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Members of the faculty have the depth and breadth of preparation and experience to offer students a full, well-balanced curriculum.

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Regular Faculty and Staff

Wes Atkinson
Assistant Professor
Email: atkinsonr@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-7215
Office: Harned Hall, Rm 103

Ph.D. (Lehigh University)
19th-C American Literature, Early American Literature, Native American Literature


Jonathan Beasley
Email: beasleyj@apsu.edu
Office: Claxton, Room 302-C

MA in English, Austin Peay State University


Neeta Bhasin
Assistant Professor
email: bhasinn@apsu.edu
Phone: (931) 221-7870
Office: Harned Hall, Room 139

Ph.D. (Carnegie Mellon University)
Rhetoric and Composition, Discourse Analysis, Language and Culture, Immigrant Literature


Beatrix Brockman
Associate Professor
email: brockmanb@apsu.edu
Phone: (931) 221-7847
Office: Harned Hall, Room 221

Ph.D. German (Vanderbilt)
M.A. English (Austin Peay State University)
German  Literature


Thomas Call

Assistant Professor
Email: callt@apsu.edu
Office: Harned Hall, Room 206
Phone: 221-7281

Ph.D. (UT Knoxville; 2005)


Mercy Cannon
Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator
Email:  cannonm@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-7893
Office:  Harned Hall, Room 225

Ph.D. (U. Of Tennessee, Knoxville)
18th Century British Literature


Kenneth Cervelli
Assistant Professor
Email:  cervellik@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-7864
Office:  Harned Hall, Room 235

Ph.D. (Southern Illinois)
British Romanticism


Sherry Clark
Email: clarkso@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 538-9660
Office:  Harned Hall, Room 118

M.A. in English (Austin Peay State University)


Linda Crenshaw
Email: crenshawl@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-7119
Office: Harned Hall, Room 128

Ph.D. (Vanderbilt)
American Literature, Southern Writers.

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Jessica D'Alimonte
Academic Assistant to the Chair
Email: dalimontej@apsu.edu
Phone: (931) 221-7890

BA in English, Austin Peay State University
MLIS, University of Tennessee - Knoxville


Osvaldo Di Paolo Harrison
E-mail: dipaoloo@apsu.edu
Phone: 931-2217487
Office: Harned Hall, Room 216

Ph.D. (University of Kentucky)
19th, 20th, and 21st century Latin American Literature


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Stephanie Dugger
Assistant Professor
Email: duggers@apsu.edu
Phone: 221-7894
Office: Memorial Health, Room 112C

Ph.D. (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)



Jill Eichhorn
Associate Professor
Email:  eichhornje@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-6314
Office:  Harned Hall, Room 143

Ph.D. (Miami of Ohio).
American Literature, Women's Studies, Coordinator of Women's Studies.


Taylor Emery
Master Instructor
Email:  emeryt@apsu.edu
Phone:  931-221-1453
Office:  FC Education Center, APSU FC 117

M.F.A. in Creative Writing Nonfiction (Murray State University)
Composition, World Literature


Jill Franks

Email:  franksj@apsu.edu
Phone:  931-221-7879
Office:  Harned Hall, Room 131

Ph.D.  (Rutgers University)
British & Irish literature, Film Studies


Reggie Forest
Assistant Professor
Email: forestr@apsu.edu
Phone: (931) 221-6041
office: Memorial Health, Room 112D

Ph.D. English
University of New England (Australian Higher Ed) 



Florian Gargaillo
Assistant Professor
Email: gargaillof@apsu.edu
Phone: (931) 221-7871
Office: Harned Hall, Room 236

Ph.D. in English Literature
Boston University


Dwonna Goldstone
Email:  goldstoned@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-7886
Office:  Harned Hall, Room 140

Ph.D. (Texas).
African American and African Literature.


Barbara Lee Gray
Senior Instructor
Email: grayb@apsu.edu
Phone: (931) 221-6239
Office: Claxton, Room 302D

Master of Arts in English (Austin Peay State University)


David Guest
Associate Professor/Chair
Email:  guestd@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-7860
Office:  Harned Hall, Room 116

Ph.D. (Vanderbilt)
Literary Criticism and Theory, American Literature


Katherine Honea
Assistant Professor
E-mail:  honeak@apsu.edu
Phone: (931) 221-7117
Office: Harned Hall, Room 223

Ph.D. (University of Florida)
Spanish (Hispanic Linguistics)


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Jenifer Jayne Jackson
Senior Instructor - E-Faculty
Email: jacksonjj@apsu.edu

M.A. in English




Stephen Kershner
Assistant Professor, Classics
Email: kershners@apsu.edu
Phone: (931) 221-6828
Office: Harned Hal, Room 241 

Ph.D. (SUNY Buffalo)
Latin Literature, Roman Social History, Literary History


Barry Kitterman
Email:  kittermanb@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-7878
Office:  Harned Hall, Room 219

MFA (Montana)
Creative Writing, Center of Excellence in Creative Arts Representative.



Christophe Konkobo
Associate Professor
Email:  konkoboc@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-7596
Office:  Harned Hall, Room 213

Ph.D. (University of Iowa)
Francophone Literature and Film




Christina Lyons
Assistant Professor
E-mail: lyonsc@apsu.edu
Phone: (931) 221- 7885
Office: Harned Hall, Room 141

Ph.D. in English (Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany)
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (Southern Illinois University - Carbondale)


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David Major
Email:  majord@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-7927
Office:  Harned Hall, Room 228

Ph.D. (Oklahoma State University)
Technical Writing


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Cynthia McWilliams
Associate Professor
Email:  mcwilliamsc@apsu.edu
Phone: (931) 221-7874
Office: Harned Hall, Room 232

Ph.D. (Southern Illinois)
Composition and Rhetoric, Linguistics, Chair of Freshmen Writing



Pamela Roddy Morrison
Senior Instructor
Email: magransp@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-7861
Office: Harned Hall, Room 244

M.A. in English


Norbert Puszkar
Email:  puszkarn@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-6391
Office:  Harned Hall, Room 218

Ph.D. (Southern California)
German Literature and History


Miguel R. Ruiz-Aviles
Email:  ruizavilesm@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-7855
Office:  Harned Hall, Room 104

Ph.D. (Nebraska).
Spanish Literature and History.    
Director of the Hispanic Cultural  Center, Coordinator of the Study Abroad Program Spain.


Laura Schultz
Spanish Instructor
Email:  schultzl@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-7594
Office: Harned Hall, Room 105

M.A. (University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee)
Spanish, Spanish-English Translation


Daniel P. Shea
Email:  shead@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-7895
Office:  Harned Hall, Room 230

Ph.D. University of Oregon
British Victorian


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Kristi Sheppard
Academic Assistant to the Chair
Email: sheppardk@apsu.edu 
Phone : (931) 221-7891
Office: Harned Hall, Room 115

BBA, Austin Peay State University


Marisa Sikes
Assistant Professor
Email:  sikesm@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-7212
Office:  Harned Hall, Room 234

Ph.D. University of New Mexico
British Medieval


Lynn Sims
Associate Professor
Email:  simsl@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-7339
Office:  Harned Hall, Room 220

Ph.D. (Arizona State University) 
Linguistics, History of the English Language, and Early Germanic Languages


Karen D. Sorenson
Email:  sorensonk@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-6246
Office: Harned Hall, Room 142

Ph.D. (Vanderbilt)
French Literature and History


Andrea Spofford
Associate Professor
Email: spofforda@apsu.edu
Phone: 221-7869
Office: Harned Hall, Room 118

Ph.D. (The University of Southern Mississippi)
Creative Writing, Poetry



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Lynda Stephenson
Assistant Professor- E-Faculty
Email: stephensonl@apsu.edu

MFA University of New Orleans/Creative Writing
MA Texas Tech University
American Literature/Communications


Mickey Wadia
Email:  wadiam@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-7448
Office:  Harned Hall, Room 227

Ph.D. (Southwestern Louisiana)
Shakespeare, Technical Writing


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Jane Wessel
Assistant Professor
Email: wesselj@apsu.edu
Phone: 221-7283
Office: Harned Hall, Room 204

Ph.D. (University of Delaware)
British Drama, 18th Century British Literature and Theatre History


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Charla White-Major
Associate Professor
Email:  majorc@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-7133
Office:  Harned Hall, Room 212

Ph.D. (Oklahoma State University)
19th Century American Lit. Composition


Mary E. Winters
Senior Instructor
Email:    wintersm@apsu.edu
Office:  Harned Hall, Room 241
Phone: (931) 221-6828

Master of Arts from Ohio State University


Timothy Winters
Email:  winterst@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-7118
Office:  Harned Hall, Rm 212

Ph.D. (Ohio State)
Classical Languages and Literature


Amy Wright
Email: wrighta@apsu.edu
Phone:  (931) 221-7714
Office:  Harned Hall, Rm 215

Ph.D. (Denver).
Creative Writing Non-Fiction



Part-Time Instructors 

Stuart Arkovitz, M.A., English (APSU)
Sally Baggett, M.A., English (APSU)
Rebecca Beach, Ph.D., English (University of Kentucky)
Sue Ellen Brazell, M.A., Education (George Peabody College of Vanderbilt)
Quenton Brooks, M.A., English (APSU)
Aubrey Collins, M.A., English (APSU)
Michael DeVault, MFA, Creative Wrigint (Lindenwood University)
Lilli Ecternacht-Taylor, M.A., English (APSU)
Susan Fanning, M.A., English (APSU)
Patricia Greene, M.A., English (Ball State University)
Joanna Grisham, M.A., English (APSU) and MFA, Creative Writing (Georgia College)
Bonnie Karrigan, M.A. English (APSU) and Ed.D (Peabody College of Vanderbilt)
G. Yvonne Kendall, MFA, Creative Nonfiction (Columbia University) and DMA (Stanford University)
James Lester, Ph.D., English (Georgia State University)
Ed Long, M.A., Teaching (Vanderbilt University)
Lisa Luton, MFA, Creative Writing (Murray State University)
Esen Ogus, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture (Harvard University)
Jerry Passon, Ph.D., English (Southern Illinois University)
Tina Romine, M.A., English (APSU)
Joshua Rutherford, MFA, Creative Writing (Murray State University) and M.A., English (APSU)
Joyce Sakwe, M.A., English (APSU)
Ericka Suhl, M.A., English (APSU)
Claire Teter, M.A., English (APSU)
Michael Vaughan, M.A., English (APSU)

Emeritus Faculty

Thayer W. Beach, Ph.D.  Professor of English (1968-1991).

Albert Bekus, Ph.D.  Professor of English (1970-2004).

Eleanor Beiswenger, Ph.D.  Professor of English (1977-1994).

James Clemmer, M.A.  Professor of English (1967-2004).

Don W. Der, Ph.D.  Professor of English (1970-1991).

Malcolm S. Glass, M.A.  Professor of English (1962-1999).

Nancy Hancock, D.A.  Professor of English (1988-2004).

Charles C. Holt, Ph.D.  Professor of English (1967-1991).

Edward Eugene Irwin, Professor of English (1962-1998).

Lewis C. Tatham, Jr., Ph.D.  Professor of English (1966-1995).

David Till, Ph.D.  Professor of English (1971-2004).

John Turner, M.A. Assistant Professor of English (1967-2000).

Charles M. Waters, M.A. Professor of English (1948-1985)

Allene Phy-Olsen, Ph.D.  Professor of English (1990-2007).                                 

 Ramon Magrans, Ph.D  Professor of Spanish (1982-2009).

Jeannie Randall, Ph.D. Professor of English (1982-2014)

Carson Culley-Grefe, Ph.D. Professor of French (2003-2013)

Eloise WeatherspoonProfessor of English (2005-2014)

Linda Davis, Ed.D., Professor of English (2003-2017)

Steven Ryan, Ph.D., Professor of English (1977-2018)