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Dynamic Faculty

The professors waiting for you at Ship are passionate about writing, reading, and teaching.  We believe in the power of language to change the world and believe in our students.

While we love being in the classroom we're also actively contributing to the conversation, publishing books and articles, presenting at conferences, leading in our fields.  All the covers you see here come from books penned by Ship English professors.

My colleagues are doing provocative research on an array of topics from the gaming theory to the intersection of sport and culture in the 18th century to the depiction of female saints in medieval times.  They are exploring African-American poetry, disabilities studies, looking at queer representation, and studying Latinx literature.  One appeared on the New York Times bestseller list and another was featured in a collection of Best American Poetry.  Simply put, these are vibrant minds at work.

Alongside these professors, you’ll study the classics of traditional English programs and also take courses in creative and technical writing, young adult literature, or even graphic novels.  Your upper level seminars will be small and personal, guaranteeing one-on-one attention.  We can't wait to work with you.

90 Second Q&A with cool profs

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                 Dr. Cristina Rhodes

                 Latinx Literature

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What can Latinx Literature

teach America?

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Dr. Jordan Windholz

Creative Writing,  Shakespeare

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Dr. Nicole Santalucia

Poetry

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Tell me about the first book

that changed your life.

What is poetry's purpose?

Dr. Kim van Alkemade

Creative Writing

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Tell me about a good teacher

you had.

Dr. Tom Crochunis,

English Education

Dr. Shari Horner,

Medieval Literature

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What was the first play

you ever saw?

What's the value of an

English degree today?

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Dr. Shannon Mortimore-Smith,

English Education

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Can video games

be literature?

Mark Erwin, MFA

Instructor Supreme

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Dr. Carla Kungl,

Technical Writing

What skills does a student

learn in technical writing?

Does writing matter?

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Dr. Laurie Cella

Composition and Rhetoric

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Are the rumors true?

Are you the nicest person

on campus?

Dr. Erica Galioto

Contemporary Literature

Dr. William Harris

Queer Studies

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What role does psychoanalysis

play in your classroom?

What do you hope to share in a

queer studies class?

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Dr. Sharon Harrow

The Long 18th Century

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 Are you really an accomplished barroom brawler?

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Neil Connelly

Fiction Writing

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What advice to you have 

for aspiring young writers?