THE FACULTY

Faculty in the Department of English combine a commitment to teaching with a commitment to research. As reflected in course offerings, scholarly interests span literary periods and genres in English and American literature. Faculty regularly publish books and articles in their fields of specialization, serve in professional organizations, and deliver papers at academic conferences at home and abroad. The Department of English holds institutional membership in the MLA; individual faculty members belong to professional societies appropriate to their specializations and research interests; they attend and conduct departmental workshops related to teaching approaches and literary issues. Their scholarship enlivens academic programs and brings intellectual energy to the classroom.

Faculty also publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama. The department includes professional authors in creative writing: nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. They give readings of their works, teach undergraduate sections, advise students, and conduct workshops in creative writing.

Thirty-eight full-time and forty or more part-time faculty members serve in the Department of English, the largest academic department at Central Connecticut State University.

Department phone 860/832-2740

Staff


Darlene Gable, B.A., Secretary II

Careen Waterman, B.A., Administrative Support Coordinator

 

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Full-time Faculty


(Dates in parentheses indicate arrival at CCSU)

Stephen Cohen, Ph.D., Chairman
University of California, Irvine, 1994 (2002).
Shakespeare

Phone: (860) 832-2751
Email: cohens@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Stuart Barnett, Ph.D.
State University of New York-Buffalo, 1990 (1992).
Literary Theory, Comparative Literature
Phone: (860) 832-2758
Email: barnetts@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Burlin Barr, Ph.D.
Cornell University 1999, (2006).
Cinema Studies, Contemporary American Literature
Phone: (860) 832-2780
Email: barrbur@mail.ccsu.edu


Candace Barrington, Ph.D.
Duke University 1998, (2001).
Anglo-Saxon and Middle English Literature
Phone: (860) 832-0022
Email: barringtonc@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Elizabeth Brewer, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University 2014, (2014).
Rhetoric and Composition Studies
Phone: (860) 832-2763
Email: ebrewer@mail.ccsu.edu

 

David Cappella, Ed.D.
Boston University 1994, (2001).
Modern American Poetry, Creative Writing, Young Adult Literature
Phone: (860) 832-2603
Email: cappellad@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Matthew H. Ciscel, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina, 2002 (2002).
Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics
Phone: (860) 832-2749
Email: ciscelm@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Mary Collins, M.A.
University of Virginia, 1986 (2007).
Contemporary Narrative Nonfiction
Phone: (860) 832-2770
Email: collinsmae@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Robert M. Dowling, Ph.D.
Graduate Center of City University of New York, 2001 (2004).
19th, 20th-Century American Literature & Drama
Phone: (860) 832-2741
Email: dowlingrom@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Christine Doyle, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut, 1995 (1993).
Children's Literature, 19th Century American Women
Phone: (860) 832-2764
Email: doylec@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Robert Dunne, Ph.D.
Lehigh University, 1992 (1992).
20th Century American Literature, Irish American Literature
Phone: (860) 832-2756
Email: dunne@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Lee Einhorn, Ph.D.
University of Washington, 2013 (2013).
Developmental Writing, Curriculum Design, University Administration, English Language Poetry, Aesthetics, Popular Music
Phone: (860) 832-2740
Email: leinhorn@mail.ccsu.edu


Brian Folker, Ph.D.
New York University, 1997 (2003).
British Romantic Literature
Phone: (860) 832-2779
Email: folkerb@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Jaclyn Geller, Ph.D.
New York University, 2003 (2004).
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Studies
Phone: (860) 832-2769
Email: gellerjai@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Gilbert L. Gigliotti, Ph.D.
The Catholic University of America, 1992 (1992).
Early American Literature, Classical Literature, Latin Language, American Popular Culture
Phone: (860) 832-2759
Email: gigliotti@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Susan N. Gilmore, Ph.D.
Cornell University, 1995 (1997).
American Poetry & Drama, Gender Studies, Modernism
Phone: (860) 832-2772
Email: gilmores@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Heidi Hartwig, Ph.D.
SUNY-Buffalo, 2002 (2006).
Modern British and Irish Literature
Phone: (860) 832-2747
Email: hartwighea@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Tom Hazuka, Ph.D.
University of Utah, 1990 (1992).
Fiction Writing
Phone: (860) 832-2762
Email: hazukaj@mail.ccsu.edu


Jack A. Heitner, Ph.D.
University of Rochester, 1968 (1965).
Mysticism and Literature, Melville
Phone: (860) 832-2763
Email: heitner@mail.ccsu.edu


Beverly Johnson, Ph.D.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1997 (1997).
African-American Literature, Caribbean Literature
Phone: (860) 832-2767
Email: johnsonbev@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Paul Karpuk, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley, 1987 (1992).
Russian Literature, American Literature, World Literature
Phone: (860) 832-2774
Email: karpukp@mail.ccsu.edu



Helen Koulidobrova, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut, 2012 (2012).
Syntax and Semantics of Sign Languages, Language Acquisition, Bilingualism
Phone: (860) 832-2790
Email: elena.koulidobrova@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Seunghun Lee, Ph.D.
Rutgers University, 2008 (2008).
Phonology, Optimality Theory, Endangered Languages
Phone: (860) 832-2748
Email: seunghunlee@ccsu.edu

 

Eric Leonidas, Ph.D.
New York University, 2001 (2001).
English Renaissance Poetry, Prose, and Drama
Phone: (860) 832-2750
Email: leonidase@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Melissa Mentzer, Ph.D.
University of Oregon, 1989 (1991).
19th Century American Literature, Jewish American Literature, Women Writers
Phone: (860) 832-2742
Email: mentzer@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Mary Anne Nunn, Ph.D.
University of Virginia, 1992 (1993).
British Romantic Poetry
Phone: (860) 832-2778
Email: nunnm@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Steven Ostrowski, Ph.D.
State University of New York-Albany, 1998 (2000).
English Education, Creative Writing Fiction
Phone: (860) 832-2777
Email: ostrowskis@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Aimee L. Pozorski, Ph.D.
Emory University, 2003 (2004).
Contemporary American Literature, Trans-Atlantic Modernism, Trauma Theory
Phone: (860) 832-2773
Email: pozorskia@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Rae C. Schipke, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania, 1986 (1993).
Computers and Writing, Professional Writing
Phone: (860) 832-2775
Email: schipker@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Ravi Shankar, M.F.A.
Columbia University, 2000 (2002).
Creative Writing (Contemporary Poetry), Asian/Electronic Literature
Phone: (860) 832-2766
Email: shankarr@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Deborah Spillman, Ph.D
University of Pennsylvania, 2002 (2014).
Victorian Literature
Phone: (860) 832-2745
Email: dspillman@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Katherine Sugg, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997 (2004).
Latina/Latino Literature, Comparative American Studies
Phone: (860) 832-2760
Email: suggkae@mail.ccsu.edu

 

Leyla Zidani-Eroglu, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997 (1997).
Theoretical and Comparative Syntax, Turkish Linguistics, Applied Linguistics
Phone: (860) 832-2771
Email: zidanil@mail.ccsu.edu

 

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Part-Time Faculty


Crystal Akers, Ph.D.
Email: cakers@ccsu.edu

Ruth Anne Baumgartner
Email: baumgartnerr@mail.ccsu.edu

Adam Burns
Email: aburns@ccsu.edu

Megan Collins, M.F.A.
Boston University, 2008 (2011).
Email: mcollins@ccsu.edu

Walter B. Connolly, Emeritus
Email: connollyw@mail.ccsu.edu

Anna Dolan
Email: dolanan@mail.ccsu.edu

Kim Dorfman, M.F.A.
Western Connecticut State University, 2008 (2002).
Email: kimdorfman@ccsu.edu

Meghan Evans, M.F.A.
Sarah Lawrence College, 2009 (2011).
Email: me.evans@ccsu.edu

Linda Foster, M.A.
School for International Training, 1993 (1997).

Email: fosterl@mail.ccsu.edu

Adam Golaski, M.F.A.
University of Montana
Email: golaskiada@ccsu.edu

Amanda Greenwell, M.A.
Trinity College, 2008 (2009).
Email: greenwellamm@mail.ccsu.edu

Daniel Gula, M.F.A., M.S.E
University of New Haven, 2007 (2007).
Email: guladat@mail.ccsu.edu

Jane Hikel, M.A.
Central Connecticut State University, 1995 (1995).
Email: hikelj@mail.ccsu.edu

Brittany Hirth, M.A.
Central Connecticut State University, 2008 (2008).
Email: hirthbrb@mail.ccsu.edu

Judy Hough, M.Ed.
University of Hartford, 1970 (1997).
Email: houghj@mail.ccsu.edu

Faye Hughes, Ph.D.
Belford University, 2005 (2004).
Email: hughesfaa@mail.ccsu.edu

Kelly Jarvis, M.A.
Central Connecticut State University, 2002 (2001).
Email: jarvisk@mail.ccsu.edu

Margaret Johansson, Ph.D.
Columbia University, 2006 (2010).
Email: johansson@ccsu.edu

Michael Krozel, M.A.
Central Connecticut State University, 2003 (2003).
Email: krozelm@mail.ccsu.edu

Mark Leder, Ph.D.
Yale University, 1977 (2006).
Email: ledermar@mail.ccsu.edu

Barry Leeds, Ph.D. Emeritus
Ohio University, 1967 (1968).
Email: leeds@mail.ccsu.edu

David May, M.A.
Kean University of New Jersey, 1974 (1997).
Email: mayd@ccsu.edu

Barbara McCleary, M.Ed.
Boston University, 1975 (1979).
Email: mcclearyb@mail.ccsu.edu

Susan McGuire, M.A.
Central Connecticut State University, 2003 (1998).
Email: mcguire_suh@mail.ccsu.edu

Michail Mulvey, M.F.A.
Southern Connecticut State University, 2011 (2003).
Email: mulvey_miw@mail.ccsu.edu

Jacqueline Neighbors
Email: neighboursjac@mail.ccsu.edu

Susan Piqueira, M.S.
Central Connecitcut State University, 1994 (1999).
Email: piqueiras@mail.ccsu.edu

Mary Posner, M.A.
Email: mvposner@ccsu.edu

Thomas, Puleo, MA
Columbia University
Email: tpuleo@ccsu.edu

Peter Reska
Email: reska_pet@mail.ccsu.edu

Kara Russell, Ph.D.
University of Rochester
Email: russellk@ccsu.edu

Samantha Seamans, M.A.
Central Connecticut State University, 2009 (2010).
Email: seamanss@ccsu.edu

Maureen Shannon-Bowers, M.S.
Eastern Connecticut State University
Email: shannonbowem@mail.ccsu.edu

Cheryl Simkins, B.S.
Central Connecticut State University, 1995 (1998).
Email: simkinsc@mail.ccsu.edu

Dorothy Sterpka, M.S., M.S.W.
Central Connecticut State University, 1972, 1999 (2008).
Email: sterpkadoj@mail.ccsu.edu

Christine Sullivan, J.D.
University of Connecticut, 1990.
Email: sullivanchris@mail.ccsu.edu

Leslie Taylor McGrath, M.F.A.
Bennington College, 2005 (2009).
Email: leslie.mcgrath.taylor@ccsu.edu

Clementina Verge, M.A.
Central Connecticut State University, 2005 (2005).
Email: verge_cl@ccsu.edu

Roderick Waterman, Ph.D.
University of Virginia, 2001 (2012).
Email: waterman@ccsu.edu

Christopher Wilson
Email: cwilson@ccsu.edu

Kate Yates

 

 

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