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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Full-time 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

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  • Sarah E Baker

    Sarah E Baker

    Instructor

    Writing and Rhetoric

  • Scott W Berg

    Scott W Berg

    Associate Professor

  • Courtney Angela Brkic

    Courtney Angela Brkic

    Associate Professor

    Creative Writing: fiction, non-fiction and translation

  • Jacob Broderick

    Jacob Broderick

    Instructor

    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

  • Jacqueline M. Burek

    Jacqueline M. Burek

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Philip Burnham

    Philip Burnham

    Associate Professor

    Composition

  • 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

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  • Matthew Davis

    Matthew Davis

    Instructor

  • Albert J Defazio

    Albert J Defazio

    Assistant Professor

  • Timothy Denevi

    Timothy Denevi

    Assistant Professor

    Creative Writing: Nonfiction; Essay

  • Sharon P. Doetsch-Kidder

    Sharon P. Doetsch-Kidder

    Composition: Meditation and mindfulness in education, international higher education

  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Donald R Gallehr

    Donald R Gallehr

    Associate Professor

    Writing and Rhetoric: brain research and the teaching of writing; portfolio assessment; writing and meditation

  • Benjamin Gatling

    Benjamin Gatling

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Ariel M Goldenthal

    Ariel M Goldenthal

    Assistant Professor

  • Stephen Goodwin

    Stephen Goodwin

    Professor

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

  • Heather Green

    Heather Green

    Assistant Professor

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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

    Instructor

    Composition

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  • David Kaufmann

    David Kaufmann

    Professor

    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

    Instructor

    Composition

  • Sara M King

    Sara M King

    Associate Professor

    Composition

  • Lisa Koch

    Lisa Koch

    Professor

    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

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  • 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

    Literature: 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

  • Susan Lawrence

    Susan Lawrence

    Writing Center Director

    Associate Professor

    Writing center theory and practice, research methods, discourse analysis

  • 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

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  • Marissa Catherine Mack
  • 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.

  • Courtney Massie

    Courtney Massie

    Writing Center Assistant Director

    Writing center studies, graduate student professionalization, empathy

  • Jessica Matthews

    Jessica Matthews

    Associate Director, Composition

    Composition

  • Robert I Matz

    Robert I Matz

    Professor

    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

    Professor

    Creative Writing

  • 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

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  • Psyche Z Ready

    Psyche Z Ready

    Instructor

    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
  • 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

    Composition

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  • 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

    Instructor

    Composition

  • Laura Ellen Scott

    Laura Ellen Scott

    Academic Coordinator

    Professor

    Creative Writing

  • Sheri N Sorvillo

    Sheri N Sorvillo

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Peter Streckfus

    Peter Streckfus

    Associate Professor

    Creative Writing: Poetry

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  • Dean Taciuch

    Dean Taciuch

    Professor

    Composition

  • E Art Taylor

    E Art Taylor

    Associate Professor

    Literature

  • Kenneth Thompson

    Kenneth Thompson

    Professor

    Literature and popular culture, history of technology and business.

  • Susan Tichy

    Susan Tichy

    Professor

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

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  • 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

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  • 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