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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 .


Eileen Barrett, Ph.D

Graduate Coordinator

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

Jacqueline Doyle, Ph.D.

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

Susan Gubernat, M.F.A.

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

Stephen Gutierrez, M.F.A.

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

Sarah Nielsen, Ph.D.

Department Chair

  • Teacher Development
  • Extensive Reading

Ke Zou, Ph.D.

  • Coordinator of TESOL
  • English Language and Linguistics

Associate Professors

Eve M. Lynch, Ph.D.

  • Nineteenth Century British Literature
  • Eighteenth Century British Literature

Margaret Tomlinson-Rustick, Ph.D.

  • Coordinator of Writing Programs
  • Composition Studies

Assistant Professors

Ryan Heryford, Ph.D.

Environmental Literature

Douglas Taylor, Ph.D.

  • African American & Multiethnic Literature

Professors Emeriti

Debra Barrett-Graves, Ph.D.

  • Shakespeare & Renaissance Literature

Charles DeBose, Ph.D.

  • English Language and Linguistics

Zelda Boyd, Ph.D.

  • Nineteenth Century British Lit.
  • Medieval British Lit

Jacob Fuchs, Ph.D.

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

K.M. Lant, Ph.D.

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

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


Three-year Lecturers

  • Michael Rovasio, M.A.
  • Cynthia Andrzejczyk, Ph.D.
  • Sartaz Aziz, M.Phil.
  • Sally Baxter, M.A.
  • Scott Bentley, M.A., M.F.A.
  • Mary D'Alleva, M.A., M.F.A.
  • Ingrid Hufgard, M.A.
  • Dale Ireland, M.A.
  • Aaron Jason, M.F.A.
  • Sujin Lee, M.A.
  • Leslie Marron, M.A.
  • Rochelle Nameroff, M.F.A.
  • Patricia Raburn, M.A.
  • Dore Ripley, M.A.
  • Marina Sapozhnikov, M.A.
  • Jeff Scott, Ph.D.
  • Karen Seneferu, M.A.
  • Jill Sumstad, M.A.
  • Paul White, M.A.
  • Georgie Ziff, M.A.

Annual Lecturers

  • Hillary AcMoody, M.A.
  • Chris Blood, M.A.
  • Paul Duarte, M.A.
  • Faith Espudo, M.A.
  • Nina Ghaffarian, M.A.
  • Jack Harper, M.A.
  • Tupelo Hassman, M.F.A.
  • Marcia Leath, M.A.
  • Dabney Lyons, M.A.
  • John Robinson, M.A.
  • Michelle St. George, M.A.
  • ChenXia Zhu, M.A.


Mica Barreiro, Administrative Support Coordinator II

Department Chair

Sarah Nielsen, Ph.D. (Academic Year)

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