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Faculty & Staff

Over the past decade our faculty have published books—often award-winning—with major national and international presses such as the University of Chicago Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, Harvard University Press, Duke University Press, University of Massachusetts Press, Southern Illinois University Press and Rutgers University Press, to name only a few.  Our creative writers have received national and international recognition for their work and are regularly invited to do readings in a number of prestigious venues.  The excellence of our faculty has been recognized through a number of awards including multiple awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright Lecturerships, awards from the American Philosophical Society, the Newberry Library, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Louisiana Board of Regents, the Mississippi Humanities Center and the Rockefeller Institute in Bellagio, Italy.

Faculty
Kate Adams
Associate Professor of English
Barry Ahearn
Professor of English
Thomas Albrecht
Associate Professor of English
Melissa Bailes
Associate Professor of English
Thomas Beller
Associate Professor, English
Peter Cooley
Professor of English
Joel Dinerstein
Professor
Z'étoile Imma
Michael S. Field Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies
T.R. Johnson
Professor of English
Michelle Kohler
Associate Professor of English
Michael Kuczynski
Professor of English
Zachary Lazar
Associate Professor of English
Nghana Lewis
Associate Professor of English
Rebecca Mark
Professor of English
Bernice McFadden
Visiting Professor
Adam McKeown
Associate Professor
Cheryl Naruse
Assistant Professor of English
Scott Oldenburg
Associate Professor of English
Donald Pizer
Pierce Butler Professor of English Emeritus
Molly Anne Rothenberg
Professor of English
Molly Travis
Associate Professor of English
Jesmyn Ward
Associate Professor
Ed White
Pierce Butler Chair in English
Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé
Assistant Professor
Professors of Practice
Patricia Burns
Professor of Practice
Bernadette Guthrie
Professor of Practice
Laura Helen Marks
Professor of Practice
Isa Murdock-Hinrichs
Professor of Practice
Travis Tanner
Professor of Practice
Anne-Marie Womack
Professor of Practice
Post-Docs
Adriane Bezusko
Post Doc
Kevin Chovanec
Mellon Post-Doc
Megan Holt
Post Doc
Elizabeth Kalos-Kaplan
Post Doc
Alice Kracke
Post Doc
Brendon Vayo
Post Doc
Kellie Warren
Post Doc
Logan Wiedenfeld
Post Doc
Adjuncts
Michael Luke
Adjunct Faculty
Whitney Mackman
Adjunct Faculty
Tom O'Connor
Adjunct Faculty
Sanda Spicmiler-Lewis
Adjunct Faculty
Adrian Van Young
Adjunct Faculty
Visiting Professors
Bernice McFadden
Visiting Professor
Staff
Barb Ryan
Executive Secretary