Faculty/Office Hours

Part-Time Faculty
Jennifer Beck, ABD
Emily Cormier, PhD
Heather Cyr, MA
Kathryn D’Antonio, MA
Mark Dodd, PhD
Karyn Eves, MLitt
Phillip Fox, PhD
Patrick Griffis, MFA
Kirsten Holmstedt, MA
Nancy King, MA
Sara Lennox, PhD
Howard Luxenberg, MA
Rebecca Mathews, PhD
John Reynolds, PhD
Britt Rothauser, ABD
Diane Smith, ABD
Lisa Smith, MFA
Lisa C. Taylor, MFA
Mika Taylor, MFA
Brent Terry, MFA
Writing Program Staff
Writing Program
Professors Emeriti
Celia Catlett, PhD
Bruce Clements, PhD
Philomene Ducas, PhD
J. Gray Jacobik, PhD
K. Narayan Kutty, PhD
James F. Lacey, PhD
Bernard MacDonald, PhD
Marcia McGowan, PhD
J. Carl Meigs, PhD
Barbara Molette, PhD
Nancy K. Salter, PhD
Miriam Chirico, PhD

Professor
History of Drama; Modern and Contemporary Drama; British and American Modernism
Biography
(860) 465-0233 (Webb Hall 322)
chiricom@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Spring 2017
MTWThF
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.NA1:00 - 2:00 p.m.NA1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, PhD
Professor
English Literature & Medieval Literature
Biography
(860) 465-0178 (Webb Hall 250)
clermontm@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Fall 2017
MTWThF
NA3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.NA
Susan DeRosa, PhD
Associate Professor
Composition/Rhetoric & Creative Nonfiction
(860) 465-4585 (Webb Hall 236)
derosas@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Spring 2017
MTWThF
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.NA
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.*NA2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
*1st Wednesday of each month, M 3:30-4:00 and W 12-1; 2:00-2:30
Daniel Donaghy, PhD
Professor
19th and 20th Century British & American Poetry; Creative Writing
(860) 465-0208 (Webb Hall 241)
donaghyd@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Spring 2017

MTWThF
NA12:30 p.m. -2:00 p.m.
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
NA
Stephen Ferruci, PhD
Associate Professor
Coordinator of the First Year Writing Program
Composition Theory & Pedagogy
(860) 465-0653 (Webb Hall 251)
ferrucis@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Spring 2017
MTWThF
NA2:00 - 3:00 p.m.12:00 - 2:30 p.m.1:30 - 3:00 p.m.NA
Reginald Flood, PhD
Associate Professor
African American Studies Coordinator
African American Literature
(860) 465-0085 (Webb Hall 249)
floodr@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Fall 2017
MTWThF
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.NA1:00 - 4:00 p.m.NA10:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Lisa Fraustino, PhD
Professor
Director of the Liberal Studies Major
Young Adult; Children's Literature; Contemporary Fiction
Biography
(860) 465-0652 (Webb Hal 252)
fraustinol@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
MTWThF
NANANANANA
Sabbatical Leave - Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
Contact the Acting Director of the Liberal Studies Major, Dr. Allison Speicher, related to LSM.
Contact the Department Secretary related to ENG.
Christine Garcia, PhD
Assistant Professor
Latinx and Chicana Rhetorics; Writing Across Communities; Civil Rights Rhetoric
Biography
(860) 465-4786 (Webb Hall 247)
Garciachris@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: 2017
MTWThF
Meredith James, PhD
Associate Professor
Native American Literature
(860) 465-5584 (Webb Hall 255)
jamesm@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Spring 2017
MTWThF
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.NA12:00 - 2:00 p.m.NA12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Jian-Zhong Lin, PhD
Professor
19th Century American Literature; Asian-American Literature
(860) 465-4547 (Webb Hall 235)
linjz@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Spring 2017
MTWThF
NA12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
9:45 - 10:15 p.m.12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
NA
Barbara Liu, PhD
Professor
Department Chair
Composition/Rhetoric
Biography
(860) 465-4576 (Webb Hall 230)
liub@easternct.edu
Office Hours: Fall 2017
MTWThF
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.11:00 - 12:00 p.m.NA
11:00 - 12:00
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
NA
Rita Malenczyk, PhD
Professor
Writing Program and Writing Center Director
Composition/Rhetoric
Biography
(860) 465-4573 (Webb Hall 254)
malenczykr@easternct.edu
My Website
Office Hours: Fall 2017
MTWThF
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
(Writing Center,
Library 134)
NA1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
(Webb Hall 254)
NA1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
(Webb Hall 254)
Raouf Mama, PhD
Distinguished Professor
African Literature; Storytelling as a Multicultural Teaching Tool
(860) 465-4549 (Webb Hall 246)
mama@easternct.edu
My Website
Office Hours: Fall 2017
MTWThF
10:30 - 12:30 p.m.11:00 - 12:00 p.m.10:30 - 12:30 p.m.NANA
Maureen McDonnell, PhD
Associate Professor
Women's and Gender Studies Director
Shakespeare; 17th Century English Literature; Women's Studies
(860) 465-0268 (Eastern Hall 1)
mcdonnellm@easternct.edu
Women's and Gender Studies Website
Office Hours: Spring 2017
MTWThF
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.NA12:00 - 1:00 p.m.NA9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Kenneth McNeil, PhD
Professor
British and Scottish Romanticism/Scottish Literature
Biography
(860) 465-4578 (Webb Hall 234)
mcneilk@easternct.edu
My Website
Office Hours: Spring 2017
MTWThF
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.NA10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
12:45 - 2:15 p.m.
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.NA
Benjamin Pauley, PhD
Professor
Associate Chair
18th Century British Literature
Biography
(860) 465-4574 (Webb Hall 244)
pauleyb@easternct.edu
My Website
Office Hours: Spring 2017
MTWThF
10:00 - 12:00 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.NA2:00 - 3:30 p.m.NA
Allison Speicher, PhD
Assistant Professor
Acting Director of Liberal Studies Major
Nineteenth-century American literature and children's literature
Biography
(860) 465-1195 (Webb Hall 245)
speichera@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Fall 2017
MTWThF
12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
NA12:00 - 12:50 p.m.NA12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Elena Tapia, PhD
Professor
Linguistics
(860) 465-5078 (Webb Hall 253)
tapiae@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Fall 2017
MTWThF
NA11:45 - 1:45 a.m.
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.11:45 - 1:45 p.m.
NA
Christopher Torockio, PhD
Professor
Fiction Writing/Contemporary Fiction
Biography
(860) 465-0177 (Webb Hall 232)
torockioc@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Spring 2017
MTWThF
NA1:45 - 3:45 p.m.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.1:45 - 3:45 p.m.
NA
Jordan Youngblood, PhD
Assistant Professor
Digital Media; Queer Theory; 20th Century American Literature
Biography
(860) 465-1018 (Webb Hall 248)
youngbloodj@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Fall 2017
MTWThF
3:45 - 5:00 p.m.12:00 - 3:00 p.m.2:00 - 2:45 p.m.NANA
Miranda Lau, MLIS
Department Secretary
(860) 465-4570 (Webb Hall 225)
laum@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Fall 2017
MTWThF
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Please call the English Department office at 860-465-4570 for office hours.