Office or Program: English (B.A.)

Bryan Narendorf, Ph.D.

October 2, 2023

My primary areas of interest are creative writing (poetry), the history of American poetry, and the theory and practice of literary translation. I believe that all poems are formal. This […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rachel McCabe, Ph.D.

September 25, 2023

I study Composition and Rhetoric, with specializations in reading studies, visual rhetoric, and affect theory. My scholarship focuses on shock and discomfort as productive responses to the reading process. These […]

Kevin Harty, Ph.D.

September 19, 2023

In addition to being department chair, I also coordinate the department’s internship programs and teach courses in writing, literature, linguistics, film, and cultural studies. Trained as a medievalist, the courses […]

Craig Franson, Ph.D.

September 19, 2023

I teach courses in British literature, drama, and writing, focusing on the legacy of British Romanticism (1789-present). Since that tradition established the genres and types that define most popular culture, […]