Teaching and research interests include British literature to 1700, international Shakespeare, early modern Renaissance women writers, Isabella Whitney, orphans and foster children in Renaissance literature, motherhood in Renaissance literature, Harry Potter and fairy tales.
Teaching and research interests include 19th, 20th, and 21st Century British literature; colonialism and literature of empire, genre studies including romance, pastoral, gothic and aesthetics; Anglophone, and postcolonial literatures and theory; literary vampires and theory.
On sabbatical fall 2021
Assistant Professor of English, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D. Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, 2013
Teaching and research interests are historical linguistics, modern grammar, medieval literature, Old English and Anglo-Latin poetry, hagiography, manuscript studies, Old Norse, Middle English, phenomenology and literary theory.
Associate Professor, Department Chair
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2015
Teaching and research interests are creative nonfiction (including memoir, the personal essay, and the lyric essay), ethnographic writing, genre boundaries in creative writing, and Russian literature of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Juan M. Gallegos
Associate Professor, Composition Director
Ph.D. University of Arizona, Tucson, 2014
Teaching and research interests include composition theory, pedagogy, and history, Basic Writing, Latino/a rhetorics, Nuevomexicano/a historical literacy practices, and NMHU history. Developing research interests include spatial rhetorics and writing centers.
Amanda M. May
Assistant Professor, Writing Center Director, Director of Graduate Studies in English
Ph.D. Florida State University, 2020
Teaching and research interests include writing center studies, social media, visual rhetoric, and multimodal composition.
Sara Lupita Olivares
Ph.D. Western Michigan University, 2020
Teaching and research areas include contemporary poetry, poetics of nature, American Modernist women writers, and British Romanticism.
Teaching and research interests include creative writing: fiction; stand-up comedy as literature, American humor, the New Testament & American literature.
Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies in English
Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University, 2018
Teaching and research interests are English Education, critical media literacy, game studies, multimodal composing and comics.