Our faculty offer internationally recognized research and teaching programs. The names, terminal degrees and titles of all full-time faculty in the department are listed below.
Simone J. Alexander, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Dr. Alexander specializes in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Postcolonial Literature.View Full Profile »
Mildred Antenor, M.A.
Professor Mildred Antenor teaches business writing as well as composition and rhetoric.View Full Profile »
Mary M. Balkun, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Dr. Balkun brings technology into her English courses, including wikis, blogs, and Second Life.View Full Profile »
Leslie H. Bayer, M.A.
Teaching freshman English is my calling, says Professor Leslie Bayer.View Full Profile »
Martha C. Carpentier, Ph.D.
Dr. Carpentier specializes in British, Irish, and American modernism, the 20th-century novel, short story, and drama.View Full Profile »
Gita Dasbender, Ph.D.
Senior Faculty Associate
As the Second Language Writing Coordinator, Dr. DasBender teaches, tests, places and advises matriculated ESL students.View Full Profile »
Nancy H. Enright, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English and Catholic Studies and Coordinator of Signature II: Journey of Transformation
Dr. Nancy Enright is an associate professor of writing and the director of the First Year Writing program.View Full Profile »
Jonathan Farina, Ph.D.
Dr. Farina writes about 19th-century English fiction by writers like Dickens and Thackeray and the history of science.View Full Profile »
Karen B. Gevirtz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English; Co-Director, Women and Gender Studies Program
Dr. Gevirtz writes about the invention of the novel in the long eighteenth century, and Jane Austen.View Full Profile »
Amrita Ghosh, Ph.D
Instructor of English
Prof. Ghosh is a published postcolonial scholar in South Asian studies and currently teaches College English I & IIView Full Profile »
Jeffrey H. Gray, Ph.D.
Dr. Jeffrey Gray is a professor of postwar American poetry, postcolonial literature, and literary theory.View Full Profile »
Chrysanthy Grieco, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Chrysanthy Grieco is Associate Professor of English, with a specialization in Shakespeare and Drama.View Full Profile »
Maura Grace Harrington, Ph.D
Professor Maura Harrington has published on Irish, American, and English literature.View Full Profile »
Edmund Jones, Ph.D.
Dr. Jones is interested in how people learn how to write. He is currently researching knowledge transfer in writing.View Full Profile »
Nathan M. Oates, Ph.D.
Director of Creative Writing and author of The Empty House, winner of the Spokane Prize.View Full Profile »
Melinda D. Papaccio, M.A.
Professor Melinda Papaccio teaches composition and rhetoric.View Full Profile »
Arundhati Sanyal, Ph.D.
Dr. Sanyal teaches Freshman composition and courses in the 19th Century British and World Literature.View Full Profile »
Kelly A. Shea, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of the Writing Center/OWL
Dr. Shea notes that writing centers help students not because they can't write, but because they do.View Full Profile »
Donovan Sherman, Ph.D.
Dr. Sherman studies Shakespeare, dramatic literature and critical theory.View Full Profile »
Joel Sperber, Ph.D.
Senior Faculty Associate and Director, Criminal Justice Program
Areas of expertise are in Literature, Non-profit Administration, and Literacy Instruction in Corrections Institutions.View Full Profile »
Mark Svenvold, M.F.A.
Professor Svenvold was invited in fall 2009 to the University of Stockholm, Sweden, to talk about his book, Big WeatherView Full Profile »
Patrice Thoms-Cappello, Ph.D.
Dr. Thoms-Cappello teaches Renaissance literature, business writing, as well as scientific and technical writing.View Full Profile »
John Wargacki, Ph.D.
Dr. Wargacki is passionate about the arts, especially the relationship between poetry and music.View Full Profile »
Angela J. Weisl, Ph.D.
The focus of Dr. Weisl's research and teaching is in the middle ages, but she enjoys ranging widely outside her field.View Full Profile »
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