In addition to their commitment to teaching, our faculty members have national reputations as scholars in their fields of specialization, which include literature, creative writing, rhetoric, and technical and professional communication among others. The English Department atmosphere is friendly and welcoming to students of all levels.

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Name Title Areas
Banazek, Kerry Assistant Professor  

Rhetoric, Writing Studies, Visual Cultural Studies, Cultural Geography, Science and Technology Studies, Design History, and the Philosophy of Media

Bradburd, Rus Associate¬†Professor  

Creative Writing; Fiction and Nonfiction

Brown, Marieka College Associate Professor  

English as a Second Language (ESL) writing

Burnham, Christopher Regents Professor

Composition Pedagogy; Rhetorical Theory; Writing Across the Curriculum; Writing Program Administration; Creative Non-fiction; Literature

Conley, Rose Assistant Professor  

composition; women writers

Cull, Ryan  

Associate Professor

Undergraduate Studies Director 

American literature; poetry
Garay, R. Joyce Zamora Lausch Associate Professor  

Latina/o and African American literature

Greenfield, Richard  

Associate Professor

Puerto del Sol Director

creative writing; poetry
Hastings, Nancy College Assistant Professor  

business and professional communication; Technical and Scientific Communication

Hobson, Brandon Assistant Professor Creative Writing and Fiction
Lanier, Clint Assistant Professor  

Rhetoric and Professional Communication, Technical Communication

Lawrence, Gina College Assistant Professor  

Writing Centers, Rhetoric and Composition, Intersectional Feminist Pedagogies, Student Resistance, and Social Justice

Linkin, Harriet  Distinguished Achievement Professor

British Romantic and Gothic literature; Women Writers; Gender and Language 

Miller-Tomlinson, Tracey Associate Professor

Graduate Studies Director


English Renaissance Literature; Shakespeare; Historical Drama  

Murrell, Cindy  College Professor



Rhetoric and Composition; Science Fiction; Children’s Literature¬†

Poole, Alice College Associate Professor English to Speakers of Other Languages, Writing
Rourke, Brian¬† Associate Professor¬†  

Modern British Literature; Postcolonial Literature and Theory; Critical Theory; Socio-Historical Approaches to Culture; Film 

Schirmer, Elizabeth  Associate Professor

Interim Department Head


Late Medieval and Early Modern English literature 

Sharp-Hoskins, Kellie Associate Professor  

rhetorical theory; feminist theory; composition theory; pedagogical theory; studies in subjectivity, performativity, and emotion

Stolte, Tyson
Associate Professor Victorian literature and culture; 19th Century psychology; history of science/science and literature; history of the novel
Thatcher, Barry  Professor technical and professional communication; Spanish-English writing; border rhetorics; ESL writing
Tremblay, Jean-Thomas Assistant Professor 20th- and 21st-century North American fiction, nonfiction, poetry, film, and television; autobiography; the avant-gardes; minoritarian aesthetics; feminist, queer, and trans politics, theory, and aesthetics; embodiment; ecology and the environment; and French continental philosophy.
Voisine, Connie Associate Professor
La Sociedad/Writers in the Schools (WITS) Director Director of the Creative Writing Program

creative writing; poetry; form and technique of poetry 

Wells, Justine  Assistant Professor

Internship Program Coordinator


affect theory; (new) materialism; histories of rhetoric, philosophy, and ethics

Wojahn, Patricia Professor
Borderlands Writing Project Director

technical, scientific, and professional communication; technology and communication; document planning and testing; usability; small group communication and collaboration; writing in the disciplines