Aug 12, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Department

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College of Arts and Humanities
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Faculty and Staff

Katharine Whitcomb, MFA

Bobby Cummings, PhD, rhetoric, English education, computer composition
George Drake, PhD, British literature, literary theory
Loretta Gray, PhD, applied linguistics, composition, TESOL
Charles X. Li, PhD, linguistics, TESOL, linguistic approaches to literature
Lisa Norris, MFA, creative writing
Christopher Schedler, PhD, American and multicultural literature
Katharine Whitcomb, MFA, creative writing, interdisciplinary projects, poetry

Assistant Professor
M. O’Brien, PhD, postcolonial lit, critical race, interdisciplinary gender, and transnational/transpacific literary studies
Paul Daniel Martin, PhD, writing studies, rhetoric
Cynthia Pengilly, PhD, rhetoric and technical communication
James Seth, PhD, early modern literature, Shakespeare
Sarah Sillin, PhD, American Indian oral and nonfiction literature, English studies, literature and history
Joshua Welsh, PhD, rhetoric, scientific and technical communication
Maya Zeller, MFA, creative writing

Emeritus Professors
Liahna Armstrong, PhD, American literature, popular culture, film
Patricia Callaghan, DA, rhetoric, world literature, English education
Toni Culjak, PhD, American, world and multicultural literature, film
Philip B. Garrison, MA, non-fiction, poetry writing, world, and Chicano literature
Karen Gookin, MA, general education, technical writing
Mark W. Halperin, MFA, poetry writing, folk literature, modern poetry
Lila Harper, PhD
Virginia Mack, PhD, general education, Irish literature
Teresa Martin, PhD, English education, women’s literature
Steven Olson, PhD, American literature, film
Joseph Powell, MFA, creative writing, modern poetry
Robert Schnelle, MA
Gerald J. Stacy, PhD, English Renaissance literature
Christine Sutphin, PhD, British literature
John L. Vifian, PhD 18th century literature, English novel

Senior Lecturers
Melissa Brouwer, MA
Pedro Xavier Cavazos, MFA
Stephanie Dringenberg, MA
Sonya Dunning, MFA
Ruthi Erdman, MA
Colin Hester, MFA
Karen Hull, MA
Marisa Humphrey, MA
Kevin Leaverton, MA
Matthew Martinson, MA
A.I. Ross, MA

Joshua Aubol, MA
Taneum Bambrick, MA
Paula Collucci, MA
Seanse Ducken, MFA
Victoria Flanagan, MA
Erin Fristad, MFA
Kayla Jeffress, MA
Maili Jonas, MA
Peter Rampa, MA
Cindy Cecile Reyna, MA
Emma Saucedo, MA
Travis Smith, MA
Crystal Stephens, MA, MS
Shannon Wilson, PhD

Rhonda Muller, secretary supervisor
Krislon Rhynes, office assistant III

Department Information
The English department offers two options for the master of arts degree: master of arts, English (literature) and master of arts, English (TESOL - teaching English to speakers of other languages).

Program Outcomes
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Course Offerings
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    Master of Arts (M.A.)


      English (ENG)

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