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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Tenure-line Faculty

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  • Denise Albanese

    Denise Albanese

    Professor

    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

  • 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

  • Jennifer Atkinson

    Jennifer Atkinson

    Associate Professor

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

B

  • Courtney Angela Brkic

    Courtney Angela Brkic

    Associate Professor

    Creative Writing: fiction, non-fiction and translation

  • Zofia Burr

    Zofia Burr

    Associate Professor

    Literature: African American literature; poetry

C

  • Urvashi Chakravarty

    Urvashi Chakravarty

    Assistant Professor

    Literature

  • Yoonmee Chang

    Yoonmee Chang

    Associate Professor

    Literature: Asian American literature and culture, ethnic enclaves, Disability Studies, North Korea.

  • Keith Clark

    Keith Clark

    Professor

    Literature

D

  • Paul D'Andrea

    Paul D'Andrea

    Robinson Professor

    Literature: drama, philosophy, history

  • Timothy Denevi

    Timothy Denevi

    Assistant Professor

    Creative Writing: Nonfiction; Essay

  • Isidore K Dorpenyo

    Isidore K Dorpenyo

    Assistant Professor

    Writing and Rhetoric: International technical communication, professional and technical communication, social justice, public intellectualism, rhetoric of technology, technology and elections, politics, biometric technology, and localization.

E

  • 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

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

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  • John Burt Foster

    John Burt Foster

    University Professor

    Literature: world literature, modern fiction, comparative literature

  • Joy Fraser

    Joy Fraser

    Assistant Professor

    Folklore: folk narrative; foodways; folk custom and drama; cultural tourism

  • Cynthia Fuchs

    Cynthia Fuchs

    Associate Professor

    Film and Media Studies: Documentaries, American media, war movies, black popular cultures, sports and media, horror, action, and science fiction, gender and sexuality

G

  • Donald R Gallehr

    Donald R Gallehr

    Associate Professor

    brain research and the teaching of writing; portfolio assessment; writing and meditation

  • Benjamin Gatling

    Benjamin Gatling

    Assistant Professor

    Folklore: narrative, performance, the ethnography of communication, Islam, Central Asia and the Middle East

  • Stephen Goodwin

    Stephen Goodwin

    Professor

    Creative Writing: fiction; non-fiction; online writing and publishing

H

  • 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.

  • 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

J

  • 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

     

  • Tania Rachel James

    Tania Rachel James

    Associate Professor

    Fiction

K

  • David Kaufmann

    David Kaufmann

    Professor

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

  • Sally Keith

    Sally Keith

    Associate Professor

    Creative Writing: poetry

  • David L Kuebrich

    David L Kuebrich

    Associate Professor

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

L

  • 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

  • Roger Lathbury

    Roger Lathbury

    Professor

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

  • Debra Lattanzi Shutika

    Debra Lattanzi Shutika

    Chair

    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

  • 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

M

  • Michael Malouf

    Michael Malouf

    Director of Graduate Programs

    Associate Professor

    Literature: Modernism;Anglophone novel and poetry, spec. Irish, Caribbean, British literature; postcolonialism and cultural studies

  • Robert I Matz

    Robert I Matz

    Professor

    Literature: Early modern literature, Shakespeare and Renaissance drama, gender and sexuality

  • Teresa L Michals

    Teresa L Michals

    Associate Professor

    history of children's literature; eighteenth-century British literature; disability studies

  • Alexander Monea

    Alexander Monea

    Assistant Professor

    Media Studies, Software and Critical Code Studies, Cultural Studies, History of Technology, Philosophy of Technology

  • Kyoko Mori

    Kyoko Mori

    Professor

    Creative Writing: non-fiction and fiction

N

P

  • Eric Pankey

    Eric Pankey

    Professor

    Creative Writing: Poetry Writing, Modern and Contemporary Poetry

R

  • E Shelley Reid

    E Shelley Reid

    Director

    Associate Professor

    composition and rhetoric, writing program administration, writing pedagogy education

  • Paul M. Rogers

    Paul M. Rogers

    Associate Professor

    My primary research interests revolve around the development of writing abilities across the lifespan, with an emphasis on instruction and feedback, and the relationship of writing to knowledge production and social innovation.

  • Amelia Rutledge

    Amelia Rutledge

    Associate Professor

    Literature: medieval literature, science fiction, fantasy, literature and the arts, children's literature

S

  • Kristin Samuelian

    Kristin Samuelian

    Associate Professor

    Literature: British literature and culture of the long nineteenth century, nineteenth-century British novel, materialist approaches to literature.

  • Jessica Scarlata

    Jessica Scarlata

    Associate Professor

    Film and Media Studies: global and transnational cinema; incarceration and security; diaspora and migration; violence and human rights; colonialism; Indian, Irish, and Latin American film; race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality

  • Peter Streckfus

    Peter Streckfus

    Associate Professor

    Creative Writing: Poetry

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  • Susan Tichy

    Susan Tichy

    Professor

    Creative Writing: poetry; visual poetry; mixed form (prose & poetry); poetry's intersections with walking art and land art;

W

  • Steven H. Weinberger

    Steven H. Weinberger

    Associate Professor

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

  • 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

Y

  • 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