Faculty

In addition to their commitment to teaching, our faculty members have national reputations as scholars in their fields of specialization, which include literature, creative writing, rhetoric, and technical and professional communication among others. The English Department atmosphere is friendly and welcoming to students of all levels.

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Name Title Areas
Abbott, Lee K. Distinguished Visiting Professor creative writing; fiction

 

Bradburd, Rus Associate Professor creative writing; fiction

 

Brown, Marieka College Associate Professor English as a Second Language (ESL) writing

 

Burnham, Christopher Regents Professor
retired
composition pedagogy; rhetorical theory; writing across the curriculum; writing program administration; creative non-fiction; literature

 

Conley, Rose Assistant Professor composition; women writers

 

Cull, Ryan Associate Professor American literature; poetry

 

Garay, R. Joyce Zamora Lausch Associate Professor Latina/o and African American literature

 

Gray, Casey College Instructor
Writing Center Director
creative writing; fiction; composition

 

Greenfield, Richard Associate Professor

Graduate Studies Director

creative writing; poetry

 

Hastings, Nancy College Assistant Professor business and professional communication; technical and scientific communication

 

Hoang, Lily Associate Professor
Director of the Creative Writing Program
fiction; narrative 

 

Lanier, Clint College Assistant Professor

 

rhetoric and professional communication, technical communication

 

Lavender-Smith, Evan Assistant Professor
Puerto del Sol Director
creative writing; fiction

 

Linkin, Harriet  Distinguished Achievement Professor
retired 
British Romantic and Gothic literature; women writers; gender and language 

 

Miller-Tomlinson, Tracey Associate Professor English Renaissance literature; Shakespeare; historical drama 

 

Murrell, Cindy  College Professor  rhetoric and composition; science fiction; children’s literature 

 

Rosenberg, Lauren Associate Professor

Writing Program Administrator

Associate Department Head

Composition theory and pedagogy; critical and community literacy studies; writing program administration; feminist theories and methodologies; qualitative research methods; creative writing

 

Rourke, Brian  Associate Professor  Modern British literature; Postcolonial literature and theory; critical theory; socio-historical approaches to culture; film 

 

Schirmer, Elizabeth  Associate Professor

Acting Department Head

Undergraduate Studies Director 

Late Medieval and Early Modern English literature 

 

Sharp-Hoskins, Kellie Assistant Professor

 

rhetorical theory; feminist theory; composition theory; pedagogical theory; studies in subjectivity, performativity, and emotion

 

Shon, Sue Visiting Assistant Professor 20th century; 21st century; aesthetics; critical race theory; culture literature; media studies; race and ethnicity; visual culture

 

Smith, Carmen Gimenez Associate Professor creative writing; poetry; non-fiction; children’s literature

 

Stagliano, Anthony Assistant Professor
Creative Research Center Director
materialist rhetorical theory; media theory; theory and philosophy of technology; film; critical making

 

Stolte, Tyson Assistant Professor Victorian literature and culture; 19th Century psychology; history of science/science and literature; history of the novel

 

Thatcher, Barry Professor
Department Head
On Leave
technical and professional communication; Spanish-English writing; border rhetorics; ESL writing

 

Voisine, Connie Associate Professor
La Sociedad/Writers in the Schools (WITS) Director
creative writing; poetry; form and technique of poetry

 

Wells, Justine  Assistant Professor affect theory; (new) materialism; histories of rhetoric, philosophy, and ethics

 

Wojahn, Patricia Associate Professor
Internship Program Coordinator
Borderlands Writing Project Director
technical, scientific, and professional communication; technology and communication; document planning and testing; usability; small group communication and collaboration; writing in the disciplines