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Graduate Faculty


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

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

William V. Davis, Ph.D.
Professor of English & Writer-in-Residence
Modern Poetry, 20th Century British & American 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
20th & 21st Century American & British Literature,
Literary Theory

Sarah Ford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English & Director of Undergraduate Studies
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
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.
Assistant 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

Robert H. Ray, Ph.D.
Professor of English
17th Century & Renaissance Literature

Richard Russell, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Modern & Contemporary British & Irish Literature

Emily Setina, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
20th Century British & American Literature

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

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

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

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

Ralph C. Wood, Ph.D.
University Professor of Theology and Literature
Religion & Literature

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