English Faculty

James Cochran, Interim Coordinator of the Writing Center
Ph.D., Baylor University
Areas of expertise: writing center studies; first-year writing, digital composition, twentieth-century and contemporary American literature, ecocriticism

David Cody, Professor of English
Ph.D., Brown University
Areas of expertise: 19th century American literature and culture, the relationship between English and American literature; science and literature; the literature of imperialism; the literature of horror

Lisa Darien, Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., University of California - Berkeley
Areas of expertise: Old English and Anglo-Saxon literature and culture, Beowulf, Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture, Middle English and Chaucer, women in the middle Ages, nineteenth-century medievalism

Bradley J. Fest, Assistant Professor of English
M.F.A., University of Pittsburgh - Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Areas of expertise: Creative writing; poetry; twentieth- and twenty-first-century United States literature and culture; history of literary criticism and theory; ecological humanities; digital studies

Susan J. Navarette, Professor of English, Department Chair
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Areas of expertise: narrative, genre, and cultural studies; 18th through early 20th-century British culture and literature; scientific theory and narrative form; gender studies; film studies

Robert Seguin, Associate Professor of English, Coordinator of Race & Ethnic Studies
Ph.D., Duke University
Areas of expertise: modern and contemporary American literature, literary and cultural theory, the utopian tradition in literature, modernism in the arts

Tessa Yang, Assistant Professor of English
M.F.A, Indiana University - Bloomington
Areas of expertise: Creative writing, literary and genre fiction, the short story, flash fiction, literary editing and publishing

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