Experts in Language and Literature — English

Elizabeth Angeli, Assistant professor of English 

Elizabeth Angeli

Expertise: Technical communication, health communication, first responder documentation practices 

(414) 288-3466



Gerard (Gerry) Canavan, Associate Professor

Gerard (Gerry) CanavanEnglish Department

Expertise: Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature, Science Fiction, Fantasy, American Studies, Climate Change Narratives, Apocalyptic Narratives, Ecological Humanities, Popular Culture, Comic Books and Superheroes, American Literature, Contemporary World Literature, Critical Theory, Utopia, Ecological Debt, Visions of Ecological Apocalypse, Ecology and Environmental Politics, Disability and Disability studies

Office Phone: (414) 288-6860
Home Phone: (414) 899-7799
Mobile Phone: (414) 899-7799


Jason Farr, Associate Professor

Dr. Jason FarrEnglish

Expertise: Disability studies; deaf history; and conversations about accessibility in the profession

Media type: Print, T.V. and radio

Phone: (619) 807-1272

Tyler Farrell, Teaching Associate Professor

Dr. Tyler FarrellEnglish Department

Expertise: Poetry; Irish/British Literature and History; Creative Writing; Drama; and Study Abroad courses (mostly to Ireland and London)

Office Phone: (414) 288-6861

Paul Gagliardi, Visiting Assistant Professor

Paul GagliardiExpertise: 1930s American Theatre and Literature, Con Artists, Theories of Work and Labor, Performance Studies in Popular Culture (Sports/Wrestling)

Media Type: Print, Radio

Contact: (414) 288-1974


Melissa J. Ganz, Associate professor

Melissa GanzExpertise: British Literature and Culture, 1700-1900; History of the Novel; Law and Literature; Literature and Ethics; Women’s and Gender Studies; Anglo-American Legal History; Pedagogy; Value of the Humanities

Media Type: TV/Radio/Print

Contact: (414) 288-3480



Steven Hartman Keiser, Associate Professor

Steven Hartman KeiserEnglish Department

Expertise: Sociolinguistics, Language Change, Pennsylvania German (a.k.a. Pennsylvania Dutch)

Office Phone: (414) 288-3465
Home Phone: (414) 282-3619


Heather Hathaway, Associate Dean

Heather  HathawayKlingler College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise: African American Language, Ethnic American Language, Immigration Literature, Multiculturalism

Office Phone: (414) 288-3478


C.J. Hribal, Professor

C.J. HribalEnglish Department

Expertise: American Fiction, Creative Writing

Office Phone: (414) 288-3471
Home Phone: (414) 933-3555
Mobile Phone: (414) 331-8576


Maureen Kilmurry, Adjunct Instructor

Maureen KilmurryDigital Media and Performing Arts

Expertise: Theatre Arts, Acting, Directing, Shakespeare

Office Phone: (414) 288-3505
Mobile Phone: (414) 744-3760


Steven Long, Associate Professor

Steven LongSpeech Pathology and Audiology

Expertise: Child Language Development, Dialects of English, Unintelligible Speech, Pronunciation

Office Phone: (414) 288-5190
Home Phone: (414) 526-9613


Jodi Melamed, Associate Professor

Jodi MelamedEnglish Department

Expertise: Race; Racism and Anti-Racism; Varieties and Histories of Concepts and Institutional Formations; American Literature and Culture after World War I; Culture and Politics; Culture and Globalization; U.S. Social and Civil Rights Movements after WWI

Office Phone: (414) 288-7612


Angela Sorby, Professor

Angela SorbyEnglish Department

Expertise: Poetry

Office Phone: (414) 288-7263
Home Phone: (414) 744-8534


Sarah Wadsworth, Professor

Sarah WadsworthEnglish Department

Expertise: American Literature

Office Phone: (414) 288-3479
Home Phone: (414) 778-1834/(651) 698-0536