Faculty and Staff  

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  • McWilliams, Mark B.
  • Department Chair, Professor
  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of Virginia, 2002
  • M.A., English Literature, University of Virginia, 1995
  • B.A., English Literature, College of William and Mary, 1991

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Research interests

American literature and culture; food studies

  • Salinas, Jason (Webpage)
  • LCDR, USN
  • Associate Chair, Master Instructor

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Research interests

Ancient Greek and Near-Eastern literature; philosophy and literature.

  • Allen-Emerson, Michelle
  • Associate Professor

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Research interests

Victorian literature and culture; sanitary reform; nineteenth-century print culture; literature of the British Empire; postcolonial literature

  • Bakke, Lila
  • CDR, USN

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  • Beckman, John A.
  • Professor

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Research interests

American literature and culture; African-American literature and culture; critical theory; creative writing

  • Booth, Allyson A.
  • Professor

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Research interests

Modern British literature; literature of World War I; poetry; popular culture

  • Clark, Audrey Wu
  • Assistant Professor

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Research interests

Asian American literature; African American literature; Multi-Ethnic literature; Twentieth-Century American Literature; Critical race theory

  • Comet, Noah (Webpage)
  • Assistant Professor

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Research interests

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

  • Cone, R. Temple (Webpage)
  • Assistant Professor, Honors Advisor, VGEP Advisor

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Research interests

Ecocriticism and ecological poetry; contemporary Irish poetry and political violence; creative writing (poetry)

  • Corley, William
  • LT, USN

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  • Drew, Anne Marie
  • Professor

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Research interests

Drama; Shakespeare

  • Fermo, Deborah
  • CDR, USNR
  • Senior Instructor

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  • Fetrow, Fred M.
  • Professor

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Research interests

Robert Hayden; African-American literature

  • Fleming, Bruce E.
  • Professor

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Research interests

Modernism; creative writing; usable philosophy

  • Gilliland, C. Herbert
  • Professor

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Research interests

Renaissance and 17th Century; Naval and sea literature; U.S. Navy African Squadron; science fiction (especially Heinlein)

  • Hill, John M. (Webpage)
  • Professor
  • Ph.D., English, University of Washington, 1971
  • B.A., English, University of Washington, 1966

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Research interests

Old and Middle English language, literature, and culture; applied anthropology and psychology

  • Himmer, Kimberly
  • CDR, USN

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  • Larabee, Mark D. (Webpage)
  • CAPT, USN
  • Permanent Military Professor

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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. in English, The Pennsylvania State University, 1989
  • M. A. in English, Bucknell University, 1982

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Research interests

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

  • MacLean, Aaron
  • Captain, USMC
  • Instructor

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  • Nolan, Charles J. (Webpage)
  • Professor
  • Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 1977
  • A.M. University of Illinois, 1969
  • B.S. Saint Louis University, 1964 (Magna Cum Laude)

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Research interests

American Literature; Hemingway

  • O'Brien, Timothy (Webpage)
  • Professor
  • Ph.D. in English, University of California, 1981
  • M.A. in English, University of California, 1975
  • B.A. in English, University of California, 1973

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Research interests

Middle English literature; Robert Frost; satire

  • Parker, Michael P. (Webpage)
  • Professor

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Research interests

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

  • Ryan, John
  • LCDR, USN
  • Junior Permanent Military Professor

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  • Shaffer, Thomas J.
  • Associate Professor, Senior Academic Advisor

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Research interests

Theatre history and dramatic literature; pre-1865 American literature; literature of the eighteenth-century Atlantic; dramaturgy; gender theory; performance studies

  • Stanlake, Christy L
  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Theatre-Criticism, Literature, and History, Ohio State University, 2002
  • M.A., Theatre-Criticism, Literature, and History, University of Oklahoma, 1997
  • B.B.S., English Literature, Hardin-Simmons University, 1994

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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

  • Ward, Thomas
  • Assistant Professor

410-293-6220 Sampson 212

  • Wright, Edward
  • LT, USN
  • Instructor

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