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About the Faculty
Cathryn McCarthy-Donohue, Ph.D.
Chairperson
Associate Professor of English


Heather Alumbaugh, Ph.D.
Director of the Honors Program
Co-Coordinator of the Women's Studies Minor
Associate Professor of English 


Rob Jacklosky 2013 Robert Jacklosky, Ph.D.
Director of Writing
Professor of English 
Areas of Interest 
  • Victorian literature (Dickens, George Eliot, Matthew Arnold)
  • Shakepeare
  • Frank Sinatra and popular culture of the 1940s
  • Creative writing and contemporary fiction
Lynne Bongiovanni 2013 Lynne A. Bongiovanni, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Areas of Interest
  • James Joyce
  • The colonial commodity in Modern British Fiction
Tania M. Friedel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Areas of Interest 
  • Expository writing
  • American literature
  • African American literature  
Cia Kessler, M.S., Ph.D. Cand.  
Instructor of Practice English


Anthony Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English




Barbara Smith Barbara A. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Areas of Interest
  • Writing pedagogy
  • Integrated courses
  • Women's Studies
Sarah Stevenson Sarah L. Stevenson, Ph.D.
Dean of the Undergraduate College
Associate Professor of English
Areas of Interest 
  • Women Dramatists
  • Contemporary Drama
  • Core Curriculum and First Year Experience Programs)  
Jackie Zubeck Jacqueline Zubeck, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Areas of Interest
  • American Literature (Don DeLillo and Flannery O'Connor)
  • Dostoevsky and Russian Culture
  • War stories

                                Anne Denise Brennan, S.C., Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of English
Anne Courtney, S.C., Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emerita of English
Denis G. Mahoney, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus of English