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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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
Bradburd, Rus


Director, La Sociedad para las Artes

Creative Writing; Fiction and Nonfiction
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
Greenfield, Richard


Editor, Puerto del Sol

Creative Writing; Poetry
Hobson, Brandon Assistant Professor Creative Writing and Fiction
House, Eric Assistant Professor Critical Composition and Writing Studies
Jonet, M.C. Associate Professor Gender & Sexuality Studies and English
Lanier, Clint

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


Nur Cooley, Suban


Assistant Professor

Technical and Professional Communication, Black Feminisms, Feminist Theory, Cultural Rhetorics, Displacement and Identity, International Development.

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
Voisine, Connie

Associate Professor

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
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