Faculty and Staff  

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  • McWilliams, Mark B.
  • Department Chair, Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • M.A., University of Virginia
  • B.A., College of William and Mary

410-293-6201 Sampson 223

Research interests

American literature and culture, food studies

  • Salinas, Jason (Webpage)
  • LCDR, USN
  • Associate Chair, Master Instructor
  • M.A., St. John’s College
  • B.S., U. S. Naval Academy

410-293-6227 Sampson 206

Research interests

Graphic novels, Bible as literature, philosophy and literature

  • Allen-Emerson, Michelle
  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • B.A., University of the South, Sewanee

410-293-6229 Sampson 254

Research interests

Victorian sanitary reform, the city and modernity, Victorian visual culture, nineteenth-century periodicals and print culture, Dickens

  • Bakke, Lila
  • CDR, USN
  • Instructor
  • J.D., University of Wisconsin
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

410-293-6208 Sampson 244

Research interests

Le Guin, Atwood, H.D., Hemingway, Poetry, Veterans Benefits International Law, Visual Arts

  • Beckman, John A.
  • Professor
  • Ph.D.,University of California, Davis
  • M.A. (Creative Writing), University of California, Davis
  • B.A., University of Iowa

410-293-6206 Sampson 250

Research interests

American Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Theory

  • Booth, Allyson A.
  • Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Yale College

410-293-6230 Sampson 253

Research interests

Modern and Contemporary British Literature, Poetry

  • Clark, Audrey Wu
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • A.B., Cornell University

410-293-6209 Sampson 207

Research interests

Asian American Literature, African American Literature, Multi-Ethnic Literature, Twentieth-Century American Literature, Critical Race Theory

  • Comet, Noah (Webpage)
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., New York University
  • B.A., Miami University of Ohio

410-293-6243 Sampson 233

Research interests

British Romanticism, poetry and poetics, gender, classical reception studies, film, creative writing, and the digital humanities.

  • Cone, Temple (Webpage)
  • Associate Professor, Honors Advisor, VGEP Advisor
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • M.F.A. (Creative Writing), University of Virginia
  • M.A. (Creative Writing), Hollins University
  • B.A., Washington and Lee University

410-293-6225 Sampson 203

Research interests

Ecocriticism, contemporary poetry, creative writing

  • Corley, William (Webpage)
  • LCDR, USN
  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
  • M.A., San Jose State University
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley

410-293-6210 Sampson 229

Research interests

American Literature, Poetry, Literature and Religion

  • De Anda, Ram
  • Maj, USMC
  • Instructor
  • M.Ed. Park University
  • B.A. Northwood University

410-293-6213 Sampson 213

Research interests

Postsecondary and adult education, literature of war, U.S. Marine Corps history, applied warfare

  • Drew, Anne Marie
  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • M.A., John Carroll University
  • B.A., Baldwin Wallace College, English and Theatre

410-293-6216 Sampson 208

Research interests

Shakespeare, Drama

  • Fermo, Deborah
  • CDR, USNR
  • Senior Instructor
  • M.A. Liberal Arts, St. John’s College
  • B.S., U.S. Naval Academy

410-293-6212 Sampson 255

Research interests

Core Curriculum, Afghan Literature, Professional Writing

  • Fetrow, Fred M.
  • Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska
  • M.A., University of Nebraska
  • B.A.Ed., Wayne State College

410-293-6234 Sampson 201

Research interests

Shakespeare, African American Literature

  • Fitzgerald, Jill
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., St. Louis University
  • B.A., Gonzaga University

410-293-6237 Sampson 243

Research interests

Old and Middle English literature; Old Norse-Icelandic literature; History of the English Language

  • Fleming, Bruce E.
  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
  • M.A., University of Chicago
  • B.A., Haverford College

410-293-6219 Sampson 210

Research interests

Modernism, creative writing, usable philosophy

  • Gilliland, C. Herbert (Webpage)
  • Professor
  • Graduate U.S. Naval War College, College of Naval Command & Staff
  • Ph.D., University of Florida
  • M.A. (Theatre), University of Florida
  • B.A., University of Florida

410-293-6203 Sampson 211

Research interests

Renaissance, biography, naval and sea literature, drama, science fiction

  • Handley, Derek
  • CDR, USN
  • Instructor
  • M.F.A. (Creative Writing), University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A., Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.A., Hampton University

410-293-6233 Sampson 235

Research interests

African-American rhetoric, literature and culture; African Diaspora Studies; contemporary rhetorical theory; rhetorical education, and creative writing

  • Hill, John M. (Webpage)
  • Professor
  • Ph.D.,University of Washington
  • B.A., University of Washington

410-293-6205 Sampson 248

Research interests

Old and Middle English Literature, Beowulf and Chaucer's works especially; anthropological and psychological approaches to literature

  • Himmer, Kimberly
  • CDR, USN
  • Instructor
  • M.A., Carleton University
  • B.S., U.S. Naval Academy

410-293-6228 Sampson 228

Research interests

New Media and Transmedia Narratives, Cybertext (Hypertext) Fiction, Game Narratives

  • Larabee, Mark D.
  • CAPT, USN
  • Permanent Military Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Washington

410-293-6214 Sampson 202

Research interests

Modern British literature, Joseph Conrad, literature of World War I, literature of the sea, space and place in literature

  • Mace, Nancy A. (Webpage)
  • Professor
  • Ph. D., Pennsylvania State University
  • M. A., Bucknell University
  • A.B., Smith College

410-293-6215 Sampson 204

Research interests

Henry Fielding, eighteenth-century British novel and theatre, publishing history, eighteenth-century music publishing

  • Nolan, Charles J. (Webpage)
  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
  • A.M., University of Illinois
  • B.S., Saint Louis University

410-293-6235 Sampson 251

Research interests

American Literature, Hemingway

  • O'Brien, Timothy (Webpage)
  • Professor
  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

410-293-6204 Sampson 205

Research interests

Robert Frost, Middle English Literature, Satire

  • Parker, Michael P. (Webpage)
  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Yale University
  • M.Phil., Yale University
  • M.A., Yale University
  • B.A., Yale College

410-293-6211 Sampson 209

Research interests

Seventeenth-century poetry, Annapolis and Naval Academy history, literature of death and dying

  • Ryan, John
  • LCDR, USN
  • Junior Permanent Military Professor
  • M.A., Catholic University of America
  • B.S., United States Naval Academy

410-293-6231 Sampson 236

Research interests

Human behavior, stress management, and the influence of exercise in the improvement of long term cognitive change

  • Shaffer, Thomas J.
  • Associate Professor, Senior Academic Advisor
  • Ph.D., Yale University
  • B.A., Washington and Lee University

410-293-6232 Sampson 252

Research interests

Drama, Shakespeare, Early American Literature, Graphic Novel and Comics, Horror

  • Stanlake, Christy L
  • Professor
  • Ph.D. (Theatre-Criticism, Literature, and History), Ohio State University
  • M.A. (Theatre-Criticism, Literature, and History), University of Oklahoma
  • B.B.S., Hardin-Simmons University

410-293-6217 Sampson 249

Research interests

Theatrical theories, literature, and history; Native American studies, literature, literary theories, and cultural theories; new play development; text into performance; directing; theatre for social change; documentary theatre

  • Ward, Thomas
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Davidson College

410-293-6220 Sampson 212

Research interests

Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century poetry, literature and sound, material culture, history of reading, Shakespeare, Milton, Spenser

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