College of Arts & Sciences

English Faculty


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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Martha C. Carpentier, Ph.D.


Dr. Carpentier specializes in British, Irish, and American modernism, the 20th-century novel, short story, and drama.
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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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Jefferey Gray Ph.D., Professor

Jeffrey H. Gray, Ph.D.


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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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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James R. Lindroth, Ph.D.


Dr. Lindroth has a special interest in American and contemporary literature, as well as film and literature.
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Nathan M. Oates, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Director of Creative Writing and author of The Empty House, winner of the Spokane Prize.
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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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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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 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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Director of Graduate Studies
Angela Weisl, Ph.D.

(973) 275-5889
Fahy Hall, 362

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