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English Faculty

Bradley Deane

Professor
On Sabbatical 2018-19
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
English Discipline Coordinator
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
Early Irish Literature
Julie Eckerle
Campus Location: 

Camden 15

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

Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean
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: 

Behmler 315

Phone: 
+1 3205896015

Becca Gercken

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Miami

Awards

Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Expertise

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

Angela Hume

Assistant Professor
Ph.D, University of California, Davis
M.F.A., St. Mary's College of California

Expertise

Creative Writing
Poetry/Poetics
Literature and the Environment
Environmental Humanities
20th and 21st Century American Literature
Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
Critical Race Theory
Angela Hume (1/31/2018)
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 320 589 6250

Joshua Johnson

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
Writing Center Interim Director
M.F.A., 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: 

Camden 18

Phone: 
+1 320 589 6283

Athena Kildegaard

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

Expertise

Poetry
Creative writing about the natural world
Athena Kildegard
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896282

Michael Lackey

Professor
Coordinator of African and Black American Studies
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
On Sabbatical 2018-19
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: 

HFA 4

Phone: 
+1 3205897002

Kyle McClure

Teaching Specialist
MA - University of South Carolina
BA - University of Minnesota, Duluth

Expertise

Colonial/19th Century American Literature
African -American Literature
Environmental Literature
Nature Writing
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 320 589 6263

Brook Miller

Professor
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 3205856258

Nancy Pederson

Teaching Specialist
M.A., University of Minnesota

Expertise

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

Paul Robinson

Teaching Specialist
M.Ed in Second Languages, University of Minnesota

Expertise

English as a Second Language
Campus Location: 

MRC 212

Phone: 
+1 320 589 6418

Brian Twenter

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
Ph.D - University of South Dakota
MA - University of Missouri
BA - Truman State University

Expertise

Native & Indigenous Popular Culture, TV, and Film
Lakota Landscapes and Language
Trans-Indigenous Literature
Environmental Study
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Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 320 589 6261

Aaron Wenzel

Lecturer / Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
M.A., The Ohio State University
B.A., Beloit College

Expertise

Ancient Greek and Latin language
Imperial Greek literature
Late Antiquity
Aaron Wenzel
Campus Location: 

Camden 218

Phone: 
+1 320 589 7018