College of Humanities and Social Sciences

All Faculty


  • Holly A Abbe

    Holly A Abbe

    Adjunct Faculty

    Composition, online instruction, technical writing, film analysis, and Shakespeare

  • 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

  • Elizabeth Small Allen

    Elizabeth Small Allen

    Adjunct Faculty

  • 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


  • Sarah E Baker

    Sarah E Baker


    Writing and Rhetoric

  • Amy N Bangerter

    Amy N Bangerter

    Adjunct Faculty

    Asian American Culture, Asian American Literature, American Studies, Teaching Pedagogy

  • Kimberly J Banks

    Kimberly J Banks

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Joshua Tyler Barton

    Joshua Tyler Barton

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Elizabeth M Benson

    Elizabeth M Benson

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Scott W Berg

    Scott W Berg

    Associate Professor

  • Sarah E Boyle

    Sarah E Boyle

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Courtney Angela Brkic

    Courtney Angela Brkic

    Associate Professor

    Creative Writing: fiction, non-fiction and translation

  • Jacob Broderick

    Jacob Broderick


    Writing and Rhetoric: rhetoric, composition, and pedagogy; spatial politics; rhetorics of violence; cultural rhetorics; automobilities; masculinities; empathic rhetorics; rhetorics of e/migration; trends in edtech; digital pedagogies; MOOCs

  • Kenneth Broyles

    Kenneth Broyles

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Jacqueline M. Burek

    Jacqueline M. Burek

    Assistant Professor

    Literature: Medieval literature; medieval historiography; translation; rhetoric; classical reception; Welsh and Celtic Studies

  • Rachael Erin Burke

    Rachael Erin Burke

    Adjunct Faculty

    Writing and Rhetoric: UX/UI, technical writing, mixed-methods research, human computer interaction, information and communication technologies, human centered design , systems design and analysis, design as research

  • Philip Burnham

    Philip Burnham

    Associate Professor


  • Zofia Burr

    Zofia Burr

    Associate Professor

    Literature: African American literature; poetry

  • Tanya Bychkovska

    Tanya Bychkovska

    ESL Specialist, The Writing Center

    Second language writing, corpus linguistics, English for academic purposes, technology in language teaching, tutor training




  • Eric Eisner

    Eric Eisner

    Associate Chair

    Associate Professor

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

  • Hatim El-Hibri

    Hatim El-Hibri

    Assistant Professor

    Film and Media: global media and television studies, Middle East and Arab media studies, visual culture studies, urban studies, critical theory, media history and theory, religion and media, cultural studies

  • 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


  • Brian Fitzpatrick

    Brian Fitzpatrick

    Assistant Professor

    Creative Writing

  • Kerry Folan

    Kerry Folan

    Assistant Professor

  • 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



  • Anna Sophia Habib

    Anna Sophia Habib

    Associate Professor

    Writing and Rhetoric: multilingual writing, trauma studies, writing in the disciplines

  • Tamara Harvey

    Tamara Harvey

    Associate Professor

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

  • Donald Paul Haspel

    Donald Paul Haspel

    Assistant Professor

  • 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


  • 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

    Jolene M Houston

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Billy Howell

    Billy Howell

    Assistant Professor

    Writing and Rhetoric; Creative Nonfiction & Fiction; Narrative Rhetorics; Prose Analysis; Modernist & Utopian Literature; Spatial Semiotics; Deconstruction & Hauntology

  • Virginia A Hoy

    Virginia A Hoy




  • Erica Jacobs

    Erica Jacobs

    Assistant Professor


  • Tania Rachel James

    Tania Rachel James

    Associate Professor


  • Joyce P. Johnston

    Joyce P. Johnston

    Adjunct Faculty

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


  • Jessica Mahree Kallista

    Jessica Mahree Kallista

    Adjunct Faculty

  • 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


  • 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

  • Anne M Kuhta

    Anne M Kuhta

    Adjunct Faculty

    Adult learning styles, classroom assessment techniques, and composition.

  • Harim Kwon

    Harim Kwon

    Assistant Professor

    Linguistics: phonetics, phonology, speech perception, speech production


  • 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

  • Eric D Larson

    Eric D Larson

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Roger Lathbury

    Roger Lathbury


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

  • Mary Latimer

    Mary Latimer

    Adjunct Faculty

  • 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

    Writing Center Director

    Associate Professor

    Writing center theory and practice, research methods, discourse analysis

  • Catherine B Lewis

    Catherine B Lewis

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Stephanie L. Liberatore

    Stephanie L. Liberatore

    Assistant Professor

    Composition and Creative Nonfiction

  • Lisa Lister

    Lisa Lister

    Associate Director

    Associate Professor

    Composition: First year 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

  • Cynthia Lukyanenko

    Cynthia Lukyanenko

    Adjunct Faculty

    language acquisition, morphology, morphosyntax, language variation


  • Marissa Catherine Mack
  • Peter Benard Magellan

    Peter Benard Magellan

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Michael G Malouf

    Michael G Malouf

    Director of Graduate Programs

    Associate Professor

    Literature: Modernism; Anglophone novel, drama, and poetry, spec. Irish, Caribbean, British literature; literary theory, postcolonialism and cultural studies; history of English.

  • Jonathan M. Marine

    Jonathan M. Marine

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Courtney Massie

    Courtney Massie

    Writing Center Assistant Director

    Writing center studies, graduate student professionalization, empathy

  • Jessica Matthews

    Jessica Matthews

    Associate Director, Composition


  • Robert I Matz

    Robert I Matz


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

  • Jennifer Ann Messier

    Jennifer Ann Messier

    Assistant Director, Composition

    Writing and Rhetoric: composition theory and pedagogy, writing program administration, labor and professionalization

  • Teresa L Michals

    Teresa L Michals

    Associate Professor

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

  • William Miller

    William Miller

    Director of the MFA Program


    Creative Writing

  • Katherine Marie Miscavige

    Katherine Marie Miscavige

    Adjunct Faculty

  • 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


    Creative Writing: non-fiction and fiction

  • Kelly M Mulhern

    Kelly M Mulhern

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Richard A Nanian

    Richard A Nanian

    Associate Professor


  • Helon Habila Ngalabak

    Helon Habila Ngalabak

    Associate Professor

    Creative Writing: fiction

  • Bret Nye

    Bret Nye

    Adjunct Faculty

    Creative Writing, Fiction and Nonfiction, Composition, Theories of the Post- and Nonhuman, Genre Literature and Film, Video Game Criticism and Theory, 20th and 21st-Century English Literature and World Literature in Translation



  • Michael J Pabich

    Michael J Pabich

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Eric Pankey

    Eric Pankey


    Creative Writing: Poetry Writing, Modern and Contemporary Poetry

  • Jay Patel

    Jay Patel

    Graduate Coordinator

  • Sondra K Patrick

    Sondra K Patrick

    Associate Professor


  • Audrey S Pettibon

    Audrey S Pettibon

    Adjunct Faculty

    - Visual and digital rhetoric and the rhetoric of display as they relate to discourse and identity. - Hyperbole and its influence on/representation in social rhetoric. - Targeted writing programs to address the professional and academic needs of non-traditional students in an online and blended-delivery setting.

  • Lisa E Photos

    Lisa E Photos

    Assistant Professor


  • Thomas H Polk

    Thomas H Polk



  • Psyche Z Ready

    Psyche Z Ready


    Writing Instruction, Information Literacy, Women's Literature, Gender Studies, Folklore

  • E Shelley Reid

    E Shelley Reid

    Associate Professor

    Writing and Rhetoric: faculty development, composition and rhetoric, writing program administration, writing pedagogy education

  • Suzanne Rigdon
  • Kristin Robertson

    Kristin Robertson

    Adjunct Faculty

  • David McKinley Robinson
  • Paul M. Rogers

    Paul M. Rogers

    Associate Professor

    Writing and Rhetoric: 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.

  • Mark Rudnicki

    Mark Rudnicki

    Assistant Professor



  • Kristin Samuelian

    Kristin Samuelian

    Associate Professor

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

  • Catherine E. Saunders

    Catherine E. Saunders

    Associate Professor

    Composition: 19th-century American literature, with particular focus on works by women and African-Americans; the novel; the antislavery movement; digital humanities; open educational resources; writing in and about the disciplines.

  • James E Savage

    James E Savage

    Assistant Professor

    Multilingual Education, writing and rhetoric, qualitative research

  • 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

  • Sylvia Lauren Schreiner

    Sylvia Lauren Schreiner

    Assistant Professor

    Linguistics: Syntax, morphology, language documentation and revitalization; Scottish Gaelic, St. Lawrence Island / Siberian Yupik; aspect, tense, mood, modality; Distributed Morphology; roots and categories; nominals and nominal functional structure.

  • Margaret Scolaro

    Margaret Scolaro



  • Laura Ellen Scott

    Laura Ellen Scott

    Academic Coordinator


    Creative Writing

  • Susan R Shreve

    Susan R Shreve


    Creative Writing: fiction

  • Preston Simms

    Preston Simms

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Sheri N Sorvillo

    Sheri N Sorvillo

    Assistant Professor

    Composition and literature pedagogies, creative writing, and the writing and rhetoric of mental health conditions

  • Paula P Steele

    Paula P Steele

    Adjunct Faculty

    Writing,Teaching, and Learning

  • Peter Streckfus

    Peter Streckfus

    Associate Professor

    Creative Writing: Poetry

  • Kimberly D Stryker

    Kimberly D Stryker

    Adjunct Faculty

    Folklore: Folklore, Agriculture, Foodways, Supernatural Beliefs, Fear, Urban Legends, and Folklife Festivals.

  • Dominique Nicole Swann

    Dominique Nicole Swann

    Adjunct Faculty

    Composition, Cultural Studies, African & African American Studies


  • Dean Taciuch

    Dean Taciuch



  • E Art Taylor

    E Art Taylor

    Associate Professor


  • Kenneth Thompson

    Kenneth Thompson


    Literature and popular culture, history of technology and business.

  • Susan Tichy

    Susan Tichy


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


  • Lauren Wallace

    Lauren Wallace

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Edmund C Walsh

    Edmund C Walsh

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Jill Waybright

    Jill Waybright


  • 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

  • Trisha Ann Wilmans

    Trisha Ann Wilmans

    Adjunct Faculty

  • 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