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Faculty

NameContactTitle
Emily Allen elallen@purdue.edu
HEAV 426
(765) 494-4116
Associate Professor

Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, gender studies, and culture studies.

Dorsey Armstrong darmstrong@purdue.edu
HEAV 309B
(765) 494-8576
Professor; Editor of Arthuriana

British Literature; Arthurian Literature; Medieval Romance; Anglo-Saxon; Gender and Feminist Studies

Jennifer Bay jbay@purdue.edu
HEAV 302A
(765) 496-2205
Associate Professor; Director of the Introductory Composition Program

Rhetoric and Composition, New Media, Digital Rhetorics, Feminisms and Rhetorics, Professional Writing

Elena Benedicto ebenedi@purdue.edu
HEAV 307B
(765) 494-4442
Associate Professor

Theoretical Linguistics; Syntax and Syntax-Semantics Interface; Indigenous, endangered and minority languages; Language Acquisition (of multiple grammars by children).

Languages of interest:
Mayangna; Sign Languages (ASL, LSC, LSA, HKSL); Non-standard varieties of English (African American English, Creoles, ...); and Romance Languages.

Margie Berns berns@purdue.edu
HEAV 432
(765) 494-3774
Professor

Sociolinguistics, world Englishes, second language studies

Samantha Blackmon blackmos@purdue.edu
HEAV 302B
(765) 494-3742
Associate Professor

Rhetoric and Composition, computers and composition, African-American culture, lesbian and women's studies

Marianne Boruch mboruch@purdue.edu
HEAV 204C
(765) 494-2122
Professor

Creative Writing; Poetry Writing; 20th-century poetry

Harris Bras hbras@purdue.edu
HEAV G36C
Clinical Assistant Professor; Director of SLS/ESL Writing Program
Kristina Bross kbross@purdue.edu
HEAV 325B
(765) 494-4501
Associate Professor; Director of CLA Honors

American Literature, particularly exploration and mission writings, transatlantic studies, gender and early colonial American culture

Marlo David mdavid@purdue.edu
HEAV 204E
(765)49-46295
Associate Professor of English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Dorothy Deering ddeering@purdue.edu
HEAV 204D
(765) 494-4830
Associate Professor

Postcolonial Literature, British Literature, Bible as literature, Victorian poetry and non-fiction prose, and the the literatures of India

Harry Denny hdenny@purdue.edu
HEAV 122C
(765) 494-4854
Associate Professor
Bradley Dilger dilger@purdue.edu
HEAV 303B
(309) 259-0328
Associate Professor

Writing studies / rhetoric and composition, especially networks and writing

Lance Duerfahrd lduerfah@purdue.edu
HEAV 420
(765) 494-5053
Associate Professor; Director of Film & Video Studies

Theory and Cultural Studies; history and theory of film and photography; modern literature and drama; bad films; the Marx brothers; film noir; global cinema

Angelica Duran duran0@purdue.edu
HEAV G39B
(765) 496-3957
Professor

British Literature; 16th-century and 17th-century literature, natural philosophy/science, and educational reforms, with special interest in Milton, Shakespeare, Spenser, Sidney, Herbert, Bunyan, and Donne. Comparative and World Literature, with a special interest in Anglophone-Hispanophone translation and influence, as well as the relationship of censorship and aesthetics. Religious Studies, especially the King James Version of the Bible and the Reformation.

 

John Duvall jduvall@purdue.edu
HEAV 332B
(765) 494-3760
Margaret Church Distinguished Professor of English; Editor of Modern Fiction Studies

American Literature; 20th Century American Fiction; Modernism and Postmodernism; William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, and Don DeLillo

Dino Franco Felluga felluga@purdue.edu
HEAV 430
(765) 496-1647
Professor

British Literature, nineteenth-century literature (especially poetry), media studies, and critical theory

Wendy Stallard Flory floryw@purdue.edu
HEAV 204B
Professor

American Literature; Poetry; Ezra Pound; American Literary Romance; Melville

Elaine Francis ejfranci@purdue.edu
HEAV 202A
(765) 494-5834
Associate Professor

Linguistics; Syntax, semantics, language processing, grammatical categories, Autolexical Grammar, Cantonese, form and function in linguistic theory

Jennifer Freeman Marshall jlfreem@purdue.edu
BRNG 6156
(765) 49-46295
Associate Professor of English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Geraldine Friedman friedman@purdue.edu
HEAV 310C
Associate Professor

British Literature, Literature and culture of Romanticism and Sensibility, critical theory, poststructuralism, women's writing, feminist theory, and theory and history of sexuality

Roxane Gay gayr@purdue.edu
HEAV 314C
Associate Professor
April Ginther aginther@purdue.edu
YONG 810
(765) 494-7598
Associate Professor; Director of OEPP

English as a Second Language, Language testing and measurement

Sandor Goodhart goodhart@purdue.edu
HEAV 438
Professor of English

Dramatic literature (Greek tragedy and philosophy, Shakespeare, modern drama), literary theory and criticism (structuralism and poststructuralism, the history of critical theory), and Jewish Studies (Hebrew Bible, modern Jewish thought, Holocaust Studies)

Shaun Hughes sfdh@purdue.edu
HEAV 434
(765) 494-3776
Professor; Director of English Language and Linguistics; Director of Medieval & Renaissance Studies; Director of Literary Studies

Old Norse/Icelandic and Early Modern Icelandic Literature and Culture, Old and Middle English Language and Literature, History of the English Language, British Literature, Postcolonial Literature and World Literatures

Tara Star Johnson tarastar@purdue.edu
HEAV 409
(765) 496-1220
Associate Professor of English Education; Director of English Education
Richard Johnson-Sheehan rjohnso@purdue.edu
HEAV 428
Professor

Rhetoric and Composition, Rhetoric of Science, Professional Writing, Technical Writing

Michael Johnston mjohnst@purdue.edu
HEAV 412
Associate Professor

Middle English literature, the history of the book, romance, Piers Plowman

Christian Knoeller knoeller@purdue.edu
HEAV 314D
(765) 494-3779
Associate Professor

Why English teachers have historically chosen - and been encouraged - to write, metaphors that students and teachers use to describe their writing processes, classroom discourse analysis, and imaginative writing in response to literature

Robert Lamb lambr@purdue.edu; bronxangrybear@gmail.com
HEAV 435
Professor

American fiction 1791-1955; Euro-American realism, naturalism, and modernism; the short story; race and ethnicity; Jewish American Literature; American Studies; American social, cultural, and intellectual history, 1765-1974; American political thought; popular culture; film studies; sports culture

Clayton Lein lein@purdue.edu
HEAV 440
Professor

British Literature; Seventeenth-Century prose and poetry, choral music, and music in the Renaissance

Brian Leung leung19@purdue.edu
HEAV 120A
(765) 494-2724
Professor; Director of the Creative Writing Program
Maren Linett mlinett@purdue.edu
HEAV 411
(765) 494-5899
Associate Professor of English; Director, Critical Disabilities Studies

Modern British and Irish literature; Transatlantic modernism; Jewish studies; disability studies

Alfred Lopez alopez@purdue.edu
HEAV 204A
(765) 494-2764
Professor

Postcolonial Literature

Christopher Lukasik clukasik@purdue.edu
HEAV 410
(765) 494-6002
Associate Professor, English and American Studies

American literature and art history before 1900; Early American Studies; visual studies and theory; class and gender studies; history and theory of the novel; American cultural, intellectual, and social history.

Robyn Malo rmalo@purdue.edu
HEAV 331B
(765) 494-6377
Associate Professor

Chaucer, Gower, Hoccleve; lollardy; late medieval religious literature and culture

Robert Marzec rmarzec@purdue.edu
HEAV 332A
(765) 494-3759
Associate Professor; Associate Editor, Modern Fiction Studies

Contemporary British and Postcolonial Literature

Daniel Morris dmorris@purdue.edu
HEAV 122B
(765) 494-3051
Professor of English

20th Century American Literature; American Poetry, 20th Century American Art; Popular Culture; American literature, poetry, and drama; the relationship between American poetry and drama; Jewish-American literature, visual arts

Mary Niepokuj niepokuj@purdue.edu
HEAV 309C
(765) 494-6512
Associate Professor

Linguistics, Theoretical approaches to historical change and Indo-European languages and literatures, particularly Celtic, Germanic, and Indic languages

Derek Pacheco dpacheco@purdue.edu
HEAV 405
Associate Professsor; Director of Undergraduate Studies

Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Venetria K. Patton vpatton@purdue.edu
HOVD 136 / HEAV 403
(765) 494-6969 / (765) 494-3409
Head, School of Interdisciplinary Studies; Professor; English and African American Studies and Provost Fellow for Diversity & Inclusion

African American and Diasporic Women’s Literature, African American Literature, 19th c. American Literature, & Feminist Discourse

Nancy J. Peterson njp@purdue.edu
HEAV 120E
(765) 494-3740
Professor

Focuses on contemporary American literature and culture in her research and teaching, with a particular interest in ethnic studies and multicultural literature.

Donald Platt plattd@purdue.edu
HEAV 311B
(765) 494-3435
Professor

Creative writing with emphasis on poetry; Twentieth-Century Poetry

Arkady Plotnitsky plotnits@purdue.edu
HEAV 431
(765) 494-3585
Professor; Director of Theory and Cultural Studies

Theory and Cultural Studies, specializing in critical and cultural theory, British and European romanticism; continental philosophy; modernism and postmodernism; relations among literature, philosophy, and science

Manushag (Nush) Powell mnpowell@purdue.edu
HEAV 437
Associate Professor

18th Century British Literature

Victor Raskin vraskin@purdue.edu
HEAV 441
(765) 494-3782
Distinguished Professor

Linguistics

Krista Ratcliffe ratcliffe@purdue.edu
HEAV 324
(765) 494-6478
Professor and Department Head

Rhetoric and composition, especially the intersections of rhetorical theory with feminist theory and critical race studies

Thomas Rickert trickert@purdue.edu
HEAV 301C
Professor of English

Rhetoric and Composition, Cultural Studies and Critical Theory

Charles Ross rosscs@purdue.edu
HEAV 313
(765) 494-3729
Professor; Director of Comparative Literature

Romance epic, literature and law, and law in the English Renaissance

Aparajita Sagar asagar@purdue.edu
HEAV 308C
Associate Professor

Postcolonial Literature, Urban space, domesticity and cultural commodities in Africa and South Asia, postcolonial- and feminist-cultural studies, theory, literature and film, third world cities/citizenship; discourses of gifts and sacrifice in the imperial encounter; memory and speed culture; and taste and distinction (aestheticism and consumerism in a transnational context)

Michael Salvo salvo@purdue.edu
HEAV 302C
(765) 494-3772
Associate Professor; Director of Professional Writing

Professional and technical writing, digital culture and new media studies, usability, and information architecture and design

James Saunders saunderj@purdue.edu
HEAV 330B
(765) 494-4056
Professor of English
Ryan Schneider pschnei@purdue.edu
HEAV 304A
(765) 494-3748
Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies

19th-century American Literature; Transcendentalism; African American literature; Public Intellectuals and Intellectual History

Melanie Shoffner shoffner@purdue.edu
HEAV 415
(765) 494-3763
Associate Professor of English Education

Reflective practice; secondary English teacher preparation; beginning English teachers' development

Tony Silva tony@purdue.edu
HEAV 433
(765) 494-3774
Professor

Second Language Writing

Sharon Solwitz ssolwitz@purdue.edu
HEAV 325C
Associate Professor

Creative Writing; Fiction

Patricia Sullivan psulliva@purdue.edu
HEAV 401
(765) 494-3768
Professor; Director of Rhetoric and Composition

Rhetoric and Composition, methodology (including digital historiography); feminist issues in technology and writing; technical and professional writing; institutional critique; visual rhetoric and communication

Irwin Weiser iweiser@purdue.edu
BRNG 1290
(765) 494-4111
Professor

Rhetoric and Composition, Composition theory, writing across the curriculum, and writing program administraton

Paul Whitfield White pwhite@purdue.edu
HEAV G41A
Professor

Renaissance literature, theatre, and dramatic theory; Shakespeare; medieval drama; religion and culture of Tudor and early Stuart England


Continuing Lecturers

NameContactTitle
Deanne Brenneman dbrennem@purdue.edu
HEAV G36D
Continuing Lecturer
Tracy Clark clark9@purdue.edu
HEAV 331C
Continuing Lecturer
Thomas Ghering tghering@purdue.edu
HEAV G39A
(765) 494-6635
Continuing Lecturer
Linda Haynes lhaynes@purdue.edu
HEAV 303C
Continuing Lecturer
Nancy Quinn nquinn@purdue.edu
HEAV 310B
Continuing Lecturer
Renae Shackelford shackelr@purdue.edu
HEAV 330C
Continuing Lecturer

Emeriti Faculty

NameContactTitle
Leon Gottfried lelin2@comcast.net

Professor Emeritus of English
Muriel "Mickey" Harris harrism@purdue.edu

Professor Emeritus of English, Writing Lab Director (Retired)

Rhetoric and Composition, specializing in writing center theory, practice, and administration.

Janice Lauer (Rice) jmlauer@purdue.edu

Professor Emeritus of English
William Joseph Palmer wjpalmer@purdue.edu

Professor Emeritus of English
Margaret (Peggy) Rowe mmrowe@purdue.edu

Professor Emeritus of English

Limited Term Lecturers

NameContactTitle
Rachel Bailey rachael.d.bailey@gmail.com

Limited Term Lecturer
Cesar Elvir celvir@purdue.edu

Limited Term Lecturer
Crystal Kirgiss ckirgiss@purdue.edu

Limited Term Lecturer
Beth Lageveen blagevee@purdue.edu

Limited Term Lecturer
Lauren Mallett lmallett@purdue.edu

Limited Term Lecturer
Jacqueline Parkison jparkis@purdue.edu

Limited Term Lecturer
Daye Phillippo dbphilli@purdue.edu

Limited Term Lecturer
Wendy Wallace wallac37@purdue.edu

Limited Term Lecturer
Mark Zamerowski zamierow@purdue.edu
HEAV 309F
Limited Term Lecturer
Jacob Zucker zucker@purdue.edu

Limited Term Lecturer

Graduate Students

NameContactTitle
Nawwaf Alhazmi nalhazmi@purdue.edu
HEAV 416
Graduate Student
Jeffrey Amos amosj@purdue.edu
HEAV 311E
Graduate Student
Rachel Atherton ratherto@purdue.edu
HEAV 215
Graduate Student
Samantha Atkins satkins87@gmail.com
HEAV 442
Graduate Student
Jessica Auz jauz@purdue.edu
HEAV 215
Graduate Student
Taylor Baker baker405@purdue.edu
HEAV 307D
Graduate Student
Sandra Banales sbanales@purdue.edu
HEAV 215
Graduate Student
Hadi Banat hbanat@purdue.edu
HEAV 408
Graduate Student
Kamal Belmihoub kbelmiho@purdue.edu
HEAV 207
Graduate Student
Brittany Biesiada bbiesiad@purdue.edu
HEAV 214
Graduate Student
Gregory Bowen buckleym@purdue.edu
HEAV 210
Graduate Student
Elizabeth Boyle boyle30@purdue.edu
HEAV 215
Graduate Student
Eugene Boyle boyle38@purdue.edu
HEAV 308A
Graduate Student
Erin Brock brock7@purdue.edu
HEAV 215
Graduate Student
Anthony Bushner abushner@purdue.edu
HEAV 215
Graduate Student
Ryan Buss rbuss@purdue.edu
HEAV 215
Graduate Student
Michelle Campbell campb186@purdue.edu
HEAV 209
Graduate Student
Elaine Cannell ecannell@purdue.edu
HEAV 406
Graduate Student
Pamela Carralero pcarralero@gmail.com
HEAV 209
Graduate Student
Yue Chen chen1398@purdue.edu
HEAV 413
Graduate Student
Libby Chernouski lchernou@purdue.edu
HEAV 311E
Graduate Student
Amelia Chesley achesley@purdue.edu
HEAV 301
Graduate Student
Shaun Clarkson sclarks@purdue.edu
HEAV 215
Graduate Student
Brittany Claytor blaytor@purdue.edu
HEAV 414
Graduate Student
Devon Cook cook212@purdue.edu
HEAV 209
Graduate Student
Sherri Craig craig36@purdue.edu
HEAV 443
Graduate Student
Erin Cromer ecromer@purdue.edu
HEAV 327D
Graduate Student
Stacey Dearing sdearing@purdue.edu
HEAV 309A
Graduate Student
Anthony (Tony) Delgado tdelgado@purdue.edu
HEAV G42
Graduate Student
Marc Diefenderfer mdiefend@purdue.edu
HEAV 414
Graduate Student
Samuel Dunn dunn39@purdue.edu
HEAV 443
Graduate Student
Amy Elliot elliot1@purdue.edu
HEAV 325D
Graduate Student
Daniel Ernst ernst9@purdue.edu
HEAV 311A
Graduate Student
Daniel Fladager dfladage@purdue.edu
HEAV 214
Graduate Student
Joseph Forte jforte@purdue.edu
HEAV 207
Graduate Student
Hanyang Fu fu134@purdue.edu
HEAV 327F
Graduate Student
Joshua Galat jgalat@purdue.edu
HEAV 214
Graduate Student
Gabriela Garcia garci347@purdue.edu
HEAV 413
Graduate Student
Elizabeth Geib geibe@purdue.edu
HEAV 443
Graduate Student
Jeffrey Gerding JGerding@purdue.edu
HEAV 209
Graduate Student
Maryam Ghafoor mghafoor@purdue.edu
HEAV 309E
Graduate Student
Juliana Goodman goodma12@purdue.edu
HEAV 310F
Graduate Student
Negin Goodrich ngoodri@purdue.edu
HEAV G42
Graduate Student
Carolyn Grant grant34@purdue.edu
HEAV 207
Graduate Student
Liana Hakobyan lhakobya@purdue.edu

Graduate Student
Talisha Haltiwanger thaltiwanger@purdue.edu
HEAV G42
Graduate Student
Aidan Holtan (Gaunt) gaunta@purdue.edu
HEAV 207A
Graduate Student
Kimberly Hunter-Perkins khunterp@purdue.edu
HEAV G30
Graduate Student
Mitchell Jacobs jacobs95@purdue.edu
HEAV 207
Graduate Student
Yoojin Jang jang94@purdue.edu
HEAV 310D
Graduate Student
Caroline Jennings jennin15@purdue.edu
HEAV 443
Graduate Student
Carrie Kancilia ckancili@purdue.edu
HEAV 215
Graduate Student
Alisha Karabinus akarabin@purdue.edu
HEAV G30
Graduate Student
Daniel Kenzie dkenzie@purdue.edu
HEAV 331A
Graduate Student
Hannah Korell hkorell@purdue.edu
HEAV 127
Graduate Student
Cody Krumrie ckrumr00@purdue.edu
HEAV 331D
Graduate Student
Ge Lan lan12@purdue.edu
HEAV 214
Graduate Student
Elizabeth (Liz) Lane lane34@purdue.edu
HEAV 303F
Graduate Student
Haley Larsen larsen9@purdue.edu
HEAV 325D
Graduate Student
Laura Lee lee2233@purdue.edu
HEAV 127
Graduate Student
Yiyang Li li1520@purdue.edu
HEAV 406
Graduate Student
Daniel Liddle dliddle@purdue.edu
HEAV 303F
Graduate Student
Jingyi Liu liu1222@igs.com
HEAV 404
Graduate Student
Alexander Long long205@purdue.edu
HEAV 209
Graduate Student
Gabriel Lonsberry glonsber@purdue.edu
HEAV G30
Graduate Student
Patrick Love lovep@purdue.edu
HEAV 214
Graduate Student
Wei Lu lu349@purdue.edu
HEAV 127
Graduate Student
Lindsey Macdonald macdonl@purdue.edu
HEAV 214
Graduate Student
Nicholas Marino nmarino@purdue.edu
HEAV 214
Graduate Student
Mary McCall mccall0@purdue.edu
HEAV 307E
Graduate Student
Christy McCarter mccarter@purdue.edu
HEAV 416
Graduate Student
Adrian McClure ajmcclur@purdue.edu
HEAV G42
Graduate Student
Arielle McKee mckee10@purdue.edu
HEAV 414
Graduate Student
Michelle McMullin mmcmulli@purdue.edu
HEAV 408
Graduate Student
Dustin Meyer meyer58@purdue.edu
HEAV 209
Graduate Student
Zea Miller mill1178@purdue.edu
HEAV 210
Graduate Student
Alexander Mouw alexmouw@gmail.com
HEAV G30
Graduate Student
McKinley Murphy murph209@purdue.edu
HEAV 406
Graduate Student
Bryan Nakawaki bnakawak@purdue.edu
HEAV 331D
Graduate Student
Olivia Nammack onammack@purdue.edu
HEAV 309A
Graduate Student
David O'Neil doneil@purdue.edu
HEAV G30
Graduate Student
Kwaku Osei-Tutu koseitut@purdue.edu
HEAV G42
Graduate Student
Trinity Overmyer tcovermy@purdue.edu
HEAV G45
Graduate Student
Shaily Parihar sparihar@purdue.edu
HEAV 310D
Graduate Student
Joohyun Park park480@purdue.edu
HEAV G42
Graduate Student
Shawn (Park) Parkison sparkis@purdue.edu
HEAV G42
Graduate Student
Michelle Parsons parsonm@purdue.edu
HEAV 413
Graduate Student
Joshua Perry perry78@purdue.edu
HEAV 127
Graduate Student
Ingrid Pierce pierce44@purdue.edu
HEAV 309D
Graduate Student
Robert Powers powers51@purdue.edu
HEAV 209
Graduate Student
Christopher Queen queenc@purdue.edu
HEAV 408
Graduate Student
Adrianna Radosti aradosti@purdue.edu
HEAV 207
Graduate Student
Hannah Rahimi hannah.rahimi@gmail.com
HEAV 327E
Graduate Student
Kylie Regan regan9@purdue.edu
HEAV 210
Graduate Student
Rebecca Roach rroach@purdue.edu
HEAV 327E
Graduate Student
Dana Roders droders@purdue.edu
HEAV 327E
Graduate Student
Victoria Ruiz ruiz56@purdue.edu
HEAV 308E
Graduate Student
Margaret Sheble msheble@purdue.edu
HEAV 209
Graduate Student
John Sherrill sherrilj@purdue.edu

Graduate Student
Rebekah Sims resims@purdue.edu
HEAV G30
Graduate Student
Priya Sirohi psirohi@purdue.edu
HEAV 308B
Graduate Student
Julia Smith smit1822@purdue.edu
HEAV 308D
Graduate Student
Alexander Stinton astinton@purdue.edu
HEAV G30
Graduate Student
Jungkyu Suh suh18@purdue.edu
HEAV 210
Graduate Student
Anthony-Paul Sutton sutton32@purdue.edu
HEAV G30
Graduate Student
Aleksandra Swatek aswatek@purdue.edu
HEAV G030
Graduate Student
Kenneth Tanemura ktanemur@purdue.edu
HEAV 207A
Graduate Student
Mitchell Terpstra mterpstr@purdue.edu
HEAV 209
Graduate Student
Tulin Ece Tosun ttosun@purdue.edu
Comparative Literature/BRNG
Ph.D. Candidate
Beth Towle towle0@purdue.edu
HEAV 307E
Graduate Student
April Urban urbana@purdue.edu
HEAV 311E
Graduate Student
Deena Varner dvarner@purdue.edu
HEAV 209
Graduate Student
Zhaozhe Wang wang2839@purdue.edu
HEAV 207
Graduate Student
Susan Wegener swegener@purdue.edu
HEAV 207
Graduate Student/English
Kai Yang yang913@purdue.edu
HEAV 327A
Graduate Student

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