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

Banazek, Kerry Assistant Professor  

Rhetoric, Writing Studies, Visual Cultural Studies, Cultural Geography, Science and Technology Studies, Design History, and the Philosophy of Media

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

Undergraduate Studies Director 

American literature; poetry
Garay, R. Joyce Zamora Lausch Associate Professor  

Latina/o and African American literature

Gray, Casey College Instructor
 

creative writing; fiction; composition

Greenfield, Richard  

Associate Professor

Puerto del Sol Director

creative writing; poetry
Hastings, Nancy College Assistant Professor  

business and professional communication; Technical and Scientific Communication

Lanier, Clint College Assistant Professor  

Rhetoric and Professional Communication, Technical Communication

Lawrence, Gina College Assistant Professor  

Writing Centers, Rhetoric and Composition, Intersectional Feminist Pedagogies, Student Resistance, and Social Justice

Linkin, Harriet  Distinguished Achievement Professor
retired 
 

British Romantic and Gothic literature; Women Writers; Gender and Language 

Miller-Tomlinson, Tracey Associate Professor

Graduate Studies Director

 

English Renaissance Literature; Shakespeare; Historical Drama  

Murrell, Cindy  College Professor

retired 

 

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

Interim Department Head

 

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

Stagliano, Anthony Assistant Professor
Creative Research Center Director
 

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
 

technical and professional communication; Spanish-English writing; border rhetorics; ESL writing

Voisine, Connie Associate Professor
La Sociedad/Writers in the Schools (WITS) Director Director of the Creative Writing Program
 

creative writing; poetry; form and technique of poetry 

Wells, Justine  Assistant Professor

Internship Program Coordinator

 

affect theory; (new) materialism; histories of rhetoric, philosophy, and ethics

Wojahn, Patricia Professor
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