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Department Chair

Natalie Eschenbaum Profile Office hours
Associate Professor
433A Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

Early Modern British Literature, including Shakespeare

Academic Department Associate

Cullen Oldenburg Profile Office hours
Academic Department Associate
433 Wimberly Hall

Department people

William Barillas Profile
Assistant Professor
425N Wimberly Hall
Bradley Butterfield Profile
431E Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: Western Literature from Enlightenment to Postmodern; Critical Theory; The Novel; The Art of Memoir
Office hours: M/W 12:00-2:00
Matthew Cashion Profile
425X Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: Creative Writing
Office hours: 10-11; 1-2 T-Th & by appt.
Carlton Clark Profile
426A Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: Rhetoric and Composition
Office hours: Mon-Thurs 1:00-2:00
Virginia Crank Profile Office hours
431B Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

rhetoric and composition studies; writing pedagogy; first-year writing; Writing Center

Susan Crutchfield Profile
Associate Professor
425T Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: Film Studies and Film Theory, Disability Studies, The Woman's Film and Feminist Film Theory; Literature by Women, Adaptation Theory
Office hours: Spring 2016: MW 10:30-noon online and in 425T CWH; F 10:30-noon online only; T 2:25-3:25 online and in 425T CWH
Kimberly DeFazio Profile Office hours
Associate Professor
426B Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

Romanticism, 19th Century British Literature, the City, Posthumanism, Critical and Cultural Theory

Ryan Friesen Profile
Senior Lecturer
425W Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: College composition, Early Modern literature, graphic literature as social commentary, supernatural themes in literature
Office hours: Fall 2015: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12:30 until 2:00 and Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:50 until 10:50.
Rebekah Fowler Profile
Assistant Professor
431C Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: Medieval Literature
Bruce Handtke Profile
Senior Lecturer
431D Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: Composition Theory
Office hours: MW 11:15-12, 2:15-3:30, Fri 11:15-12, TTH 1:30-3:30, 0r by appointment
David Hart Profile
Associate Professor
425V Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

Postcolonial Studies, Caribbean literature and culture, World Literatures, Cultural Studies, folklore, various British and American Lit, globalization and literature.

Karen Hart Profile
426H Wimberly Hall
Sara Heaser Profile Office hours
Associate Lecturer
425U Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

first-year writing; basic writing; first-year experience; rhetoric and composition pedagogy

Lalita Hogan Profile
425J Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: Shakespeare, Rabindranath Tagore, Critical Theory, Cognitive Approaches to Literature, Emotion Studies, Indian Cinema, Indian Literature, Adaptation Studies, International Literature.
Office hours: T. Th 10:00 to 11:00 and Wed. 5:30 to 6:30 Also by appointment
Thomas Jesse Profile
Assistant Professor
425M Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

20/21c American Literature; Secondary English Education; Poetry and Poetics; Rhetorical Approaches to Literature

Office hours:
  • MON 2:00-3:00PM
  • TUES 4:00-5:00PM
  • THUR 4:00-6:00PM

Additional meeting times can always be scheduled by making an appointment.

Heidi Jones Profile
Assistant Professor
431F Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

English Education, Critical Literacy, Teacher Education, Sociocultural Theory, Critical Contexts of Education (Social Class)

Office hours:

Fall 2016: MF 8-9am; W 8-10:30am

Bryan Kopp Profile
Assistant Professor
426G Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

Genre Studies; Writing in the Professions/Disciplines; Cultural Studies/Critical Theory; Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Joel Kopplin Profile
Associate Lecturer
425K Wimberly Hall
Haixia Lan Profile
425R Wimberly Hall
Stephen Mann Profile Office hours
Associate Professor
425P Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

sociolinguistics; linguistic anthropology; language, gender, & sexuality; language attitudes & ideologies; folk dialectology; English grammars

Christopher McCracken Profile
Assistant Professor
425Y Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: Rhetoric of Science; Writing in the Disciplines; Genre Studies; Professional Writing
Office hours: Mon & Wed: 1:00-2:00 / Tue & Thu: 4:00-5:00
Marie Moeller Profile
Assistant Dean-Cls
431H Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: Professional and Technical Writing; Medical/Scientific Rhetorics; Feminist Rhetorics; Disability Studies; Grant Writing
Office hours: Graff Main Hall 315A: M 11am-2:00pm, T 3pm-4pm, Th 8am-2pm; Morris Hall 235: M 8am-9am, 3:30pm-4:30pm, T 8am-2pm, W 8am-5pm, Th 2pm-5pm,
Jennifer Mohlenhoff-Baggett Profile
425O Wimberly Hall
Kathryn Parker Profile Office hours
Assistant Professor
426C Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

Restoration and Eighteenth-century European literature and culture; gender and sexuality studies

Luke Schaaf Profile
431I Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: Rhetoric & Composition, American Literature, Mythology
Office hours: Tuesday & Thursday 1:00-2:00PM or by appointment
Lindsay Steiner Profile Office hours
Assistant Professor
431G Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

Professional & Technical Writing, Content Strategy/Writing, Visual Rhetoric & Document Design, Writing Technologies, Social Media, New Media, Organizational & Nonprofit Writing, Qualitative Research, Service Learning

William Stobb Profile Office hours
Associate Professor
426E Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

Creative Writing

Kelly Sultzbach Profile
Associate Professor
426F Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: 20th Century British Lit, Environmental Literature, Ecocriticism, Animal Studies, Questions of Place
Office hours: Summer 2016: By appointment
Darci Thoune Profile Office hours
Associate Professor
425L Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

Writing Program Administration, First-Year Writing, Composition Pedagogy, Rhetorical Genre Studies, Feedback, Assessment, and Queer Theory.

Robert Wilkie Profile Office hours
Associate Professor
426D Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

Digital and Visual Culture; Cultural Theory; Contemporary Literature and Film; Rhetoric, Writing and Technology

Lei Zhang Profile
Assistant Professor
425S Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: Journalism, New Media Studies, Rhetoric and International Relations, Discourse Analysis
Office hours: M. W. 11a.m.-12 p.m. T. Th. 1-2 p.m. or by appointment.