SALISBURY UNIVERSITY


Department of English

Faculty & Staff

Chair

Professors

Associate Professors

Assistant Professors

Lecturers

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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://faculty.salisbury.edu/~rldotterer,

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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.

Visiting 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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Susan McCarty, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English  

Appointment Year: 2013
Institutions Attended: B.A., Wellesley College; M.F.A., Vermont College of Fine Arts; Ph.D., University of Utah.
Academic Specialties: Creative Writing, Fiction Workshop
E-mail:
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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Nicole Munday, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English
Director, University Writing Center

Appointment Year: 2005
Institutions Attended: B.A., College of William & Mary in Virginia; M.A., Salisbury University, Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Academic Specialties: Composition, Collaborative Pedagogy, Writing Center Theory and Administration
Email: nmmunday@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
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
Website:

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Judith E. Pike, Ph.D.

Associate 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
Website:

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Manav Ratti, D.Phil.

Assistant 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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Gail Samis, MA

Lecturer

Appointment Year: 1999
Institutions Attended: BA, MA, Salisbury University
Academic Specialties: Composition, Rhetoric, and Literature
Email: gxsamis@salisbury.edu
Website:

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Joaquin S. Vila', Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Appointment Year: 2000
Institutions Attended: Ph.D. Linguistics, Michigan State University; M.A. Linguistics, Michigan State University; B.A. English, University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez Campus
Academic Specialties: Applied Linguistics, TESOL, professional development for school personnel, program assessment and accreditation
Email: jsvila@salisbury.edu
Website: Joaquin S. Vila', Ph.D.

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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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