Faculty
Major in English

Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Arts and Sciences


English Major


Faculty





John D. Cormican, Ph.D.

John D. Cormican

, Ph.D.
Professor of English

Phone: (315) 792-3185
Office: 174 Gordon Science Center



B.A., M.A. Ball State University
Ph.D. University of Michigan
M.S.W. Syracuse University

Areas of Interest:

Composition
English language
Linguistics

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Daniel Cruz

Daniel S. Cruz

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English

Phone: (315) 792-3780
Office: 110 DePerno Hall



B.A., Goshen College
M.A., Northern Illinois University
Ph.D. Northern Illinois University

Areas of Interest:

Ethnic minority literature
Intersections between ethnic minority literatures (including Mennonite literature) and LGBT literatures
Role of geographical space in American literature.

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Jason Denman, Ph.D.

Jason R. Denman

, Ph.D.
Professor of English

Phone: (315) 792-3265
Office: 204 Faculty Center



Associate Dean of Humanities & Social Sciences

B.A. in English, Summa Cum Laude, University of California, Davis
M.A. in English, University of California, Irvine
Ph.D. in English, University of California, Irvine

Areas of Interest:

Early British literature
Seventeenth-century drama and lyric poetry
Shakespeare, Beaumont and Fletcher, Milton, Dryden

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Gary Leising, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English

Gary F. Leising

, Ph.D.
Professor of English

Phone: (315) 223-2381
Office: 310 Romano Hall



Chair, English

B.A. University of Dayton, Ohio
M.F.A. University of South Carolina
Ph.D. University of Cincinnati

Areas of Interest:

Creative writing (primarily poetry)
Poetry in English since 1900
Prosody
Creative writing pedagogy

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Lisa Orr, Ph.D.

Lisa M. Orr

, Ph.D.
Professor of English

Phone: (315) 792-3058
Office: 116 DePerno Hall



B.A. Syracuse University
M.A. State University of New York at Binghamton
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of Interest:

Early twentieth century American literature
Working-class literature
Literature of the supernatural
Creative writing

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Suzanne Richardson

Suzanne R. Richardson

, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor of Creative Non-Fiction

Phone: (315) 223-2464
Office: 115 DePerno Hall


B.A. Creative Writing and Literature, Bard College
M.F.A Fiction/Nonfiction, University of New Mexico

Areas of interest

Creative Writing (fiction, nonfiction, poetry)
Nonfiction (memoir, reportage, experimental, lyric)
Creative Writing Pedagogy
19th Century American Lit
Composition
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James M. Scannell

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English

Phone: (315) 792-3113
Office: R307 Romano Hall

B.A. Middlebury College
M.A. University of Virginia
Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook

Areas of Interest:

British nineteenth and twentieth century literature
Aesthetics
Aesthetic theory

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Elizabeth J. Threadgill, Ph.D.

Elizabeth J. Threadgill

, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English

Phone: (315) 792-4525
Office: 109 DePerno Hall



B.A., English, Texas State University
M.F.A., Creative Writing-Poetry, Texas State University
Ph.D., Developmental Education-Literacy, Texas State University

Areas of interest:

Composition Pedagogy
Developmental Writing
Media Literacy
Emerging Literacies
Rhetorical Strategies for Reading, Writing, and Learning
Poetry
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Professor Barbara Witucki

Barbara L. Witucki

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English

Phone: (315) 792-3829
Office: 201 ECJS Building



Chair of Liberal Studies

B.A. Music Theory, Hunter College, CUNY
M.A. English, Villanova University
M.A. and Ph.D. Classical Languages and Literature, New York University

Areas of Interest:

Greco-Roman epic
Reception of classical literature in the long eighteenth century
Development of the novel

 

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Chair
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(315) 223-2381
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