Mary A. Armstrong, Associate Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies, and Chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Ph.D., Duke. Women’s and gender studies, nineteenth-century British fiction; has published on feminist theory and practice, queer theory and practice, and British literature.

Steven Belletto, Assistant Professor and Chair of the American Studies Program. Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison. Twentieth-century American literature and culture; has published essays on Nabokov and Cold War literature and culture.

Kenneth Briggs, Part-Time Instructor. M.Div., Yale. Independent journalist and a former editor of The New York Times; author of books on religion in American life; teaches Journalistic Writing.

Deborah Byrd, Associate Professor. Ph.D., Emory. Romantic and Victorian poetry, Irish literature, interdisciplinary and literature-based courses in Women’s and Gender Studies. Has published on Victorian poets, Joyce, women science fiction writers, and feminist and service-learning pedagogy.

Paul A. Cefalu, Associate Professor. Ph.D., Chicago. Seventeenth-century studies, Milton; has published books on literature, ethics, and economics in the Early Modern period.

Kathleen L. Clayton, Part-Time Instructor, Ph.D., Arizona. Rhetoric, composition, English pedagogy, business communications. Teaches College Writing.

Patricia Donahue, Professor. Ph.D., California-Irvine. Rhetorical theory, critical theory, and Renaissance literature; has published books on critical theory and pedagogy.

Bianca Falbo (website), Associate Professor, Assistant Department Head, Director of the First-Year Seminar Program, and Assistant Director of the College Writing Program. Ph.D., Pittsburgh. Composition, pedagogy, late eighteenth through nineteenth-century Anglo-American literary culture, history of the book, textual criticism. Has published on literacy, pedagogy, writing program administration, and nineteenth-century poets.

Carrie Havranek (website), Part-Time Instructor. M.A., New York University. Freelance cultural journalist; has published in numerous national and local publications; teaches College Writing and Journalistic Writing; author of Women Icons in Popular Music: The Rebels, Rockers and Renegades.

David R. Johnson, Professor and Head. Ph.D., Pennsylvania State. American literature and culture; has published on Ernest Hemingway and Harold Frederic; author of a biography of Conrad Richter.

Tim Laquintano, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the College Writing Program. Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison. Digital writing studies, rhetorical theory, composition pedagogy, ethnography; author of articles on digital writing and and authorship.

Mary Jo Lodge, Assistant Professor. Ph.D., Bowling Green. Acting, musical theater, theater, and political theater; director/choreographer of numerous theater productions, author of several articles on musical theater.

Peter Newman, Part-Time Instructor, M.A. Lehigh. Writing, American Literature and Culture. Teaches College Writing and FYS classes on the 1960s.

Alix Ohlin (profile), Associate Professor. M.F.A., Texas-Austin. Creative writing, screenwriting, literature and film; author of a novel and a story collection.

Michael O’Neill, Associate Professor and Director of Theater. Ph.D., Purdue. Modern theater and theatrical production; has directed plays here and abroad; playwright and novelist.

Joseph R. Paretta, Part-Time Instructor. M.A., Hofstra. Composition and American literature; speaks professionally to individuals, groups, and businesses.

Christopher N. Phillips (website), Assistant Professor. Ph.D., Stanford. American literature to 1880, law and literature, transatlantic cultures 1700-1880, history of the book, religion and literature, history and theory of epic literature.

Carrie Rohman, Assistant Professor. Ph.D., Indiana. British modernism, animal studies, posthumanism; author of a book on discourse of species in literary and cultural modernism in Britain.

June Schlueter (website) (news), Charles A. Dana Professor Emerita. Ph.D., Columbia. Author of books and articles on Shakespeare, the early modern period, and modern drama.

Andrew M. Smith, Associate Professor and Chair of the Film and Media Studies Program. Ph.D., New Mexico. American literature, American studies, film, photography, and environmental studies. Has published essays on Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Steinbeck, and Native American literature and has directed several documentary films.

Ian Smith, Professor. Ph.D., Columbia. Early modern and postcolonial literature; has published on Shakespeare and Caribbean literature and is the author of a book on “race” in the Renaissance.

Christian Tatu, Coordinator, College Writing Program. Ph.D., Lehigh. Composition pedagogy; writing program administration.

Lee Upton (website), Writer-in-Residence and Professor. Ph.D., State University of New York-Binghamton. Creative writing and modern and contemporary poetry; author of five books of poetry, four books of criticism, and a novella.

Carolynn Van Dyke, Francis A. March Professor of English. Ph.D., Yale. Medieval literature, the English language, and women’s studies; author of a book on allegory and one on Chaucer.

Bryan R. Washington, Associate Professor. Ph.D., Harvard. Late nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature, African American literature, and narrative theory; author of a book on F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and James Baldwin.

Jeremy Webb, Technical Theater Fellow. M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts. Teaches Basic Stagecraft.

Suzanne R. Westfall (website), Professor. Ph.D., Toronto. Drama; acting theory and practice; author of two books and numerous articles on Renaissance and contemporary theater; directs College Theater productions.

James Woolley, Frank Lee and Edna M. Smith Professor and Associate Head. Ph.D., Chicago. Restoration and eighteenth-century literature and culture; author of books and articles on Swift and related figures; one of the co-editors of the Cambridge Works of Jonathan Swift (in progress).