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Faculty

Brad Deane

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • B.A., University of Michigan
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award
  • Alumni Association Teaching Award

Bradley Deane

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expertise

  • Nineteenth Century British Literature



Julie Eckerle

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Julie Eckerle

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expertise

  • Early Modern British Literature
  • Women’s Writing and Representations of Gender in Literature
  • Early Modern Life Writing



David Ericksen

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois

David Ericksen

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expertise

  • American Literature before the Civil War
  • Creative Writing



Janet Schrunk Ericksen

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Janet Ericksen

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expertise

  • Old English Literature
  • Middle English Literature
  • Old Norse-Icelandic Literature
  • History of the English Language



Becca Gercken

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Miami

Rebecca Gercken

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expertise

  • American Indian Literature
  • Multicultural Literature



Vicki Graham

  • Professor
  • Ph.D. University of California
  • M.A., University of California
  • B.A., San Francisco State University

Vicki Graham

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expertise

  • Poetry and poetics
  • 20th Century British and American poetry
  • Nature poetry
  • Eco-criticism
  • Creative writing



Joshua Johnson

  • Teaching Specialist
  • M.A., West Virginia University
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

Joshua Johnson

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expertise

  • Fan and Audience Studies
  • Fan Videos
  • Public Sphere Theory



Athena Kildegaard

  • Teaching Specialist
  • M.A.T., University of Chicago
  • B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College

Athena Kildegaard

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expertise

  • Poetry
  • Creative writing about the natural world



Chrissy Kolaya

  • Assistant Professor
  • M.F.A., Indiana University
  • B.A., Loyola University

Christine Kolaya

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expertise

  • Poetry
  • Creative Writing
  • Fiction and Short Stories



Michael Lackey

  • Professor (Single-semester leave, fall 2014)
  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Michael Lackey

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expertise

  • Twentieth-century Intellectual History
  • God and Religion in Literature
  • Atheism



Brook Miller

  • Associate Professor
  • English Discipline Coordinator
  • Ph.D., Indiana University

Chris Miller

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expertise

  • Modern and Contemporary British Literature
  • Critical Theory
  • Transnational and Global Approaches to Literature
  • Cognitive Approaches to Literature



Ellie Musselman

  • Teaching Specialist
  • M.F.A. Minnesota State University Moorhead

Ellie Musselman

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expertise

  • First Year Writing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Creative Writing



Nancy Pederson

  • Teaching Specialist
  • M.A., University of Minnesota

Nancy Pederson

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expertise

  • English as a Second Language



Ryan Schamp

  • Teaching Specialist

Ryan Schamp

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Tisha Turk

  • Associate Professor
    Writing Center Director
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Tisha Turk

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expertise

  • Fan Studies
  • Composition Studies
  • Digital Literacies and New Media
  • Writing Centers and Peer Tutoring
  • Narrative Theory
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies



Diane Yerka

  • Teaching Specialist
  • M.A., Idaho State University
  • B.A., Idaho State University

Diane Yerka

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expertise

  • 20th/21st century literature
  • First-year writing