Program Directors

  • Heather Powers, PhD

    Associate Professor, 18th- and 19th-Century British Literature, Critical Theory, Popular Culture
    Director of Bachelor of Arts in English
    506CC Humanities and Social Sciences Building
    724-357-4013

    David Downing, PhD

    Professor, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Pedagogy, American Literature
    Director of Graduate Studies in Literature and Criticism
    506Q Humanities and Social Sciences Building
    724-357-6486

    Jo-Anne Kerr, PhD

    Associate Professor, Secondary English Education
    Director of Bachelor of Science in English Education
    359 Sutton Hall
    724-357-2617

    Ben Rafoth, EdD

    Professor, Composition Theory and Pedagogy, Writing Centers, Research Methods
    Director of IUP Writing Center
    217 Eicher Hall
    724-357-3029

    Sharon Deckert, PhD

    Associate Professor, Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, and Identity Construction
    Director of Graduate Studies in Composition and TESOL
    506T Humanities and Social Sciences Building
    724-357-2263

    Gloria Park, PhD

    Associate Professor, Teacher Identity, Teacher Narratives, Critical Pedagogy, TESOL Teacher Education, NNEST Identity, Qualitative Research
    Director of Graduate Certificate in TESOL
    346 Sutton Hall
    724-357-3095

    Curt Porter, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Language Pedagogy, Critical Pedagogy, Cultural Studies, Curriculum Theory, Educational Philosophy
    Director of Master of Arts in TESOL
    339 Sutton Hall
    724-357-3965

    Bryna Siegel Finer, PhD

    Assistant Professor, English, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Teacher Education, First-Year Writing, Researched Writing, Rhetorical Genre Studies
    Director of Liberal Studies English; Director of Writing Across the Curriculum
    506K Humanities and Social Sciences Building
    724-357-2267

    Todd Thompson, PhD

    Associate Professor, 18th- and 19th-century American Literature and Culture, Literature and Politics, Political Satire, Popular Media, and the Harlem Renaissance
    Director of Master of Arts in Composition & Literature
    506S Humanities and Social Sciences Building
    724-357-4931

    Daniel J. Weinstein, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Composition Theory and Pedagogy, Rhetorical Analysis, Collaborative Writing, Creativity, Educational Technology
    Advising Coordinator
    349 Sutton Hall
    724-804-4878