Departmental Faculty

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

Robert Adams

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


Leslie R. Anglesey

Leslie R. Anglesey, Assistant Professor

(Ph.D., University of Nevada Reno, 2019)
Rhetoric and Composition; Composition Theory and Pedagogy; Feminist Rhetorics; Disability Studies

Office: Evans 211
Phone: (936) 294-3156
Email: lra012@shsu.edu


Kimberly Bell

Kimberly Bell, 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

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: https://www.shsu.edu/~eng_teb


Brian Blackburne

Brian Blackburne, Associate Professor

(Ph.D., University of Central Florida, 2008)
Technical Communication; Rhetoric; Document Design; Everyday Writing

Office: Evans 314B
Phone: (936) 294-3359
E-mail: BrianBlackburne@shsu.edu


Jacob Blevins

Jacob Blevins, Professor and Chair of the English Department

(Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2002)
Renaissance; Seventeenth Century; Comparative Literature; Latin Poetry;
Literary Theory

Office: Evans 458B
Phone: (936) 294-1402
E-mail: jblevins@shsu.edu


Paul W. Child

Paul W. Child, Professor

(Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1992)
Restoration/Eighteenth-Century literature; British literature; Medicine and literature; social history of medicine; Classical Tradition

Office: Evans 204
Phone: (936) 294-1412
E-mail: pchild@shsu.edu


Michael Demson

Michael Demson, Associate 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

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: https://www.shsu.edu/~eng_rxd


Diane Dowdey

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


Bill Fleming

Bill Fleming, Professor

(Ph.D., U of Toledo, 1972)
American Literature, Modern Drama, Mythology, The Bible as Literature

Office: Evans 416
Phone: (936) 294-4450
Email: eng_wpf@shsu.edu


Julie Hall

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

Helena Halmari, Professor

(Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1994)
Linguistics (syntax, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, language contact)

Office: Evans 309
Phone: (936) 294-1420
E-mail: eng_shh@shsu.edu
Website: https://www.shsu.edu/academics/english/faculty/halmari/


Darci Hill

Darci Hill, 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


Adam Hubrig

Adam Hubrig, Assistant Professor

(Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 2020)
Disability Studies and Neurodiversity; Community literacy and activism; and Secondary Education

Office: Evans 452
Phone: (936) 294-4096
Email: axh151@shsu.edu


Scott Kaukonen

Scott Kaukonen, Associate Professor

(Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2006)
Creative Writing; Contemporary Fiction; Twentieth-Century American Literature; Religious Culture and Literature

Office: Evans 412
Phone: (936) 294-1407
E-mail: kaukonen@shsu.edu


Ginger Ko

Ginger Ko, Assistant Professor

(Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2020)
Feminist poetics, Multimedia writing, and Multiethnic and Migrant literature

Office: Evans 411
Phone: (936) 294-3821
Email: gingerko@shsu.edu


Douglas Krienke

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

Nick Lantz, Associate Professor

(M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005)
Creative Writing

Office: Evans 314A
Phone: (936) 294-1990
E-mail: nick.lantz@shsu.edu


Audrey Murfin

Audrey Murfin, Associate Professor

(Ph.D, Binghampton University, 2008)
Victorian literature

Office: Evans 304
Phone: (936) 294-1434
E-mail: adm034@shsu.edu


Carroll Ferguson Nardone

Carroll Ferguson Nardone, 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


April O'Brien

April O'Brien, Assistant Professor

(Ph.D., Clemson University, 2019)
Public Memory and Race; Space/Place Studies; Cultural Rhetorics; Technical Communication; Digital Rhetorics

Office: Evans 463
Phone: (936) 294-3134
Email: aprilobrien@shsu.edu


Deborah Phelps

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


April Shemak

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


Katie Jean Shinkle

Katie Jean Shinkle, Assistant Professor

(Ph.D., University of Denver, 2015)
Prose (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction); Hybrid and Cross-genre writing; Novella; Flash Fiction; Documentary hybrid/poetics

Office: Evans 414
Phone: (936) 294-1436
Email: kjs078@shsu.edu


Evelyn Soto

Evelyn Soto, Assistant Professor

(Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2019)
Early American Literature; Multiethnic Literatures; Caribbean, Latinx, and Hemispheric Studies; the history of slavery and race; colonial and postcolonial studies.

Office: Evans 413
Phone: (936) 294-1944
Email: exs109@shsu.edu


Brandon C. Strubberg

Brandon C. Strubberg, Assistant Professor

(Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2017)
Technical Communication; Technology, Culture, and Rhetoric; Rhetorics of Science and Healthcare

Office: Evans 316
Phone: (936) 294-3135
E-mail: strubberg@shsu.edu


Kandi Tayebi

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 406
Phone: (936) 294-1439
E-mail: eng_kat@shsu.edu
Website: https://www.shsu.edu/~eng_kat


Xiaobo Wang

Xiaobo "Belle" Wang, Assistant Professor

(Ph.D., Georgia State University, 2017)
Technical and Professional Communication; Communication Design; Transnational Rhetoric and Communication; Digital Rhetoric; Feminist Rhetoric; Comparative Rhetoric

Office: Evans 453
Phone: (936) 294-3258
Email: xiaobo.belle.wang@shsu.edu


Linda J Webster

Linda J Webster, Retired/Part-Time 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
Email: lindawebster@shsu.edu


Visiting Research Scholar

John Gruesser

John Gruesser

(Ph.D., University of Wisconsin)

As a Senior Research Scholar at SHSU, his major project is writing Man on the Firing Line: A Literary Life of Sutton E. Griggs, 1872-1933. He is the author of six books, most recently Edgar Allan Poe and His Nineteenth-Century American Counterparts (Bloomsbury 2019), and the editor or co-editor of six others, the latest being a Broadview edition of Pauline E. Hopkins 1901-02 novel Hagar's Daughter.

Office: Evans 108
Phone: (936) 294-1435
E-mail: jxg200@shsu.edu


Lecturers

Jennifer Child
    (M.A., SHSU) • Evans 454 • (936) 294-3821 • jlc055@shsu.edu
Douglas Haines
    (M.F.A., U of Memphis) • Evans 407 • (936) 294-1436 • dsh008@shsu.edu
Donnie Lopez
    (M.A., Purdue U) • Evans 405 • (936) 294-3356 • dal042@shsu.edu

Pool Faculty

Amy Bilski-Arredondo
    (M.Ed., BGSU) • Evans 209 • (936) 294-1427 • alb160@shsu.edu
Andrea Beaudin
  (M.A., Southern Connecticut State U) • ONLINE ONLY • alb195@shsu.edu
Wesley Boyd
    (M.A., SHSU) • Evans 258 • (936) 294-4551 • sam_web@shsu.edu
Kari Bush
    (M.A., SHSU) • Evans 209 • (936) 294-1427 • klb021@shsu.edu
Bruce Chabot
   (Ph.D., Texas A&M) • Evans 107 • (936) 294-1431 • brucechabot@shsu.edu
Kathy Cramer
  (M.A., SHSU) • Evans 258 • (936) 294-4544 • kcb005@shsu.edu
Sarah Daniel
  (M.A., SHSU) • ONLINE ONLY • snd016@shsu.edu
Charlotte Fiehn
  (M.A., University of Texas-Austin) • Evans 258 (936) 294-4717 • caf074@shsu.edu
Tennessee Hill
  (M.F.A., North Carolina State University) • Evans 258 • (936) 294-4193 • teh015@shsu.edu
Katie Hubbard
    (M.A., Northern Michigan U) • Evans 407 • (936) 294-1415 • kah107@shsu.edu
Philip Jones
  (Ph.D., Texas State University-San Marcos) • Evans 254 (936) 249-4719 • prj005@shsu.edu
Nathan Machart
    (M.F.A., U of Iowa) • Evans 258 • (936) 294-4605 • stdnpm12@shsu.edu
Christopher Mitchell
    (M.A., SHSU) • Evans 107 • (936) 294-3135 • cgm011@shsu.edu
Ralph Norris
    (Ph.D., U of Bangor) • Evans 459 • (936) 294-1422 • rcn006@shsu.edu
Erin Pumroy
    (Ph.D., Texas Tech U) • ONLINE ONLY • epp009@shsu.edu
Nathan Ridings
    (M.F.A., SHSU) • Evans 109 • (936) 294-3107 • njr004@shsu.edu
Margaret Sellers
  (M.A. SHSU) • ONLINE ONLY • mls062@shsu.edu
Angela Shaffer
    (M.A., Angelo State U) • ONLINE ONLY • aes075@shsu.edu
Tannie Shannon
    (M.A., SHSU) • Evans 109 • (936) 294-3107 • ths001@shsu.edu

Graduate Assistants

Edson Bazan • erb044@shsu.edu

Marilyn Comer • Evans 152 • (936) 294-1992 • mrc052@shsu.edu

Natalie Coufal • Evans 154 • (936) 294-1663 • ndc015@shsu.edu

Samuel Dallaire • Evans 307 • (936) 294-1428 • sxd030@shsu.edu

Cora Davis • ASC • (936) 294-3680 • ckd010@shsu.edu

Tyler Deaton • Evans 307 • (936) 294-1428 • tad044@shsu.edu

Mykalia Griffin • Evans 154 • (936) 294-1663 • mkg019@shsu.edu

Madison Hines • Evans 152 • (936) 294-1992 • mth022@shsu.edu

Emily Lawrence • Evans 154 • (936) 294-1663 • eal022@shsu.edu

Megan McKinley • Evans 152 • (936) 294-1992 • mtm075@shsu.edu

Adam Norris • ASC 3680 • (936) 294-3680 • ajn032@shsu.edu

Michelina Olivieri • Evans 154 • (936) 294-1663 • mro018@shsu.edu

Samantha Padgett • Evans 154 / PACE Center • (936) 294-1663 slp067@shsu.edu

Karisma Tobin • Evans 152 • (936) 294-1992 • kjp032@shsu.edu

Stephanie Savell • Evans 154 • (936) 294-1663 • srs062@shsu.edu

Professor Emeritus

Lee Courtney, Professor Emeritus
 
         (Ph.D., Emory University, 1975)

Victorian and Edwardian literature
E-mail: eng_lfc@shsu.edu

Ralph Pease, Professor Emeritus
          (Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1972)
Shakespearean Drama; Literature and Film; Mark Twain
E-mail: eng_rwp@shsu.edu