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Andrea Aebersold
Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
-20th Century American Literature
-Ecocriticism
-Environmental Justice
-Women Writers

WSU-Tri-Cities


Simon Aebersold
Instructor

Research Interests:
-Technical Writing

WSU-Tri-Cities


Lisa Anderson
Clincal Assistant Professor

Research Interests:

WSU-Tri-Cities


Suzanne Anderson
Instructor

Research Interests:
-Digital animation, narration and production

WSU-Pullman


Christopher Arigo
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
-Poetry writing
-20th century poetry and poetics
-Contemporary poetry and poetics
-Ecopoetics and ecocriticism

WSU-Pullman


Kristin Arola
Associate Professor and Director of Digital Technology and Culture

Research Interests:
-Rhetorics of New Media and Design
-Composition Pedagogy
-Multimedia Authoring
-Digital Technology & Culture
-Feminist Theory

WSU-Pullman


Michelle Balaev
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
-American Literature, 20th and 21st centuries
-Literary Theory
-Ecocriticism
-Psychology and Literature
-Australian Literature
-World Literature

WSU-Tri-Cities


Kristin Carlson Becker
Instructor

Research Interests:
-Graphic Design for Print and Web
-Ideation and Creative Process

WSU-Pullman


Nancy Bell
Associate Professor

Research Interests:
-Applied Linguistics
-ESL
-TESOL

WSU-Pullman


Ashley Boyd
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
-Social justice in education
-Young adult literature
-New literacy studies
-Cultural studies in education

WSU-Pullman


Joan Burbick
Professor Emeritus

Research Interests:
-American literature and culture (especially late 19th and 20th century)
-Cultural theory
-Popular culture

WSU-Pullman


Kimberly Burwick
Instructor

Research Interests:
-Composition
-Creative Writing

WSU-Pullman


Todd Butler
Associate Professor and Chair

Research Interests:
-17th century literature
-Law and literature
-Political epistemology
-Marriage of knowledge and power in the Renaissance

WSU-Pullman


Beth Buyserie
Senior Instructor and Assistant Director of Composition

Research Interests:
-Freshman composition
-Beginning research writing
-English Education methods
-Professional & Technical Writing

WSU-Pullman


Patricia Cady
Instructor

Research Interests:
-Composition
-Professional & Technical Writing

WSU-Pullman


Donna Campbell
Associate Professor and Vice Chair

Research Interests:
-Nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century American literature
-Realism, regionalism, and naturalism
-American women's writing
-Teaching with technology

WSU-Pullman


Peter Chilson
Professor

Research Interests:
-Writing workshops in fiction and literary nonfiction
-African literature
-Borderlands Studies
-Form and theory in writing fiction and literary nonfiction
-Magazine editing
-Environmental issues regarding Africa and the American West

WSU-Pullman


Kimberly Christen
Associate Professor

Research Interests:
-Open Access
-Digital Technologies
-Cultural Heritage Management
-Sovereignty

WSU-Pullman


Elijah Coleman
Instructor

Research Interests:
-Composition
-Writing and Rhetorical Conventions
-Technical and Professional Writing

WSU-Pullman


Paula Coomer
Instructor

Research Interests:
-Composition
-Creative Writing
-Film as Narrative
-Technical and Professional Writing

WSU-Pullman


Bill Condon
Professor

Research Interests:
-Writing assessment
-Composition pedagogy
-World civilizations
-19th century British literature
-Computers and writing

WSU-Pullman


Vanessa Cozza
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
-Rhetoric and Composition

WSU-Tri-Cities


Andréa Davis
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
-Rhetoric and Composition

WSU-Tri Cities


Michael Delahoyde
Clinical Associate Professor

Research Interests:
-Shakespeare
-Chaucer
-Medieval/Renaissance
-Humanities

WSU-Pullman


Mike Edwards
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:

WSU-Pullman


Robert Eddy
Associate Professor

Research Interests:
-Rhetoric and racism
-Malcolm X and the renaming of the U.S.A.
-Islamophobia and rhetorics of the less than human
-Prison writing and restorative justice
-Robotic rhetorics and the politics of the post-human

WSU-Pullman


Katherine Ericsson
Instructor

Research Interests:
-Technical and Professional Writing
-Multimedia Authoring

WSU-Online


Patricia Ericsson
Associate Professor and Director of Composition

Research Interests:
-Digital rhetorics
-Composition studies
-Digital technology and culture
-Critical technology studies
-Technical communication
-Rhetorics of sustainability

WSU-Pullman


Anne Ernest
Instructor
Co-Coordinator, Undergraduate Writing Center
Coordinator, Small Group Tutorials

Research Interests:
-Composition
-Writing Tutorial

WSU-Pullman


Bryan Fry
Instructor

Research Interests:
-Creative Writing
-Editing and Publishing
-Writing and Research Honors

WSU-Pullman


Rebecca Goodrich
Senior Instructor

Research Interests:
-Literary nonfiction, personal essay
-Comics and graphic novels
-Children's and Young Adult Literature
-Digital Storytelling

WSU-Pullman


Lynn Gordon
Associate Professor

Research Interests:
-Linguistics
-English grammar
-History of English
-Syntax
-Syntax and morphology of Native American languages

WSU-Pullman


Dene Grigar
Associate Professor

Research Interests:
-Multimedia Narrative Performance and Installations
-Ephemeral Writing and Technologies
-Electronic Literature

WSU-Vancouver


William Hamlin
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Research Interests:
-Shakespeare
-English and continental literature, 1500-1700
-Renaissance drama
-Montaigne
-Histories of early modern philosophy and religion

WSU-Pullman


Alexander Hammond
Associate Professor Emeritus

Research Interests:
-American literature (colonial-present)
-Humanities (ancient world)
-Introduction to literature
-film and literature
-American fiction
-Class/labor/gender in American literature
-American drama

WSU-Pullman


Michael Hanly
Professor

Research Interests:
-Medieval literature and culture
-Humanities
-Textual editing
-Paleography
-Graduate research

WSU-Pullman


Jon Hegglund
Associate Professor

Research Interests:
-20th century British literature
-Film studies
-Literary theory
-Postcolonial literature

WSU-Pullman


Desiree Hellegers
Associate Professor

Research Interests:
-Civil Liberties
-Environmental Literature and ecocriticism

-Gender
-Homelessness and Poverty

-Seventeenth century English Literature

-Shakespeare

-Social Movements
-Twentieth and Twenty First century American Literature

WSU-Vancouver


Leeann Hunter
Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
-Victorian Literature and Culture
-Women Writers and Gender Studies
-Bankruptcy Narratives and Social Economics
-Self-Help Narratives and Professional Culture

-Digital Pedagogy and Digital Humanities

WSU-Pullman


Bimbisar Irom
Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
-20th and 21st century American literature
-Political Theory
-The Novel; Transnational American Studies
-Digital Humanities
-9/11 literature and ethical philosophy
-Hybrid pedagogy

WSU-Pullman


Wendy Dasler Johnson
Associate Professor

Research Interests:
-'Other' rhetorics
-History of rhetoric
-American literature before 1900
-Rhetorics of the disciplines
-Sacred texts and cultures of world religions
-Writing
-American Indian Literatures
-Women studies
-Poetry

WSU-Vancouver


Lisa Johnson-Shull
Writing Center Director/Writing Program Co-Director/Instructor

Research Interests:
-Writing Center theory and practice
-Writing Program Administration
-Writing pedagogy and assessment

WSU-Pullman


George Kennedy
Professor

Research Interests:
-Technical communication
-Rhetoric/composition
-19th century British fiction (Victorians)
-Early 20th century British (Edwardians and Georgians)

WSU-Pullman


Alex Kuo
Professor Emeritus | Writer in Residence

Research Interests:
-Contemporary poetry
-Creative writing (all genres)
-Native American literature; American West literature

WSU-Pullman


Richard Law
Professor Emeritus

Research Interests:
-20th century American literature
-Literature of the American South

WSU-Pullman


Debbie Lee
Professor

Research Interests:
-18th and 19th-Century British Literature
-18th and 19th-Century Visual Cultures; Art History and Printmaking
-William Hogarth and William Blake
-British Social History (representations of single mothers, prostitutes, and poor women)
-History of Science
-Transatlantic Issues (slavery, hybridity)
-Travel Literature
-Creative Nonfiction

WSU-Pullman


Buddy Levy
Clinical Associate Professor

Research Interests:
-Technical & Professional Writing
-Creative Writing, all genres
-American Indian Literature
-Adventure/Lifestyle/Journalism

WSU-Pullman


Thabiti Lewis
Associate Professor

Research Interests:
-20th Century African American literature
-Toni Cade Bambara
-Critical race theory
-Sport culture
-Black Masculinity Studies

WSU-Vancouver


Lesa Luders
Senior Instructor

Research Interests:
-Creative Writing
-Technical and Professional Writing

WSU-Pullman


Kirk McAuley
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Research Interests:
-Eighteenth-Century Studies
-Early American and British literature and culture (including poetry and non-fiction prose) to 1900
-Transatlantic Studies
-Print Culture
-Travel and Empire Writing
-Film Studies
-Environmental Criticism

WSU-Pullman


David Menchaca
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
-Rhetoric and Composition
-Rhetoric of Technology
-Professional Writing; Critical/Cultural Game Studies
-Information Design
-Technology and Pedagogy

WSU-Vancouver


Aaron Moe
Blackburn Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests:
-American Literature 1865-1945
-American Literature 1945-Present
-20th Century Poetry and Poetics
-Zoopoetics
-Ecocriticism / Environment and Literature
-Animal Rhetoric / Animal Studies
-Writing and Rhetoric


Barbara Monroe
Associate Professor

Research Interests:
-Indigenous rhetoric of the Plateau Indians
-Cultural and class differences in rhetoric, learning styles, and interactive patterns
-Critical literacies and pedagogies, online and off

WSU-Pullman


Pavithra Narayanan
Associate Professor

Research Interests:
-Film
-Globalization
-Gender issues
-Political economy
-South Asian feminism; Postcolonial Literature
-Documentary films

WSU-Vancouver


Aaron Oforlea
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
-African American Literature
-20th-Century American Literature
-African American Intellectual Traditions and Literary Theory
-African American Folklore
-African American Rhetoric
-Literacy Studies

WSU-Pullman


Wendy Olson
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
-Basic Writing
-Critical Literacy
-Political Economy
-History and Theory of Composition
-History and Theory of Rhetoric

WSU-Vancouver


Leonard Orr
Professor

Research Interests:
-19th & 20th Century British, Irish, and American literature
-Critical Theory and History of Criticism
-Modernism
-Representations of the Holocaust
-Postcolonial and literature of exile
-Creative Writing: Poetry

WSU-Vancouver


Mary Ellen Pastor
Instructor

Research Interests:
-Composition

WSU-Pullman


Donna Potts
Professor

Research Interests:
-Irish Studies
-Postcolonial Studies and World Literature
-Ecocriticism
-Women's Studies
-Trauma Theory

WSU-Pullman


Laura Powers
Instructor

Research Interests:
-Composition

WSU-Pullman


T.V. Reed
Professor

Research Interests:
-Contemporary U.S.
-Literary theory
-Popular culture
-Digital diversity
-Multiethnic contemporary American literature
-Ecocriticism

WSU-Pullman


Kandy Robertson
Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Writing Programs

Research Interests:
-Writing and Research
-Introduction to English Studies

WSU-Vancouver


Augusta Rohrbach
Associate Professor

Research Interests:
-19th Century US Lit and Cult History of the Book
-Critical Race and Gender Studies

WSU-Pullman


Camille Roman
Professor Emeritus

Research Interests:
-Multiethnic American Poetries and Cultures
-Women Writers
-Modernisms
-Writing and Research
-WWII-Cold War Cultures (Film and Poetry)
-Pacific Rim American Poetries; U.S. Immigration Poetries
-African & Caribbean-American Poetries
-American Censorship Culture (Literature, Music, and Visual Arts)
-20th and 21st c. American Book Publishing Cultures

WSU-Pullman


Susan Ross
Professor

Research Interests:
-Journalism
-International Mass Media
-Law
-Public Policy
-Economics
-Cultural Studies
-Social Movements
-Peace Studies

WSU-Pullman


Linda Russo
Clinical Associate Professor

Research Interests:
-Poetry & Poetics
-Creative writing
-Women's Writing
-Post-WWII American poetry

WSU-Pullman


Rachel Sanchez
Instructor

Research Interests:
-Composition

WSU-Pullman


Leslie Sena
Instructor

Research Interests:
-Composition
-Common Reading Assessment
-ESL
-Learning Communities
-Technical and Professional Writing

WSU-Pullman


Carol Siegel
Professor

Research Interests:
-Representation of sexuality in literature and film
-Contemporary youth cultures
-Changes in the discourses of feminism
-Theories of Foucault, Deleuze & other theorists of sexuality & gender
-Asian American Literature

WSU-Vancouver


Elizabeth Siler
Clinical Assistant Professor ESL Specialist

Research Interests:
-English as a second language
-Second language reading
-Studies on paraphrase and plagiarism

WSU-Pullman


Heather Springer
Instructor

Research Interests:
-Composition and Basic Writing
-Teaching/Research

WSU-Pullman


April Strawn
Instructor

Research Interests:
-Composition

WSU-Pullman


Victor Villanueva
Regents Professor and Director of the Writing Program

Research Interests:
-Classical and Contemporary Rhetoric
-Rhetoric and Political Economy
-Rhetoric and Racism
-Pre-Columbian Indigenous Rhetorics
-Composition Theory

WSU-Pullman


Kate Watts
Instructor

Research Interests:
-Composition

WSU-Pullman


Roger Whitson
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
-19th C British Literature, esp. William Blake
-Digital Humanities
-Digital and Hybrid Pedagogy
-Steampunk
-Comics and Graphic Novels
-Speculative Realism and Object-Oriented Ontology
-Media History and Archaeology

WSU-Pullman

 

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