Instructor of Spanish
Dr. David Hart
Associate Professor of Philosophy
"The Ideas are just as little enthroned above our heads as they reside inside them; they walk among us and step up to us." -- Martin Buber
Dr. Monica Hart
Associate Professor of English; Director, Office of Writing Programs
"When I first enrolled in graduate school, I thought I was going to specialize in the 20th-century American novel. But then I took Victorian Literature, and before I knew it, I had a degree in 19th-century British poetry. Just goes to show what one class can do!"
Dr. Alexander Hunt
Professor of English; the Haley Endowed Professor of Western Studies
Dr. Martin Jacobsen
Associate Professor of English
"Studying English allows us to look beneath the surface of language and see the human drama unfold, to learn that most of what we think we know probably isn't really so. I sum up studying English—studying period—with the following maxim: We learn more from questioning answers than we do from answering questions."
Dr. Bonney MacDonald
Professor of English
“The West is the geography of hope.”
Eric P. Meljac
Instructor of English
“To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive (by the limitless expansion of the ego, by emotive submersion) and impoverished (by the codes on which love diminishes and levels it).” --Roland Barthes
Dr. Bonnie Roos
Professor of English; Undergraduate English Advisor
Dr. Stephen Severn
Professor of English; Department Head for English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
"Students who enroll in my classes can expect to work hard, write frequently, and in doing so, gain a greater understanding of the language that they use everyday. This knowledge will prepare them for success in whatever professional field or academic discipline that they pursue."
Lecturer in English
"My students can expect fairness, fireworks and an intense relationship with the power of the written word. Believe it or not, grammar can be sexy."
Dr. Patricia Tyrer
Professor of English
"If you looked in my high school year book under 'future plans,' you would see 'English Teacher' because I've been certain that I wanted to teach English since I was a teenager. I find teaching to be both a challenge and a joy, and I take pleasure in discussing everything from writing to literature to the latest films with my students, and I learn as much from them as they learn from me."
Dr. Nicole Walls
Assistant Professor of English