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Faculty & Staff

Trisha Nicole Campbell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Appointment Year: 2015
Institutions Attended: B.A. Utah Valley University, M.A., Auburn University, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Academic Specialties: Rhetoric, Digital Rhetoric, New Materialism, Rhetoric for and as Empathetic Engagement, Digital Practice, Digital Empathy, Affect Theory, Archives and Digital Archives, Digital Humanities, Digital Performance, New Media Theory, Network Theory, and Digital Historiography
Email: digitaltrisha@gmail.com
Website: www.digitaltrishacampbell.com

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Elizabeth H. Curtin, D.A.

Associate Professor of English
Director of Writing Across the Curriculum

Appointment Year: 1989
Institutions Attended: B.A., University of Toronto; M.A.T., University of Virginia; D.A., Carnegie Mellon University
Prior Positions: Instructor, Public Schools of Pennsylvania and Virginia
Academic Specialties: Composition and Rhetoric
Email: ehcurtin@salisbury.edu
Website: http://faculty.salisbury.edu/~ehcurtin/

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Ronald L. Dotterer, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Appointment Year: 1993
Institutions Attended: A.B., Bucknell University; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University
Prior Positions: Admissions Officer, City University of New York; Chair and Professor of English, and Director of Honors Program, Susquehanna University
Academic Specialties: Irish Literature, 20th Century British and American Literature; Film
Email: rldotterer@salisbury.edu
Website: http://www.salisbury.edu/english/RonaldDotterer.html

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Gary M. Harrington, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Appointment Year: 1988
Institutions Attended: B.A., M.A., University of Montana; Ph.D. University of Toronto (1984)
Prior Positions: Assistant Professor, Montana Tech of the University of Montana 
Academic Specialties: Drama, American Literature
Email: gmharrington@salisbury.edu
Website: http://faculty.salisbury.edu/~gmharrington

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Dave Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Appointment Year: 2004
Institutions Attended: B. A., University of Virginia; M. F. A., University of Florida; Ph. D., University of Florida
Academic Specialties: Cinema studies, Adaptation studies
Email: dtjohnson@salisbury.edu
Website: http://faculty.salisbury.edu/~dtjohnson

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John D. Kalb, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Appointment Year: 1989
Institutions Attended: B.S., Central Michigan University; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University
Academic Specialties: Contemporary American Literature, Native American Literature, Ethnic American Literatures
Email: jdkalb@salisbury.edu
Website: http://faculty.salisbury.edu/~jdkalb/

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James King, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Appointment Year: 2007
Institutions Attended: B.S., Ball State University; M.A., Queens College (CUNY); Ph.D., City University of New York Graduate Center
Prior Positions: Instructor, SUNY Purchase College and SUNY College at Old Westbury;
Assistant Professor, Bard College at Simons' Rock
Academic Specialties: 20th Century African-American Literature, African-American Cultural Studies
Email: jsking@salisbury.edu
Website:

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Derya Kulavuz-Onal, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics/TESOL

Appointment Year: 2013
Institutions Attended: B.A., M.A. Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey); Ph.D., University of South Florida
Academic Specialties: Applied Linguistics, TESOL, second language teacher education and development, computer-assisted language learning and teaching, qualitative research in applied linguistics
Email: dxkulavuz-onal@salisbury.edu
Website: http://salisbury.academia.edu/DeryaKulavuzOnal

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T. Ross Leasure, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Appointment Year: 2004
Institutions Attended: BA, La Salle University, Philadelphia; MA, Georgetown University; MA/PhD, Cornell University
Academic Specialties: Old and Middle English Literature; Old Norse Literature; Milton; LGBTQ Studies
Email: trleasure@salisbury.edu
Website: T. Ross Leasure, Ph.D.

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April Logan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Appointment Year: 2011
Institutions Attended: B.A., University of Virginia; M.A. and Ph.D., Temple University
Academic Specialties: 18th, 19th, and 20th-Century African American Literature, Postcolonial Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Theory, Women's Studies, Performance Studies
Email: aclogan@salisbury.edu
Website: April Logan, Ph.D.

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Loren Loving Marquez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Appointment Year: 2007
Institutions attended: B.A., Christopher Newport University; M.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; Ph.D., Texas Christian University
Academic Specializations: Composition, Rhetorical History, Literacy Studies
E-mail: llmarquez@salisbury.edu
Website:

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Nick Melczarek, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Appointment Year: 2004
Institutions attended: B.A./M.A. University of South Florida; Ph.D. University of Florida
Academic Specialties: Contemporary American Literature, Feminist/Women's Literature and Theory, American Women Writers of Color, Literary Criticism and Theory
E-mail: anmelczarek@salisbury.edu
Website:

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Lisa Morres M.A.

Lecturer of English

Appointment Year: 2016
Institutions Attended: B.A., Salisbury University, M.A., Salisbury University
Academic Specialties: Composition Pedagogy, Rhetoric, Film Studies, Feminism and Social Justice
Email: lnmorres@salisbury.edu
Website:

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John A. Nieves, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English  

Appointment Year: 2013
Institutions Attended: B. A., M.A. University of South Florida; Ph. D., University of Missouri
Prior Positions: Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Missouri
Academic Specialties: Poetry, Creative Writing Pedagogy, Contemporary Literature, Exile Literature & Theory  
Email: janieves@salisbury.edu
Website: John A. Nieves, Ph.D.

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Anjali Pandey, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Appointment Year: 2001
Institutions Attended: B.A., Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria; M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago; M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1997)
Academic Specialties: Applied Linguistics, TESOL
Email: axpandey@salisbury.edu
Website: Anjali Pandey

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Cynthia Payne, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Institutions Attended: BA, University of Massachusetts, Boston; MA, Salisbury University; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Academic Specialties: Composition and Rhetoric, Technical Writing, Advanced Composition
Email: capayne@salisbury.edu
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Judith E. Pike, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Appointment Year: 1993
Institutions Attended: B.A., Hobart and William Smith College; Ph.D., University of California Irvine
Academic Specialties: Women in Literature, World Literature, 19th Century British Literature, Women’s Studies, Critical Theory
Email: jepike@salisbury.edu
Website: Judith E. Pike

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Tonya Price, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Appointment Year:
Institutions Attended:
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Email: taprice@salisbury.edu
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Manav Ratti, D.Phil.

Associate Professor of English

Appointment Year: 2011
Institutions Attended: B.A., University of Toronto; M.Phil., Cambridge University; M.St. and D.Phil., Oxford University
Academic Specialties: World Literatures in English; South Asian Literary Studies; Postcolonial Studies; Literary Criticism and Theory
Email: mxratti@salisbury.edu
Website: Manav Ratti, D.Phil.

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Karen E. Rayne, MA

Lecturer

Appointment Year: 1999
Institutions Attended: BA, MA, Salisbury University
Academic Specialties: First-Year Composition, Composition Theory and Pedagogy
Prior Positions: High School English teacher, Wicomico County, MD; Advisor/Assessor, MD Adult External High School Diploma Program
Email: kerayne@salisbury.edu
Website: Karen E Rayne

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Andrew Scahill, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Appointment Year: 2015
Institutions Attended: B.A., M.A., The Ohio State University, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Prior Positions: Visiting Professor, George Mason University; Lecturer, Georgetown University
Academic Specialties: Film Theory/History, Reception Studies, Queer Theory, Horror, Childhood Studies
Email: adscahill@salisbury.edu
Website: http://www.adscahill.com

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Christopher Vilmar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Appointment Year: 2006
Institutions Attended: B.A., University of North Florida; M.A. and Ph.D., Emory University.
Prior Positions: Assistant Professor, Emory University.
Academic Specialties: Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century English Literature; Samuel Johnson; Satire Theory; Philosophy and Literature
Email: csvilmar@salisbury.ed
Website: Christopher Vilmar,

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Elsie Walker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Appointment Year: 2003
Institutions Attended: B.A., University of Waikato, N.Z.; M.A. University of Auckland, N.Z.; Ph.D. University of Sheffield, U.K.
Academic Specialties: Film Soundtracks, Film Theory, Australasian Cinema, Film Adaptations of Literature
Email: emwalker@salisbury.edu
Website: Elsie Walker

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John P. Wenke, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Appointment Year: 1985
Institutions Attended: B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut (1981)
Prior Positions: Instructor, University of Connecticut; Assistant Professor, Marquette University
Academic Specialties: Colonial 19th & 20th Century American Literature, Creative Writing
Email: jpwenke@salisbury.edu
Website: John P. Wenke

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Vicki Corkran Willey, ABD

Lecturer

Appointment Year: 2002
Institutions Attended: University of Maryland, College Park, BA; Salisbury University, MA; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. candidate
Academic Specialties: Nineteenth century American and British women's writing, first-year composition; Pre-Code film
Prior Positions: Secondary English teacher, Dorchester and Wicomico Counties, MD
Email: vcwilley@salisbury.edu
Website:

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Adam H. Wood, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Associate Professor of English

Appointment Year: 2007
Institutions Attended: B.A., M.A., Radford University; Ph.D., Georgia State University
Academic Specialties: American Realism and Naturalism, American Modernism, 20th Century American Novel, Nature in Literature, Literary Theory and Criticism.
Email: ahwood@salisbury.edu
Website:

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