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  Ball, David (Assistant Professor of English)
B.A., Stanford University, 1998; M.A., Princeton University, 2003; Ph.D., 2007.  His research and teaching are in 19th- and 20th-century American literature and culture, minority and oppositional responses to the American experience, and American modernism.
Office: East College 401
Telephone: 717.245.1116
Hours: T 1:30-4:30 and by appt.
Web Page: /departments/engl/faculty/ball.html
Email: balld@dickinson.edu
 
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  Chilson, Sha'an (Adjunct Instructor in English)
M.F.A., University of Arkansas. She writes poetry and non-fiction, and has taught classes in poetry, nonfiction, and drama.
Office: East College 203B
Telephone: 717.245.1028
Hours: M 11:30-12:30 / W 1:30-2:30 and by appt.
Web Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~chilson
Email: chilson@dickinson.edu
 
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  Dolan, Darrach (Adjunct Instructor in English)
Darrach Dolan is a fiction writer who received his BA from Trinity College, Dublin and his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Darrach is interested in contemporary fiction, post-colonial writing, and the writer as reluctant outsider.
Office: East College 203B
Telephone: 717.245-1028
Hours: W&Th 12:30-1:30 and by appt.
Web Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~doland
Email: doland@dickinson.edu
 
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Gill, Judy (Director of the Norman M. Eberly Writing Center and Instructor in English)
M.A., Cornell University. Areas of interest include composition theory and pedagogy, writing across the curriculum, writing center theory and practice, and contemporary American literature. She regularly teaches course in the freshman seminar program, expository writing, creative nonfiction writing, tutor training, and contemporary fiction. Dickinson Academic Professional Award, 2000-2001.
Office: Biddle House, 1st Floor
Telephone: 717.245.1291
Hours: On partial leave 2009-10 / by appt. only
Web Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~gill
Email: gill@dickinson.edu

 
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  Gleed, Paul (Assistant Professor of English)
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo. His recent teaching and scholarship focus on 16th- and 17th-century British literature, media and cultural studies, literary theory, and composition.
Office:  East College 407
Telephone:
717.245.1101
Hours: MWF 10:20-11:20 & 12:30-1:30 and by appt.
Email: gleedp@dickinson.edu
 
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Johnson, Lynn (Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies; Coordinator of the Africana Studies department)
Ph.D., Temple University, 2007. Her research interests are in 19th- and early 20th-century American Literature, African-American Literature, and African Aesthetics.
Office: East College 309
Telephone: 717.245.1394
Hours: M 12-1 / T 1-3 and by appt.
Web Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~johnsoly
Email: johnsoly@dickinson.edu

 
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  Johnston, Carol Ann (Martha Porter Sellers Chair of Rhetoric and the English Language and Associate Professor of English)
Ph.D., Harvard University. Her teaching interests include literature of the English Renaissance, lyric poetry, and Southern Women Writers. Her current research investigates the relationship between words and images in 17th-century English poetry.
Office:  East College 409
Telephone: 717.245.1268
Hours: T 11-1 / Th 3-4 and by appt.
Email: johnston@dickinson.edu
 
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  Kranz, David L. (Professor of English and Film Studies)
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley. His recent scholarship focuses on film studies and film adaptation, especially Shakespeare on film, and on Shakespeare's dramas. Other interests include the Renaissance sonnet, contemporary literary theory, and composition pedagogy.
Office: East College 403
Telephone: 717.245.1219
Hours: by appt. only
Home Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~kranz/
Email: kranz@dickinson.edu
 
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  Moffat, Wendy (Associate Professor of English)
Ph.D., Yale University. She teaches modern British and Irish fiction, 19th-century British literature, and literary and narrative theory. She is writing a gay cultural biography of the British novelist E.M. Forster. Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 1994-95.
Office: East College 408
Telephone: 717.245.1499
Hours: M 1:30-3:30 / F 12:30-1:30 and by appt.
Web Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~moffat
Email: moffat@dickinson.edu
 
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  Ness, Robert (Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of the Dickinson Program in Yaounde, Cameroon)
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He teaches restoration and 18th century English literature, linguistics, and African and Commonwealth literatures. His research interests focus upon literature, politics, music, and other arts during the first half of the 18th century in England.
Office: East College 311
Telephone: 717.245.1064
Hours: MWF 10:30-11:30 and by appt.
Web Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~ness
Email: ness@dickinson.edu
 
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  Nichols, Ashton (The John J. Curley '60 and Ann Conser Curley '63 Faculty Chair and Professor of English Language and Literature)
Ph.D., University of Virginia. His fields include 19th-century British literature and postcolonial literature, with special emphasis on Romantic and Victorian poetry. He also teaches courses on nature writing. His current research focuses on Romantic natural history, 1750-1850. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1992-93. Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 1993-94.
Office: East College 305
Telephone: 717.245.1359
Hours: MTTh 2-3 and by appt.
Web Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~nicholsa
Email: nicholsa@dickinson.edu
 
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  O'Brien, Sharon (James Hope Caldwell Professor of American Cultures and Professor of English & American Studies)
Ph.D., Harvard University. Sharon O'Brien teaches interdisciplinary courses in the American Studies and English Departments, looking at the multiplicity of American cultures through the lenses of race, class, gender, and ethnicity. The author of a biography of Willa Cather, she is now teaching and writing memoir and personal essay. Teaching and research interests include the politics of memory; illness and narrative; and lifewriting. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1985-86.
Hours: Contact American Studies department
Web Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~obrien
Email: obrien@dickinson.edu
 
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Perabo, Susan - CHAIR (Associate Professor of English, Writer-in-Residence)
M.F.A., University of Arkansas. She teaches beginning and advanced workshops in fiction, as well as modern and contemporary literature classes that focus heavily on form and technique. Her recent published work includes a collection of short stories, a novel, and non-fiction essays for magazines and anthologies. Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2001-2002.
Office:  East College 307

Telephone:  717.245.1847

Hours: T 9-11/ W&F 9-10:30 and by appt.
Home Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~perabo
Email: perabo@dickinson.edu

 
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  Reed, Thomas (Professor of English Literature)
Ph.D., University of Virginia. His field is medieval literature, with special emphasis on Chaucer and Marie de France, a 12th-century Anglo-Norman author. He is currently focussing his research on Marie de France's concern with the limits of human communication. He is also increasingly interested in the relationship between various versions of the Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde legends in both literature and film. Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 1997-98.
Office:  East College 306
Telephone: 717.245.1216
Hours:
T&Th 1:30-2:30 / W 1-2 and by appt.
Home Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~reedt
Email: reedt@dickinson.edu
 
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  Sams, Victoria (Assistant Professor of English)
Ph.D., UCLA. Her teaching interests are contemporary drama and cultural studies, 20th-century British literature, Caribbean literature and postcolonial studies. Current research interests are postcolonial dramatic adaptations, migration and post-WWII British literature/drama, and translations of polyglot literature.
Office:  East College 310
Telephone: 717.245.1139
Hours:
T 4:30-5:30 / W 2-4 and by appt.
Home Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~samsv
Email: samsv@dickinson.edu
 
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  Su, Adrienne (Associate Professor of English, Poet-in-Residence)
M.F.A., University of Virginia. Her central course offerings include creative writing (poetry), The Craft of Poetry, and Writing about Food and Culture. Author of two books of poems, Middle Kingdom (1997) and Sanctuary (2006), she is also the recipient of a 2007 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. She is working on a new book of poems, working title Having None of It, with an emphasis on motherhood and gender roles.
Office: East College 404
Telephone: 717.245.1346
Hours: W 10-12 / Th 1-2 and by appt.
Home Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~sua
Email: sua@dickinson.edu
 
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Winston, Bob (Professor of English and Assistant Provost for First-Year Programs)
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison. He specializes in American literature before 1914, especially the development of the early American novel. His current research focuses on the relationships between popular literatures and national cultures.
Office: East College 410
Telephone: 717.245.1363
Hours: T 2:30-4 / W 12:30-2 and by appt.
Home Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~winston
Email: winston@dickinson.edu

 
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  Winters-Fazio, Kelly (Sr. Academic Dept. Coordinator)
Ms. Winters manages the department's administrative support system for 16 full-time faculty members and several part-time adjunct faculty members. She is also the webmaster for the English department's web sites.
Office: East College 400
Telephone: 717.245.1347
Hours: M-Th 8:30 am to 3:30 pm / F 8:30 am to 2 pm
Email: wintersk@dickinson.edu
 
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Susan Perabo, Chair star iconperabo@dickinson.edu
Kelly Winters-Fazio, Department Coordinator star icon wintersk@dickinson.edu

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