Loyola University Maryland

Department of English

Faculty & Staff

Note:  All faculty members teach EN 101 (The Art of Reading) and EN 200-level courses (second Core) in addition to upper-division courses in their fields of expertise. 


Kathleen Forni

Chair of Department of English

Ph.D., University of Southern California
Areas of interest: Chaucer, Middle English literature, medievalism, popular culture

 Vicki Barnett-Woods

Victoria Barnett-Woods

Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D., The George Washington University
Areas of interest: Eighteenth-century transatlantic literature, British Caribbean, Romantic Literature, Jane Austen, the rise of the novel 


 Brett H. Butler

Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D., Morgan State University
Areas of Interest: 20th century American literature, popular culture, comic books / graphic novels, men and masculinity studies, technical / professional writing 

Dr. Ellis

Juniper Ellis

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Areas of interest: Postcolonial literature, Pacific Rim literature

Dr. Girard

Melissa Girard

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Areas of interest: Modern poetry and poetics, 20th and 21st century American literature, gender studies, history of literary criticism

Dr. Guttman

Sondra Guttman

Teaching Professor
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Areas of interest: American literature, working class literature, African American literature

Dr. McGlamery

Gayla McGlamery

Associate Professor
Co-Director of the Loyola Honors Program
Ph.D., Emory University
Areas of interest: Victorian literature and culture, the novel, film adaptation

 Prof. Miller

Nicholas Andrew Miller

Associate Professor; Director, Film Studies
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Areas of interest: Modernism, Irish literature, early cinema, film animation

Robert S. Miola

Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor; Lecturer in Classics
Ph.D., University of Rochester
Areas of interest: Shakespeare, Renaissance drama and poetry, classical backgrounds of English literature, Catholic Renaissance writers


Mark Osteen

Ph.D., Emory University
Areas of interest: Modern and contemporary literature, film studies, disability studies

 Stephen Park

Stephen Park

Associate Professor
Faculty Director of Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship 
Ph.D., University of Southern California
Areas of interest: 20th-Century American Literature, Multiethnic U.S. Literature


James Hunter Plummer

Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Areas of Interest: 19th and 20th century transatlantic literature, periodical studies, feminist geography, modern drama


Thomas Scheye

Loyola Distinguished Service Professor
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Areas of interest: Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, Milton


 Katherine Shloznikova  

Katherine Shloznikova

Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D., City University of New York (CUNY)
Areas of interest: American 19th-century poetry and prose, Henry James, Environmental Humanities, Humor and Pop Culture


 Dr. Gary Slack, Jr. - 200  

Gary Slack, Jr.

Post-Doctoral Fellow - African American Literature
Ph.D., Cornell University
Areas of interest: African American literature, the Black Arts Movement, editing, print culture, publishing



 Dr. Abromaitis

Carol Nevin Abromaitis

Professor Emerita
Ph.D., University of Maryland
Areas of interest: Restoration and 18th-century English literature, fantasy literature
 Dr. Crockett

Bryan Crockett

Associate Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Areas of interest: English Renaissance literature and culture, modern drama

 Dr. Cole

Jean Lee Cole

Professor and Director of the minor in American Studies
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Areas of interest: American literature, American Studies, multiethnic American literature, gender studies, history of the book, visual cultural studies

David Dougherty

David C. Dougherty

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Miami University (Ohio)
Areas of interest:  Detective and crime literature, filming Shakespeare's plays, Vietnam War fiction and films, sports and literature




Lori Neikirk

Program Assistant 
English and Political Science
HU-242 A



Anna DeBlasio

Anna DeBlasio

An actor and singer, Anna says she cultivated her career in the arts through grants from Loyola

English, Fine Arts