1.11 Graduate Faculty Members

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Listed are members of the ISU Graduate College Graduate Faculty from the English Department. The English Department majors listed for each faculty member are the majors they can represent on POS committees. The major professor must be a member of the Graduate Faculty in the student’s declared major. If an associate member (*) of the Graduate Faculty is chosen as major professor for a POS committee, a co-major professor who is a full member of the Graduate Faculty must also be identified.
  • ALT = PhD in Applied Linguistics and Technology
  • ENGL = MA in English (Literature or Literature and the Teaching of Reading specializations)
  • CWE = MFA in Creative Writing and Environment
  • RCPC = MA in Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Communication
  • RPC = PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication
  • TESL = MA in TESL/Applied Linguistics
  • LING = Minor in Linguistics (graduate minor only)
  • SP CM = Minor in Speech Communication (graduate minor only)

The online Graduate Faculty Database can be used by faculty and staff to obtain information on graduate student POS committee work for all faculty.

NameResearch and Teaching AreasMajors
Anders, Abramrhetoric and composition theory; business and professional communication; creative collaboration and human-centered design; innovation and entrpreneurship; technology-enhanced learningRCPC
RPC
Aune, Jennifer*development of collaborative English links for Learning Communities; communication research regarding the (mis)understanding of science affects scientists’ communication with the general public; literary research on the silence in the Icelandic sagasENGL
RCPC
RPC
Bartlett, Lesleycomposition theory and pedagogy; rhetoric and performance, feminist rhetorics and pedagogies; teacher identity; writing across the curriculumRCPC
RPC
Beckett, Gulbaharsociolinguistics; language socialization; content-based language teaching/learning; project-based language teaching/learning; sociocultural approaches to language teaching/learning; qualitative research methodology; language policyTESL
ALT
LING
Betcher, Gloria*early British drama through the time of Shakespeare; Arthurian legend; medieval British literature and culture; multimedia design; digital humanities; and multimodal communicationENGL
RCPC
RPC
Brown, Laurapublic memory; regional rhetorics; rhetorics of racism; rhetoric of the civil rights movement; rhetorical history and theory; feminist historiography; composition pedagogy and theory; archivesRCPC
RPC
SP CM
Burke, Briannaenvironmental justice; ecocriticism; Native American literature; multi-cultural 20th-century American literatureENGL
Chapelle, Carolcomputers in applied linguistics; second language acquisition and testing; computer-assisted instructionTESL
ALT
LING
Ching, Barbaracultural studies, particularly on the distinctions between high and low culture and rustic and urban culture; forms of comedy and the comic in literature and culture; literature, culture, and place; technology and new media in literature and popular cultureENGL
Chukharev-Khudilaynen, Evgenyhuman language production and comprehension; computational modeling of human memory, learning, and forgetting; semantics-driven machine understanding of natural language; automated text generation from knowledge basesTESL
ALT
LING
Coffelt, Tinainterpersonal and family communication; sexual communication; quantitative and qualitative research methodsRCPC
RPC
Cook, K Lcreative writing (fiction, nonfiction); classic and contemporary short story; short story cycle; forms of fiction, sudden fiction; American West in film and literature; literature of the American Dream; family systems in film and literature; ShakespeareCWE
Cotos, Elenaautomated writing evaluation; intelligent/computer-assisted language learning and assessment; genre analysis; learner corporaTESL
ALT
LING
Dubisar, Abbygendered/feminist rhetorics; activist rhetorics/pedagogy; rhetorics of peace/war; digital and multimodal writing; writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines; rhetorical history and theory; disability studiesRCPC
RPC
SP CM
Gilchrist, KJ*20th-century literature in English; literature of WWI and modernism; interdisciplinary, collaborative, and international educationENGL
Gray, Bethanycorpus linguistics; register variation; English for Academic Purposes; English grammar and lexico-grammar; disciplinary writing; teaching academic writing; programming for linguistic analysisTESL
ALT
LING
Haas, Barbaranarrative nonfiction; history, culture, data & science in creative nonfiction; memoirs & essay writing; travel writing; environmental issues, both local & global; new media multi-genre writing & visual essays; short story writingCWE
Hegelheimer, Volkercomputer-assisted language learning; language testing; educational technologyTESL
ALT
LING
Huffman, Sarah*genre and discourse analysis; academic writing instruction; systemic functional linguistic approaches to language learning and analysis; graduate writing tutor training TESL
ALT
LING
Kostelnick, Charlesvisual communication in professional writing; literature and visual artRCPC
RPC
Kretsinger-Harries, Annerhetorical criticism; public address; public memory; presidential rhetoric; social movements; civil rights movement rhetoric; public speaking pedagogyRCPC
RPC
SP CM
Langenberg, Christiana*creative writing (fiction, nonfiction, poetry; multicultural and women's fiction and nonfiction; experimental fiction, 2nd person point of view); contemporary fiction; women's fiction; nonfiction, the lyric essayCWE
LaWare, Maggieinterpersonal and rhetorical communication; women's communication; visual communicationRCPC
RPC
SP CM
Lawrence, Novotnyfilm studies, blaxploitation cinema, race, media, and popular cultureENGL
Levis, Johnlinguistics; oral discourse analysisTESL
ALT
LING
Mackiewicz, Jobusiness communication; discourse analysis (especially evaluative texts such as product reviews); technical and professional editing; English and global English grammar; politeness; publications management; research methods in technical and professional communicationRCPC
RPC
TESL
ALT
Marquart, Debrawriting poetry, nonfiction, fiction; intermedia artsCWE
Menefee, Charissawriting for stage and screen, dramatic literature, historical drama, comedy, new play development, performance of literatureCWE
ENGL
Niday, DonnaEnglish education; mentoring beginning teachers; composition pedagogy; young adult literatureENGL
Ockey, Garylanguage assessment; quantitative research methodology; second language acquisitionTESL
ALT
LING
Oles-Acevedo, Denise*rhetorical criticism; image repair; crisis rhetoric/scandal discourse; gendered/feminist rhetorics; contemporary female political communication; popular culture; critical/cultural studyRCPC
RPC
Ranalli, Jamescomputer-assisted language learning; self-regulated learning; technology-mediated strategy instruction and strategy use; automated writing evaluation; teaching academic writing; introductory linguistics and linguistic analysisTESL
ALT
LING
Remes, Justinliterature; film studies; experimental cinema; intermedia; aestheticsENGL
Rood, Craigrhetorical criticism; rhetorical theory; rhetorical education; public address; deliberation; rhetoric and violence;
public memory
RCPC
RPC
SP CM
Russell, Davidwriting across the curriculum; international writing instruction; multi-media online case study pedagogy; history of rhetoric in education(retired)
RCPC
RPC
ENGL
Sams, BrandonEnglish and writing teacher education; curriculum studies; teacher identity; activist, social-justice oriented pedagogies; professional developmentENGL
Sauer, Geoffreyrhetorical theory; new media studies; history of publishing; cultural studies and critical theoryRCPC
RPC
Shenk, LindaElizabethan court poetry; early modern drama; Shakespeare; international politics and diplomatic culture; Queen Elizabeth I; rhetoric and performance ENGL
Sivils, Matthew19th-century American literature; environmental literature; ecocriticism; textual studies; literature of the American SouthENGL
Slagell, Amyspeech communication; public address; 19th-century women's oratoryRCPC
RPC
SP CM
Slater, Tammysystemic functional linguistics; content-based and project-based language teaching; English for academic purposes; multimodality in language teaching and learningTESL
ALT
LING
Tye-Williams, Stacyorganizational communication, workplace dignity, work-life negotiation, gender and communication, narrative, hope, sustainability, community organizing, workplace bullying and harassment. and qualitative methodologyRCPC
RPC
White, Casey*technical communication theory and pedagogy; writing program curriculum development; interdisciplinary collaborationRCPC
RPC
Wilson, Gregory*rhetoric of science, technology, and culture; ethnographic methods; rhetorical theory; cultural studies; science studiesRCPC
RPC
Withers, Jeremyscience fiction; literary theory; nature, ecology, and literature; criticism; medieval literature; film studiesENGL
Yager, SusanChaucer; medieval drama; early English language and literature; Gawain poetENGL
Zimmerman, Davidlate 20th-century novel and short story; South American literature; the novella; creative writing (fiction, drama, and screen writing); travel writing; autobiographical writingCWE
Zuch, Rochelleearly American literature and culture; transnational literatures and cultures; African American literature; Native American literature; print culture and periodical literature; writings of James Fenimore CooperENGL