Faculty & Staff by Field

19-21 st century Russian, Slavic, and American literatures

Name Email Position
Brittany Roberts
Lecturer

American Literature - 1900 to Present

Name Email Position
Sandra L. Ballard
Professor
Cece Conway
Professor
Bruce Dick
Professor Emeritus
Carl Eby
Professor
Kristina Groover
Professor
Leon Lewis
Professor Emeritus
Leon Lewis
Senior Lecturer
Holly Martin
Professor Emeritus
Christopher Meade
Assistant Professor
Zackary Vernon
Associate Professor
Zackary Vernon
Director of Graduate Studies
Michael T. Wilson
Associate Professor

American Literature - 19th Century

Name Email Position
Carl Eby
Professor
Grace McEntee
Professor Emeritus
Colin Ramsey
Professor Emeritus
Lynn Searfoss
Professor Emeritus
Michael T. Wilson
Associate Professor

American Literature - African American

Name Email Position
Bruce Dick
Professor Emeritus
Carl Eby
Professor
Kristina Groover
Professor
Grace McEntee
Professor Emeritus

American Literature - Appalachian & Southern

Name Email Position
Sandra L. Ballard
Professor
Cece Conway
Professor
Zackary Vernon
Associate Professor
Zackary Vernon
Director of Graduate Studies

American Literature - Colonial & Federal

Name Email Position
Colin Ramsey
Professor Emeritus
Wilber Ward
Professor Emeritus

American Literature - Ethnic & Native American

Name Email Position
Bruce Dick
Professor Emeritus
Holly Martin
Professor Emeritus
Christopher Meade
Assistant Professor

Appalachian Cultural Rhetoric

Name Email Position
Savannah Paige Murray
Assistant Professor

Appalachian literature, folklore, and oral history

Name Email Position
Alex Sloop
Lecturer

Assistant Chair

Name Email Position
Jessie Blackburn
Professor
Jessie Blackburn
Assistant Chair
Jessie Blackburn
Director of Rhetoric and Writing Studies

British and American Romanticism

Name Email Position
April McGinnis
Lecturer

British Literature - 18th Century

Name Email Position
Alexander Pitofsky
Professor
Jennifer Wilson
Professor

British Literature - 1900 to Present

Name Email Position
William Atkinson
Professor
Kristina Groover
Professor
James Ivory
Associate Professor
Leon Lewis
Professor Emeritus
Leon Lewis
Senior Lecturer

British Literature - 19th Century

Name Email Position
William Brewer
Professor
Jill R. Ehnenn
Professor

British Literature - Early Modern

Name Email Position
David L. Orvis
Professor
David L. Orvis
Assistant Chair
Susan C. Staub
Professor
Roger Stilling
Professor Emeritus

British Literature - Medieval

Name Email Position
Alison Gulley
Professor

British Literature - The Romantic Period

Name Email Position
William Brewer
Professor

British Literature - Victorian

Name Email Position
Jill R. Ehnenn
Professor

Caribbean literature, cinema, and culture

Name Email Position
Patrick Crowley
Lecturer

Citizenship studies

Name Email Position
Vanessa Evans
Assistant Professor

Comparative Literature

Name Email Position
Başak Çandar
Associate Professor
Patrick Crowley
Lecturer
Christopher Meade
Assistant Professor
Brittany Roberts
Lecturer

Contemporary American Literature

Name Email Position
Ben Morris
Lecturer

Contemporary and Cultural Rhetorics

Name Email Position
Bethany Ober Mannon
Assistant Professor
Bethany Ober Mannon
Director of Composition

Contemporary Indigenous literatures and theory

Name Email Position
Vanessa Evans
Assistant Professor

Creative Writing

Name Email Position
Joseph Bathanti
Professor
Lynn Doyle
Associate Professor
Kathryn Kirkpatrick
Professor
Ben Morris
Lecturer
Mark Powell
Professor
Bill Torgerson
Lecturer
Susan Weinberg
Professor Emeritus

Critical digital literacy

Name Email Position
Clarice Moran
Associate Professor

Critical Theory

Name Email Position
Başak Çandar
Associate Professor
Carl Eby
Professor
Jill R. Ehnenn
Professor
James Ivory
Associate Professor
Kathryn Kirkpatrick
Professor
Thomas McLaughlin
Professor Emeritus
Christopher Meade
Assistant Professor
David L. Orvis
Professor
David L. Orvis
Assistant Chair
Kyle Stevens
Associate Professor
Belinda Walzer
Assistant Professor

Cultural Studies

Name Email Position
Vanessa Evans
Assistant Professor
Craig Fischer
Professor
Kyle Stevens
Associate Professor
Belinda Walzer
Assistant Professor
Michael T. Wilson
Associate Professor

Decolonial aesthetics

Name Email Position
Patrick Crowley
Lecturer

Department Chair

Name Email Position
Prof. Leonardo L Flores
Professor
Prof. Leonardo L Flores
Chair

Digital Composition

Name Email Position
Bill Torgerson
Lecturer

Digital Literacies

Name Email Position
Clarice Moran
Associate Professor

Discourse Analysis

Name Email Position
Donna Lillian
Associate Professor
Donna Lillian
Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Ecocomposition

Name Email Position
Savannah Paige Murray
Assistant Professor

Ecocriticism

Name Email Position
Kathryn Kirkpatrick
Professor
April McGinnis
Lecturer
Zackary Vernon
Associate Professor
Zackary Vernon
Director of Graduate Studies

English Education

Name Email Position
Leslie Susan Cook
Professor
Leslie Susan Cook
Director of English Education
Clarice Moran
Associate Professor
Elaine O'Quinn
Professor

Environmental humanities

Name Email Position
Brittany Roberts
Lecturer

Environmental Rhetoric

Name Email Position
Savannah Paige Murray
Assistant Professor

Ethnic American Literature

Name Email Position
Melissa Birkhofer
Visiting Assistant Professor

Feminist Historiography

Name Email Position
Savannah Paige Murray
Assistant Professor

Film

Name Email Position
Bruce Dick
Professor Emeritus
Craig Fischer
Professor
Toney Frazier
Senior Lecturer
Leon Lewis
Senior Lecturer
Leon Lewis
Professor Emeritus
Ben Morris
Lecturer
Alexander Pitofsky
Professor
Kyle Stevens
Associate Professor
Roger Stilling
Professor Emeritus
Zackary Vernon
Associate Professor
Zackary Vernon
Director of Graduate Studies

Folklore

Name Email Position
Cece Conway
Professor

Gender Studies

Name Email Position
Carl Eby
Professor
Jill R. Ehnenn
Professor
Alison Gulley
Professor
Kathryn Kirkpatrick
Professor
Belinda Walzer
Assistant Professor
Michael T. Wilson
Associate Professor

Gender, Race, and the Novel

Name Email Position
Ryan James McGuckin
Visiting Assistant Professor

Gender, Religion, and Social Movements

Name Email Position
Bethany Ober Mannon
Director of Composition
Bethany Ober Mannon
Assistant Professor

History of the English Language

Name Email Position
Alison Gulley
Professor
Donna Lillian
Associate Professor
Donna Lillian
Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Lynn Searfoss
Professor Emeritus

Horror, the gothic, science fiction, and the fantastic

Name Email Position
Brittany Roberts
Lecturer

Indigenous Literatures

Name Email Position
Melissa Birkhofer
Visiting Assistant Professor

Irish Literature & Culture

Name Email Position
Kathryn Kirkpatrick
Professor

Language Studies & Linguistics

Name Email Position
William Atkinson
Professor
Donna Lillian
Associate Professor
Donna Lillian
Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Lynn Searfoss
Professor Emeritus

Latinx Literatures

Name Email Position
Melissa Birkhofer
Visiting Assistant Professor

Literary transnationalism

Name Email Position
Patrick Crowley
Lecturer

Modernism and Modernity

Name Email Position
Ryan James McGuckin
Visiting Assistant Professor

Musical Culture

Name Email Position
Ryan James McGuckin
Visiting Assistant Professor

Pedagogy

Name Email Position
Vanessa Evans
Assistant Professor

Poetry & Poetics

Name Email Position
Joseph Bathanti
Professor
Lynn Doyle
Associate Professor
Jill R. Ehnenn
Professor
Kathryn Kirkpatrick
Professor

Post-Colonial Literature

Name Email Position
James Ivory
Associate Professor
Christopher Meade
Assistant Professor
Belinda Walzer
Assistant Professor

Postcolonial literature and theory

Name Email Position
Vanessa Evans
Assistant Professor

Posthumanism, animal studies, and critical plant studies

Name Email Position
Brittany Roberts
Lecturer

Print Culture and Book History

Name Email Position
Colin Ramsey
Professor Emeritus

Queer Studies

Name Email Position
Jill R. Ehnenn
Professor
David L. Orvis
Professor
David L. Orvis
Assistant Chair
Kyle Stevens
Associate Professor

Rhetoric

Name Email Position
Sarah-Beth Long
Associate Professor
Sarah-Beth Long
Internship Director
Belinda Walzer
Assistant Professor

Rhetoric & Composition

Name Email Position
Jacob Babb
Associate Professor

Rhetoric and Modernism

Name Email Position
Ryan James McGuckin
Visiting Assistant Professor

Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Name Email Position
Kate Birgel
Senior Lecturer
Jessie Blackburn
Assistant Chair
Jessie Blackburn
Director of Rhetoric and Writing Studies
Jessie Blackburn
Professor
Hailie Bryant
Lecturer
Heather Childress Custer
Adjunct Instructor
Ben Morris
Lecturer
Megan Ruggiero
Adjunct Instructor
Lynn Searfoss
Professor Emeritus
Cole Wahab
Senior Lecturer
Belinda Walzer
Assistant Professor
Gail York
Senior Lecturer

Russian, Soviet, and American cinema

Name Email Position
Brittany Roberts
Lecturer

Science Fiction and Horror

Name Email Position
Jacob Babb
Associate Professor

Southern Studies

Name Email Position
Zackary Vernon
Associate Professor
Zackary Vernon
Director of Graduate Studies

Teacher education

Name Email Position
Clarice Moran
Associate Professor

Teaching and Tutoring Writing

Name Email Position
Bethany Ober Mannon
Assistant Professor
Bethany Ober Mannon
Director of Composition

Technical & Professional Writing

Name Email Position
Jessie Blackburn
Professor
Jessie Blackburn
Assistant Chair
Jessie Blackburn
Director of Rhetoric and Writing Studies
Sarah-Beth Long
Associate Professor
Sarah-Beth Long
Internship Director
Belinda Walzer
Assistant Professor

Technology integration in English language arts education

Name Email Position
Clarice Moran
Associate Professor

Television Studies

Name Email Position
Kyle Stevens
Associate Professor

Transnational Approaches to Literature

Name Email Position
Vanessa Evans
Assistant Professor
Ryan James McGuckin
Visiting Assistant Professor

Urban Modernism

Name Email Position
Ryan James McGuckin
Visiting Assistant Professor

Virtual reality

Name Email Position
Clarice Moran
Associate Professor

World Literature

Name Email Position
William Atkinson
Professor
Başak Çandar
Associate Professor
Howard Giskin
Professor Emeritus
Christopher Meade
Assistant Professor
Brittany Roberts
Lecturer
Belinda Walzer
Assistant Professor

Writing Program Administration

Name Email Position
Jacob Babb
Associate Professor