Courtney Baker, Associate Professor of English, African Studies Program Director

Courtney Baker

Associate Professor of English, African Studies Program Director

African-American studies • Cultural studies • Visual studies • Film and new media studies • Literary criticism • Critical theory


Blanche Boyd, Roman and Tatiana Weller Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence

Blanche Boyd

Roman and Tatiana Weller Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence

Feminist fiction • Creative writing


Denis Ferhatovic, William Meredith Assistant Professor of English

Denis Ferhatovic

William Meredith Assistant Professor of English

(On sabbatical Fall 2015)

Medieval literature, esp. Old and Middle English poetry • Word and image • Postcolonial theory • Translation


Janet Gezari, Lucretia L. Allyn Professor of English

Janet Gezari

Lucretia L. Allyn Professor of English

English novel since Defoe • Victorian culture, poetry, and fiction • Contemporary fictions


Charles O. Hartman, Lucy Marsh Haskell '19 Endowed Professor, Department of English, Poet in Residence

Charles O. Hartman

Lucy Marsh Haskell '19 Endowed Professor, Department of English, Poet in Residence

Poetry writing • Modern and contemporary poetry • Prosody (metrics) • Music and poetry • Computer arts


Michelle Neely, Assistant Professor of English

Michelle Neely

Assistant Professor of English

American literature to 1900 • Animal studies • Ecocriticism • Food studies • African-American and Native American literatures • Women's literature • Literary and political theory


Michael R. Reder, Director of the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning

Michael R. Reder

Director of the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning

Faculty Teaching and Learning Programs at Small Liberal Arts Colleges • Contemporary recent English and postcolonial fiction and theory • Salman Rushdie • Teaching of writing and tutoring • Professional preparation and politics in the profession


Julie Rivkin, Professor of English

Julie Rivkin

Professor of English

(On sabbatical Spring 2016)

American literature • Gender studies and contemporary literature • Literary theory • Henry James


Andrea Rossi-Reder, Associate Dean of Studies, Dean of First-Year Students, Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Andrea Rossi-Reder

Associate Dean of Studies, Dean of First-Year Students, Visiting Assistant Professor of English

The Teaching of Writing • Medieval Literature, including Old and Middle English literature • Writing by and about Women in the Middle Ages • Medieval Bestiaries


Steven Shoemaker, Director of the Roth Writing Center, Assistant Professor of English

Steven Shoemaker

Director of the Roth Writing Center, Assistant Professor of English

20th-century American literature • Writing and composition theory • Intersections of literature, technology and science • Literature and film • Critical theory


Jeff Strabone, Assistant Professor of English

Jeff Strabone

Assistant Professor of English

Eighteenth-century British literature • Romantic literature and culture • Literary relations among England, Scotland and Wales • African novels • Race, nation and empire


Lina Perkins Wilder, Associate Professor of English, Chair of the English Department

Lina Perkins Wilder

Associate Professor of English, Chair of the English Department

Shakespeare • Renaissance literature • Performance studies


Ryan Carr

Adjunct Instructor in English

Matthew Hunter

Adjunct Instructor in English

Meg Weisberg

Adjunct Assistant Professor of English

Theresa P. Ammirati, Dean of Studies

Theresa P. Ammirati

Dean of Studies

American studies • 20th century American literature • Rhetoric and composition • Student special services


Alan Bradford

Professor Emeritus of English

Literature of the English Renaissance

John S. Gordon, Professor of English

John S. Gordon

Professor of English

Modern British literature • James Joyce - Finnegans Wake


George J. Willauer

Professor Emeritus of English, Charles J. MacCurdy Professor Emeritus of American Studies

American literature and literary figures, 1890-present • William Faulkner • Emily Dickinson • Robert Frost • Society of Friends

Kenneth A. Bleeth

Professor Emeritus, Former Director of the Medieval Studies Program

Robley Evans

Professor Emeritus of English

Gerda Taranow

Professor Emeritus of English

In Memoriam

William Meredith

Professor Emeritus of English

Gerda Taranow

Professor Emeritus of English