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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Aguilar, Vanessa

Assistant Professor

Archival Research, Speculative Fiction, Bruja/Conjure Feminisms, Feminist Epistemologies, Spirituality, and Contemporary Young Adult Literature
Banazek, Kerry 

Assistant Professor

Interim Writing Program Administrator

Rhetoric, Writing Studies, Visual Cultural Studies, Cultural Geography, Science and Technology Studies, Design History, and the Philosophy of Media
Bejarano, Cynthia  Regents Professor and the College of Arts and Sciences Stan Fulton Endowed Chair; Principal Investigator College Assistance Migrant Program Gender & Sexuality Studies; Gender-based Violence and Feminicides; Farmworker Advocacy; Militarization/Securitization of the Border and impact on Border people; Migration and Immigration Advocacy.
Brown, Marieka College Professor English as a Second Language (ESL) writing
Burnham, Christopher Regents Professor
Composition Pedagogy; Rhetorical Theory; Writing Across the Curriculum; Writing Program Administration; Creative Non-fiction; Literature
Conley, Rose College Associate Professor Composition; Women Writers
Cull, Ryan Associate Professor American Literature; Poetry
Garay, R. Joyce Zamora Lausch Associate Professor Latina/o and African American Literature
Granger, Michelle College Assistant Professor Rhetoric & Composition; Writing in the Humanities; Technical and Professional Communication and Children's Literature
House, Eric Assistant Professor Critical Composition and Writing Studies
Jonet, M.C. Associate Professor Gender & Sexuality Studies; Queer (LGBTQIA+) & Feminist Theories, Cultures, & Approaches; Film & 20th and 21st Century Media & Cultural Studies; Research-Creation; Digital Pedagogy
Lanier, Clinton

Assistant Professor,

Director, Creative Research Center

Technical and Professional Communication, Digital and Social Communication, Technical Editing, User Assistance
Lawrence, Gina College Assistant Professor Writing Centers, Rhetoric and Composition, Intersectional Feminist Pedagogies, Student Resistance, and Social Justice
Linkin, Harriet Distinguished Achievement Professor
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
Poole, Alice College Associate Professor English to Speakers of Other Languages, Writing
Retzinger, Dylan

College Assistant Professor 

Technical and Professional Communication
Rourke, Brian

Associate Professor

Associate Department Head

Director of Graduate Studies

Modern British Literature; Postcolonial Literature and Theory; Critical Theory; Socio-Historical Approaches to Culture; Film
Schirmer, Elizabeth

Associate Professor

Department Head

Late Medieval and Early Modern English literature
Sharp-Hoskins, Kellie

Associate Professor

Chair, Rhetoric and Professional Communication

Rhetorical Theory; Feminist Theory; Composition Theory; Pedagogical Theory; Studies in Subjectivity, Performativity, and Emotion
Stolte, Tyson

Associate Professor

Director of Undergraduate Studies

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
Weisse, Kathleen

Assistant Professor

Director of the Writing Center and the Writing Across the Curriculum program 

Rhetoric and Professional Communication; Writing Center Studies; Critical Data Studies, and Anti-Racist Writing Instruction
Wells, Justine

Assistant Professor

Internship Program Coordinator

Affect Theory; (new) Materialism; Histories of Rhetoric, Philosophy, and Ethics
Williams, Laura Anh

Associate Professor

Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Gender and Sexuality Studies, Feminist and Queer Theories, Graphic Narrative, Asian American Literature, Food Studies, Cultural Studies
Wojahn, Patricia


Head, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Technical, Scientific, and Professional Communication; Technology and Communication; Document Planning and Testing; Usability; Small Group Communication and Collaboration; Writing in the Disciplines