Cal State LA Department of English | Faculty and Staff

Chair

Linda M. Greenberg, Ph.D. 
Professor
Department Chair
Specializations: Ethnic American Literature; 
Women's and Gender Studies; 20th Century American Literature;
Community Engagement Practices in English
 

Staff

Alfredo Rodriguez
Administrative Support Coordinator
 
To contact any of the faculty and staff, please click their email addresses and an email window will appear. 

Literary Studies

Michael Calabrese, Ph.D.
Professor
Specializations: Medieval literature; Chaucer; Piers Plowman; Classical studies
 
Linda M. Greenberg, Ph.D.
Professor
Department Chair
Specializations: Ethnic American
Literature; Women's and Gender Studies;
20th Century American Literature;
Community Engagement Practices in English
 
Lauren Heintz, Ph.D.
CSGS Director
Assistant Professor
Specializations: Multi-ethnic US literature; Queer studies;
Gender studies
 
Nicole Horejsi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Specializations: 18th century British
literature; Neoclassicism; Women's
writing; Classical studies
 
Martin E. Huld, Ph.D.
FERP Professor 
Specializations: Linguistics; History of the English language; Language and culture
 
Maria Karafilis, Ph.D.
Associate Chair
ACP Director
Professor
Specializations: American literature to 1900;  Narratives of citizenship and belonging 
 
Andrew L. Knighton, Ph.D.
Professor
Specializations: Critical and cultural theory; American literature to 1900; Cultural studies; Modern poetry and
poetics; Radical and left traditions
 
Juan P. Lamata, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Specializations: Shakespeare; 16th and 17th century literature
in English and Spanish; literature and political economy
 
Atef Laouyene, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Specializations: Postcolonial studies; Anglo-phone literatures; Critical theory; Arab diaspora studies
 
Jun Liu, Ph.D.
Professor
Specializations: Critical theory; 20th Century American literature
 
Caroline McManus, Ph.D.
Professor
Specializations: Shakespeare; 16th and 17th Century English literature; Women's studies
 
Sarah Minslow, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Specializations: Children's & Young Adult literature
 
Bidhan Roy, Ph.D.
Professor
Specializations: Postcolonial literature; 20th century literature; Narrative therapy
 
Lauri Scheyer, Ph.D.
FERP Professor
Specializations: Creative writing; Lyric poetry and poetics; African American literature; Intersection of critical and creative writing; Formally innovative literature; Modernism and postmodernism; Black British writing
 
Alison Taufer, Ph.D.
FERP Professor
Specializations: Medieval and Renaissance drama; Shakespeare; Arthurian literature; 16th century English prose
 
 
 

Comp/Rhet/Linguistics

Mais Al Khateeb, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Specializations: Rhetoric and Writing Studies; Transnational Feminisms; Posthumanism; New Materialisms; Feminist Phenomenology
 
Joshua Adachi, M.A.
Lecturer
Specializations: First-year writing
 
Jeffery Anderson, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Nicole Arslan, M.A.
Lecturer
Specializations: First-year writing
 
Emily Baird, M.A.
Lecturer
Specializations: First-year writing
 
Megan Bowe, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

James Briggs, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Katrine Chakmakchian, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Paul Cheng, Ph.D.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Deborah Conway de Prieto, Ph.D.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Christine Danelski, Ph.D.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Daven Desai, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Danelle Dyckhoff Stelzriede, Ph.D.
First-Year Writing Director
Assistant Professor
Specializations: Translingual writing theory; Rhetorics of US Empire; First-year writing; Writing Pedagogy; Writing program administration; 20th century American literature; Ethnic American literature
 
Florence Emch, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Tsoleen Feghali, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Aaron Gebhardt, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Renee Grodsky, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Leone Hankey, Ph.D.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Christopher S. Harris, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Specializations: History of composition & instruction; Writing pedagogy; Digital rhetorics;
Objectives-based writing
assessment
 
Margaret Hart, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Ximena Hernandez, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Fred Hess, M.F.A.
Lecturer
Specializations: First-year writing; Creative writing
 
Jennifer Hicks, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Victoria Holladay, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Noelle Kahwaji, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Rebecca Kershman, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Jan Kraft, M.F.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing; Creative writing

Daniel Lambert, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Jung Lee, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Lianna Manukyan, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Karen McDermott, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Andrew Montana, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Judy Olson, Ph.D.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Kathryn Perry, Ph.D.
Graduate Advisor
Assistant Professor
Specializations: Community Literacy and Literacy Studies; Composition Theory and Pedagogy; Ethnography and Ethnographic Methods; Qualitative Research; Narrative 
Theory; Actor-Network Theory
 
Phil Poulos, Ph.D.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Md Mijanur Rahman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Specializations: Second Language Writing; First-Year Composition; Translingualism; Genre Theories; Intercultural Pragmatics; Critical Applied Sociolinguistics

Jorge Ribeiro, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Benito Solis, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Albert Vargas, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

Niklas Watanabe, M.A.
Lecturer

Specializations: First-year writing

 

Creative Writing

Simon Black, M.F.A.
Lecturer
Specialization: Creative writing; First-year writing
 
Mary B. Bush, Ph.D.
FERP Professor
 
Elisabeth Houston, M.F.A.
Lecturer

Specialization: Creative writing; First-year writing

Veronica Reyes, M.F.A.
Lecturer
Specialization: Creative writing; First-year writing
 
Lauri Scheyer, Ph.D.
FERP Professor
Specializations: Creative writing; Lyric poetry and poetics; African American literature; Intersection of critical and creative writing; Formally innovative literature; Modernism and postmodernism; Black British writing
 

Faculty Emeritus

Betty Bamberg, Ph.D.
Sharon Bassett, Ph.D.
Alfred Benedixen, Ph.D.
Peter A. Brier, Ph.D.
Mary B. Bush, Ph.D.
Robert Cantú, Ph.D.
Hema Chari, Ph.D.
John L. Cleman, Ph.D.
Saralyn R. Daly, Ph.D.
Melvin Donalson, Ph.D.
Marilyn R. Elkins, Ph.D.
James Garrett, Ph.D.
Rosemary L. Hake, Ph.D.
Martin E. Huld, Ph.D.
Steve S. Jones, Ph.D.
Barry Munitz, Ph.D.
Elaine Osio, Ph.D.
Thomas H. Peterson, Ph.D.
Vilma Potter, Ph.D.
Ruben D. Quintero, Ph.D.
Sidney Richman, Ph.D.
Alice M. Roy, Ph.D.
Lauri Scheyer, Ph.D.
Carl M. Selkin, Ph.D.
Timothy Steele, Ph.D.
Gaby Stuart, Ph.D.
Alison Taufer, Ph.D.
John H. Weston, Ph.D.