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The Department of English faculty has a broad range of professional competence in the study of literature and language, and its members are trained to teach courses in U.S. and British literature, linguistics, American culture, film, creative writing, journalism, and composition. The department believes the study and teaching of literature and language to be an important means of preserving and vitalizing our humanistic tradition.



Hadara Bar-Nadav

Associate Professor


John Cyril Barton

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies & Advisor


Virginia Blanton

Professor
English Department Co-Chair


Michelle Boisseau

Professor
Associate Editor of BkMk Press


Norma Cantú

Professor
Latina/Latino Studies Program


Joan FitzPatrick Dean

Curators Teaching Professor


Stephen John Dilks

Professor


Laurie Ellinghausen

Associate Professor


Jennifer Frangos

Associate Professor


Crystal Gorham Doss

Full-time Lecturer
Undergraduate Advisor


Jane Greer

Associate Professor


Nicole Higgins

Full-time Lecturer
Undergraduate Advisor


Christie Hodgen

Associate Professor
Director of Creative Writing


Sheila Honig

Full-time Lecturer
Undergraduate Advisor


Katie Kline

Full-time Lecturer
Director, Greater Kansas City Writing Project


Cynthia Jones

Full-time Lecturer
Classical and Ancient Studies


Daniel Mahala

Associate Professor
Director of Composition


Ben Moats

Full-time Lecturer
Undergraduate Advisor


Jennifer Phegley

Professor
English Department Co-Chair


Michael Pritchett

Associate Professor


Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox

Professor
Director, Classical & Ancient Studies


Elpida Scott

Full-time Lecturer
Assistant Director of Classical & Ancient Studies


Anthony Sze-Fai Shiu

Associate Professor
I.Ph.D. Coordinator


Robert Stewart

Assistant Research Professor
Editor, New Letters & BkMk Press


Thomas Stroik

Curators' Professor


Whitney Terrell

Assistant Professor
Director of the Writers at Work reading series


Jacqueline Wood

Associate Professor
Black Studies Program


Ralph Berets

Associate Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Michigan


Robert (Bob) M. Farnsworth

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Tulane University


Moira Ferguson

Professor Emerita
Ph.D., University of Washington


Daniel F. Jaffe

Professor Emeritus
M.A., University of Michigan


James McKinley

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Michigan


David Ray

Professor Emeritus
M.A., University of Chicago


Jonas Spatz

Associate Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Indiana University


Lois Spatz

Professor Emerita
Ph.D., Indiana University


Linda Ehrsam Voigts

Curators' Professor Emerita
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
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David H. Weinglass

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Kansas State University
B.A., St. Catharine's College, Cambridge


Robert F. Willson, Jr.

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin



April Austin

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Peter Bayless

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Jennifer Cantrell

 

Alison Coupland

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Thomas Ferrel

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Miun Gleeson

 

 

Kristin Huston

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Jeannie Irons

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Elizabeth Jacquinot

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Desiree Long

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Rachel Rumpf

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Brian Twenter


Craig Workman

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English Department GT Office:

7 Cockefair Hall
816-235-1150

 

Grace Bornhoft

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Autumn Cahill

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Anders Carlson

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Nicole Casady

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Hannah Cole

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Derek Cowsert

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Ande Davis

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Joseph DiCandeloro

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Amber Epping

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Erin Hamer

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Zach Hoskins

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Angela Lutz

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Mariah Marsden

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Jonathan Nevins

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Sarah Polo

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Ian Swalwell

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Department Co-Chair

Dr. Virginia Blanton
Cockefair Hall 107
816-235-2365
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Department Co-Chair

Dr. Jennifer Phegley
Cockefair Hall 107
816-235-2365
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Director of Undergraduate Studies and Adviser

Dr. Jennifer Frangos
Cockefair Hall 120
816-235-2559
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Director of Composition

Dr. Dan Mahala
Cockefair Hall 118
816-235-2556
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Director of the GKCWP

Katie Kline
816-235-2554
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Director of Creative Writing

Dr. Christie Hodgen
Cockefair Hall 112
816-235-5974
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Director of Graduate Studies and Adviser

Dr. John Barton
Cockefair Hall 112
816-235-5206
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I.Ph.D. Coordinator

Dr. Anthony Shiu
Cockefair Hall 117
816-235-5205
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Administrative Assistant

Sherry Neuerburg
Phone: 816-235-1307
Fax: 816-235-1308
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