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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. 

Carol Abromaitis
Carol Nevin Abromaitis Professor Emerita
Ph.D., University of Maryland
Areas of Interest: Restoration and 18th-century English literature, fantasy literature
Brett Butler
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 
Jean Lee Cole
Jean Lee Cole Professor Emerita
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
Bryan Crockett
Bryan Crockett Associate Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Areas of Interest: English Renaissance literature and culture, modern drama
David Dougherty 190 crop
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
Juniper Ellis
Juniper Ellis Professor Emerita
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Areas of Interest: Postcolonial literature, Pacific Rim literature
Kathleen Forni headshot
Kathleen Forni Professor
Ph.D., University of Southern California
Areas of Interest: Chaucer, Middle English literature, medievalism, popular culture
Melissa Girard 190
Melissa Girard Associate 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
Sondra Guttman 190
Sondra Guttman Teaching Professor
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Areas of Interest:  U.S. Multi-ethnic literatures, African American literature, 20th century protest literature, Modernism, Gender Studies
Gayla McGlamery Headshot 190
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
nick miller
Nicholas Andrew Miller Department Chair, Professor, Director of Film Studies
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Interest: Modernism, Irish literature, early cinema, film animation
Robert Miola
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
Lori Neikirk
Lori Neikirk Program Assistant of English and Political Science
Mark Osteen
Mark Osteen Professor
Ph.D., Emory University
Areas of Interest: Modern and contemporary literature, film studies, disability studies
Stephen Park 180
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
Trevon Pegram
Trevon Pegram Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Howard University
M.A., Howard University
B.A., The Pennsylvania State University

Areas of Specialization:
19th and 20th Century African American Literature and Culture
Hip Hop Studies
Black Geographies
Black Popular Culture Studies
Film Theory and Criticism
Hunter Plummer 190 -2023
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. Assistant Professor - African American Literature
Ph.D., Cornell University
Areas of Interest: African American literature, the Black Arts Movement, editing, print culture, publishing