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Our English Department is composed of faculty members who have delivered papers at more than 70 national and international locations. They are experts in their fields, innovative in the classrooms, and passionate about English and literature. Click on each of their profiles below to learn more about their experience, publications, awards, and contact information.

For general questions about English Department programs and activities, please contact:

Secretary: 

Carrie DeFigio at (724) 938-4070 or defigio@calu.edu.

Program Chair

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    Margo Wilson

    Professor and English Department Chair

    After 20 years as a newspaper and magazine reporter and editor at publications ranging from the More

Faculty

  • Marina Agrafiotis

    Adjunct Professor

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  • Dr. M.G. Aune

    Professor and Honors Director

    Dr. Aune's interest in English began as an undergraduate, when his mentor suggested that he More

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    Dr. Anthony Carlisle

    Assistant Professor

    Carlisle is married to Amy Alexander (alumna) and has two children, Arielle and Amya. Prior More

  • Dr. Sarah Downey

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Downey specializes in Old English, medieval Latin and the history of the English More

  • Dr. Christina L. Fisanick

    Associate Professor

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    Dr. Brent House

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Brent House is a native of Hancock County, Miss., where, prior to his years in higher More

  • Dr. Kurt P. Kearcher

    Associate Professor, Director of the Writing Center and FPDC Director

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  • Timothy Landy

    Adjunct Professor

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  • Dr. Karen McCullough

    Assistant Professor

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  • James T. McVey

    Assistant Professor

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  • Dr. Keat Murray

    Assistant Professor

    Originally from eastern Pennsylvania, Dr. Keat Murray is glad to have made the trans-PA move to  More

  • Dr. Krystia Nora

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Nora has been teaching college writing classes since spring 2001 at various state and More

  • Savita Pathak

    Adjunct Professor

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  • Dr. Pratul Pathak

    Professor

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  • Dr. Lisa M. Schwerdt

    Professor

    Dr. Schwerdt was born in the Florida Keys and raised in the Miami, Fla., area. She taught More

  • Dr. Jody Spedaliere

    Adjunct Professor

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  • Tina Szalay

    Adjunct Professor

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    Dr. Kimberly Vanderlaan

    Assistant Professor

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  • Dr. Carole A. Waterhouse

    Professor

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