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Permanent Faculty

Lynne Alvine, EdD

Professor, Adolescent Literature, Teaching Composition, Literacy, and Gender (Retired)
353 Sutton Hall
724-357-2744

Usree Bhattacharya, PhD

Assistant Professor of English, Discourse, Globalization, Indian Education, Language Ideology, Language Policy, Literacy, Multilingualism, TESOL
215C Leonard Hall
724-357-4935

Gail Ivy Berlin, PhD

Professor, Old and Middle English Language and Literature, Medieval Women, Holocaust Literature
406 Sutton Hall
724-357-7969

Patrick Bizzaro, PhD

Professor, Composition and TESOL Faculty, Rhetorical Traditions, Undergraduate Writing, Creative Writing, Technical Writing, Advanced Composition
341 Sutton Hall
724-357-4940

Resa Crane Bizzaro, PhD

Associate Professor, Composition and TESOL Faculty, Indigenous rhetorics, multicultural rhetorics, composition theory and practice, Appalachian literature and culture, Native American literature and culture
340 Sutton Hall
724-357-2606

Laurel Johnson Black, PhD

Associate Professor, Composition, Sociolinguistics, Pedagogy, Assessment, Creative Writing
116 Keith Hall
724-357-5518

John Branscum, PhD

Assistant Professor, Creative Writing, Writing Pedagogy, Contemporary Global Literature, Popular Culture
114C Leonard Hall
724-357-3963

James M. Cahalan, PhD

Professor, Modern Irish, American and British Literatures, Theory and Pedagogy
209D Leonard Hall
724-357-4934

Carolyn Camp, PhD

Assistant Professor, American and British Literatures, Novel, Poetry, Critical Theory, Composition
114E Leonard Hall
724-357-4939

Brian Carpenter, PhD

Assistant Professor, Language Use, Pedagogy, Discourse Analysis, Teacher Education
103 Leonard Hall
724-357-3965

Sung-Gay Chow, PhD

Associate Professor, Southern Literature, Asian-American Studies
215E Leonard Hall
724-357-4936

Susan M. Comfort, PhD

Associate Professor, Postcolonial Literature, Feminist Theory and Pedagogy, Gender Studies
220 Leonard Hall
724-357-4483

Chauna Craig, PhD

Professor, Creative Writing (Fiction and Nonfiction), Western Literature, Contemporary Fiction, Pedagogy
352 Sutton Hall
724-357-2576

Sharon Deckert, PhD

Associate Professor
111 Leonard Hall
724-357-2263

David B. Downing, PhD

Professor, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Pedagogy, American Literature
109A Leonard Hall
724-357-6486

Reena Dube, PhD

Associate Professor, Film, Film and Literature, Postcolonial Theory and Literature, Marxist, Feminist Studies
201J Leonard Hall
724-357-2473

Anthony G. Farrington, PhD

Assistant Professor, Creative Writing, Modern and Contemporary American Literature, Aesthetic Theory
140 Keith Hall
724-357-0165

Oriana Gatta, PhD

Assistant Professor,Visual Rhetoric/Culture; Postmodern, Postcolonial, and Intersectional Feminist Theory; Comic Book Studies; Critical Pedagogy; Digital Pedagogy, Multimodal Composition, and Digital Archival Method/ologies
109B Leonard Hall
724-357-4938

Janet Goebel, PhD

Advisor, Honors College, Professor, Medieval, 18th-Century Novel, Bronze Age, 19th-Century Continental, Myth
136 Whitmyre Hall
724-357-4971

David Hanauer, PhD

Professor, First and Second Language Literacy, Literature, Second Language Teaching
215D Leonard Hall
724-357-2274

Tanya Heflin, PhD

Assistant Professor, 19th- and 20th-century American Literature and Culture (1850-Present), Women's Literature and Feminist Theory, Native American Literature and Critical Race Studies, Narrative Studies, Autobiography and Diary, Archival Research Practices
201H Leonard Hall
724-357-7675

Tim Hibsman, PhD

114D Leonard Hall
724-357-2989

Claude Mark Hurlbert, DA

Professor, Composition Theory and Practice, Rhetorical Traditions, Theories of Literacy
354 Sutton Hall
724-357-2322

Jo-Anne Kerr, PhD

Assistant Professor
359 Sutton Hall
724-357-2617

Chris Kuipers, PhD

Comparative Literature, Myth, Classical Literature, Pastoral Literature, Ecocriticism, Anthologies
209A Leonard Hall
724-357-3966

John L. Marsden, PhD

Assistant Professor, Contemporary British Novel, Modernist, Postmodernist, and Postcolonial Literatures
109D Leonard hall
724-357-2261

Jean Nienkamp, PhD

Associate Professor, Rhetorical History and Theory, Argumentation, Composition, and Literacy Studies
215A Leonard Hall
724-357-3967

Linda Norris, PhD

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

Christopher Orchard, DPhil

Associate Professor, Shakespeare, Early Modern British Literature, Transatlantic Studies, Theory
246 Keith Hall
724-357-4941

Gian Pagnucci, PhD

Professor, Narrative Theory and Research, Technical Writing, Technology and Literacy, Composition Pedagogy
110 Leonard Hall
724-357-2261

Gloria Park, PhD

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

Tina Perdue (Retired), DA

Associate Professor, Humor Writing, Basic Writing, Popular Literature, Pedagogy
110 Leonard Hall
724-357-2261

Curt Porter, PhD

Assistant Professor, Language Pedagogy, Critical Pedagogy, Cultural Studies, Curriculum Theory, Educational Philosophy
114B Leonard Hall
724-357-3965

Heather Powers, PhD

Associate Professor, 18th- and 19th-Century British Literature, Critical Theory, Popular Culture
104A Keith Hall
724-357-4013

Ben Rafoth, EdD

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

Lilia Savova, PhD

Professor, Teacher Education, Second Language Teaching, Linguistics, Instructional Design, Technology
216 Leonard Hall
724-357-3958

Mike Sell, PhD

Associate Professor, Modern Drama, Avant-Garde, Performance Studies, Black Arts Movement
203 Leonard Hall
724-357-2272

Lynn Shelly

Associate Professor, Punxsutawney Campus Writing Center Director, Composition, Writing Centers, Literacy, First Year Experience
215C Leonard Hall
724-357-4935

Kenneth Sherwood, PhD

Associate Professor, 20th-Century American Poetry, Ethnopoetics, Theory and Writing
Co-director of Digital Humanities Center
347 Sutton Hall
724-357-2457

Bryna Siegel Finer, PhD

Assistant Professor, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Teacher Education, First-Year Writing, Researched Writing, Rhetorical Genre Studies
209C Leonard Hall
724-357-2267

Helen Sitler, PhD

Associate Professor, Composition and Reading Pedagogy, Teacher Development
360 Sutton Hall
724-357-2120

Thomas J. Slater, PhD

Associate Professor, American Silent Film, Film and Literature, Film Theory and Language
345 Sutton Hall
724-357-4879

Rosalee Stilwell, PhD

Associate Professor, Rhetoric: the Study of Power and Persuasion in Human Discourse
Co-director of Student Success Through Advising Program, Co-director of The Bridge Program
215 Faculty Suites,
IUP Punxsutawney Regional Campus
814-938-6711

Todd Thompson, PhD

Assistant Professor, 18th and 19th century American literature and culture, literature and politics, political satire, popular media, and the Harlem Renaissance
201B Leonard Hall
724-357-4931

Judith Hagan Villa, PhD

Associate Professor, Popular Culture and Film, Multicultural and Women's Literature, Writing Pedagogy
117 Keith Hall
724-357-5517

Veronica Watson, PhD

Associate Professor, African American Literature/Culture, Salve Narratives, Social Construction of Race
Director of Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research
349 Sutton Hall
724-357-4072

Daniel J. Weinstein, PhD

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

Susan Welsh, PhD

Associate Professor, Composition and Rhetoric, American, The Essay
109C Leonard Hall
724-357-2266

Emily Wender, PhD

Assistant Professor, Response to Literature, Emotion and Literacy, Composition Theory and Pedagogy, Inquiry and Teacher Education
344 Sutton Hall
724-357-6492

Michael M. Williamson, PhD

Professor, Writing Assessment, Technology and Literacy, Research Methodology, HIstorical Research
351 Sutton Hall,
724-357-2671

Michael T. Williamson, PhD

Associate Professor, 19th-Century British Literature, Poetry, Composition, Travel Writing
350 Sutton Hall
724-357-5913

Carolyn Wisniewski, PhD

Assistant Professor, Composition Theory and Pedagogy, Writing Program Administration, Postsecondary Writing Teacher Education
209B Sutton Hall
724-357-4937

Lingyan Yang, PhD

Associate Professor, Asian American/Diasporic Cultural Criticism/Literature, Critical Theories, Minority Literature
339 Sutton Hall
724-357-2604

  • 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.