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 and Director of First Year Writing
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.
Dr. Oates specializes in fiction writing and 20th century American literature, especially contemporary American fiction.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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