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Faculty and Staff

  • Allen-Emerson, Michelle

    Department Chair, Professor Ph.D., University of Virginia B.A., University of the South, Sewanee
    Research Interests
    Victorian sanitary reform, the city and modernity, Victorian visual culture, nineteenth-century periodicals and print culture, Dickens

  • Flynn, Michael

    CDR, USN Associate Chair, Permanent Military Professor Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin M.A., University of Maryland, College Park B.S., United States Naval Academy
    Research Interests
    Trauma Studies, Latin American Literature, War Literature, Psychoanalytic Criticism

  • Amador, Robert John "RJ"

    LT, USN Instructor MPhil., University of Cambridge B.A., University of California, Irvine

  • Atsinger, Katrina

    Adjunct Instructor M.A. Liberal Arts, St. John's College Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Oxford University BA / MA (Oxon) English Literature and Language, Oxford University
    Research Interests
    The Great Books of Western Civilization; history of English Language; James Joyce's Ulysses; the works of Louisa M Alcott; poetry composition; Classical Ballet

  • Beckman, John A.

    Professor Ph.D.,University of California, Davis M.A. (Creative Writing), University of California, Davis B.A., University of Iowa
    Research Interests
    American Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Theory

  • Bloomfield, Gabriel

    Assistant Professor Ph.D., Columbia University B.A., Yale University
    Research Interests
    Early modern literature, poetry (especially lyric), religion, sermons, the history of interpretation, the history of the book, Shakespeare

  • Booth, Allyson A.

    Professor Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania B.A., Yale College
    Research Interests
    Modern and Contemporary British Literature, Poetry

  • Clark, Audrey Wu

    Associate Professor Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley A.B., Cornell University
    Research Interests
    Asian American Literature, African American Literature, Multi-Ethnic Literature, Twentieth-Century American Literature, Critical Race Theory

  • Comet, Noah

    Associate Professor Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles M.A., New York University B.A., Miami University of Ohio
    Research Interests
    British Romanticism, poetry and poetics, gender, classical reception studies, film, creative writing, and the digital humanities.

  • Cone, Temple

    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
    Research Interests
    Ecocriticism, contemporary poetry, creative writing

  • Cruz Lemar, Marissa

    LT, USN Instructor M.A. (Writing), Johns Hopkins University Master's (Public Diplomacy), University of Southern California B.A. (Political Science), Brown University
    Research Interests
    Creative Nonfiction, Multi-ethnic Literature, Health and Wellness, Travel Writing, Memoir, Strategic Communication

  • Fitzgerald, Jill

    Associate Professor, Senior Academic Advisor Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign M.A., St. Louis University B.A., Gonzaga University
    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
    Research Interests
    Modernism, creative writing, usable philosophy

  • Foster, Caitlin

    LCDR, USN Instructor M.S. (Journalism), Columbia University B.S. (English), United States Naval Academy

  • Garrow, Philip

    LCDR, USN Junior Permanent Military Professor Ed.D. Student (Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education), Johns Hopkins University M.A. (English), University of Maryland, College Park M.A. (National Security & Strategic Studies), U.S. Naval War College M.A. (International Relations), Salve Regina University B.A. (Political Science), Tulane University
    Research Interests
    Human Error, Composition Assessment, Learning Orientation, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Rhetoric, Naval Professional Writing, Graphic Novels and Comic Book Storytelling

  • Harris, Sharea

    Writing Specialist & Instructor M.F.A (Creative Writing and Publishing Arts), University of Baltimore B.A. (Information Technology), Oakwood University
    Research Interests
    poetry, metanarratives of Black Women, multilingual learners, folklore, and culture

  • Major, Michael

    LCDR, USN Instructor Ph.D. Candidate (Communication), Wayne State University M.A. (Communication & Multimedia), Saginaw Valley State University M.Ed. (Educational Leadership), Saginaw Valley State University B.A. (French), Saginaw Valley State University
    Research Interests
    Strategic communication and management, organizational behavior and communication, human resource management, technical communication


  • Meehan, Erin

    CDR, USN Instructor Ph.D. Candidate (Humanities), Salve Regina University M.A. (Humanities), Salve Regina University B.S. United States Naval Academy
    Research Interests
    Somali oral poetry, anti-colonial literature

  • Melville, Greg

    Adjunct Instructor M.A. (Journalism) Pennsylvania State University B.A. (English) Kenyon College
    Research Interests
    Narrative nonfiction

  • Moore, Marlon

    Assistant Professor Ph.D., University of Florida B.A., University of North Florida (Honors)
    Research Interests
    African American Literature, LGBT fiction, Southern Culture Studies, Popular Culture Studies

  • Morrissey, Kristine

    Adjunct Instructor Foreign Service Institute, languages M.A. (English) American University B.S. (English) James Madison University
    Research Interests
    Languages, Literary and Cultural Studies, Latin American Regional Studies/Literature

  • Nal, Nichella

    LT, USN Instructor M.A. (Liberal Arts), St.John's College B.A. (Biological Sciences), George Washington University
    Research Interests
    Great books of Western Tradition, Ancient Greek Language and Literature, Shakespeare, Dystopian Literature, Poetry


  • Schueman, Thomas

    Maj, USMC Instructor M.A., Georgetown University B.A., Loyola University Chicago
    Research Interests
    War literature

  • Shaffer, Jason

    Professor Ph.D., Yale University B.A., Washington and Lee University
    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
    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

  • Wagoner, Michael M.

    Assistant Professor Ph.D., Florida State University M.F.A. (Shakespeare and Performance), Mary Baldwin University M.Litt. (Shakespeare and Performance), Mary Baldwin University B.A. (English and Theatre), Washington and Lee University
    Research Interests
    Early Modern Drama, Shakespeare, Performance Studies, Modern Drama, Dramaturgy, and Directing for the Theatre

  • Ward, Thomas

    Associate Professor Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania B.A., Davidson College
    Research Interests
    Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century poetry, literature and sound, material culture, history of reading, Shakespeare, Milton, Spenser

  • Warner, Allison

    Adjunct Instructor Ph.D. (English), University of Maryland, College Park M.A. (English), University of Maryland, College Park B.A. (English), Pennsylvania State University
    Research Interests
    Rhetoric and Composition, Education, Writing Tutor Strategies, Online Communication

  • Weber, Brian Mark

    Adjunct Instructor M.A. (Military History) Norwich University M.A. (English Literature) Washington College B.A. (American Literature and History) Vermont College of Norwich University Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning from Norwich University
    Research Interests
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, British Romanticism, American Transcendentalism, Alternative Education, Dystopian Literature, War Literature, Nature Writing.

  • Wessel, Jane

    Assistant Professor M.A. and Ph.D., University of Delaware B.A., Binghamton University
    Research Interests
    Eighteenth-century British literature and culture, theatre history, performance studies, history of intellectual property

  • Wong, Shirley Lau

    Assistant Professor Ph.D., New York University B.A., Columbia University
    Research Interests
    Twentieth- and twenty-first-century British and Anglophone literatures; poetry and poetics; global studies; postcolonial literature and theory; Irish literature and cultural criticism

  • Wukitch, Melody

    Adjunct Instructor M.S.Ed. (Literacy) Loyola University of Maryland B.A. (English Literature—Creative Non-fiction Writing), Notre Dame University of Maryland
    Research Interests
    Dystopian Literature, Developmental Literacy, Critical literacy pedagogy as a predictor of student post-secondary success, Critical Race Theory, Creative Non-fiction, the essay and memoir.
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