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Faculty & 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
Pronouns: she/her/hers
 

Staff

Laura Espinoza
Administrative Support Assistant
 
Stephanie Lai
Administrative Support Coordinator
 
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Literary Studies

Michael Calabrese, Ph.D.
Professor
Specializations: Medieval literature; Chaucer; Piers Plowman; Classical studies
Pronouns: he/him/his
 
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
Pronouns: she/her/hers
 
Ren Heintz, Ph.D.
Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities Director
Assistant Professor
Specializations: Multi-ethnic US literature; Queer studies;
Gender studies
Pronouns: they/them/their
 
Nicole Horejsi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Specializations: 18th century British
literature; Neoclassicism; Women's
writing; Classical studies
 
Maria Karafilis, Ph.D.
Associate Chair
American Communities Program Director
Professor
Specializations: American literature to 1900;  Narratives of citizenship and belonging 
 
Andrew L. Knighton, Ph.D.
Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics Director
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
Pronouns: he/him/his
 
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
 
Sarah Gregg Minslow, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Specializations: Children's & Young Adult literature
Pronouns: she/her/hers
 
Bidhan Roy, Ph.D.
Professor
Specializations: Postcolonial literature; 20th century literature; Narrative therapy
 
Lauri Scheyer, Ph.D.
Professor (FERP)
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
 
 

Writing Studies / Linguistics

Mais Al-Khateeb, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Specializations: Rhetoric and Writing Studies; Transnational Feminisms; Posthumanism; New Materialisms; Feminist Phenomenology
Pronouns: she/her/hers
 
Danelle Dyckhoff Stelzriede, Ph.D.
First-Year Writing Director
Assistant Professor
Specializations: First-year writing; Translingual writing theory; Writing pedagogy; Writing program administration; Rhetorics of US Empire; 20th/21st century multiethnic American literature; First-generation college experiences and identities
 
Christopher S. Harris, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Specializations: History of composition & instruction; Writing pedagogy; Digital rhetorics;
Objectives-based writing
assessment
Pronouns: he/him/his or they/them/their
 
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
 
Md Mijanur Rahman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Specializations: Second Language Writing; First-Year Composition; Translingualism; Genre Theories; Intercultural Pragmatics; Critical Applied Socialinguistics
Preferred pronouns: he/him/his
 

First-Year Writing

Joshua Adachi, M.A.
Lecturer
 
Jeffery Anderson, M.A.
Lecturer
Pronouns: he/him/his
 
Nicole Arslan, M.A.
Lecturer
Pronouns: she/her/hers
 
Emily Baird, M.A.
Lecturer
Pronouns: she/her/hers
 
Megan Bowe, M.A.
Lecturer
 
James Briggs, M.A.
Lecturer
 
Katrine Chakmakchian, M.A.
Lecturer
Pronouns: she/her/hers
 
Paul Cheng, Ph.D.
Lecturer
 
Deborah Conway de Prieto, Ph.D.
Lecturer
 
Christine Danelski, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Specializations: American literature, Adaptation Studies
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Daven Desai, M.A.
Lecturer
 
Florence Emch, M.A.
Lecturer
 
Tsoleen Feghali, M.A.
Lecturer
 
Aaron Gebhardt, M.A.
Lecturer
 
Renee Grodsky, M.A.
Lecturer
Pronouns: she/her/hers
 
Ximena Hernandez, M.A.
Lecturer
 
Fred Hess, M.F.A.
Lecturer
Specializations: Creative writing
 
Jennifer Hicks, M.A.
Lecturer
 
Victoria Holladay, M.A.
Lecturer
 
Noelle Kahwaji, M.A.
Lecturer
Pronouns: she/her/hers
 
Rebecca Kershman, M.F.A.
Lecturer
 
Jan Kraft, M.F.A.
Lecturer
Specializations: Creative writing
 
Daniel Lambert, M.A.
Lecturer
Pronouns: he/him/his
 
Jung Lee, M.A.
Lecturer
 
Lianna Manukyan, M.A.
Lecturer
 
Karen McDermott, M.A.
Lecturer
 
Andrew Montana, M.A.
Lecturer
 
Judy Olson, Ph.D.
Lecturer
 
Jorge Ribeiro, M.A.
Lecturer
 
Elizabeth Saikaly, M.A.
Lecturer
 
Benito Solis, M.A.
Lecturer
 
Albert Vargas, M.A.
Lecturer
 
Niklas Watanabe, M.A.
Lecturer
 
Joseph Wei, M.A.
Lecturer
 

Creative Writing

Mary B. Bush, Ph.D.
Professor (FERP)
 
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.
Caroline McManus, 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.