Department of English

Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Cezarija Abartis

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
  • Teaching and research areas: Renaissance literature, Greek and Roman literature, fiction writing

(320) 308-3244 | 260 Ruby Cora Webster Hall
c.abartis@stcloudstate.edu

Matt Barton

Matt Barton

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., University of South Florida
  • Teaching and research areas: digital rhetoric, composition, game studies, wikis, popular culture, professional writing, science fiction/fantasy literature, digital pedagogy

(320) 308-2204 | 158 Ruby Cora Webster Hall
mdbarton@stcloudstate.edu

Michael Dando

Michael Dando

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Teaching and research areas: urban education, culturally relevant pedagogy, critical literacy development, English education, teacher education

(320) 308-3724 | 164 Ruby Cora Webster Hall
mbdando@stcloudstate.edu

Danielle Donelson

  • Director of Composition
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., Bowling Green University
  • Teaching and research areas: composition pedagogy, writing program administration, cultural rhetorics, decolonial theories and pedagogies, rhetorical theory, professional communication
Judith Dorn

Judith Dorn

  • Department Chair and Professor
  • Ph.D., Yale University
  • Teaching and research areas: 17th and 18th-century British literature, narrative, the novel, critical theory, English literary periods medieval to modern

(320) 308-5432 | 255 Ruby Cora Webster Hall
jadorn@stcloudstate.edu

Tim Fountaine

  • Assistant Professor
  • Writing Center Director
  • Ph.D, Michigan Technological University
  • Teaching and research areas: the social context of writing, theories and practices of rhetoric and of writing, writing center theory and practice

(320) 308-5472 | 117A Ruby Cora Webster Hall
trfountaine@stcloudstate.edu

Catherine Fox

Catherine Fox

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Iowa State University
  • Teaching and research areas: feminist, queer, and rhetorical theories; feminist/critical pedagogy, embodied learning and writing, mindfulness practices

(320) 308-5106 | 161 Ruby Cora Webster Hall
cofox@stcloudstate.edu

Sarah Green

Sarah Green

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., Ohio University
  • Teaching and research areas: creative writing-poetry and nonfiction, songwriting, American poetics and multicultural literatures, gender and women’s studies, creative writing pedagogy

(320) 308-3937 | 258 Ruby Cora Webster Hall
sgreen@stcloudstate.edu

James Heiman

James Heiman

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Iowa State University
  • Teaching and research areas: composition pedagogy, writing program administration, rhetorical theory, professional communication

(320) 308-4735 | 110 Ruby Cora Webster Hall
jrheiman@stcloudstate.edu

Choonkyong Kim

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Teaching and research areas: second language acquisition, vocabulary acquisition, research methods, language teacher education

(320) 308-3245 | 101 Ruby Cora Webster Hall
ckim@stcloudstate.edu

Ettien Koffi

Ettien Koffi

  • Professor
  • Ph.D. Linguistics, Indiana University
  • Teaching and research areas: phonetics/phonology, sociolinguistics, language planning, Anyi language research

(320) 308-3539 | 261 Ruby Cora Webster Hall
enkoffi@stcloudstate.edu

John P. Madden

John P. Madden

  • Director, Teaching English as a Second Language program
  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
  • Teaching and research areas: second language comprehension, computer-assisted language learning and digital literacy, second language acquisition, second language research methods, second language

(320) 308-0910 | 162 Ruby Cora Webster Hall
jpmadden@stcloudstate.edu

Anastassia McNulty

  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Teaching and research areas: ESL/TESL, bilingual education, assessment, heritage language learners, online teaching/technology
Maria (Masha) Mikolchak

Maria (Masha) Mikolchak

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina
  • Teaching and research areas: comparative literature, French, German and Russian national literatures, 19th century European novel, languages and cultures
Shannon Olson

Shannon Olson

  • Professor
  • Program Coordinator
  • M.F.A., University of Minnesota
  • Teaching and research areas: creative writing fiction and nonfiction, editing and publishing, reading and producing the literary magazine, humor writing

(320) 308-5104 | 257 Ruby Cora Webster Hall
srolson@stcloudstate.edu

Monica Pelaez

Monica Pelaez

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Brown University
  • Teaching and research areas: 19th-century American literature, early American literature, poetry, African American literature, literary theory

(320) 308-3183 | 103 Ruby Cora Webster Hall
mtpelaez@stcloudstate.edu

James Robinson

James Robinson

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Stanford University
  • Teaching and research areas: teaching English as a second language (TESL) methods and ESL, culture and ethnographic research in educational settings

(320) 308-4956 | 102 Ruby Cora Webster Hall
jhrobinson@stcloudstate.edu

Ed Sadrai

Ed Sadrai

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • Teaching and research areas: codeswitching, conlangs, information structure, morphosyntax, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition

(320) 308-3061 | 126 Ruby Cora Webster Hall
emsadrai@stcloudstate.edu

Michael Schwartz

Michael Schwartz

  • Associate Professor
  • Director of the Intensive English Center
  • Director of English for Academic Purposes
  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico
  • Teaching and research areas: World Englishes, second language writing, discourse analysis and teacher development

(320) 308-3237 | 107 Ruby Cora Webster Hall
mwschwartz@stcloudstate.edu

Emeriti

Sharon Cogdill

Sharon Cogdill

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • Teaching and research areas: Victorian studies, digital rhetoric

Judith Kilborn

Judith Kilborn

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • Teaching and research areas: digital rhetoric, document design, business writing, film and literature

Bill Meissner

  • Professor emeritus
  • MFA University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Teaching and research areas: creative writing, poetry and fiction

Carol Mohrbacher

Carol Mohrbacher

  • Professor Emerita
  • Ph.D., Iowa State University
  • Teaching and research areas: digital copyright and authorship, the rhetoric of alterity, writing center theory and practice

Constance M. Perry

  • Professor Emerita
  • Ph.D., Indiana University
  • Teaching and research areas: modern and contemporary American literature, gender studies in literature, women in literature

James Robinson

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Stanford University
  • Teaching and research areas: teaching English as a second language (TESL) methods and ESL, culture and ethnographic research in educational settings

Rex Veeder

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Ph.D., M.F.A., University of Arizona
  • Teaching and research areas: health humanities, rhetoric, composition, creative writing

Staff

Molly Mitzel

  • Office Manager

(320) 308-3829 | 104 Ruby Cora Webster Hall
memitzel@stcloudstate.edu

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