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Graduate Faculty


Kara Poe Alexander, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English & Coordinator of Professional Writing
Rhetoric & Composition, Literacy Studies

James Barcus, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Romantic Poetry & Victorian Literature

Michael-John DePalma, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Rhetoric & Composition, Religious Rhetoric

Phillip Donnelly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Literature
Milton & 17th Century British Literature

Melissa Dracos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Linguistics

Luke Ferretter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English & Director of Undergraduate Studies
20th & 21st Century American & British Literature,
Literary Theory

Sarah Ford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
American Colonial Literature & Southern Literature

Joe Fulton, Ph.D.
Professor of English
19th & 20th Century American Literature, Mark Twain

Kevin J. Gardner, Ph.D.
Professor of English & Department Chair
Restoration & 18th Century British Literature, The Country
House Novel, 20th Century British Poetry, John Betjeman

Greg Garrett, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Creative Writing, Religion & Culture

D. Thomas Hanks Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of English
Medieval Literature & Sir Thomas Mallory

Arna Hemenway, MFA
Assistant Professor of English
Creative Writing

Maurice Hunt, Ph.D.
Research Professor of English
Shakespeare, Spenser & Renaissance Literature

Hope Johnston, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Medieval Literature

Josh King, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Romantic & Victorian Literature

Jay Losey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Victorian Literature & British Modernism

Jeannette Marsh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English & Coordinator, Language and Linguistics Program
Historical Linguistics & Old English

Coretta Pittman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English & Director of Freshman Composition
Rhetoric & Composition, African-American
Rhetorical Cultures, Literacy Studies

Kristen Pond, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
19th Century British Literature & The Novel

Richard Rankin Russell, Ph.D.
Professor of English & Graduate Program Director
Modern & Contemporary British & Irish Literature

Lisa Shaver, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English & Director of Gender Studies
Rhetoric & Composition, Women's Rhetoric

Luke Taylor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Renaissance and Seventeenth-Century Literature,
Religion and Literature

Ron Thomas, Ph.D.
Professor of English
20th Century American Literature

Dianna Vitanza, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Victorian Literature

Dan Walden, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Early American Literature & Atlantic Studies

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