As a student in the English department, you reap the benefits of qualified and engaged faculty who come from a variety of research and professional backgrounds.
Faculty and Staff
Teaching & Research Areas: American literature, gender issues in language and literature, research methods, American women’s writing, biography, autobiography, memoir, utopian and communal studies, religion and literature, science and literature.
Teaching & Research Areas: professional development for educating English learners, teaching emergent multilinguals, development of academic language/literacy, English language teaching, action research in language education.
Teaching and Research Areas: Pedagogy in technical and professional writing, intercultural studies, students' transition from school to work, multigenerational groups in the workplace, recruitment, retention, and recognition in the workplace.
Teaching & Research Areas: British literature, critical approaches to literature, 18th/19th-century literature, creative writing, literature and science/medicine, gender studies, popular culture, pedagogy.
Teaching & Research Areas: teaching middle and high school English, composition/rhetoric, writing for teachers, Ozarks studies, place-conscious education with an emphasis in community literacy, teacher leadership, composition theory and practice.
Teaching & Research Areas: teaching of writing, digital writing, the impact of writing professional development on teachers and students, reading, writing, and thinking in the 21st century, virtual education.
Teaching & Research Areas: English education, methods of teaching English, writing for teachers, critical thinking in homogenous school spaces, justice-oriented teaching and learning, discourse analysis in educational settings.
Teaching & Research Areas: English literature, World literature, modern British literature, Victorian literature, women's literature, gender issues in language and literature, critical approaches to literature, revolution and democracy.