College of Arts & Sciences

English Faculty


Mary M. Balkun, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

Dr. Balkun brings technology into her English courses, including wikis, blogs, and Second Life.
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Martha C. Carpentier, Ph.D.


Dr. Carpentier specializes in British, Irish, and American modernism, the 20th-century novel, short story, and drama.
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Nancy Enright

Nancy H. Enright, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English and Catholic Studies and Coordinator of Signature II: Journey of Transformation

Dr. Enright is an associate professor of writing and coordinator of Signature II: Journey of Transformation.
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Jonathan Farina

Jonathan Farina, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Farina writes about 19th-century English fiction by writers like Dickens and Thackeray and the history of science.
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Karen Gevirtz

Karen B. Gevirtz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English; Co-Director, Women and Gender Studies Program

Dr. Gevirtz writes about the invention of the novel in the long eighteenth century, and Jane Austen.
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Jefferey Gray Ph.D., Professor

Jeffrey H. Gray, Ph.D.


Dr. Jeffrey Gray is a professor of postwar American poetry, postcolonial literature, and literary theory.
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Chrysanthy Grieco

Chrysanthy Grieco, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Chrysanthy Grieco is Associate Professor of English, with a specialization in Shakespeare and Drama.
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Edmund Jones

Edmund Jones, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Jones is interested in how people learn how to write. He is currently researching knowledge transfer in writing.
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James R. Lindroth, Ph.D.


Dr. Lindroth has a special interest in American and contemporary literature, as well as film and literature.
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Nathan M. Oates, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Director of Creative Writing and author of The Empty House, winner of the Spokane Prize.
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Kelly A. Shea, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of the Writing Center/OWL

Dr. Shea notes that writing centers help students not because they can't write, but because they do.
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Donovan Sherman

Donovan Sherman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sherman studies Shakespeare, dramatic literature and critical theory.
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Mark Svenvold, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor

Professor Svenvold was invited in fall 2009 to the University of Stockholm, Sweden, to talk about his book, Big Weather
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 John P Wargacki Ph.D.

John Wargacki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Wargacki is passionate about the arts, especially the relationship between poetry and music.
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Director of Graduate Studies
Angela Weisl, Ph.D.

(973) 275-5889
Fahy Hall, 362

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