Faculty/Staff


Faculty/Staff

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

Robert Adams, Professor
          (Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1972)
Medieval; Renaissance; Editorial theory
Office: Evans 110
Phone: (936) 294-1419
E-mail: eng_ira@shsu.edu
Website: http://www.shsu.edu/Adams/index.html

Kimberly Bell, Associate Professor
          (Ph.D., Georgia State University, 2002)
Chaucer; Old English and Middle English; Arthuriana; epic and romance
Office: Evans 310
Phone: (936) 294-1437
E-mail: eng_kkb@shsu.edu

Tracy Bilsing, Associate Professor
          (Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1998)
British short fiction, especially from the Great War; "lost generation" writer Mary Butts
Office: Evans 404
Phone: (936) 294-1996
E-mail: eng_teb@shsu.edu
Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~eng_teb

Brian Blackburne, Assistant Professor
          (Ph.D., University of Central Florida, 2008)
Technical Writing
Office: Evans 453
Phone: (936) 294-3359
E-mail:bdb026@shsu.edu

Bill Bridges, Professor
          (Ph.D., Florida State University, 1976)
Rhetoric; Composition; Teaching Writing
Office: Evans 314B
Phone: (936) 294-3142
E-mail: eng_cwb@shsu.edu

Paul W. Child, Professor
          (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1992)
Restoration/18th century literature; British literature; Medicine and literature; social history of medicine; Classical Tradition
Office: Evans 204
Phone: (936) 294-1412
E-mail: eng_pwc@shsu.edu

Lee Courtney, Professor
          (Ph.D., Emory University, 1975)
Victorian and Edwardian Literature
Office: Evans 406
Phone: (936) 294-1416
E-mail: eng_lfc@shsu.edu

Michael Demson, Assistant Professor
          (Ph.D., Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2009)
Transatlantic and European Romanticism(s)
Office: Evans 117
Phone: (936) 294-1430
E-mail: mtd007@shsu.edu

Robert Donahoo, Professor
          (Ph.D., Duke University, 1988)
Literature of the American South; Contemporary American literature; Modern Drama; American humor; Christianity and literature; Literary theory and editing
Office: Evans 408
Phone: (936) 294-1421
E-mail: eng_rxd@shsu.edu
Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~eng_rxd

Diane Dowdey, Associate Professor
          (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1984)
Writing Center theory; Rhetoric and composition; Twentieth Century literature; Multicultural literature; literature and science
Office: Evans 410
Phone: (936) 294-4217
E-mail: dowdey@shsu.edu
Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~eng_dxd

Julie Hall, Professor
          (Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1993)
Nathaniel & Sophia Hawthorne; American Renaissance; American women writers; Minority literature
Office: Evans 115
Phone: (936) 294-1417
E-mail: eng_jeh@shsu.edu

Helena Halmari, Professor / Chair
          (Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1994)
Linguistics (syntax, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, language contact)
Office: Evans 458
Phone: (936) 294-1402
E-mail: eng_shh@shsu.edu
Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~eng_www/Halmari/

Darci Hill, Associate Professor
          (Ph.D., Texas Women's University, 1990)
Rhetoric; British Renaissance; Seventeenth Century
Office: Evans 206
Phone: (936) 294-1473
E-mail: eng_dnh@shsu.edu

Scott Kaukonen, Associate Professor
          (Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2006)
Creative Writing; Contemporary Fiction; 20th Century American Literature; Religious Culture and Literature
Office: Evans 314A
Phone: (936) 294-1407
E-mail: kaukonen@shsu.edu

Douglas Krienke, Professor and Associate Chair
          (Ph.D., University of Toledo, 1976)
Western World; Mythology; Shakespeare; Tudor/Stuart drama
Office: Evans 208
Phone: (936) 294-1413
E-mail: eng_mdk@shsu.edu

Nick Lantz, Assistant Professor
          (M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005)
Creative Writing
Office: Evans 314A
Phone: (936) 294-1990
E-mail: nick.lantz@shsu.edu

Melissa Morphew, Professor
          (Ph.D, University of Georgia, 1994)
Creative Writing; Contemporary poetry; 20th Century British/American literature; revisionist myths; magical realism; pop culture
Office: Evans 116
Phone: (936) 294-1944
E-mail: eng_smm@shsu.edu

Audrey Murfin, Assistant Professor
          (Ph.D, Binghampton University, 2008)
Victorian literature
Office: Evans 304
Phone: (936) 294-1434
E-mail: adm034@shsu.edu

Carroll Ferguson Nardone, Associate Professor
          (Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 2002)
Technical & Professional Writing; Rhetoric; Early American scientific texts; workplace writing practices; writing-in-the-disciplines
Office: Evans 312
Phone: (936) 294-1472
E-mail: cfnardone@shsu.edu
Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~eng_cfn/

Jason Payton, Assistant Professor
          (Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2012)
Early American literature; Transatlantic Studies, History of Piracy
Office: Evans 112
Phone: (936) 294-3135
E-mail: jmpayton@shsu.edu

Ralph Pease, Professor
          (Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1972)
Shakespearean Drama; Literature and Film; Mark Twain
Office: Evans 414
Phone: (936) 294-1436
E-mail: eng_rwp@shsu.edu

Deborah Phelps, Professor
          (Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1992)
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century English literature, esp. Victorian; women's literature
Office: Evans 461
Phone: (936) 294-1409
E-mail: eng_dlp@shsu.edu

Paul Ruffin, Distinguished Professor of English
          (Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 1974)
          Texas State University System Regents' Professor, Editor of The Texas Review,
           2009 Poet Laureate of Texas
Modern American fiction and poetry; creative writing
Office: Evans 152
Phone: (936) 294-1429
E-mail: eng_pdr@shsu.edu
Website: http://www.pauldruffin.com

April Shemak
, Associate Professor
          (Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2003)
Postcolonial literature and theory, U.S. ethnic literature, Caribbean literature
Office: Evans 308
Phone: (936) 294-1432
E-mail: aas004@shsu.edu

Kandi Tayebi, Professor
          (Ph.D., University of Denver, 1999)
Women writers; Wordsworth; Romanticism; Environmental literature; Literary theory; computers and writing; Mary Shelley; poetry
Office: Evans 413
Phone: (936) 294-1439
E-mail: eng_kat@shsu.edu
Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~eng_kat

Linda J Webster, Professor
          (Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1998)
Southern literature; Women's literature; Multicultural literature; Twentieth Century American literature
Office: Evans 306
Phone: (936) 294-1425
E-mail: lindawebster@shsu.edu
Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~eng_ljb

Gene Young, Professor
          (Ph.D., University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1979)
Twentieth-century American; Literature and culture of Texas and the Southwest; Secondary English teaching methods
Office: Evans 416
Phone: (936) 294-1426
E-mail: eng_eoy@shsu.edu
Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~eng_eoy


Visiting Professor

Amanda Nowlin-O'Banion (Ph.D., U of Houston) • Evans 457 • (936) 294-4109 • nowlin-obanion@shsu.edu

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Danielle Skeehan (Ph.D., Northeastern U) • Evans 407 • (936) 294-1415 • skeehan.danielle@gmail.com

Pool Faculty

Nadya Alford (M.A., SHSU) • Evans 463 • (936) 294-3134 • nka001@shsu.edu

Bruce Chabot (Ph.D., Texas A&M) • Evans 107 • (936) 294-1431 • brucechabot@yahoo.com

Jennifer Child (M.A., SHSU) • Evans 454 • (936) 294-3821 • jlc055@shsu.edu

Mary Cook (M.A., SHSU) • Evans 108 • (936) 294-1435 • mgc001@shsu.edu

Leann Fischel (M.A., SHSU) • Evans 405 • (936) 294-1995 • lcf004@shsu.edu

David Gaines (M.A., SHSU) • Evans 254 • (936) 294-4097 • eng_dtg@shsu.edu

Deborah Greene (M.A., SHSU) • Evans 452 • (936) 294-4096 • dgreene@shsu.edu

Wendy Hanks (M.A., SHSU) • Evans 109 • (936) 294-3107 • wcv001@shsu.edu

Anna Jennings (M.A., SHSU) • Evans 409 • (936) 294-1995 • arj016@shsu.edu

Barbara Jones (M.A., SHSU) • Evans 316 • (936) 294-3157 • barb_jones@lycos.com

William Kerr (M.A., SHSU) • Evans 316 • (936) 294-3157 • william.kerr@shsu.edu

Victoria Lantz (Ph.D., U of Wisconsin) • Evans 211 • (936) 294-3156 • vplantz@shsu.edu

Alice Marcom (M.A., SHSU) • ONLINE ONLY • asm004@shsu.edu

Barbara Miles (M.A., SHSU) • Evans 411 • (936) 294-4106 • eng_bem@shsu.edu

Ralph Norris (Ph.D., U of Bangor) • Evans 459 • (936) 294-1422 • rcn006@shsu.edu

Ritu Raju (Ph.D., Texas Tech U) • ONLINE ONLY stdrxr24@shsu.edu

Reuben Sanchez (Ph.D., Cornell U) • Evans 209 • (936) 294-1427 • rxs031@shsu.edu

Tannie Shannon (M.A,. SHSU) • Evans 316 • (936) 294-3157 • tannieshannon@charter.net

Susanna Shupp (M.A,. SHSU) • Evans 409 • (936) 294-1995 • sjs038@shsu.edu

Haley Stoner (M.A,. SHSU) • Evans 405 • (936) 294-3356 • stdhks13@shsu.edu

Joe Strange (Ed.D.,. U of Arkansas-Little Rock) • Evans 454 • (936) 294-3821 • jcs048@shsu.edu

Audrey Young (M.A., SHSU) • Evans 455 • (936) 294-3258 • eng_asy@shsu.edu

Graduate Assistants

Matthew Bennett • Evans 352 • (936) 294-1663 • mwb005@shsu.edu

Alec Brewster • Evans 352 • (936) 294-1663 • anb067@shsu.edu

Reina Shay Broussard • Evans 307 • (936) 294-1428 • vrb006@shsu.edu

Kimberly Davis • Evans 307 • (936) 294-1428 • kpdavis@shsu.edu

Keely Disman • TEXAS REVIEW • stdkad32@shsu.edu

Chris Foster • Evans 156 • (936) 294-1418 • cdf009@shsu.edu

Caitlyn Goodpasture • Evans 307 • (936) 294-1428 • ceg021@shsu.edu

Amanda Howard • Evans 307 • (936) 294-1428 • anh032@shsu.edu

Ruth Irvin • Evans 152 • (936) 294-1992 • rdj007@shsu.edu

Chad Meiners • Evans 352 • (936) 294-1663 • mcm021@shsu.edu

Caryn Rasberry • Evans 109 • (936) 294-3107 • cjr004@shsu.edu

Kimberlee Rayl • Evans 307 • (936) 294-1428 • kar036@shsu.edu

Nathan Ridings • Evans 107 • (936) 294-1431 • njr004@shsu.edu

Jonathan Schreiber • Evans 352 • (936) 294-1663 • jas059@shsu.edu@shsu.edu

Lucas Wilson • Evans 156 • (936) 294-1418 • lmw005@shsu.edu


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