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Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages Faculty

Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages

 Susan Amos

Susan Amos

Instructor of Spanish

Ms. Susan Amos' Bio

 Daniel Bloom

Dr. Daniel Bloom

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Daniel Bloom's Bio

 Ryan Brooks

Dr. Ryan M. Brooks


Dr. Ryan Brooks' Bio

Sandra Davdson

Sandra Davidson

Instructor of Spanish

Ms. Sandra Davidson's Bio

 Valerie Dennis

Valerie Dennis

Instructor of English

Dr. Valerie Dennis's Bio



Dr. Jeffrey Doty

Associate Professor of English; the Wendy and Stanley Marsh 3 Endowed Professor in Shakespeare Studies

Dr. Doty's Bio

RayLene Dysert

RayLene Dysert

Instructor of English

Ms. RayLene Dysert's Bio

Dr. David Hart

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. Hart's Bio

 Dr. Monica Smith

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. Hart's Bio

 David Horsley

David Horsley

Instructor of English

"I love teaching because I get jazzed watching students grow into more inquisitive, articulate, open-minded, engaged learners.  Knowing I have played a small role in their growth makes me happy."

David Horsley's Bio

 Dr. Alexander Hunt

Dr. Alexander Hunt

Professor of English; the Haley Endowed Professor of Western Studies

Dr. Hunt's Bio

Dr. Martin Jacobsen

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. Jacobsen's Bio

Bonney Macdonald

Dr. Bonney MacDonald

Professor of English

“The West is the geography of hope.”
- Wallace Stegner

Dr. MacDonald's Bio

Eric P. Meljac

Dr. 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. Meljac's Bio

 Casey Pleming Casey J. Pleming

Instructor of English

Ms. Casey J. Pleming's Bio

  Dr. Andrew Reynolds

Associate Professor of Spanish

Dr. Reynolds' Bio

Bonnie Roos

Dr. Bonnie Roos

Associate Professor of English

Dr. Roos' Bio

 √íscar O. Santos-Sopena, Ph.D.

Dr. Òscar O. Santos-Sopena

Assistant Professor of Spanish

"From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment."
Miguel de Cervantes

Dr. Òscar O. Santos-Sopena's Bio

 Dr. Steven Severn

Dr. Stephen Severn

Associate 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."

Dr. Severn's Bio


Theresa Trela

Theresa Trela

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."

Ms. Theresa Trela's Bio

Dr. Patricia Tyrer

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. Tyrer's Bio

  Dr. Nicole Walls

Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Walls' Bio