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

  • Ronald Bieganowski, SJ, Associate Professor. 19th-c American Literature; Rhetoric & Composition.
  • Amy Blair, Associate Professor. 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
  • Gerry Canavan, Assistant Professor. 20th and 21st Century Literature; Popular Culture; Critical Theory
  • John Curran, Professor, Director of Graduate Studies and Editor of Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature. Renaissance Literature; Shakespeare.
  • Daryl Lynn Dance, Visiting Assistant Professor, African-American Rhetoric and Literature, Pedagogy of Writing, Service Learning
  • Tyler Farrell, Visiting Assistant Professor, 19th and 20th Century Poetry and Literature, Creative Writing/Rhetoric and Composition, British and Irish Literature.
  • Jenn Fishman. Associate Professor and Director of First Year English. Rhetoric and Composition.
  • Leah Flack, Assistant Professor. 20th-c British Literature, Modernism.
  • Tol Foster, Assistant Professor. American Literature; Native 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.
  • Beth Godbee, Assistant Professor. Rhetoric and Composition.
  • Melvin Hall, Visiting Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Composition.
  • Heather Hathaway, Associate Professor. American Literature; Immigrant Literature; Ethnic Literature; African-American Studies.
  • C.J. Hribal, Louise Edna Goeden Professor. Creative Writing: Fiction; Contemporary Fiction.
  • Thomas L. Jeffers, Professor. 19th-c & 20th-c British Literature.
  • Steven Hartman Keiser, Associate Professor. Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Language Change & Social Identity.
  • 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 and Interim Chair. 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
  • Angela Sorby, Professor. 19th-c 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 and Director of Core of Common Studies. Contemporary Anglophone Literature; Post-Colonial Literature; Cross-Cultural Studies of Memory & Imagination; Literature & Philosophy.
  • Sarah Wadsworth, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Colonial and 19th-c American Literature; History of the Book; Gender Studies; Children's Literature.
  • Larry Watson, Visiting Professor. Modern & Contemporary American Literature; Creative Writing.
  • 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.
  • Diane L. Hoeveler, Professor. British Romantic Poetry; Gothic Fiction & Drama; Women's Literature;, Catholic & Anti-Catholic Literature; Literature & Psychology.
  • Michael McCanles, Emeritus Professor. Renaissance Literature.


Adjunct Faculty

  • Claire Barber-Stetson
  • Rose Both
  • Darek Ciemniewski
  • John Couture
  • Thomas Durkin
  • Jennifer Dworschack-Kinter
  • Paul Dworschack-Kinter
  • Margaret Erhart
  • Donna Foran
  • Jenna Green Azab
  • Jaimee Hills
  • Elizabeth Matelski
  • Bonnie McLean
  • Jason Nado
  • Therese Novotny
  • Stephanie Quade


English Department

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