Stephanie Carpenter

  • Senior Lecturer, Creative Writing and Literature, Humanities

Laura Kasson Fiss

  • Research Assistant Professor, Pavlis Honors College
  • Affiliated Research Assistant Professor of English Literature, Humanities


  • Victorian media
  • Interdisciplinarity in teaching, research, and programming

Safe Place Ally for LGBTQIA+

M. Seigel
"All coiled spring and iron will, our words tin typed on our tongues, we clasp arms and dive in together, electric and beautiful."
—"Beach Glass," Michigan Quarterly Review, Volume L, Issue 3: The Great Lakes: Love Song and Lament

M. Bartley Seigel

  • Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Diverse Literatures, Humanities


  • Poetry
  • Editing
  • Composition

Evelyn Vidal Johnson

  • Senior Lecturer, Humanities
  • Coordinator of English Secondary Education

Ronald Strickland

  • Department Chair, Humanities
  • Professor of Literature, Humanities

Kette Thomas

  • Associate Professor of Diverse Literature, Humanities

Dana Van Kooy

  • Director of English and Liberal Arts, Humanities
  • Associate Professor, English in Transnational Literature, Literary Theory and Culture

Research Interests

  • Transnational and Global Perspectives of 18th- and 19th-century Anglophone Literatures
  • Visual and Performance Culture; Drama; Theatre
  • Literary and Cultural Theory
  • The Black Atlantic, Transnational and Circum-Atlantic Studies; Decolonization
  • Space, Place, Environmental Landscapes and Ecology