Faculty/Office Hours

Part-Time Faculty
Jennifer Beck, ABD
Joanne Cordon, PhD
Heather Cyr, MA
Kathryn D’Antonio, MA
Susanne Davis, MFA
Mark Dodd, PhD
Karyn Eves, MLitt
Phillip Fox, PhD
Diana Gallagher, MFA
Patrick Griffis, MFA
Nancy King, MA
Sara Lennox, PhD
Howard Luxenberg, MA
Bonnie Majkut, MA
Rebecca Mathews, PhD
Susan McGuire, MA
John Reynolds, PhD
Britt Rothauser, ABD
Allyson Salazar, MFA
Diane Smith, ABD
Lisa Smith, MFA
Alexandra Soiseth, MFA
Lisa C. Taylor, MFA
Mika Taylor, MFA
Brent Terry, MFA
Alexandre Vaxman, PhD
Writing Program Staff
Writing Program
Professors Emeriti
Celia Catlett, PhD
Bruce Clements, MA
Philomene Ducas, PhD
Lisa Fraustino, PhD
J. Gray Jacobik, PhD
K. Narayan Kutty, PhD
James F. Lacey, PhD
Jian-Zhong Lin, PhD
Bernard MacDonald, PhD
Marcia McGowan, PhD
J. Carl Meigs, MA
Nancy K. Salter, PhD
Elena Tapia, 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: Fall 2019
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 2019
MTWThF
NA12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
11:00 - 1:00 p.m.

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
NA
Emily Cormier, PhD
Assistant Professor
Young Adult Literature; Children’s Literature; Ecocriticism
(860) 465-0341 (Webb Hall 249)
cormierem@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Fall 2019
MTWThF
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.NA10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.NA
Susan DeRosa, PhD
Associate Professor
Composition/Rhetoric & Creative Nonfiction
(860) 465-4585 (Webb Hall 236)
derosas@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Fall 2019
MTWThF
NA12:30 - 2:30 p.m.1:00 - 2:00 p.m.12:30 - 2:30 p.m.NA
Daniel Donaghy, PhD
Professor
19th and 20th Century British & American Poetry; Creative Writing
Biography
(860) 465-0208 (Webb Hall 235)
donaghyd@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Fall 2019
MTWThF
NA9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
NA
Stephen Ferruci, PhD
Professor
Coordinator of the First Year Writing Program
Composition Theory & Pedagogy
(860) 465-0653 (Webb Hall 251)
ferrucis@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Fall 2019
MTWThF
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
NA9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
NA
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Reginald Flood, PhD
Associate Professor
African American Studies Coordinator
African American Literature
(860) 465-0085 (Webb Hall 253)
floodr@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Fall 2019
MTWThF
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.NA12:30 - 2:30 p.m.NA9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
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: Fall 2019
MTWThF
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.NA9:00 - 10:00 a.m.2:00 - 4:00 p.m.9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Meredith James, PhD
Associate Professor
Native American Literature
(860) 465-5584 (Webb Hall 255)
jamesm@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Fall 2019
MTWThF
NA7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Barbara Liu, PhD
Professor
Department Chair
Composition/Rhetoric
Biography
(860) 465-4576 (Webb Hall 230)
liub@easternct.edu
Office Hours: Fall 2019
MTWThF
11:00 - 12:30 p.m.9:30 - 11:00 p.m.10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
12:30 - 1:30 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 2019
MTWThF
NA
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
(Writing Center, Library 134)
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
(Webb Hall 254)
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
(Webb Hall 254)
NA
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 2019
MTWThF
NANANANANA
Sabbatical Fall 2019 - contact department secretary
Maureen McDonnell, PhD
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: Fall 2019/Spring 2020
MTWThF
NANANANANA
Sabbatical Fall 2019/Spring 2020 - contact department secretary
(For WGS major/WST minor - Contact Dr. Cara Bergstrom-Lynch, Acting Women's and Gender Studies Director) or 860.465.0016
Kenneth McNeil, PhD
Professor
British and Scottish Romanticism/Scottish Literature
Biography
(860) 465-4578 (Webb Hall 234)
mcneilk@easternct.edu
My Website
Office Hours: Fall 2019
MTWThF
NA1:45 - 3:30 p.m.12:45 - 2:30 p.m.1:45 - 3:15 p.m.NA
Manuel Otero, PhD
Assistant Professor
Historical Linguistics, Documentation and Description of Endangered Languages
(860) 465-0347 (Webb Hall 244)
oterom@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Fall 2019
MTWThF
NA9:30 - 10:30 a.m.10:00 - 1:00 p.m.9:30 - 10:30 a.m.NA
Benjamin Pauley, PhD
Professor
Associate Chair
18th Century British Literature
Biography
(860) 465-4574 (Webb Hall 252)
pauleyb@easternct.edu
My Website
Office Hours: Fall 2019
MTWThF
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.NA9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.NA2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Allison Speicher, PhD
Associate Professor
Nineteenth-century American literature and children's literature
Biography
(860) 465-1195 (Webb Hall 245)
speichera@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Fall 2019
MTWThF
2:00 - 3:45 p.m.

NA12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
NA2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Christopher Torockio, PhD
Professor
Fiction Writing/Contemporary Fiction
Biography
(860) 465-0177 (Webb Hall 232)
torockioc@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Fall 2019
MTWThF
NANA
NA NANA
Sabbatical Fall 2019 - contact department secretary
Jordan Youngblood, PhD
Associate Professor
Digital Media; Queer Theory; 20th Century American Literature
Biography
(860) 465-1018 (Webb Hall 248)
youngbloodj@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Fall 2019
MTWThF
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.NA9:00 - 11:00 a.m.NA9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Miranda Lau, MLIS
Department Secretary
(860) 465-4570 (Webb Hall 225)
laum@easternct.edu
 
Office Hours: Fall 2019
MTWThF
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Please call the English Department office at 860-465-4570 for office hours.