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English Faculty and Staff
Admin Assistant II
Jennifer Baillargeon-Hauck is the Administrative Assistant for the English Department.
Anna Banks teaches film studies, film theory and criticism, and literature and film.
Kim Barnes teaches creative nonfiction writing and fiction writing.
Jackie Bennett teaches English 101, 102 and other courses.
Blew, Mary Clearman
Mary Clearman Blew teaches creative nonfiction writing, fiction writing and Shakespeare.
Professor Emeritus of English and Neuroscience; Director of M.A. TESL Program
Steven Chandler teaches linguistics and studies the application of exemplar-based (or instance-based) models of cognition to the representation and processing of language in the brain.
Sayantani Dasgupta teaches creative nonfiction and global literatures in English.
Born in Calcutta and raised in New Delhi, Sayantani Dasgupta is the author of Fire Girl: Essays on India, America, & the In-Between (Two Sylvias Press, 2016), and the chapbook, The House of Nails: Memories of a New Delhi Childhood (Red Bird Press, 2016). Her essays and short stories have appeared/are forthcoming in Chicago Quarterly Review, The Rumpus, Phoebe, Gulf Stream, India International Quarterly, The Bellingham Review, and others. She edits nonfiction for Crab Creek Review, and has won fellowships from Centrum and Artsmith. She teaches creative writing and South Asian literature at the University of Idaho and has also taught writing workshops in India and Italy.
Thomas Drake teaches literature, composition, business writing and Integrated Seminar classes.
Stephan Flores teaches British literature, critical theory, and film history.
Associate Professor Emeritus
Walter Hesford teaches American literature and the Bible as literature.
Erin James teaches global literatures in English and critical theory.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Benjamin James teaches screenwriting.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Jan Johnson teaches ethnic American literatures, American Indian and Africana Studies courses, and race in America.
Judge, Mary Ann
Senior Instructor, Director of the Writing Center
Mary Ann Judge teaches composition and oversees internships in tutoring writing.
Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs
Diane Kelly-Riley teaches writing and composition.
Acting Director of First-Year Composition
Barbara Kirchmeier teaches writing, rhetoric, and composition theory.
Associate Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies
Jennifer Ladino teaches American literature and literature and the environment.
Associate Professor of Literature
Tara MacDonald teaches nineteenth-century British literature and women’s literature.
Ron McFarland teaches 17th-century British literature, modern British/American literature, global literature and poetry writing.
Associate Professor, Department Chair
Jodie Nicotra teaches rhetoric and composition.
Senior Instructor in Linguistics, English, German and Italian
Kurt Queller teaches linguistics, history of English, Bible as literature, German and occasionally other languages.
Aaron Schab teaches literature and technical writing.
Sharma, Bal Krishna
Scott Slovic teaches courses in interdisciplinary environmental humanities, American and comparative literature, and nonfiction writing.
Alexandra Teague teaches poetry writing.
Director of Professional Writing, Senior Instructor
Karen Thompson teaches courses in professional writing. She also is a lead developer of the professional writing curriculum and instructional design of these courses.
Assistant Professor of American Literature
Zachary Turpin researches nineteenth-century periodical culture, digital humanities, textual recovery, and the history of epistemology and the sciences.