Department of English

English & Communications Faculty

Leslie Blood, Assistant Professor
Office: 240 Noble Hall
Phone: 247-7025
Education: B.S., University of Kansas, 2000
M.A.T., Park University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2007
Interests: Media, Raunch Culture, Cultural Studies, Journalism

Nancy Cardona, Associate Professor
Office: 233 Noble Hall
Phone: 247-7035
Education: B.A., St. Mary’s University, 1991
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2000
Interests: African-American Literature, Chicana/o Literature and Cultural Production, 20th Century American Literature, Post-Colonial Theory, Literature by Women of Color, Border Studies, Chicana/o Studies

Gordon Cheesewright, Professor
Office: 245 Noble Hall
Phone: 247-7132
Education: B.A., Principia College, 1964
M.A., University of California/Los Angeles, 1969
Ph.D., University of California/Los Angeles, 1972
Interests: History of Ideas, 19th Century British Romantic and Victorian Literature, 17th Century British Literature, Novel as Genre, Public Relations, Advertising

Shawn Fullmer, Associate Professor
Office: 231 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247-7107 
Education: B.A., Utah State University, 1993
M.A., Utah State University, 1996
Ph.D., University of Nevada - Reno, 2001
Interests: English Education, Creative Nonfiction, Composition, Nature Writing, Rhetorical Theory
Jennifer Gehrman, Associate Professor
Office: 239 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247-7442 
Education: B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1988
M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1991
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1996
Interests: American Literature, Women's Literature, 19th Century American Women Writers, Feminist Theory, English Education, Adolescent Literature and Literature of the Environment
Larry Hartsfield, Chair and Professor
Office: 246 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247-7478 
Education: B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1974
M.A., Southern Illinois University, 1976
Ph.D., University of Texas, 1982
Interests: The Novel, American Literature, Media Studies, Popular Culture, Literary and Media Theory, Environmental Literature
Michele Malach, Associate Professor
Office: 237 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247-7146 
Education: B.A., Auburn University, 1986
M.A., Auburn University, 1988
Ph.D., University of Texas, 2000
Interests: Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Stereotyping, Media History and Criticism, Radio, Literary and Media Theory, Queer Theory
Elizabeth Manus, Visiting Instructor
Office: Noble 242
Phone: 247-7239
Steven J. Meyers, Visiting Instructor
Office: 238 Noble Hall
Phone: 247-7191
Education: B.A., Wheaton College, 1970
M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1976
Interests: Creative Writing, (Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry), Media Writing, Composition, Semantics, Environmental Ethics, Literature of Place
Candace Nadon, Visiting Instructor
Office: Noble 232
Phone: 247-7031
Delilah Orr, Professor
Office: 247 Noble Hall
Phone: 247-7627
Education: B.A., Fort Lewis College, 1971
M.Ed., Harvard University, 1975
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1999
Interests: African-American Literature, Asian and African Literature, 19th Century British Literature, Native American Literature, Women's Literature and Composition and Theory of Postcolonial Literature
Faron Scott, Professor
Office: 241 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247-7496 
Education: B.A., Southern Illinois University, 1984
M.A., University of Missouri, 1986
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1992
Interests: Journalism, Folklore, Media Law, Media Ethics, Gender, Race, and Class in Media, Media Theory
Stacey Sotosky, Visiting Instructor
Office: Noble 243
Phone: 247-7039
Education: B.A. Fort Lewis College, 2002
M.F.A. University of Denver, 2008
Interests: Documentary Filmmaking, Multimedia Production, Motion Graphics and Animation, Media Literacy, Broadcast Journalism, Cultural Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Performance Cinema
Dawn Widen
Administrative Guru for English, History, and Sociology
Office: 230 Noble Hall 
Phone: 247-7255 

Current Research, Notable Publications and External Grant Support:

Nancy Cardona has completed entries on Zora Neal Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and Julia Alvarez's How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents for the publication General Themes in Literature.
Shawn Fullmer has published a chapter titled "The Next Takes the Machine" in Before the eRevolution: Teaching, Technology and the Rhetorical Tradition.
Delilah Orr's review of Laura Tohe's Tseyi/Deep in the Rock: Reflections on Canyon de Chelly has been published in Studies in American Indian Literatures.