English Department Leaders and Staff

Administrative Staff

Greg Johnson
Administrative Department Head
Southern Wake Campus
919-866-6879
[email protected]
SB 381/NE 447

Kelli Keltz
Associate Department Head
Southern Wake Campus
919-866-5058
[email protected]
Building B - 381

Dr. Jim Neilson
Associate Department Head
Scott Northern Wake Campus
919-532-5518
[email protected]
Building E - 431

Liz Taylor
Administrative Assistant
Scott Northern Wake Campus
919-532-5839
[email protected]
Building E - 437

FACULTY

 

Contact Information

Education/Interests

Anna Betts
Instructor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus 
Building B - 382
919-866-5579
  • BA, English, North Carolina State University
  • MA, English, North Carolina State University

Poetry, British Literature, American Literature
Sarah Boone
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 465
RTP Campus
Building RT1 - 332L
919-532-5775
  • BA, English, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • MAT, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • MFA, North Carolina State University

Early British Literature, Short Fiction, Fiction Writing
Dr. William Bossing
Instructor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 447
919-866-7225
  • BA, English, Murray State University
  • MA, English, North Carolina State University
  • PhD, English, University of Kansas

Environmental Literature, Science Fiction, Creative Writing
Nick Bowden
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 443
919-532-5822
  • BA, English, Campbell University
  • MA, Creative & Compositional Writing, University of Southern Mississippi

Process-Based Composition, William Shakespeare, British Romanticism
Ela Browder
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 366
919-866-5230
  • BS, English Education, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
  • MEd, English Education, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Historical Fiction, Maya Angelou, Harper Lee
Benita Budd
Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 363
919-866-5271
  • BA, English, minor in Theatre, Eckerd College
  • MA, English, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana

Writing, Creativity, Futures Studies
Brandon Burford
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 360
919 866-5275
  • BS, English & Secondary Education, Eastern Michigan University
  • MA, English Language & Literature, Central Michigan University

Dystopian Science Fiction, Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe
Kirsten Burkart
Associate Professor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 451
919-532-5514
  • BS, Political Science, East Tennessee State University
  • MS, English, East Tennessee State University
Steven Byrd
Instructor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 425
919-866-7224
  • BA, Literature, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • MFA, Creative Writing, North Carolina State University

Rhetoric, Contemporary Poetry, Speculative Fiction
Omayra Cruz
Associate Professor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 459
919-532-5741
  • BA, English, City College of New York
  • MA, Writing & Rhetoric, Long Island University Brooklyn Campus

Composition, Speculative Fiction, Latino/a Literature
Lori Dees
Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 387
919-866-5056
  • BA, English, James Madison University
  • MA, English, University of North Carolina Charlotte
  • MA, Adult Education, North Carolina State University

Composition, Children's Literature, Romanticism
Nick Denning
Instructor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 368
919-866-5268
  • BA, English, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • MA, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Science Fiction, Postmodern Fiction, 20th Century American Literature
Dr. Scott Dennis
Instructor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
MP - 105C
919-866-5055
  • BBA, Finance, Marshall University
  • MBA, University of Pittsburgh
  • MA, English, West Virginia University
  • PhD, English, West Virginia University

Medieval English Literature, Business and Professional Writing and Rhetoric
Justin Eatmon
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building E - 441
919-532-5643
  • BA, English, Appalachian State University
  • MFA, Creative Writing, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Composition, American Literature, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
John Etheridge
Associate Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 386
919-866-5269
  • BA, English, College of Charleston
  • MA, English, College of Charleston

Southern Literature, 19th Century American Literature, Classical Studies
Jennifer Evarts
Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building E - 465
919-532-5820
  • AAS, Textile Development & Marketing, Fashion Institute of Technology
  • BA, English & Comparative Literature, SUNY Buffalo
  • MA, English, Pennsylvania State University

Online Learning, Rhetoric and Composition
Julie Fenton-Glass
Professor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 451
919-532-5516
  • BA, English, Wright State University
  • MA, English, North Carolina State University

British Literature
Elena Fleggas
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 455
919-532-5750
  • BA, English, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • MA, English, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Rhetoric and Composition, British Literature, Creative Writing
Christy Kinnion Hanthorn
Professor
[email protected]
RTP Campus
Building RT1 - 332H
919-335-1234
  • BA, English, East Carolina University
  • MA, English/Technical & Professional Communication, East Carolina University

Technical and Professional Communication
Steven Harless
Associate Professor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 439
919-532-5512
  • BA, English and Philosophy, University of South Florida
  • MA, English, University of South Florida
  • "ABD," English/Culture Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Theory of the Subject, Contemporary Philosophy, Composition Theory
James Harr III
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
RTP Campus
Building RT1 - 332H
919-335-1233
  • BA, English, Albright College
  • MA, Medieval English Literature, University of Leeds

Old English Language and Literature, Medieval Hagiography, Theatre/Drama
Allison Harrell
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 385
919-866-6875
  • BA, English, North Carolina State University
  • MA, English, North Carolina State University

Southern Literature, 19th & 20th Century American Literature
Monique Harris
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 363
  • BA, English, Converse College
  • MFA, Creative Writing, Indiana University

Creative Writing, African American Literature, English Composition
Laura Ingram
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 362
919-866-5057
  • BA, English, North Carolina State University
  • MA, English, North Carolina State University

Rhetoric and Composition

Greg Johnson
Administrative Department Head
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 381
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 447
919-866-6879

  • BA, English, North Carolina State University
  • MA, English, North Carolina State University

Film Studies, Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor
Sarah "Beth" Keeley
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 449
919-532-5825
  • BA, English, East Carolina University
  • MA, English, East Carolina University

Composition, American Literature, Native American Literature and Oral Tradi
Mandy Kelly
Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 385
919-866-5171
  • BA, Journalism & Mass Communication, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • MA, English, Appalachian State University
Kelli Keltz
Associate Department Head
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 381
919-866-5058
  • BA, English, Millikin University
  • MA, Literature & Film, Northern Illinois University

Comparative Literature, Film Theory, Family Systems Theory (FST) as Literar
Richard Klein
Instructor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 382
  • BA, Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • MA, English, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • MFA, Creative Writing, Minnesota State University

Scriptwriting, Comic Strips/Books, Performance Studies
Jason Lapeze
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 360
919-866-5245
  • BA, English, Louisiana State University
  • BS, Biology, Louisiana State University
  • MFA, Poetry, Emerson College

Creative writing, Poetry
Todd G. Lovett
Associate Professor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 439
919-532-5513
  • BA, English with Writing Concentration, East Carolina University
  • MA, English/Creative Writing, East Carolina University

The Beat Generation, Film Production and Theory, Parietal Art and Upper Pa
Al Maginnes
Associate Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 391
919-866-5265
  • BA, English, East Carolina University
  • MFA, Creative Writing, University of Arkansas

Poetry, Creative Writing, American Literature
Deborah Maness
Associate Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 361
919-866-5308
  • BS, Early Childhood Education University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, North Carolina State University
  • Professional Writing Certificate, Fayetteville State University

Composition
Dr. Joe Marohl
Associate Professor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 447
919-532-5517
  • BS, English Education, Tennessee Temple College
  • MA, English, Marshall University
  • PhD, English, University of Miami

Rhetoric, 17th-Century Literature, Classical Literature
Melanie Morgan
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 459
919-532-5769
  • BA, English, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • MA, English, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Creative Writing (Minor), Historical Fiction, and Post-Colonialism
Emily Morris
Instructor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 455
919-532-5630
  • BA, Creative Writing, Ohio University
  • MA, American and British Literature, North Carolina State University

20th Century American Literature, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Creat
Edwin Neagle
Professor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 425
919-532-5740
  • BA, English, Elon College
  • MA, English, North Carolina State University

Composition, Fiction Writing
Cynthia Booth Neighbors
Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 388
919-866-5576
  • BA, English, University of Central Oklahoma
  • MA, Composition Studies, University of Central Oklahoma

19th and 20th Century American Literature, Popular Culture and Semiotics
Dr. Jim Neilson
Associate Department Head
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 431
919-532-5518
  • BA, English, University of Cincinnati
  • MA, English, Miami University
  • MLIS (Library & Information Science), University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • PhD, English, University of North Carolina Greensboro

The Postmodern Novel, War Literature, Marxist-Historicist Criticism
Melody Owens
Instructor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 389
919-866-5239
  • AA, Wake Technical Community College
  • BA, English, North Carolina State University
  • MA, English, North Carolina State University

Composition and Rhetoric, Film Theory and Analysis, Graphic Novels
MaryGrace Paden
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 465
RTP Campus
Building RT1 - 332K
919-532-5752
  • BA, English, College of William and Mary
  • MA, English, Georgetown University

20th Century American Literature, Short Story, Edgar Allan Poe
Stephanie Peace
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 443
919-532-5519
  • BA, English, Radford University
  • MA, English, Radford University

Composition, Creative Writing, Gothic Literature
Dr. David Phillips
Instructor
[email protected]
RTP Campus
Building RT1 - 332K
919-335-1224
  • BA, Political Science, Hampden-Sydney College
  • MA, Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • PhD, Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

20th Century Anglo-American Fiction, Narrative/Narratology, Philosophy
Susie Potter
Instructor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 391
919-866-5742
  • BA, English, Meredith College
  • MA, English, North Carolina State University

Young Adult Literature, American Literature, F. Scott Fitzgerald, J.D. Sali
Dr. Tonisha Smith
Associate Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
MILL - 108D
919-335-1022
  • BA, English, Pepperdine University
  • MA, English, Loyola Marymount University
  • PhD, Education, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Composition, Online Learning. Student Success, Cultural Studies
Faye Stall
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 387
919-866-5302
  • BA in English Education, University of North Carolina Pembroke
  • MA in Reading Education, University of North Carolina Pembroke
  • Professional Writing Certificate, Fayetteville State University

Women's Literature
Dr. Neal Stidham
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 362
919-866-5054
  • BA, English, University of Kentucky
  • MA, English, Marshall University
  • PhD, English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

The "Lost Generation," Poetry, Postmodernism
Eileen Sweeney
Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 361
919-866-5263
  • BA, English, King's College, Wilkes Barre, PA
  • MA, English, University of Scranton

Ecofeminism, American Romanticism, Barbara Kingsolver, Popular Culture
Wayde Vickrey
Instructor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building E - 424
919-532-5642
  • BA, English & Religion, Union University
  • MA, English, University of Mississippi
  • MDiv, Southeastern Seminary

Rhetoric, Shakespeare, Milton
Dr. Erin Wedehase
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 366
919-866-5231
  • BA, English and Spanish, Guilford College
  • MA, English, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • PhD, English, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

19th and 20th Century American Literature, Multi-ethnic Literature, Women 
Elizabeth Welch
Associate Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 389
919-866-5553
  • AA, Wake Technical Community College
  • BA, English, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • MA, Literature, Texas State University

The 19th Century Novel, Modernism, Feminist Theory
John Wells
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
RTP Campus
Building RT1 - 332L
919-335-1232
  • BA, English-Writing, Denison University
  • MFA, Creative Writing, West Virginia University

Contemporary Poetry and Literature
Patrick B. Williams
Professor
[email protected]
Southern Wake Campus
Building B - 386
919-866-5793
  • AA, Cape Fear Community College
  • BA, English, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • BFA, Creative Writing, focus in poetry, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • MA, English, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Speculative Fiction, Literary Theory, Creative Writing
Dr. Jenifer Wolkowski
Associate Professor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 449
919-532-5865
  • BA, English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • MA, Individualized Study, New York University
  • PhD, English Language & Literature, Case Western Reserve University

20th Century American Literature
American Literature from the 1920s and 30s
Detective Fiction (Chandler, Hammett, Cain)
Mary Beth Wolverton
Instructor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 441
919-532-5821
  • BA, English, University of Southern Mississippi
  • MA, English, University of Southern Mississippi

Victorian Literature
Children's Literature
Southern Literature
Brandon Wooten
Associate Professor
[email protected]
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building E - 465
919-532-5723
  • BA, English, East Carolina University
  • MA, English, East Carolina University

Science Fiction
Screenwriting