Faculty Profiles

English & Communications Faculty

Our English faculty members hold expertise in a variety of humanities fields, including American and global Anglophone literatures; feminist rhetorics and global language studies; critical race theory; gender and sexuality studies; hybrid poetics; modern and contemporary poetry; experimental fiction and non-fiction writing; visual culture; media studies; public relations and professional writing; and writing center theory and practice.

Assistant Professor

Creative writing, non-fiction

  • B.A., Columbia College Chicago
  • M.F.A., University of Montana
  • Ph.D., University of Utah
michael birch

Digital media production, media and cultural studies, applied theater

  • B.A., King Alfred’s College
  • M.A., University of Lancaster
  • Ph.D., University of Liverpool
Associate Professor

Writing studies; global literacies; feminist rhetorics; writing across curriculum

  • A.B., Occidental College
  • M.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Associate Professor

American literature, creative writing, contemporary poetry and poetics

  • B.A., Dartmouth College
  • M.F.A., Warren Wilson College
  • Ph.D., University of Buffalo
Assistant Professor

20th-century and contemporary literatures, modernism, gender and sexuality studies, visual culture and new media

  • B.A., St. Anselm College
  • M.A., University of Albany, SUNY
  • Ph.D., Northeastern University
Associate Professor

Global anglophone literature, U.S.. southern literature, African American and African diasporic literatures, postcolonial theory

  • B.A., Brown University
  • M.A., Boston University
  • Ph.D. Northeastern University
Assistant Professor

17th-century English literature, history of science and philosophy, literary criticism and theory

  • B.A., University of California at Berkley
  • M.A., Yale University
  • M.Phil., Yale University
  • Ph.D., Yale University