Juliette Wells, associate professor: 18th- & 19th-century British literature; the novel; Jane Austen

Director of the Writing Program

Phaye Poliakoff-Chen, assistant professor: academic writing


Madison Smartt Bell: fiction
Mary Marchand: American literature, American studies
Elizabeth Spires: poetry
Michelle Tokarczyk: poetry, creative nonfiction, women's studies, working-class women's writing

Associate Professors

Kathy Flann: fiction, creative nonfiction
Jeffrey Myers: Shakespeare, Renaissance English literature
Antje Rauwerda
: postcolonial literature and studies, British literature
Angelo Robinson: African-American literature, American literature, American studies, gender and sexuality

Assistant Professors

Barbara Roswell: academic writing, peace studies, women's studies
Bill U'Ren: fiction, screenwriting


Katherine Cottle: academic writing
Charlee Sterling: academic writing
Mary Jo Wiese: academic writing

Writing Fellows

Mina Brunyate: academic writing
Susan Garrett: academic writing, linguistics
Laura Orem: academic writing

Emeritus Professors

Penelope S. Cordish, modern and contemporary English and American literature, women's studies

Arnold Sanders, medieval literature

Fred H. White, 18th- and 19th-century English literature, critical theory, film studies