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Eaton, Angela

Angela Eaton

Associate Professor | Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Her research interests include technical communication pedagogy and practice, quantitative research methods, grant and proposal writing, and technical editing.


Hawkins, Ann

Ann R. Hawkins

Professor | Ph.D. Kentucky

Hawkins specializes in British Nineteenth-century Book History and Textual Studies; she is the series editor for Ashgate Publisher's Studies in Publishing History: Manuscript, Print, and Digital. A two-time winner of the TTU Arts and Sciences Outstanding Researcher award, Hawkins has published Romantic Women Writers Reviewed, 1788-1792, a 9-volume series which collects and edits reviews written of women published in the British periodical press (Pickering & Chatto, 2011-13). She published scholarly editions of three nineteenth-century novels as well as articles on Disraeli, nineteenth-century women poets, and Lord Byron. She has edited the well-received collection on pedagogy, Teaching Bibliography, Textual Criticism, and Book History as well as co-edited, with Maura Ives, Women Writers and the Artifacts of Celebrity in the Long Nineteenth-century  (Ashgate, 2012). She continues work on a book manuscript, “Byron and the Shakespeare Trade,” part of the research for which was featured in an exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library in fall 2007.


Hackenbracht, Ryan

Ryan Hackenbracht

Assistant Professor | Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University

Hackenbracht specializes in early modern British poetry, prose, and drama. His current book project, National Reckonings: The Last Judgment and National Identity in Milton’s England, examines the relationship between nationhood, eschatology, and literary form and genre during the English Revolution and Restoration. His research interests include: Milton and early modern poetry, the English Revolution, Thomas Hobbes and political philosophy, Henry Vaughan and royalist writing, book history and print culture, religion and literature, apocalypticism, and church history. Hackenbracht is a recipient of the Albert C. Labriola Award from the Milton Society of America, and his work has recently appeared in Studies in Philology and Renaissance and Reformation.


Hooley, Matt

Matt Hooley

Assistant Professor | Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Matt Hooley writes and teaches about American and Native American modernism, ethnic studies, settler colonial studies, and ecopoetics. Currently, he's working on a book project, titled Unsettled: Minneapolis, Native Modernism, and the Settler State, which theorizes 19th and 20th century Native writing in the context of American settler modernity. He's published essays and reviews on modern Ojibwe writers Gerald Vizenor, David Treuer, Louise Erdrich, and William Warren. And he's beginning a new project that examines obscured landscapes of ecological catastrophe in Native America (including Crandon Mine, Monument Valley, and fisheries on the Pacific Rim) as physical and metaphorical structures through which American empire persists outside the coordinates of the politically visible.


Hurst, Mary Jane

Mary Jane Hurst

Professor | Ph.D. Maryland

Professor of English and American Council on Education Fellow, Hurst previously served as Executive Director of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest, Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty Assistant to the President.  The recipient of the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award and of the Faculty Distinguished Leadership Award, she is a member of the Teaching Academy and teaches classes in linguistics and American literature.  Most of her research deals with language in literature, but her three books and more than three dozen articles, essays, and reviews cover a variety of topics in linguistics, literature, and other professional issues.


Kim, Min-Joo

Min-Joo Kim

Associate Professor | Ph.D. Massachusetts-Amherst

Kim specializes in theoretical syntax and semantics, with secondary specialty in language acquisition and pragmatics. Her research aims to deepen our understanding of how linguistic systems work together with context to derive sentence meanings. She has worked on various linguistic phenomena including wh-movement, relativization, polarity, and Case in English, Korean, Japanese, and Russian, among others.


Kimball, Miles

Miles Kimball

Professor | Ph.D. University of Kentucky

Kimball is the author of Document Design: A Guide for Technical Communicators (Bedford-St. Martin's 2008) and The Web Portfolio Guide (Longman 2003), as well as a variety of articles on the history of technical communication, information graphics, intersections of technical communication and culture, and web portfolios. In 2009-2010 he was the President of the College English Association. Kimball is currently serving as the Interim Chair for the Department of Communication Studies.



Selzer King, Abigail

Abigail Selzer King

Assistant Professor | Ph.D. Purdue

Abigail Selzer King studies organizing and rhetoric, especially as these topics connect more broadly to the communication of identities, genders, nationalisms, and meanings of work. Her research explores these concepts through interpretive and qualitative methods including rhetorical criticism, argumentation analysis, microhistory, and computer-assisted qualitative data analysis. Abigail has received the Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award from the National Communication Association, the Outstanding Thesis Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication Language and Gender, and top paper awards from both the International Communication Association and the National Communication Association. Her research has appeared in journals including Argumentation & Advocacy, Computers & Education, and Visual Communication Quarterly.


Koerber, Amy

Amy Koerber

Professor | Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Research interests include health communication, rhetoric of science and technology, women's studies, and Internet studies.


Kolosov, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Kolosov

Professor | Ph.D. New York University

Kolosov's interests include poetry, creative nonfiction and fiction (literary and young adult). Her poetry collections include Vago and Modigliani's Muse as well as five chapbooks. Her young adult novels are The Red Queen's Daughter, A Sweet Disorder, and Grace from China. She has co-edited 2 anthologies of contemporary women's prose. Her awards include an NEA Literature Fellowship (2008) in Prose. Her poetry, prose, and critical writing have appeared in journals including Poetry, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, Orion, The Writer's Chronicle, and The Missouri Review.



Marta Kvande

Associate Professor | Ph.D. Delaware

Kvande specializes in eighteenth-century British literature, with particular interests in women writers, the history of the novel, narrative, the Gothic, and the history of the book.  She has published articles on Eliza Haywood, Jane Barker, and Delarivière Manley in SEL and The Eighteenth-Century Novel and has an article on Charlotte Lennox and theories of reading in the collection Masters of the Marketplace as well as an article on Jane Barker’s Exilius in the collection New Contexts for Eighteenth-Century British Fiction.  Her article on Haywood, Richardson, and attitudes toward manuscript and print cultures is forthcoming in Eighteenth-Century Studies.  Her co-edited collection, Everyday Revolutions: Eighteenth Century Women Transforming Public and Private, is published by the University of Delaware Press.  She is currently working on a book project titled Negotiating Print and Manuscript in the Eighteenth-Century Novel.