English Faculty

Bradley Deane

Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University
B.A., University of Michigan

Awards

  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award
  • Alumni Association Teaching Award

Expertise

British Literature and Culture of the Long Nineteenth Century
Literature of Imperialism, Colonialism, and Nationalism
Victorian Gender and Sexuality
History of the Novel, Publishing, and Authorship
Materialist, Historicist, and Post-colonial Literary Theory
Cultural Studies and Popular Culture
Bradley Deane
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896265

Julie Eckerle

Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Expertise

Early Modern British Literature
Women’s Writing and Representations of Gender in Literature
Early Modern Life Writing
Julie Eckerle
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896262

David Ericksen

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois

Expertise

American Literature before the Civil War
Creative Writing
David Ericksen
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896284

Janet Schrunk Ericksen

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois

Awards

  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Expertise

Old English Literature
Middle English Literature
Old Norse-Icelandic Literature
History of the English Language
Janet Schrunk Ericksen
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896282

Jean Floyd

Teaching Specialist
M.A.T., New Mexico State University
B.A. University of Minnesota

Expertise

English for Academic Purposes
Jean Floyd
Campus Location: 

Blakely 17

Phone: 
+1 3205896933

Becca Gercken

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Miami

Expertise

American Indian Literature
Multicultural Literature
Becca Gercken
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896259

Vicki Graham

Professor
Ph.D. University of California
M.A., University of California
B.A., San Francisco State University

Expertise

Poetry and poetics
20th Century British and American poetry
Nature poetry
Eco-criticism
Creative writing
Vicki Graham
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896258

Joshua Johnson

Teaching Specialist
Acting Director, Writing Center
M.F.A., Candidate, Augsburg College
M.A., West Virginia University
B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

Expertise

Creative Writing
Genre Writing
Literary Speculative Fiction
Joshua Johnson
Campus Location: 

HFA 46

Phone: 
+1 3205896283

Athena Kildegaard

Teaching Specialist
M.A.T., University of Chicago
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College

Expertise

Poetry
Creative writing about the natural world
Athena Kildegard
Campus Location: 

HFA 4

Phone: 
+1 3205897002

Chrissy Kolaya

Assistant Professor
M.F.A., Indiana University
B.A., Loyola University

Expertise

Poetry
Creative Writing
Fiction and Short Stories
Chrissy Kolaya
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896255

Michael Lackey

Professor
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Awards

  • Distinguished McKnight University Professorship
  • UMM Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Expertise

Twentieth-century Intellectual History
God and Religion in Literature
Atheism
Michael Lackey
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896263

Brook Miller

Professor
English Discipline Coordinator
Ph.D., Indiana University

Expertise

Modern and Contemporary British Literature
Critical Theory
Transnational and Global Approaches to Literature
Cognitive Approaches to Literature
Brook Miller
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205856260

Ellie Musselman

Teaching Specialist
M.F.A. Minnesota State University Moorhead

Expertise

First Year Writing
Scriptwriting
Creative Writing
Campus Location: 

Blakely 15

Phone: 
+1 3205896289

Nancy Pederson

Teaching Specialist
M.A., University of Minnesota

Expertise

English as a Second Language
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896454

Tisha Turk

Associate Professor
Writing Center Director
On Sabbatical Leave 2015-16
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Expertise

Fan Studies
Composition Studies
Digital Literacies and New Media
Writing Centers and Peer Tutoring
Narrative Theory
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Tisha Turk
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896261

Diane Yerka

Teaching Specialist
M.A., Idaho State University
B.A., Idaho State University

Expertise

20th/21st century literature
First-year writing
Diane Yerka
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896787