrance

    Michelle LaFrance

    Assistant Professor

    Writing and Rhetoric: Composition, writing across the curriculum/in the disciplines, ethnography, writing program administration and pedagogy, student writing development

  • Justin Lafreniere

    Justin Lafreniere

    Short Fiction, Experimental Fiction, Novel and Novella Writing

  • Amy L Laptad

    Amy L Laptad

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Eric D Larson
  • Roger Lathbury

    Roger Lathbury


    Literature: nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature; publishing and book history; writing and editing

  • Mary Latimer
  • Debra Lattanzi Shutika

    Debra Lattanzi Shutika


    Associate Professor

    Folklore: Sense of Place, Appalachian Studies, Transnational Migration

  • Heidi Y. Lawrence

    Heidi Y. Lawrence

    Assistant Professor

    Writing and Rhetoric: Medical rhetoric, vaccine controversy, professional and technical communication, public rhetoric, rhetoric of science and technology

  • Susan Lawrence

    Susan Lawrence

    Assistant Professor

    Public and professional discourses, focusing on rhetorics of transitional justice and reconciliation

  • Catherine B Lewis
  • Stephanie L. Liberatore

    Stephanie L. Liberatore

    Assistant Professor

    Composition and Creative Nonfiction

  • Lisa Lister

    Lisa Lister

    Associate Professor

    Composition: teacher development, scholarship of teaching and learning

  • J Samaine Lockwood

    J Samaine Lockwood

    Director of Undergraduate Programs

    Associate Professor

    Literature: nineteenth-century American literature; gender and sexuality studies; research methods; queer theory

  • Douglas J. Luman

    Douglas J. Luman

    Poetry, Constrained Writing, Typography, Design, Performance









  • Lauren Wallace

    Lauren Wallace

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Alex Walsh

    Alex Walsh

    Graduate Admissions Coordinator

  • John P Walter
  • Madeleine Lee Wattenberg
  • Jill Waybright

    Jill Waybright


  • Ellen K Weeren
  • Steven H. Weinberger

    Steven H. Weinberger

    Associate Professor

    Linguistics: phonetics, phonology, second language acquisition, speech accents, alien language

  • Sarah Wheeler
  • Stefan Wheelock

    Stefan Wheelock

    Associate Professor

    Literature: late eighteenth century/early nineteenth century black antislavery writing with a particular emphasis on slave narrative autobiography, early black polemic, and their contributions to Atlantic political and intellectual currencies

  • Douglas J Wulf

    Douglas J Wulf

    Associate Professor

    Linguistics: Application of linguistics to TESL, formal semantics and the semantics-pragmatics interface, historical linguistics, computational linguistics


  • Alok Yadav

    Alok Yadav

    Associate Professor

    Literature: Restoration and 18th-Century British literature; nationalism, imperialism, and literary culture; postcolonial and world literature, esp. South Asian