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English Faculty Members

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Robert A. Logan, PhD - Department Chair

Robert A. Logan specializes in Renaissance literature, 1550-1660.  In addition to teaching, he also acted as Chairman of the English department for ten years, a role he reprised in 2008.  Read More

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Mark Blackwell, PhD

Dr. Blackwell teaches 17-, 18-, and early 19-century British literature and culture, including courses on Milton, satire, and Austen. He has taught various honors seminars entitled and he has directed independent studies on the graphic novel and on contemporary fiction.  Read More

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Benjamin S. Grossberg, PhD

Benjamin Grossberg is an Assistant Professor of English and teaches poetry writing, contemporary U.S. Poetry, and English Renaissance literature.  Read More

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Nels P. Highberg, PhD

Dr. Highberg's teaching and research interests center primarily on theories and rhetorics of gender and sexuality; memoir and creative nonfiction; film, new media, and visual rhetorics; and medical humanities and trauma studies.  Read More

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Donald Jones, PhD

As a specialist in rhetoric and writing, Dr. Donald Jones believes in the power of language to shape our lives. His courses combine theory and practice in a student-centered and teacher-guided learning environment.  Read More

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Beth Richards - Dir. of First- and Second-Year Writing Programs

Beth Richards has twenty years of experience as a technical writer, working primarily with small to midsize engineering firms (polymer processing, respiratory monitoring and lung function technology, audio and video processing).  Read More

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Charles Ross, PhD

Dr. Charles Ross' scholarship includes books and editions on D. H. Lawrence, the English writer, and articles and presentations on hypertext literature and theory. He is currently Director of the Humanities Research Center in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Read More

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Sarah Senk, PhD

Sarah Senk is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English where she specializes in postcolonial literature. Her research and teaching interests include twentieth century and contemporary world literature in English, as well as memory and trauma studies.  Read More

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Bryan Sinche, PhD

Dr. Sinche specializes in 19-century American and African American literature, but he teaches in all periods and genres of American literature. In recent years, he has taught courses on the American Renaissance, and the African American autobiography..  Read More

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Teresa Stores

T. Stores is the author of three novels and numerous stories, poems and essays. She teaches Creative Writing, with an emphasis on short fiction, personal essay, and travel writing.  Read More

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Erin Striff, PhD

Dr. Erin Striff is the Director of the Drama Minor, housed in the English Department. She teaches playwriting, theatre, creative writing and dramatic literature.  Read More

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William Stull, PhD

Dr. William L. Stull teaches courses ranging from the Bible and/as Literature to Contemporary Fiction. He has published ten books and over fifty scholarly articles, many in collaboration with Maureen P. Carroll, Adjunct Professor of Humanities.  Read More

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Humphrey Tonkin, PhD

Dr. Tonkin has chaired the International Spenser Society, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, and the Canadian Fulbright Commission, and has done research at Oxford University and at Yale University as a fellow of the Whitney Humanities Center.  Read More

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Joseph C. Voelker , PhD

Dr. Joseph C. Voelker has published in the areas of Contemporary American Literature and Modern Irish Literature.  Read More

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Amanda Walling, PhD

Professor Walling's research is primarily focused on 14th and 15th century English poetry, but she is also interested in medieval religion, politics, and drama, the Renaissance, the history of rhetoric, and responses to medieval literature in later centuries.  Read More