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Program Directors

Mike Sell, PhD

Associate Professor, Modern Drama, Avant-Garde, Performance Studies, Black Arts Movement
Director of Bachelor of Arts in English
203 Leonard Hall
724-357-2272

David Downing, PhD

Professor, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Pedagogy, American Literature
Director of Graduate Studies in Literature and Criticism
109A Leonard Hall
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

Linda Norris, PhD

English Education
Director of Masters of Arts in Teaching English
343 Sutton Hall
724-357-3969

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
111 Leonard Hall
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 of Recognition Program
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
114B Leonard 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, Liberal Studies English; Director, Writing Across the Curriculum
209C Leonard Hall
724-357-2267

Todd Thompson, PhD

Assistant 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 Literature, Master of Arts Generalist
201B Leonard Hall
724-357-4931

  • English Department
  • Leonard Hall, Room 110
    421 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705-1094
  • Phone: 724-357-2261
  • Fax: 724-357-2265
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.