College of Arts & Sciences

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.

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Simone J. Alexander, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Dr. Alexander specializes in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Postcolonial Literature.
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Mildred Antenor, M.A.

Instructor

Professor Mildred Antenor teaches business writing as well as composition and rhetoric.
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Mary M. Balkun, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

Dr. Balkun brings technology into her English courses, including wikis, blogs, and Second Life.
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Leslie Bayer

Leslie H. Bayer, M.A.

Instructor

Teaching freshman English is my calling, says Professor Leslie Bayer.
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Carpentier

Martha C. Carpentier, Ph.D.

Professor

Dr. Carpentier specializes in British, Irish, and American modernism, the 20th-century novel, short story, and drama.
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Gita DasBender

Gita Dasbender, Ph.D.

Senior Faculty Associate

As the Second Language Writing Coordinator, Dr. DasBender teaches, tests, places and advises matriculated ESL students.
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Nancy H. Enright, Associate Professor and Director of First Year Writing

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.
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Jonathan Farina

Jonathan Farina, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Farina writes about 19th-century English fiction by writers like Dickens and Thackeray and the history of science.
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Karen Gevirtz

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.
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Amrita Ghosh, Ph.D

Instructor of English

Prof. Ghosh is a published postcolonial scholar in South Asian studies and currently teaches College English I & II
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Jefferey Gray Ph.D., Professor

Jeffrey H. Gray, Ph.D.

Professor

Dr. Jeffrey Gray is a professor of postwar American poetry, postcolonial literature, and literary theory.
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Chrysanthy Grieco

Chrysanthy Grieco, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Chrysanthy Grieco is Associate Professor of English, with a specialization in Shakespeare and Drama.
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Maura Harrington

Maura Grace Harrington, Ph.D

Instructor

Professor Maura Harrington has published on Irish, American, and English literature.
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Edmund Jones

Edmund Jones, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Jones is interested in how people learn how to write. He is currently researching knowledge transfer in writing.
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Nathan M. Oates, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Oates specializes in fiction writing and 20th century American literature, especially contemporary American fiction.
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Melinda Papaccio

Melinda D. Papaccio, M.A.

Instructor

Professor Melinda Papaccio teaches composition and rhetoric.
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Arundhati Sanyal

Arundhati Sanyal, Ph.D.

Senior Faculty Associate

Dr. Sanyal teaches Freshman composition and courses in the 19th Century British and World Literature.
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Shea

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.
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Donovan Sherman

Donovan Sherman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sherman studies Shakespeare, dramatic literature and critical theory.
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Joel Sperber

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.
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Svenvold

Mark Svenvold, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor

Professor Svenvold was invited in fall 2009 to the University of Stockholm, Sweden, to talk about his book, Big Weather
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Patrice Thoms-Cappello, Ph.D.

Faculty Associate

Dr. Thoms-Cappello teaches Renaissance literature, business writing, as well as scientific and technical writing.
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 John P Wargacki Ph.D.

John Wargacki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Wargacki is passionate about the arts, especially the relationship between poetry and music.
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Angela Weisl

Angela J. Weisl, Ph.D.

Professor

The focus of Dr. Weisl's research and teaching is in the middle ages, but she enjoys ranging widely outside her field.
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