Faculty and Staff

Members of the English Department faculty and staff are available to answer your questions about the various programs and courses offered by the Department and to guide you in your English studies. Please visit them during their office hours, call them (or leave messages on their voice mail), or send them email messages. You will find telephone numbers, office locations, and email addresses in the University Faculty Directory . You will find current office hours posted on the English major BlackBoard site.

Professors

Dennis Chester, Ph.D.

  • Department Chair
  • African American Literature
  • James Baldwin
  • Graphic Novels

Stephen Gutierrez, M.F.A.

  • Graduate Coordinator & Director of Creative Writing
  • Creative Writing (Fiction)

Sarah Nielsen, Ph.D.

  • Interim Associate Dean, CLASS
  • TESOL
  • Teacher Development
  • Extensive Reading

Ke Zou, Ph.D.

  • Coordinator of TESOL
  • English Language and Linguistics

Associate Professors

Margaret Tomlinson-Rustick, Ph.D.

  • Coordinator of Writing Programs
  • Composition Studies

Assistant Professors

Christine Gottlieb, Ph.D.

  • Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Ryan Heryford, Ph.D.

  • Environmental Literature

Crystal R. Pérez, Ph.D.

  • Latinx and Chicanx Literature
  • Multiethnic Women's Literature

Douglas Taylor, Ph.D.

  • African American & Multiethnic Literature

Professors Emeriti

Eileen Barrett, Ph.D.

  • Twentieth Century British Literature
  • Women’s Literature, LGBT Literature
  • Feminist, Queer, and Literary Theory

Debra Barrett-Graves, Ph.D.

  • Shakespeare & Renaissance Literature

Zelda Boyd, Ph.D.

  • Nineteenth Century British Literature
  • Medieval British Literature

Charles DeBose, Ph.D.

  • English Language and Linguistics

Jacqueline Doyle, Ph.D.

  • Ethnic American Literature
  • Nineteenth-and Twentieth-Century American Literature
  • Women's Literature
  • Memoir and Creative Non-Fiction

Jacob Fuchs, Ph.D.

  • Eighteenth Century British Literature
  • Twentieth Century American Fiction
  • Classical Literature

Susan Gubernat, M.F.A.

  • Creative Writing (Poetry)
  • Poetry and Poetics
  • Contemporary British and American Poetry

K.M. Lant, Ph.D.

  • Nineteenth Century American Literature
  • Women Writers
  • Technology and Teaching

Eve M. Lynch, Ph.D.

  • Nineteenth Century British Literature
  • Eighteenth Century British Literature

Sara McAulay, M.A

  • Creative Writing (Fiction)
  • Women's Studies
  • Modern American Fiction

E. J. Murphy, Ph.D.

  • Medieval British Literature
  • Renaissance British Literature
  • Classical Literature

Marilyn Silva, Ph.D.

  • Linguistics

Alison Warriner, Ph.D.

  • Composition Studies

Lecturers

Three-year Lecturers

Michael Rovasio, M.A.


Sartaz Aziz, M.Phil.


Sally Baxter, M.A.


Scott Bentley, M.A., M.F.A.


Chris Blood, M.A.


Mary D'Alleva, M.A., M.F.A.


Paul Duarte, M.A.


Faith Espudo, M.A.


Nina Ghaffarian, M.A.


Tupelo Hassman, M.F.A.


Ingrid Hufgard, M.A.


Dale Ireland, M.A.


Sujin Lee, M.A.


Dabney Lyons, M.A.


Leslie Marron, M.A.


Rochelle Nameroff, M.F.A.


Dore' Ripley, M.A.


John Robinson, M.A.


Marina Sapozhnikov, M.A.


Jeff Scott, Ph.D.


Karen Seneferu, M.A.


Michelle St. George, M.A.


Jill Sumstad, M.A.


ChenXia Zhu, M.A.


Georgie Ziff, M.A.

Staff

Mica Barreiro, Administrative Support Coordinator II

Department Chair

Dennis Chester, Ph.D.