Office or Program: American Studies (B.A.)

Kevin Grauke, Ph.D.

October 2, 2023

My primary areas of interest are creative writing (particularly fiction), 19th-Century American literature (particularly of the latter half), and contemporary American fiction (particularly short fiction). In my creative writing courses, […]

Elizabeth Langemak, Ph.D.

October 2, 2023

While my much of my formal training is in creative writing and 20th century American poetry, my teaching interests include composition and rhetoric, literature surveys, and business writing. I also […]

Francis McKee

October 2, 2023

My academic background and teaching experience have always reflected my belief in an interdisciplinary approach to course content and student learning. I earned my B.A. in English with a minor […]

Phyllis Betz, Ph.D.

October 2, 2023

I have always thought that a full appreciation of literature requires, not only understanding the “great” authors, but also bringing in those texts and writers often considered secondary or too […]

Francis Ryan, Ed.D.

September 25, 2023

Francis J. Ryan, Professor of American Studies, is a cultural and intellectual historian of American education. He is also a former president of the Eastern American Studies Association. His research […]

Stuart Leibiger, Ph.D.

September 19, 2023

Education Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995 M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989 B.A., University of Virginia, 1987 Teaching HIS 202 (Themes in American History) […]

Preston Feden, Ed.D.

March 9, 2023

I am a former special education teacher at both the elementary and secondary levels. I have been a member of the La Salle University faculty since 1973. Recently, I was […]