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Michael Anesko

  • Professor of English and American Studies
(814) 865-9932

W. Oliver Baker

  • Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies

Kevin Bell

  • Associate Professor of English
(814) 865-2831

Hester Blum

  • Associate Professor of English

Claire M. L. Bourne

  • Assistant Professor of English

Bob Burkholder

  • Associate Professor of English
(814) 863-9584

Michael Bérubé

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature
(814) 863-8663

Suresh Canagarajah

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Applied Linguistics, English, and Asian Studies;
  • Director, Migration Studies Project.
(814) 865-6229

Christopher Castiglia

  • Distinguished Professor of English
  • Affiliated Faculty, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
(814) 865-9034

Tina Chen

  • Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies
  • Editor, Verge: Studies in Global Asias
(814) 863-9592

Patrick Cheney

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and Comparative Literature
(814) 865-9283

William J. Cobb

  • Professor of English
(814) 933-7673

Claire Mary Colebrook

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English, Philosophy, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
(814) 865-6413

Ebony Coletu

  • Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies

Ana Cooke

  • Assistant Professor of Professional Writing
(814) 863-0261

Richard Matthew Doyle

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English
  • Affiliate Faculty, Information Science and Technology
  • Digital Director, Zebrapedia.org (Zebrapedia.psu.edu)
(814) 883-9597

Rosa A. Eberly, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and English
(814) 863-0867

Jonathan P. Eburne

  • Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and French and Francophone Studies
(814) 863-0968

Caroline D. Eckhardt

  • Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal Chair in Literary Theory and Comparative Criticism and Professor of Comparative Literature and English
  • Director, School of Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
(814) 863-4931

Robert R. Edwards

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Gabrielle Foreman

  • Paterno Family Professor of American Literature and Professor of African American Studies and History

Keith Gilyard

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and African American Studies
(814) 865-9123

Cheryl Glenn

  • Distinguished Professor of English and Women's Studies
  • Director, Program in Writing and Rhetoric (Awarded a 2013 CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence)
(814) 863-0271

Sean X. Goudie

  • Director, Center for American Literary Studies
  • Associate Professor of English
(814) 865-3945

Emily Rolfe Grosholz

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy, English, and African American Studies
(814) 865-1676

Christian P Haines

  • Assistant Professor of English

Debra Hawhee

  • McCourtney Professor of Civic Deliberation
  • Senior Scholar, McCourtney Institute for Democracy
  • Professor of English and of Communication Arts and Sciences
(814) 863-8678

Charlotte Holmes

  • Director of Creative Writing
  • Professor of English & Women's Studies

Robert D. Hume

  • Evan Pugh University Professor of English
(814) 863-2344

Rosemary J Jolly

  • Professor, Weiss Chair of the Humanities
(814) 865-1188

Leisha Jones

  • Assistant Professor of English
(814) 865-9414

Elizabeth Nicole Kadetsky

  • Associate professor/creative writing (fiction and nonfiction)

Verna Kale

  • Associate Editor, The Letters of Ernest Hemingway and
  • Assistant Research Professor of English
(814) 865-1879

Julia Spicher Kasdorf

  • Professor of English and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
(814) 865-0025

Brian Lennon

  • Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
  • Director, Digital Culture and Media Initiative
(814) 865-6261

David Loewenstein

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and the Humanities
  • Director of Graduate Studies
(814) 863-3068

Janet Lyon

  • Faculty-in-charge, Disability Studies Minor
  • Associate Professor of English and Women Studies
(814) 865-9681

John Marsh

  • Associate Professor of English
  • Associate Head, English
(814) 863-2627

Shara McCallum

  • Liberal Arts Professor of English

Shirley Moody-Turner

  • Associate Professor of English and African American Studies
(814) 863-2767

Mark S. Morrisson

  • Department Head
  • Professor of English
(814) 863-2626

Carla J. Mulford

  • Professor of English
  • Co-Director (with Christopher Reed), English Department Honors Program
  • Co-Director (with Marica Tacconi), PSU Committee for Early Modern Studies
  • Founding President, Society of Early Americanists
(814) 865-2082

Jeffrey T. Nealon

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and Philosophy
(814) 865-3944

Aldon Lynn Nielsen

  • The George and Barbara Kelly Professor of American Literature
(814) 865-0091

Marcy L. North

  • Associate Professor of English
  • Penn State Representative to the Folger Shakespeare Library
(814) 865-9703

Steele Nowlin

  • Teaching Professor of English
(814) 863-2342

Jon Olson

  • Associate Professor of Writing in English and Scholar in Residence for Writing and Communication with Penn State Learning
  • Director, Graduate Writing Center
(814) 865-6383

Christopher Reed

  • Distinguished Professor of English, Visual Culture, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
(814) 865-4242

Benjamin Schreier

  • Mitrani Family Professor of Jewish Studies
  • Professor of English and Jewish Studies
  • Director, Jewish Studies Program
  • Editor, /Studies in American Jewish Literature/
(814) 863-0146

Stuart A. Selber

  • Associate Professor of English
  • Director of Digital Education
  • Director of The Penn State Digital English Studio
  • Affiliate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
(814) 863-8032

Scott Thompson Smith

  • Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
(814) 863-8670

Sandra Spanier

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and Women's Studies and
  • General Editor, Hemingway Letters Project
(814) 865-9702

Lisa Sternlieb

  • Associate Professor of English
(814) 865-3947

Garrett Sullivan

  • Liberal Arts Professor of English
(814) 863-0595

Toby Thompson

  • Associate Professor of English, emphasis Creative Nonfiction.
(814) 865-0026

Matt Tierney

  • Assistant Professor of English

Ashleigh Wade

  • Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies

Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor

  • Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and English
  • Director of Undergraduate Programs in WGSS
  • President, The Society for Utopian Studies
(814) 867-0367

Xiaoye You

  • Liberal Arts Professor of English and Asian Studies
  • English Honors Adviser
(814) 863-4533