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Fields of Specialization

American Literature

Early American

  • Michele Currie Navakas (on leave until Fall 2014)

20th C & 21st C

  • Wendell Aycock
  • Curtis Bauer
  • Cordelia E. Barrera
  • Michael Borshuk
  • Mary Jane Hurst
  • Jill Patterson
  • John Poch
  • John Samson
  • Michael Schoenecke
  • Jen Shelton
  • Yuan Shu
  • Sara Spurgeon

African-American

  • Michael Borshuk
  • Mary Jane Hurst

19th Century

  • Matt Hooley
  • Mary Jane Hurst
  • Michele Currie Navakas (on leave until Fall 2014)
  • Ann Daghistany Ransdell
  • John Samson

Asian-American

  • Yuan Shu

Chicano/a & Latino/a

  • Wendell Aycock
  • Scott Baugh
  • Cordelia Barrera
  • Sara Spurgeon

British Literature

Anglo-Saxon & Medieval

  • Julie Nelson Couch
  • Brian McFadden

16thC & 17thC

  • Marliss Desens
  • Ryan Hackenbracht

18thC

  • Marta Kvande
  • Jennifer Snead

19thC

  • Bruce Clarke
  • Ann Daghistany Ransdell
  • Ann R. Hawkins
  • Miles Kimball
  • Mary Mullen
  • Alison Rukavina
  • Marjean Purinton

20thC and 21stC

  • Bruce Clarke
  • Jen Shelton
  • William Wenthe

Comparative Literature

Classical & Medieval

  • Wendell Aycock
  • Jim Whitlark

19thC

  • Ann Daghistany Ransdell

Postcolonial

  • Kanika Batra

Renaissance & 17th C

  • Wendell Aycock (particularly Spain)
  • Jim Whitlark

20th & 21st C

  • Wendell Aycock (particularly Latin America)
  • Kanika Batra
  • Curtis Bauer
  • Ann Daghistany Ransdell
  • Yuan Shu
  • Jim Whitlark
 

Creative Writing

  • Curtis Bauer
  • Katie Cortese
  • Dennis Covington
  • Jacqueline Kolosov
  • Jill Patterson
  • John Poch
  • William Wenthe
 

Linguistics

General Linguistics

  • Aaron Braver
  • Mary Jane Hurst
  • Min-Joo Kim

Phonetics, Phonology, and Laboratory Phonology

  • Aaron Braver

Sociolinguistics/Gender and Language

  • Mary Jane Hurst

Language Acquisition

  • Min-Joo Kim

Syntax & Semantics

  • Min-Joo Kim

Historical Linguistics

  • Mary Jane Hurst

Pragmatics

  • Min-Joo Kim

Stylistics & Linguistic Approaches to Literature

  • Mary Jane Hurst
 

Technical Communication and Rhetoric

  • Ken Baake
  • Craig Baehr
  • Sam Dragga
  • Angela Eaton
  • Kelli Cargile Cook
  • Joyce Locke Carter
  • Miles Kimball
  • Amy Koerber
  • Susan Lang
  • Kristen Moore
  • Brian Still
  • Rich Rice
  • Rebecca Rickly
  • Sean Zdenek

Areas of Special Interest

African-American Literature

  • Michael Borshuk
  • Kristen Moore
   

Bodies Studies

  • Abigail Selzer King
  • Amy Koerber
  • Brian Still
  • Sean Zdenek
   

Book History

  • Craig Baehr
  • Curtis Bauer
  • Ryan Hackenbracht
  • Julie Nelson Couch
  • Ann Hawkins
  • Miles Kimball
  • Marta Kvande
  • Brian McFadden
  • Kristen Moore
  • Michele Currie Navakas (on leave until Fall 2014)
  • Alison Rukavina
  • Rich Rice
  • John Samson
  • Jennifer Snead
  • Allison Whitney

Composition and Rhetoric

  • Joyce Locke Carter
  • Abigail Selzer King
  • Susan Lang
  • Kristen Moore
  • Rich Rice
  • Rebecca Rickly

 

Children's Literature

  • Mary Jane Hurst
  • Jen Shelton
   

Cultural Studies

  • Cordelia Barrera
  • Kanika Batra
  • Michael Borshuk
  • Mary Jane Hurst
  • Miles Kimball
  • Abigail Selzer King
  • Jen Shelton
  • Yuan Shu
  • Brian Still
  • Allison Whitney

Digital Humanities

  • Ann Hawkins
  • Miles Kimball
  • Alison Rukavina
  • Allison Whitney
   

Disability Studies

  • Sean Zdenek
   

Editing & Publishing

  • Curtis Bauer
  • Katie Cortese
  • Angela Eaton
  • Ann Hawkins
  • Jill Patterson
 

Ethnic/Postcolonial Studies

  • Wendell Aycock
  • Cordelia Barrera
  • Kanika Batra
  • Scott Baugh
  • Michael Borshuk
  • Ann Daghistany Ransdell
  • Matt Hooley
  • Mary Jane Hurst
  • Roger McNamara
  • Yuan Shu
  • Sara Spurgeon
  • Allison Whitney

Film and Media Studies

  • Cordelia Barrera
  • Scott Baugh
  • Michael Borshuk
  • Bruce Clarke
  • Michael Schoenecke
  • Yuan Shu
  • Sara Spurgeon
  • Allison Whitney

Human/Posthuman Studies

  • Bruce Clarke
   

Literature and Science

  • Ken Baake
  • Scott Baugh
  • Bruce Clarke
  • Mary Jane Hurst
   

Literature and the Environment

  • Bruce Clarke
  • Sara Spurgeon
  • William Wenthe
   

Literature, Social Justice, and Environment

  • Wendell Aycock
  • Ken Baake
  • Cordelia Barrera
  • Kanika Batra
  • Scott Baugh
  • Michael Borshuk
  • Bruce Clarke
  • Ann Hawkins
  • Mary Jane Hurst
  • Kristen Moore
  • Yuan Shu
  • Sara Spurgeon
  • William Wenthe

Manuscript Culture

  • Julie Nelson Couch
  • Ann Hawkins
  • Brian McFadden
 

Nineteenth-century Studies

  • Bruce Clarke
  • Ann Daghistany Ransdell
  • Ann Hawkins
  • Miles Kimball
  • Mary Mullen
  • Michele Currie Navakas (on leave until Fall 2014)
  • Alison Rukavina
  • John Samson

Print Culture

  • Ann Hawkins
  • Miles Kimball
  • Marta Kvande
  • Alison Rukavina
  • Jennifer Snead
 

Psychologies & Literature

  • Ann Daghistany Ransdell
  • Jim Whitlark
   

Reading & Reception

  • Julie Nelson Couch
  • Ann Hawkins
  • Marta Kvande
  • Jennifer Snead
 

Religion and Literature

  • Jim Whitlark
   

Rhetoric of Science

  • Ken Baake
  • Bruce Clarke
  • Amy Koerber
  • Brian Still
  • Sean Zdenek
 

Science Fiction and Fantasy

  • Cordelia Barrera
  • Jim Whitlark
  • Allison Whitney

 

 
 

Southwest Studies

  • Ken Baake
  • Cordelia Barrera
  • Mary Jane Hurst
  • Sara Spurgeon
 

Technical Communication and Rhetoric

  • Craig Baehr
  • Kelli Cargile Cook
  • Angela Eaton
  • Miles Kimball
  • Abigail Selzer King
  • Kristen Moore
 

Technology, Culture and Rhetoric

  • Joyce Locke Carter
  • Kelli Cargile Cook
  • Sam Dragga
  • Miles Kimball
  • Amy Koerber
  • Kristen Moore
  • Rebecca Rickly
  • Brian Still
  • Sean Zdenek

Textual Criticism and Scholarly Editing

  • Julie Nelson Couch
  • Ann Hawkins
  • Miles Kimball
  • Jill Patterson
 

Transatlantic

  • Bruce Clarke
  • Ann Hawkins
  • Michele Currie Navakas (on leave until Fall 2014)
  • Ann Daghistany Ransdell
  • John Samson
  • Jen Shelton
  • Jennifer Snead
  • William Wenthe

Translation Studies

  • Wendell Aycock
  • Curtis Bauer
   

Visual Culture

  • Craig Baehr
  • Scott Baugh
  • Michael Borshuk
  • Ann Hawkins
  • Miles Kimball
  • Allison Whitney
 

Visual Rhetoric, Media and User-Centered Design

  • Craig Baehr
  • Joyce Locke Carter
  • Kelli Cargile Cook
  • Sam Dragga
  • Miles Kimball
  • Kristen Moore
  • Rich Rice
  • Brian Still

Web Accessibility

  • Sean Zdenek
   

Women and Gender Studies

  • Kanika Batra
  • Mary Jane Hurst
  • Marta Kvande
  • Kristen Moore
  • Marjean Purinton
  • Rebecca Rickly
  • Jen Shelton
  • Jennifer Snead
  • Sara Spurgeon
  • Allison Whitney