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Mr. Joshua Akens, Instructor

Office: Root A255; Telephone: 237.4432; E-mail: joshua.akens@indstate.edu

Joshua Akens is an Instructor in the Department of English, and before being hired as an Instructor, he was a full-time Lecturer in the Department.  In both positions, Joshua has taught freshman composition courses. Joshua graduated with a BS in English from Indiana State University in 2012, and he later earned his MA in English from Indiana State University in 2014. During his undergraduate and graduate careers at ISU, Joshua worked as Editorial Assistant of Indiana English and as Assistant Editor of Allusions. Joshua’s primary literary interest is medieval literature, specifically the Arthurian Legend.

  • MA, Indiana State University, 2014
  • BS, Indiana State University, 2012
  • AS, Vincennes University, 2010

Dr. Stephanie Alexander, Instructor

Office: Root Hall A249; Telephone: 237.3627; E-mail: stephanie.alexander@indstate.edu

Dr. Stephanie Alexander joined the faculty as a full-time Instructor in 2014. She holds a BS and MA in English from Indiana State University, as well as a PhD in English and Women’s and Gender Studies from Louisiana State University. She teaches mainly composition courses, including English 101, 105, 107, and 305. Her research areas include postcolonial literature and gender studies, and her current project examines the role of the pastoral in postcolonial poetry.  Her work has appeared in the New Delta Review, and her article, “Femme Fatale: The Violent Feminine Pastoral in Seamus Heaney’s North,” is forthcoming in the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies.

  • PhD, Louisiana State University, 2014
  • MA, Indiana State University, 2008
  • BS, Indiana State University, 2006

Dr. Amy Ash, Assistant Professor

Office: Root Hall A; Telephone: ; E-Mail: amy.ash@indstate.edu

Amy Ash will join the faculty in Fall 2015; she will teach English 219 (Introduction to Creative Writing), English 239 (Literature and Human Experience), and English 325/424/524 (Poetry Workshop).

  • PhD, University of Kansas, 2014
  • MFA, New Mexico State University, 2006
  • BA, New Mexico State University, 2001

Mr. Patrick Barcus, Instructor

Office: Root Hall A254; Telephone: 237.3176; E-mail: patrick.barcus@indstate.edu

Patrick Barcus (MFA, Butler University) is a full-time Instructor in the Department of English, specializing in first-year Composition courses and Creative Writing. His creative writing focus is in poetry, having published poems in such journals as The Cape Rock and Grasslands Review. He has also published scholarly work in Indiana English and focuses his scholarship on the novels of Kurt Vonnegut and the elements of historical fiction.

  • MFA, Butler University, 2012
  • MA, Indiana State University 2008
  • BA, Indiana State University 2006

Dr. Laura Bates, Professor

Office: Root Hall A247; Telephone: 237.3141; E-mail: laura.bates@indstate.edu

Laura Bates enjoys teaching a wide range of courses, from Children's Literature to World Literature, Shakespeare, and Crime and Punishment. With a PhD (University of Chicago, 1998) in Comparative Literature, her academic training involved classic world literature alongside contemporary texts and theory. Her dissertation focused on Shakespearean reception, directed by internationally respected scholar David Bevington. She is the author of “Shakespeare Saved My Life”: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard (2013: Sourcebooks).

  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1998
  • MA, The Shakespeare Institute, 1993
  • MA, Northeastern Illinois University, 1992
  • MA, Northeastern Illinois University, 1991
  • BA, Columbia College of Chicago, 1990

Mr. Jack Bonham, Instructor

Office: Root Hall A211; Telephone: 237.8205; E-mail: jack.bonham@indstate.edu

Jack Bonham is a native of Terre Haute, Indiana. He earned his Masters of the Arts in English from Indiana State University in the spring of 2012, with a concentration in creative writing. He currently teaches freshman composition and research classes at ISU, as well as a teaching a poetry class for the Community School of the Arts.

  • MA, Indiana State University, 2012
  • BS, Indiana State University, 2009

Dr. Matthew Brennan, Professor

Office: Root Hall A222; Telephone: 237.3277; E-mail: matthew.brennan@indstate.edu

Matt Brennan, Professor of English, majored in English at Grinnell College and then earned an MA and a PhD at the University of Minnesota. Since 1985, he has taught a variety of courses at ISU: freshman writing, poetry writing, world and British literature surveys, literature and the visual arts, and British romanticism. He has published five books of poetry, most recently The House with the Mansard Roof, as well as critical books on Wordsworth, on the Gothic, and on Southern antebellum writer William Gilmore Simms.

  • PhD, University of Minnesota, 1984
  • MA, University of Minnesota, 1980
  • BA, Grinnell College, 1977

Dr. Keith Byerman, Professor

Office: Root Hall A221; Telephone: 237.3208; E-mail: keith.byerman@indstate.edu

Having earned a PhD in American Studies at Purdue University, Keith Byerman joined the English Department faculty in 1987. He specializes in African American, Southern, and modern American literature. He is the author or editor of eight books, including, most recently, biographical studies of contemporary novelists Clarence Major and John Edgar Wideman.

  • PhD, Purdue University, 1978
  • MA, Indiana University, 1972
  • BA, Anderson College, 1970

Dr. Emily Capettini, Assistant Professor

​Office: Root Hall A?; Telephone: 237.3160; E-mail: emily.capettini@indstate.edu

Before joining the faculty at Indiana State University, Emily Capettini was the Literary Arts Director and Long-Term Resident for Sundress Academy for the Arts, an artist residency and arts collective in Knoxville, Tennessee. Capettini earned her PhD from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she specialized in new fabulism and fiction writing. She is the author of Thistle, winner of Omnidawn’s Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Contest, and her work has also appeared in places such as Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place (Sundress Publications, 2014). Capettini teaches courses in creative writing, fiction writing, new fabulism, and ghost stories.

  • PhD, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • MA, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • BA, Lake Forest College

Ms. Lillien Chew, Instructor

Office: Root Hall A224; Telephone: 237.3264; E-mail: lillien.chew@indstate.edu

Lillien Chew (MA, English, 2010) has been a full-time Instructor in the Department of English since 2011. She teaches primarily freshman and junior composition, along with an occasional themed literature course for freshmen. Her areas of interest include Folklore and American Realism and Naturalism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, with a special concentration on Terre Haute native Theodore Dreiser.

  • MA, Indiana State University, 2010
  • BS, Indiana State University, 2007

Dr. Brendan Corcoran, Associate Professor

Office: Root Hall A227; Telephone: 237.3142; E-mail: brendan.corcoran@indstate.edu

In 1989, Brendan Corcoran received his BA in the Humanities from Yale University. He then served in the Peace Corps in Guatemala from 1989-1991. On returning to the US, he completed an MA in poetry writing from The Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars (1995). He received his doctorate in English from Emory University in 2003 and began teaching that same year in ISU’s Department of English. Corcoran works on twentieth-century and contemporary Irish and British poetry, Irish Studies, and literary representations of violence and loss. Current scholarship focuses on Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Derek Mahon and other contemporary Northern Irish poets. His research and teaching interests include modern and contemporary British literature, the elegy, environmental literature and writing about climate change, Romantic poetry, war literature, world literature, and poetry writing.

  • PhD, Emory University, 2003
  • MA, The Johns Hopkins University, 1995
  • BA, Yale University, 1989

Dr. Raymond Dolle, Associate Professor

Office: Root Hall A286; Telephone: 237.3172; E-mail: raymond.dolle@indstate.edu

With a PhD from Pennsylvania State University, Ray Dolle joined the Department of English in 1986 as a specialist in early American literature. He teaches courses in literary analysis, American literature, and technical writing. His publications include a book, Anne Bradstreet: A Reference Guide, and articles on "Captain John Smith in Early American Literature and Culture," "The Early American Literary Canon in College Literature," and Ben Franklin in The Early American Review (web). He has been an undergraduate advisor since 1991, chaired the Hazel Tesh Pfennig Committee from 1995 to 2013, and has chaired the Personnel Committee from 2009–2014.

  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 1985
  • MA, Pennsylvania State University, 1981
  • BA, North Adams State College, 1978

Dr. Chris Drew, Assistant Professor

Office: Root Hall A229; Telephone: 237.3429; E-mail: chris.drew@indstate.edu

Chris Drew joined the ISU Department of English as an Assistant Professor in 2014 after completing his PhD in English at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He also holds an MFA in creative writing from Oregon State University and an MA in teaching from Oakland City University. He has taught a variety of subjects within English, including teaching methods, creative writing, literature, and composition. His writing and research have appeared in The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, Bellevue Literary Review, and Quarterly West. He is co-editor of the anthology Dispatches from the Front: Graduate Students on Creative Writing Pedagogy.

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, 2014
  • MFA, Oregon State University, 2007
  • MA, Oakland City University, 2000
  • BS, University of Evansville, 1999

Ms. Mary Ann Duncan, Administrative Assistant

Office: Root Hall A261; Telephone: 237.3164; E-mail: maryann.duncan@indstate.edu

Mary Ann Duncan began working for the Department in 1976. She assists faculty in the preparation of course materials, coordinates travel contracts, assists the Chairperson with official documents, and prepares materials for the Landini and Schick speaker series. Most importantly, however, she is an invaluable resource person for teachers and students in the Department.

Ms. Kathy Edwards, Administrative Assistant

Office: Root Hall A265; Telephone: 237.3161; E-mail: kathy.edwards@indstate.edu

Kathy Edwards joined the Department in 1999. She assists the Chairperson in the daily operation of the main office; prepares required University forms, contracts, reports, and documentation; and manages the arrangements for the Schick lecture series. Most importantly, however, she is an invaluable resource person for teachers and students in the Department

Ms. Elaine Farrugia, Instructor

Office: Root Hall A250; Telephone: 237.2067; E-mail: elaine.farrugia@indstate.edu

Elaine Farrugia is a full-time Instructor in the Department of English. She earned her MFA in Fiction from Arizona State University in 2006 and has since taught a variety of courses in composition, creative writing, and creative nonfiction. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Puerto del Sol and Another Chicago Magazine, and her current writing projects reflect her experience as the child of Maltese immigrants.

Dr. Robert Goldbort, Professor

Office: Root Hall A212; Telephone: 237.3270; E-mail: robert.goldbort@indstate.edu

Robert Goldbort joined the faculty in 1990, and teaches Technical Writing (English 305T) regularly. His scholarship focuses on scientific writing, rhetoric of science, and literature and science. His publications include articles in English Journal and Journal of Medical Humanities; columns in Journal of Environmental Health and National Forum; entries in Encyclopedia of Literature and Science (2002); and the book Writing for Science (2006, Yale UP).

  • PhD, Michigan State University, 1989
  • MA, Michigan State University, 1981
  • MS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1975
  • BS, SUNY Stony Brook, 1971

Mr. Michael Harrold, Instructor

Office: Root Hall A230; Telephone: 237.3149; E-mail: michael.harrold@indstate.edu

Michael Harrold has been an Instructor since 2012, but he has taught composition at Indiana State University since 1997. He graduated from Indiana State University in 1987 with a BS degree in English and minor in Creative Writing and in 1994 with an MA degree in English. His primary teaching responsibilities are English 101, English 105, English 107 and English 305 (both on campus and online). He was Associate Editor or Editor of Indiana English from 1999 to 2004. Michael won the Dean’s Educational Excellence Award in 2000 and the Residential Life Recognition for Excellence in Teaching First-Year Students in 2012.

  • MA, Indiana State University, 1994
  • BA, Indiana State University, 1987

Dr. Rosetta Haynes, Professor

Office: Root Hall A226; Telephone: 237.3143; E-mail: rosetta.haynes@indstate.edu

Rosetta Haynes is a Professor of English and Gender Studies.  She received her Ph. D. in English from Cornell University in 1996.  Her research interests include African American literature, Multicultural American literature, and Women’s literature.  Some of her publications include: Radical Spiritual Motherhood: Autobiography and Empowerment in Nineteenth-Century African American Women, “Zilpha Elaw’s Serial Domesticity: An Unsentimental Journey,” “Voice, Body and Collaboration: Constructions of Authority in The History of Mary Prince,” and “Intersections of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Experimentation in the Autobiographical Writings of Cherríe Moraga and Maxine Hong Kingston.”  In 2002, she received the College of Arts and Sciences Educational Excellence Award for teaching.

  • PhD, Cornell University, 1996
  • MA, Cornell University, 1993
  • BA, Fisk University, 1986

Dr. Jake Jakaitis, Professor

Office: Root Hall A209; Telephone: 237.3269; E-mail: jake.jakaitis@indstate.edu

Jake Jakaitis earned his PhD in English at the University of Illinois in 1988 and joined the faculty at ISU in the same academic year. He has published articles on Don DeLillo and Philip K. Dick and, with James F. Wurtz, edited Crossing Boundaries in Graphic Narrative: Essays on Forms, Series, and Genres (2012). He teaches courses in science fiction, multicultural American literature, 19th- and 20th-century American literature, and literary theory and criticism.

  • PhD, University of Illinois—Urbana, 1990
  • AM, University of Illinois, 1976
  • AB, University of Illinois, 1974

Dr. Kathleen (Kit) Kincade, Professor

Office: Root Hall A206; Telephone: 237.3173; E-mail: kit.kincade@indstate.edu

Kit Kincade is Professor of English. Her books include an edition of Defoe’s Essay on the History and Reality of Apparitions and the Valancourt Press edition of Clara Reeve’s Old English Baron, as well as a co-edited collection of essays Topographies of the Imagination: New Approaches to Daniel Defoe. Her articles on Daniel Defoe, Jane Austen, and Maria Edgeworth have appeared in a number of recent essay collections. She is the Managing Editor of the Stoke Newington Daniel Defoe edition series, published by AMS Press and she is Book Review Editor for The Eighteenth-Century Novel.

  • PhD, Louisiana State University, 1998
  • MA, Louisiana State University, 1993
  • Certificate Book Publishing—Howard University Press, 1993
  • BA, University of California—Riverside, 1988

Dr. Susan Latta, Associate Professor

Office: Root Hall A220; Telephone: 237.3506; E-mail: susan.latta@indstate.edu

Susan Latta (PhD, English: Rhetoric and Composition/Literary Theory, Purdue, 1995) is an Associate Professor in the Department and currently serves as Director of Writing Programs. She regularly teaches classes on grammar, the history of English, composition theory, and literary criticism; she also designed and taught the Department’s online technical writing class. She has had articles on composition, language, and media appear in scholarly publications including English Journal, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, and English Leadership Quarterly and in book collections published both in the United States and Europe.

  • PhD, Purdue University, 1995
  • MA, Indiana State University, 1986
  • BA, Indiana State University, 1984

Dr. Katherine Lee, Associate Professor

Office: Root Hall A258; Telephone: 237.3276; E-mail: katherine.lee@indstate.edu

Katherine Lee earned her BA in English at Indiana University, and her MA and PhD at the University of Missouri-Columbia. An Associate Professor with research interests in American literature and popular culture, gender studies, and race studies, she has published essays on Asian American literature, women's autobiography, Chappelle's Show, The Sopranos, and Sex and the City. Her current projects include an analysis of sequels in popular culture inspired by "canonical" literature.

  • PhD, University of Missouri—Columbia, 2001
  • MA, University of Missouri—Columbia, 1995
  • BA, Indiana University, 1992

Mr. Mark Lewandowski, Professor

Office: Root Hall A218; Telephone: 237.8552; E-mail: mark.lewandowski@indstate.edu

Mark Lewandowski is the author of the short story collection, Halibut Rodeo released by All Things That Matter Press. His stories and essays have appeared in many journals, and have been listed as Notable in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Best American Travel Writing, and twice in The Best American Essays. He's also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Positioning, a short film based on his script, was produced by Cinemantrix in 2009. It premiered at the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival, and has since screened at eight other festivals. After graduating from Wichita State University with an MFA in Creative Writing, he joined the Peace Corps and taught English in Poland. In 1999, he received a Fulbright Grant to teach American Studies and Creative Writing at Siauliai University in Lithuania.

Dr. Miriam Mattsey, Instructor

Office: Root Hall A284; Telephone: 237.4367; E-mail: miriam.mattsey@indstate.edu

Dr. Miriam (Maia) Mattsey earned a BS from the University of Michigan and an MD from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She worked as a medical doctor in Indianapolis before making a professional transition to English. She has been teaching English courses at ISU since 2008, when she began graduate studies. She obtained her MA in English with a Concentration in Literature from ISU in 2010. As an Instructor, she primarily teaches composition courses: Freshman Writing I, Freshman Writing II, and Technical Writing. She teaches Technical Writing in the traditional classroom format and in an online version. Her interests also include modern American literature and poetry, and she currently teaches a Literature and Human Experience course that explores themes of friendship and acceptance. In 2010, Dr. Mattsey wrote “Growing Pains,” a review of a book of poetry by Susan Millar DuMars. Mattsey’s review was published in the South Carolina Review. Dr. Mattsey received the ISU Residential Life Award in 2012

  • MA, Indiana State University, 2010
  • MD, University of Illinois—Chicago, 2001
  • BA, University of Michigan, 1995

Dr. Robert Perrin, Professor and Chairperson

Office: Root Hall A266; Telephone: 237.3160; E-mail: robert.perrin@indstate.edu

Robert Perrin (PhD, University of Illinois) is Professor of English and Chairperson of the Department. While at ISU, he has taught rhetoric and composition courses (from freshman to graduate levels), as well as British drama; he currently teaches Writing for Teachers and English Teaching Methods. He is the author of six college textbooks on writing and research and has received the Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award (1991), the College's Distinguished Professor Award (1992), the Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research and Creativity Award (2008), and the ICEA Scholar/Teacher Award (2008).

  • PhD, University of Illinois, 1981
  • MA, Southern Illinois University—Edwardsville, 1975
  • BA and BS in Ed, Eastern Illinois University, 1971

Dr. Mandy Reid, Associate Professor

Office: Root Hall A253; Telephone: 237.3151; E-mail: mandy.reid@indstate.edu

Mandy Reid joined the Department of English in 2005 after earning a MA and a PhD from Rice University. She regularly teaches courses on popular literature, American women writers, composition, and Women’s Studies, and she is an Affiliate member of Gender Studies. Some of her work has appeared in Early Popular Visual Studies and Nineteenth-Century Contexts. In 2013, she was awarded the Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award.

  • PhD, Rice University, 2005
  • MA, English, Rice University, 2003
  • BA, Trinity University, 1999

Ms. Heather Roberts, Instructor

Office: Root Hall A208; Telephone: 237.7797; E-mail: heather.roberts@indstate.edu

Heather Roberts has been a full-time member of the Indiana State University English department as an Instructor since the fall of 2011. Heather Roberts earned her BA in English with double minors in Psychology and French in 2005 from Indiana State University and then earned her MA in English, emphasis in literature, in 2009 from Indiana State University as well. Currently, she teaches composition courses for freshmen and juniors as well as the Foundational Studies introductory literature course, Literature and Human Experience. She also is the English coordinator for the University’s LEAP program, an intense summer bridge course for incoming freshmen students. Heather Roberts has a book review in The Eighteenth-Century Novel and one forthcoming in The Journal of Monsters and the Monstrous.

  • MA, Indiana State University, 2009
  • BA, Indiana State University, 2005

Mr. Daniel Skoglund, Instructor

Office: Root Hall A248; Telephone: 237.3146; E-mail: daniel.skoglund@indstate.edu

Having previously taught at Shaw University in North Carolina, Daniel Skoglund (MA - Winona State University) is a full-time English Instructor who joined Indiana State University in the Fall of 2016. His research interests include disability studies, composition and rhetoric, and early modern drama. He has published work on pedagogical approaches to Shakespeare.  He enjoys spending his spare time tinkering with creative writing and professional audio.

  • MA, Winona State University, 2013
  • BA, Winona State University, 2011

Dr. Michael Shelden, Professor

Office: Root Hall A256; Telephone: 237.3150; E-mail: michael.shelden@indstate.edu

Michael Shelden (PhD, Indiana University) is the author of several biographies, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Orwell: The Authorized Biography, which was also a New York Times Notable Book. His study of Mark Twain’s final years, Man in White, was chosen as one of the best books of 2010 by the Christian Science Monitor and the Library Journal. For fifteen years, he was a features writer for the London Daily Telegraph, and for ten years he served as a fiction critic for the Baltimore Sun. His work has also appeared in The Shakespeare Quarterly, Victorian Studies, and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. His most recent book—Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill—was published in 2013 by Simon & Schuster.

  • PhD, Indiana University, 1979
  • MA, Indiana University, 1975
  • BA, University of Nebraska, 1973

Ms. Jessica Singleton, Instructor

Office: Root Hall A281; Telephone: 237.4444; E-mail: jessica.singleton@indstate.edu

Jessica Singleton joined the Department as an Instructor in 2012 after receiving her BS in English Education, with a minor in History, from the University of Evansville (2009) and her MA in English, with a concentration in English and American literature, from Indiana State University (2012). While at ISU, she has taught freshman composition courses that focus on developmental writing skills and research methods.

  • MA, Indiana State University, 2012
  • BA, University of Evansville, 2009

Ms. Robin Voll, Instructor

Office: Root Hall A213; Telephone: 237.?; E-mail: robin.voll@indstate.edu

After earning her MA in English at ISU in 2012, Robin Voll joined the Department of English as a Lecturer in 2013. She teaches freshman courses in composition, rhetoric, and research. Her diverse interests include poetry, science fiction, and theater.

  • MA, Indiana State University, 2012
  • BS, Indiana State University, 2005

Dr. Shandi Wagner, Instructor

Office: Root Hall A216; Telephone: 2373274; E-mail: shandi.wagner@indstate.edu

Dr. Shandi Wagner joined the faculty at Indiana State University in the fall of 2016. Her research interests include nineteenth-century British literature, fairy-tale studies, and gender studies. Her article “Seeds of Subversion in Mary de Morgan’s ‘The Seeds of Love’” was published in Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies in 2015. One of her current projects is an interdisciplinary anthology entitled Women Writing Wonder: An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century Proto-feminist Fairy Tales by Women in France, Germany, & Great Britain.

  • PhD, Wayne State University, 2015
  • MA, University of St. Thomas, 2011
  • BA, University of St. Thomas, 2009

Mr. Tom Weller, Student Support Services Writing Specialist

Office: Root Hall A214; Telephone: 237.7605; E-mail: Tom.weller@indstate.edu

Tom Weller has served as ISU’s Student Support Services writing specialist since 2001, teaching freshman writing and creative writing classes. He received an MA in fiction writing from Indiana State in 1998 and his fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, including Silk Road, Booth, Evening Street Review, Midwestern Gothic, Epiphany, Litro, Bite: An Anthology of Flash Fiction, and One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo: Fifty Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories.

  • MA, Indiana State University, 1998
  • BA, Adrian College, 1992

Ms. Maggie Wheeler, Instructor

Office: Root Hall A282; Telephone: 237.3170; E-mail: maggie.wheeler@indstate.edu

Maggie Wheeler is a graduate of the Butler University MFA program and has had fiction published in Punchnel’s, Word River, and Indiana English. She is an Instructor in the Department of English at Indiana State University where she teaches Advanced Composition and Creative Writing. In addition to writing and teaching, she is a volunteer with the Terre Haute Humane Society where she is the Outreach/Education Coordinator. She resides in Terre Haute, Indiana, with her husband and three rescue dogs.

  • MFA, Butler University, 2012
  • MA, Indiana State University, 2001
  • BA, Indiana State University, 1990

Mr. J. D. Wireman, Instructor

Office: Root Hall A225; Telephone: 237.4307; E-mail: j.d.wireman@indstate.edu

J. D. Wireman is an Instructor in the Department of English and has taught composition courses at Indiana State University since 2004.

  • MA, University of Wyoming, 1995
  • BS, Eastern Michigan University, 1992

Dr. James Wurtz, Associate Professor

Office: Root Hall A207; Telephone: 237.3135; E-mail: jamesf.wurtz@indstate.edu

James F. Wurtz received his PhD from the University of Notre Dame, where he wrote his dissertation on Irish modernism and the Gothic. He teaches courses on 19th- and 20th-century British and Irish writing, as well as literary theory and criticism, and rhetoric and composition. He has published articles on James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bowen, World War I and graphic narrative, and Batman. He has also edited a new critical edition of the Irish writer J. S Le Fanu’s first novel, The Cock and Anchor: Being a Chronicle of Old Dublin City, published by Valancourt Books, and co-edited a collection of essays on graphic narrative, published by McFarland Books. His current research interests include graphic narrative, Steampunk, and Neo-Victorian writing and art. 

  • PhD, University of Notre Dame, 2005
  • MA, University of Notre Dame, 2003
  • BA, John Carroll University, 1999