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ENGLISH DEPARTMENT LEADERS AND 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]
SB 381

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

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

FACULTY

NE Building (Northern Wake Campus); MILL=Millpond (Western Wake Campus);
SB Building (Southern Wake Campus)  

NAME

EDUCATION

INTERESTS

Betts, Anna
Instructor
919-866-5579
[email protected]
SB 382

  • BA, English, North Carolina State University
  • MA, English, North Carolina State University
Poetry, British Literature, American Literature
Boone, Sarah
Instructor
919-532-5775
[email protected]
NE 465 & RT1 332L
  • 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

Bossing, William
Instructor
919-866-7225
[email protected]
NE 447

  • BA, English, Murray State University
  • MA, English, North Carolina State University
  • PhD, English, University of Kansas
Environmental Literature, Science Fiction, Creative Writing
Bowden, Nick
Assistant Professor
919-532-5822
[email protected]
NE 443
  • BA, English, Campbell University
  • MA, Creative & Compositional Writing, University of Southern Mississippi
Process-Based Composition, William Shakespeare, British Romanticism
Browder, Ela
Assistant Professor
919-866-5230
[email protected]
SB 366
  • BS, English Education, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
  • MEd, English Education, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Historical Fiction, Maya Angelou, Harper Lee
Budd, Benita
Professor
919-866-5271
[email protected]
SB 363
  • BA, English, minor in Theatre, Eckerd College
  • MA, English, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
Writing, Creativity, Futures Studies
Burford, Brandon
Instructor
919 866-5275
[email protected]
SB 360
  • BS, English & Secondary Education, Eastern Michigan University
  • MA, English Language & Literature, Central Michigan University
Dystopian Science Fiction, Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe
Burkart, Kirsten
Associate Professor
919-532-5514
[email protected]
NE 451
  • BS, Political Science, East Tennessee State University
  • MS, English, East Tennessee State University
 

Byrd, Steven
Instructor
919-866-7224
[email protected]
NE 425

  • BA, Literature, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • MFA, Creative Writing, North Carolina State University
Rhetoric, Contemporary Poetry, Speculative Fiction
Cruz, Omayra
Associate Professor
919-532-5741
[email protected]
NE 459
  • BA, English, City College of New York
  • MA, Writing &  Rhetoric, Long Island University Brooklyn Campus
Composition, Speculative Fiction, Latino/a Literature
Dees, Lori
Associate Professor
919-866-5056
[email protected]
SB 387
  • BA, English, James Madison University
  • MA, English, University of North Carolina Charlotte
  • MA, Adult Education, North Carolina State University
Composition, Children's Literature, Romanticism
Dennis, Scott
Instructor
919-866-5055
[email protected]
MP 105C
  • 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, Rhetoric and Composition
Eatmon, Justin
Instructor
919-532-5643
[email protected]
NE 441
  • BA, English, Appalachian State University
  • MFA, Creative Writing, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Composition, American Literature, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Etheridge, John
Associate Professor
919-866-5269
[email protected]
SB 386
  • BA, English, College of Charleston
  • MA, English, College of Charleston
Southern Literature, 19th Century American Literature, Classical Studies
Evarts, Jennifer
Professor
919-532-5820
[email protected]
NE 465
  • AAS, Textile Development & Marketing, Fashion Institute of Technology
  • BA, English & Comparative Literature, SUNY Buffalo
  • MA, English, Pennsylvania State University
Online Learning, Rhetoric and Composition
Fenton-Glass, Julie
Professor
919-532-5516
[email protected]
NE 451
  • BA, English, Wright State University
  • MA, English, North Carolina State University
British Literature
Fleggas, Elena
Instructor
919-532-5750
[email protected]
NE 455
  • BA, English, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • MA, English, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Rhetoric and Composition, British Literature, Creative Writing
Hanthorn, Christy Kinnion
Professor
919-335-1234
[email protected]
RT1 332H
  • BA, English, East Carolina University
  • MA, English/Technical & Professional Communication, East Carolina University
Technical and Professional Communication
Harless, Steven
Associate Professor
919-532-5512
[email protected]
NE 439
  • 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
Harr III, James
Assistant Professor
919-335-1233
[email protected]
RT1 332H
  • BA, English, Albright College
  • MA, Medieval English Literature, University of Leeds
Old English Language and Literature, Medieval Hagiography, Theatre/Drama
Harrell, Allison
Instructor
919-866-6875
[email protected]
SB 385
  • BA, English, North Carolina State University
  • MA, English, North Carolina State University
Southern Literature, 19th & 20th Century American Literature
Harris, Monique
Instructor
[email protected]
SB 363
  • BA, English, Converse College
  • MFA, Creative Writing, Indiana University
Creative Writing, African American Literature, English Composition
Ingram, Laura
Assistant Professor
919-866-5057
[email protected]
SB 362
  • BA, English, North Carolina State University
  • MA, English, North Carolina State University
Rhetoric and Composition
Johnson, Greg
Administrative Department Head
919-866-6879
[email protected]
SB 381/NE 447
  • BA, English, North Carolina State University
  • MA, English, North Carolina State University
Film Studies, Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor
Joyner, Michael A.
Associate Professor
919-866-5268
[email protected]
SB 368
  • BA, Philosophy & English, East Carolina University
  • MA, English, East Carolina University
  • “ABD,” English, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
British Romanticism, Marxist Literary Theory, Feminist Theory, History and Philosophy of Religion, Existentialism, and Postmodernism
Keeley, Sarah "Beth"
Assistant Professor
919-532-5825
[email protected]
NE 449
  • BA, English, East Carolina University
  • MA, English, East Carolina University
Composition, American Literature, Native American Literature and Oral Tradition
Kelly, Mandy
Associate Professor
919-866-5171
[email protected]
SB 385
  • BA, Journalism & Mass Communication, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • MA, English, Appalachian State University
 

Keltz, Kelli
Associate Department Head
919-866-5058
[email protected]
SB 381

  • BA, English, Millikin University
  • MA, Literature & Film, Northern Illinois University
Comparative Literature, Film Theory, Family Systems Theory (FST) as Literary Analysis
Klein, Richard
Instructor
[email protected]
SB 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

Lapeze, Jason
Instructor
919-866-5245
[email protected]
SB 360

  • BA, English, Louisiana State University
  • BS, Biology, Louisiana State University
  • MFA, Poetry, Emerson College
Creative writing, Poetry
Lovett, G. Todd
Associate Professor
919-532-5513
[email protected]
NE 439
  • 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 Paleolithic History
Maginnes, Al
Associate Professor
919-866-5265
[email protected]
SB 391
  • BA, English, East Carolina University
  • MFA, Creative Writing, University of Arkansas
 Poetry, Creative Writing, American Literature
Maness, Deborah
Associate Professor
919-866-5308
[email protected]
SB 361 & MP 105B
  • BS, Early Childhood Education University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, North Carolina State University
  • Professional Writing Certificate, Fayetteville State University
 Composition
Marohl, Joe
Associate Professor
919-532-5517
[email protected]
NE 447
  • BS, English Education, Tennessee Temple College
  • MA, English, Marshall University
  • PhD, English, University of Miami
Rhetoric, 17th-Century Literature, Classical Literature
Martin, Lisa
Instructor
919-866-5241
[email protected]
SB 385
  • BA, English, California State University East Bay
  • MA, English, California State University East Bay
     
Composition/Rhetoric, American Literature, Women's Literature
Morgan, Melanie
Instructor
919-532-5769
[email protected]
NE 459
  • BA, English, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • MA, English, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Creative Writing (Minor), Historical Fiction, and Post-Colonialism
Morris, Emily
Instructor
919-532-5630
[email protected]
NE 455
  • BA, Creative Writing, Ohio University
  • MA, American and British Literature, North Carolina State University
20th Century American Literature, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Creative Writing

Neagle, Edwin
Professor
919-532-5740
[email protected]
NE 425

  • BA, English, Elon College
  • MA, English, North Carolina State University
Composition, Fiction Writing
Neighbors, Cynthia Booth
Professor
919-866-5576
[email protected]
SB 388
  • BA, English, University of Central Oklahoma 
  • MA, Composition Studies, University of Central Oklahoma
19th and 20th Century American Literature,  Popular Culture and Semiotics
Neilson, Jim
Associate Department Head
919-532-5518
[email protected]
NE 431
  • 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

Owens, Melody
Instructor
919-866-5239
[email protected]
SB 389

  • 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
Paden, MaryGrace
Instructor
919-532-5752
[email protected]
NE 465 & RT1 332K
  • BA, English, College of William and Mary
  • MA, English, Georgetown University 
20th Century American Literature, Short Story, Edgar Allan Poe
Peace, Stephanie
Instructor
919-532-5519
[email protected]
NE 443
  • BA, English, Radford University
  • MA, English, Radford University
Composition, Creative Writing, Gothic Literature
Phillips, David
Instructor
919-335-1224
[email protected]
RT1 332K
  • 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 of Fiction
Potter, Susie
Instructor
919-866-5742
[email protected]
SB 391
  • BA, English, Meredith College
  • MA, English, North Carolina State University
Young Adult Literature, American Literature, F. Scott Fitzgerald, J.D. Salinger
Smith, Tonisha
Associate Professor
919-335-1022
[email protected]
MILL 108D
  • BA, English, Pepperdine University
  • MA, English, Loyola Marymount University
  • PhD, Education, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Composition, Online Learning. Student Success, Cultural Studies
Stall, Faye
Assistant Professor
919-866-5302 
[email protected]
SB 387
  • 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
Stidham, Neal
Instructor
919-866-5054
[email protected]
SB 362
  • BA, English, University of Kentucky
  • MA, English, Marshall University
  • PhD, English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
The "Lost Generation," Poetry, Postmodernism
Sweeney, Eileen
Professor
919-866-5263
[email protected]
SB 361
  • BA, English, King's College, Wilkes Barre, PA
  • MA, English, University of Scranton
Ecofeminism, American Romanticism, Barbara Kingsolver, Popular Culture
Vickrey, Wayde
Instructor
919-532-5642
[email protected]
NE 424
  • BA, English & Religion, Union University
  • MA, English, University of Mississippi
  • MDiv, Southeastern Seminary
Rhetoric, Shakespeare, Milton
Wedehase, Erin
Instructor
919-866-5231
[email protected]
SB 366
  • 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 Writers
Welch, Elizabeth
Assistant Professor
919-866-5553
[email protected]
SB 389
  • 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
Wells, John
Assistant Professor
919-335-1232
[email protected]
RT1 332L
 
  • BA, English-Writing, Denison University
  • MFA, Creative Writing, West Virginia University
 Contemporary Poetry and Literature
Williams, Patrick B.
Associate Professor
919-866-5793
[email protected]
SB 386
  • 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
Wolkowski, Jenifer
Associate Professor
919-532-5865
[email protected]
NE 449
  • 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)

Wolverton, Mary Beth
Instructor
919-532-5821
[email protected]
NE 441

  • BA, English, University of Southern Mississippi
  • MA, English, University of Southern Mississippi
Victorian Literature, Children's Literature, Southern Literature
Wooten, Brandon
Associate Professor
919-532-5723
[email protected]
NE 465
  • BA, English, East Carolina University 
  • MA, English, East Carolina University
Science Fiction, Screenwriting