The English faculty at Marquette University are actively engaged in research and publication as well as in teaching and service. Committed to the scholar-teacher model, the faculty believe that university teaching introduces students into the world of the scholar where knowledge is constructed and concepts of academic discourse are formulated, applied, and revised. To demonstrate their commitment to teaching, faculty regularly conduct courses at all levels, from introductory surveys through doctoral seminars.


Full-time faculty

  • Elizabeth Angeli, Assistant Professor. Rhetoric and Composition, Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, Technical Communication and Professional Writing
  • Ronald Bieganowski, SJ, Associate Professor. 19th-c American Literature; Rhetoric & Composition.
  • Sebastian Bitticks, Visiting Assistant Professor. Rhetoric and Composition, Creative Writing (Poetry and Creative Nonfiction)
  • Amy Blair, Associate Professor and Vice Chair. 20th-c American Literature; Women's Studies, Literature & Popular Culture
  • John Boly, Associate Professor. 20th-c British Literature; Literary Theory.
  • Cedric Burrows, Assistant Professor. Rhetoric and Composition, Cultural Rhetoric, African-American Rhetoric, Social Movement Rhetoric
  • Lilly Campbell, Assistant Professor. Rhetoric and Composition, Technical and Professional Communication
  • Gerry Canavan, Associate Professor. 20th and 21st Century Literature; Popular Culture; Critical Theory
  • John Curran, Professor. Editor of Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature. Renaissance Literature; Shakespeare.
  • Jason Farr, Assistant Professor. Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture, Disability Studies, Queer Studies, Medical Humanities.
  • Tyler Farrell, Visiting Assistant Professor. Drama, 19th and 20th Century Poetry and Literature, Creative Writing/Rhetoric and Composition, British and Irish Literature.
  • Jenn Fishman. Associate Professor. Rhetoric and Composition.
  • Leah Flack, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, 20th Century British Literature, Modernism.
  • Paul Gagliardi, Visiting Assistant Professor. American Literature, Rhetoric/Composition, Drama, and Cultural Studies.
  • Melissa J. Ganz, Assistant Professor. 18th- and 19th-Century British Literature and Culture; Law and Literature; Gender Studies; Transatlantic Studies; History of the Novel.
  • Jenna Green Azab, Visiting Assistant Professor. Rhetoric and Composition
  • Steven Hartman Keiser, Associate Professor. Director of Undergraduate Studies. Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Language Change & Social Identity.
  • Heather Hathaway, Associate Professor. Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. American Literature; Immigrant Literature; Ethnic Literature; African-American Studies.
  • Sherri Hoffman, Visiting Assistant Professor. Rhetoric and Composition, Creative Writing, 20th Century American Literature and Culture
  • C.J. Hribal, Louise Edna Goeden Professor. Creative Writing: Fiction; Contemporary Fiction.
  • Christine L. Krueger, Professor. Victorian Literature & Historical Writing; Literature & Law; Gender Studies; 18th-c & 19th-c Religious Writing by Women.
  • Jodi Melamed, Associate Professor. 20th-c American Literature; Cultural Studies; White Privilege & Critical Race Studies.
  • Rebecca Nowacek, Associate Professor & Director of the Ott Memorial Writing Center. Rhetoric & Composition; Drama.
  • Brittany Pladek, Assistant Professor. 18th-19th Century British Literature, Literature and Medicine, The Western Literary Tradition
  • Albert J. Rivero, Professor. Restoration & 18th-c British Literature; Textual Criticism; Women's Studies.
  • Jacob Riyeff, Visiting Assistant Professor. Old English Language and Literature, Middle English Language and Literature, Monastic Culture and Poetics
  • Thomas Simons, Visiting Assistant Professor. British Poetry and Non-Fiction Prose of the Long Eighteenth Century, Romantic Period British Literature, Anglo-German Transnational Romanticisms.
  • Angela Sorby, Professor. 19th Century American Literature; American Poetry, Creative Writing: Poetry.
  • Elizaveta Strakhov, Assistant Professor. Medieval British Literature and Culture, Critical Theory, History of the Material Text
  • John Su, Professor, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Contemporary Anglophone Literature; Post-Colonial Literature; Cross-Cultural Studies of Memory & Imagination; Literature & Philosophy.
  • Sarah Wadsworth, Professor and Chair. Colonial and 19th Century American Literature; History of the Book; Gender Studies; Children's Literature.
  • Amelia Zurcher, Associate Professor & Director of the Honors Program. Renaissance Literature; Shakespeare; Women's Studies; Literary Theory; Feminist Theory.

  • Milton J. Bates, Emeritus Professor. 20th-c American Literature; Wallace Stevens, Vietnam War Literature, Environmental Literature.
  • Ed Block Jr., Emeritus Professor. Victorian Literature; Critical Theory, Religion & Literature.
  • M.C. Bodden, Emerita Professor. English Linguistics; Medieval Literature, Women's Studies.
  • Virginia Chappell, Emerita Professor. Rhetoric & Composition.
  • Joseph DeFalco, Emeritus Professor. 20th-c American Literature.
  • Ed Duffy, Emeritus Associate Professor. 19th-c British Literature; Percy Shelley.
  • Thomas L. Jeffers, Professor. 19th-c & 20th-c British Literature.
  • Michael McCanles, Emeritus Professor. Renaissance Literature.


Adjunct Faculty

  • Darek Ciemniewski
  • Paul Dworschack-Kinter
  • Amber Strother


English Department

Marquette University, Marquette Hall 115 (campus map)
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7179
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