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English Department Faculty

Indrani Mitra

Indrani Mitra - Professor, Department Chair

B.A. Presidency College (India)
M.A. University of Calcutta
Ph.D. Kent State University

Areas of Interest: Post-colonial literature from Africa, India, and the Caribbean countries; women writers; gender and cultural studies; environmental literature and criticism


Thomas Bligh - Associate Professor; Director, Creative Writing Program

B.A. Mount St. Mary's University
M.A. Miami University
Ph.D. Florida State University

Areas of Interest: Creative writing, the short story, twentieth-century American literature, creative nonfiction, travel writing, editing and publishing


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Peter Dorsey - Professor, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

B.A. St. Joseph's University
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Interest: Early American literature, including the literature of the American Revolution, African-American literature, the American Renaissance and American autobiography


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Jack Dudley - Assistant Professor

B.A. Creighton University
M.A., Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison

Areas of Interest: Nineteenth- through twenty-first-century British literature, modernism, religion and literature, secularism, film and media studies.



Robert Ducharme - Emeritus Professor

B.A., M.A. University of Notre Dame
M.A. John Carroll University
M.A. New York University
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame

Areas of Interest: Film study, English romanticism, Russian fiction, Japanese literature and culture, Latin American fiction, and modern Irish literature


Sr. Anne Higgins

Sr. Anne Higgins - Lecturer

B.A. St. Joseph College, Emmitsburg
MLA The Johns Hopkins University

Areas of Interest: Creative writing, poetry, modern and contemporary poetry, and freshman seminar


Carol Hinds

Carol Hinds - University Professor

B.A. Saint Mary College
M.A. (English) University of Kansas
M.A. (Liberal Studies) St. John's College
Ph.D. University of Virginia

Areas of Interest: Eighteenth-century British literature, The Catholic Imagination, and Victorian literature


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Sean Gordon Lewis - Assistant Professor

Ph.D., The Catholic University of America (2011)
Certificate in Rhetoric, The Catholic University of America (2006)
M.St., The University of Oxford, University College (2004)
B.A., The University of Dallas (2003)

Areas of Interest: Medieval Literature, Chaucer, Comedy, Book History, Rhetoric and Semiotics


Jordan Loveridge

Jordan Loveridge - Assistant Professor

B.A. Westminster College
Ph.D. Arizona State University

Areas of Interest: History of Rhetoric, Medieval Rhetoric, Deliberation, Non-Rational Persuasion


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Sarah K. Scott - Associate Professor, University Honors Program Associate Director

B.A. University of Colorado, Boulder
M.A., Ph.D. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Areas of Interest:
Shakespeare and early modern drama, sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies


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David Z. Wehner - Associate Professor

B.A. Williams College
M.A. University of Colorado at Boulder
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Areas of Interest: Nineteenth-and twentieth-century American literature, history and theory of secularization

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