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
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
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