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English Faculty

Amanda Alexander

Teaching Specialist
ABD, University of Minnesota
MA, Humboldt State University
BA, Humboldt State University

Expertise

18th-century British and Dutch periodicals and their relationship to prescriptive grammar movements
Gothic Studies
Game Studies

Bradley Deane

Professor
English Discipline Coordinator
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: 

Camden 211

Phone: 
+1 3205896292

Julie Eckerle

Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
M.A., University of Kentucky

Awards

  • UMM Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Expertise

Early Modern British Literature
Women’s Writing and Representations of Gender in Literature
Early Modern Life Writing
Early Irish Literature
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Campus Location: 

Humanities 210

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

Acting Chancellor
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 309

Phone: 
+1 3205896015

Becca Gercken

Associate Professor
2021 Fall Semester Leave
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

Matthew Hodapp

Teaching Specialist
ABD, University of Minnesota
MA, University of Minnesota
BA, Hamline University

Expertise

Literary and Cultural Theory
Post-colonialism
American Indian Study

Angela Hume

Assistant Professor
2021-2022 On Leave
Ph.D, University of California, Davis
M.F.A., St. Mary's College of California

Expertise

20th and 21st Century American Literature
Creative Writing
Critical Race Theory
Environmental Humanities
Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
Literature and the Environment
Poetry/Poetics
Angela Hume
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: 
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
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Awards

  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award
  • Distinguished McKnight University Professorship
  • UMM Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Expertise

20th- and 21st-century intellectual, political, and literary history
Biographical fiction
Social justice literature
Michael Lackey
Campus Location: 

Humanities 212

Phone: 
+1 3205896263

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