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African Area Studies 016
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English Literature Courses (358)
English Theories and Methods Courses (359)
English Creative Writing Courses (351)
English Film Studies Courses (354)
English Composition and Writing Courses (355)
English As a Second Language Courses (356)
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Military Education, Air Force 690
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses English  


(English: Creative Writing 351, English: Film Studies 354, English: Literature 358, English: Theories and Methods 359, English: Composition and Writing 355; English: As a Second Language 356)

Department of English, School of Arts and Sciences

English Department Website:

Writing Program Website:

Chair: Rebecca Walkowitz

Undergraduate Director: Christopher Iannini

Director of Writing Program: Kurt Spellmeyer


Emily C. Bartels, B.A., Yale; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard

John Belton, B.A., Columbia; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard

Abena Busia, B.A., M.A., St. Anne's College (Oxford); Ph.D., St. Anthony's College (Oxford)

Ann Baynes Coiro, B.A., George Washington; M.A., Ph.D., Maryland

Elin Diamond, B.A., Brandeis; M.A., Ph.D., California (Davis)

Mark Doty, B.A., Drake; M.F.A., Goddard

William Galperin, A.B., Chicago; A.M., Ph.D., Brown

Lauren Goodlad, B.A., Cornell; M.A., New York; Ph.D., Columbia

Colin Jager, B.A., Calvin College; Ph.D., Michigan

Richard Koszarski, B.A., Hofstra; Ph.D., New York

John Kucich, B.A., California (Santa Cruz); M.A., Ph.D., SUNY (Buffalo)

Michael McKeon, B.A., Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia

Richard E. Miller, B.A., St. John's; M.A., Massachusetts (Boston); Ph.D., Pittsburgh

Jonah Siegel, B.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D., Columbia

Evie Shockley, B.A., Northwestern; J.D., Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., Duke

Kurt Spellmeyer, B.A., Virginia; Ph.D., Washington

Michelle Stephens, B.A., SUNY (Stony Brook); M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Henry Turner, B.A., Wesleyan; M.A., Sussex (UK); Ph.D., Columbia

Rebecca L. Walkowitz, A.B., Radcliffe College (Harvard); M.A., Sussex (UK); Ph.D., Harvard

Carolyn Williams, B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Virginia

Nancy Yousef, A.B., Harvard; Ph.D., Columbia

Associate Professors:

Matthew Buckley, A.B., Princeton; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia

Harriet Davidson, B.A., Texas (Austin); M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt

Richard Dienst, A.B., California (Berkeley); Ph.D., Duke

Erica Edwards, B.A., Spelman College; Ph.D., Duke

Brad Evans, B.A., Cincinnati; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Lynn Festa, B.A., Yale; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Sandy Flitterman-Lewis, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Thomas Fulton, B.A., Wisconsin; Ph.D., Yale

Martin Gliserman, B.A., Colby College; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana

Andrew Goldstone, A.B., Harvard; Ph.D., Yale

Christopher Iannini, B.A., Colby College; M.A., Johns Hopkins; Ph.D., CUNY

Olabode Ibironke, B.A., M.A., Obafemi Awolowo (Nigeria); M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State

Allan Punzalan Isaac, B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., New York

Greg Jackson, B.A., B.S., Oregon State; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Douglas A. Jones, B.F.A., New York; Ph.D., Stanford

Ann Jurecic, A.B., Bryn Mawr College; M.A.T., Brown; Ph.D., Princeton

Stacy S. Klein, B.A., Dartmouth; M.A., Sussex (UK); Ph.D., Ohio State

David Kurnick, A.B., Harvard; Ph.D., Columbia

Ronald Levao, B.A., Rutgers; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Mukti Mangharam, B.A., York (UK); M.Phil., Cambridge; Ph.D., Cornell

Carter Mathes, B.A., Virginia; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Meredith McGill, B.A., Williams College; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

Jacqueline T. Miller, B.A., Rochester; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

Sarah Elliott Novacich, B.A., Brandeis; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Leah Price, A.B., Harvard; Ph.D., Yale

Stéphane Robolin, B.A., Tulane; M.A., Ph.D., Duke

Larry Scanlon, B.A., Brandeis; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

Sean Silver, B.A., Claremont McKenna College; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Maurice Wallace, A.B., Washington; Ph.D., Duke

Assistant Professors:

Kristin Grogan, B.A., M.A., University of South Wales (UK); D.Phil., Oxford

Ryan Kernan, B.A., Princeton; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Jeffrey Lawrence, B.A., Amherst; Ph.D., Princeton

Imani Owens, B.A., Rutgers; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia

Abigail Zitin, B.A., Cambridge; B.A., Columbia; Ph.D., Ohio

Professor of Professional Practice:

David Orr, B.A., Princeton; J.D., Yale

Associate Teaching Professor:

Annie King, B.A., St. Mary's College; Ph.D., Saint Louis

Assistant Teaching Professors:

Robert Abboud, B.A., Massachusetts (Amherst); M.A., Massachusetts (Boston); Ph.D., Rutgers

Deborah Allen, B.A., Toronto; Ph.D., Rutgers

Anthony Alms, B.A., Wisconsin; M.M., Boston; Ph.D., CUNY

Brie Ashley, B.A., M.F.A., Michigan

Jonathan Bass, B.A., Columbia; Ph.D., Rutgers

Brian Becker, B.A., George Washington; M.A., Chicago; Ph.D., Rutgers

Patricia Bender, B.S.S., Bristol (UK); Ph.D., London School of Economics

Paul Bielecki, B.A., Temple; M.A., Ohio 

Paul Blaney, B.A. New College, Oxford; M.F.A., Oregon

Arete Bouhlas, B.A., Monmouth; M.C.I.S., Rutgers

Tracy Budd, B.A., M.A., Rutgers

Donna Cantor, B.A., CUNY; M.B.A., Pace

Alex Dawson, B.A., Rutgers; M.F.A., Bennington

Lynda Dexheimer, B.A., Rutgers; M.Sc., London School of Economics

Mark DiGiacomo, B.A., George Washington; M.A., Sussex (UK); M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers

Donald Dow, B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A., George Mason; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers

Michael Duffy, B.A., DuPauw; M.F.A., Rutgers

Barbara Inerfeld, B.A., CUNY (Queens College); M.A., New York

Miriam Jaffe, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers

Debra Keates, B.A., Yale; M.A., Johns Hopkins

Erin Kelly, B.A., Yale; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers

Dawn Lilley, B.A., Oakland; M.A., Rutgers

Jacqueline Loeb, B.A., SUNY (Binghamton); M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers

William Magrino, B.A., SUNY (Albany); M.A., College of Staten Island; Ph.D., Indiana (Pennsylvania)

Carole Marrone, B.A., Ed.M., Ed.D., Rutgers

Regina Masiello, B.A., M.A., Rutgers

Belinda McKeon, B.A., Trinity College (Dublin); M.Litt., University College (Dublin); M.F.A., Columbia 

Joann Messina, B.A., J.D., Rutgers

Susan Miller, B.A., Virginia; M.F.A., New York

Peter Morrone, B.A., Colgate; M.A., Brooklyn College; Ph.D., Mississippi

Carl Nelson, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers

Joshua November, B.A., Binghamton; M.F.A., Pittsburgh

Emily Renaud, B.S., M.S., Southern Oregon State College; M.S., Rutgers

George Schroepfer, B.A., M.L.S., Kean 

Brendon Votipka, B.A., Muhlenberg; M.F.A., Rutgers

John Warren, B.A., M.A., Rutgers

Madeline Zehala, B.A., Caldwell College; M.A., Seton Hall 

Teaching Instructors:

Haemee Ahn, B.S., M.A., Western Michigan; M.Ed., College of New Jersey

Janet Ansine, B.A., Kean; M.S., Purdue Global

Ian Bignall, B.A., Sara Lawrence College; M.A., Oxford; M.A., Rutgers

Sara Blomquist, B.A., Rutgers; M.F.A., Temple 

Jennifer Bryan, B.A., Nebraska (Lincoln); M.F.A., Bowling Green State; Ph.D., Nebraska (Lincoln)

Mark Buchan, B.A., Cambridge; Ph.D., Michigan

Jualianne Camarda, B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers

Mihaela Carla Caponegro, B.A., Rutgers; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton 

Alexander Dawson, B.A., Rutgers; M.F.A., Bennington College

Natalie DeSorbo, B.A., Rutgers; M.Ed., College of New Jersey

Heba Elkhateeb, B.A., Cairo University (Egypt); M.Ed., Ed.D., Tennessee State

Julie Flynn, B.A., Rutgers; M.A., Drew

Agnieszka Goeller, B.S., B.A., Wayne State; M.A., Rutgers

Fiona Hu, B.A., Ed.M., Rutgers

Paul Hufker, B.F.A., Webster; M.F.A., Brooklyn College

Jordanco Jovanoski, B.A., Rutgers; M.A., Ph.D., New School

Mark Keitges, B.S., Texas Christian; M.Ed., North Texas; M.Ed., Seattle; M.A., New York; Ph.D., Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

Demetri Lallas, B.A., Iowa; M.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Janna Liggan, B.S., B.A., Mary Washington; M.A., Cardiff (UK)

Reagan Lothes, M.Phil., Ph.D., City University of New Jersey

Michael Masiello, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers

Jacqueline McDaniel, B.A., Rutgers; M.A., Seton Hall 

Peter Molin, B.A., Virginia; M.A., California (Berkeley); Ph.D., Indiana

Mark Montesion, B.A., M.A., Rutgers

Raluca Musat, B.B.A., CUNY (Baruch College); M.A., Ph.D., CUNY

Kathryn Narramore, B.A., James Madison; M.A., Alabama; Ph.D., CUNY

Mary Jane Oltarzewski, B.A., Rutgers; J.D., New York Law School

Francesco Pascuzzi, B.A., Universita Roma Tre (Italy); Ph.D., Rutgers

Sara Perryman, B.A., California (Berkeley); M.A., Rutgers

Bo Torleif Persson, B.A., Lund (Sweden); M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers

Matthew Phillips, B.A., Maryland; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers

Abigail Reardon, B.A., Massachusetts (Amherst); M.A., Rutgers

Alexander Solomon, B.A., Rice; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers

Valerie Tasiran, B.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., California (Berkeley)

Sarbani Vengadasalam, M.Phil., Madras (India); Ph.D., Poona (India)

Daniel Walsh, B.A., Muhlenberg College; M.F.A., Columbia 

Simon Wickhamsmith, B.A., London; M.A., Ph.D., Washington

Alicia Williams, B.A., Wisconsin (Madison); M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers

Maria Yushina, B.A., M.Ed., M.A., Rutgers

Qisi Zhang, B.A., Shenyang Normal (China); M.A., Liaoning (China); M.Ed., Bloomsburg; Ph.D., Indiana (Pennsylvania)

Associate Directors of the Writing Program:

Lynda Dexheimer, B.A., Rutgers; M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science

Michael Goeller, B.A., M.A., Rutgers

William Magrino, B.A., SUNY (Albany); M.A., College of Staten Island; Ph.D., Indiana (Pennsylvania)

Regina Masiello, B.A., M.A., Rutgers

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