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Faculty and Staff

Chair

Ashton, Susanna

Professor and Chair
Ph.D. English, University of Iowa
Email: sashton@clemson.edu
Office: 802 Strode
Research Interests: US 19th Cent Lit, N. American narratives of slavery, Authorship

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

Blakesley, David

Professor and Campbell Chair in Technical Communication; Fellow, Rhetoric Society of America
Ph.D. Rhetoric, Linguistics, and Literature, University of Southern California
Email: dblakes@clemson.edu
Office: 616 Strode
Phone: (765)-409-2649
Research Interests: Rhetoric of Film and Digital Media, Production-related Practices

Bose, Maria

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. English, University of California, Irvine (2017)
Email: mbose@clemson.edu
Office: 809 Strode
Research Interests: contemporary film and media; cultural materialism; cultural politics

Brown, Nic

Associate Professor
M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Fiction
Email: ncbrown@clemson.edu
Office: 315 Strode

Bushnell, Cameron Fae

Associate Professor, 20th-Century Anglophone Postcolonial Literature
Ph.D. English, University of Maryland
Email: cbushne@clemson.edu
Office: 707 Strode
Research Interests: Interdisciplinary Studies

Coombs, David

Assistant Professor, Literature and History of Technology
Ph.D. English, Cornell University
Email: dcoombs@clemson.edu
Office: 813 Strode
Research Interests: Victorian Literature and the history of science and technology

Eatman, Megan

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. English (Concentration: Rhetoric), University of Texas at Austin
Email: meeatma@clemson.edu
Office: 806 Strode

Field, Jonathan Beecher

Associate Professor, American literature
Ph.D. English, University of Chicago
Email: jbfield@clemson.edu
Office: 808 Strode
Research Interests: 17th c. American Lit, Settler Colonialism, Puritanism, Disability

Frith, Jordan, PhD

Pearce Professor of Professional Communication
PhD Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, North Carolina State University (2012)
Email: jfrith@clemson.edu
Office: 602
Research Interests: mobile media and infrastructure

Goss, Erin M.

Associate Professor, British literature
Ph.D. English, Emory University
Email: egoss@clemson.edu
Office: 803 Strode

Hankins, Gabriel

Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities
Ph.D. English Language and Literature, University of Virginia
Email: ghankin@clemson.edu
Office: 609 Strode
Research Interests: Modernism, Digital Humanities, Correspondence, and Visualization

Haynes, Cynthia Ann

Professor/ Director of Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design
Ph.D. Humanities (concentration: Rhetoric & Composition), University of Texas, Arlington
Email: texcyn@clemson.edu
Office: 711 Strode Tower
Phone: (864) 656-6411
Research Interests: RhetComp, Critical Theory, Games Studies, Terrorism & Conflict

Hislop, Maya

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Email: mhislop@clemson.edu
Office: 811 Strode
Research Interests: 20th and 21st century American and African American Literature

Holmevik, Jan Rune

Associate Professor, professional communication and rhetoric
Dr.Art. Humanistic Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway
Email: jholmev@clemson.edu
Office: 2107 Barre Hall
Research Interests: Digital Publishing and Media Production, Transmedia Storytelling

Hooley, Matt

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. English and Native American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Email: mhooley@clemson.edu
Office: 317 Strode
Research Interests: Environmental Humanities, Native Studies, US Colonialism Studies

Howard, Tharon, Ph.D.

Professor, professional communication and rhetoric
Ph.D. Englsih, Purdue University (1992)
Email: tharon@clemson.edu
Office: 617 Strode
Phone: (864) 656-3488
Research Interests: Digital Publishing and Media Production

Hunter, Walt

Associate Professor of World Literature; Associate Chair of English
Ph.D. English Language and Literature, University of Virginia (2013)
Curriculum Vitae
Email: hunter1@clemson.edu
Office: 816 Strode
Research Interests: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Global Studies

LeMahieu, Michael

Associate Professor
Ph.D. English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Email: mlemahi@clemson.edu
Office: 307 Strode
Research Interests: 20th/21st Cent American Lit. Civil War Memory. Philosophy of Language.

Lemons, Andy

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Princeton University
Email: alemons@clemson.edu
Office: 306 Strode
Research Interests: Medieval, Renaissance & World Lit, Philology, Poetics, Sword Fighting

Manganelli, Kimberly Snyder

Associate Professor, 19th-century British and American literature
Ph.D. English, Cornell University
Email: kmangan@clemson.edu
Office: 807 Strode
Phone: (864) 656-5408
Research Interests: Transatlantic Literature and Culture, Race and Ethnicity

Mastroianni, Dominic

Associate Professor, American literature
Ph.D. English, Emory University
Email: dbm@clemson.edu
Office: 608 Strode
Research Interests: 19th-Century US Literature, Transcendentalism, History of Philosophy

McGrath, Brian

Associate Professor, British literature and literary theory
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Emory University
Email: mcgrath@clemson.edu
Office: 607 Strode
Phone: (864) 656-3151
Research Interests: Romanticism, Poetry and Poetics, Aesthetic and Literary Theory

Morris, Keith

Professor, creative writing, Associate Chair
M.F.A. Creative Writing (Fiction), University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Email: km@clemson.edu
Office: 314 Strode
Research Interests: Fiction Writing, Contemporary Literature, Literary Editing

Naimou, Angela

Associate Professor
Ph.D. English, Cornell University
Email: anaimou@clemson.edu
Office: 709 Strode
Research Interests: Global Studies, Cultures of the Americas and the Middle East

Rivlin, Elizabeth

Associate Professor, Shakespeare and Early Modern British Literature
Ph.D. English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Email: rivlin@clemson.edu
Office: 804 Strode
Research Interests: Early Modern British lit; Shakespeare, adaptations, & cultural history

Rogers, Jamie

Visiting Assistant Professor
Email: jar6@clemson.edu
Office: 615 Strode

Skrodzka, Aga

Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies
Ph.D. Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, SUNY Stony Brook
Email: askrodz@clemson.edu
Office: 712 Strode
Phone: 864-656-3151
Research Interests: Film Theory, Transnational and Post-Socialist Cinemas

Smith, Michelle

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. English (emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition), Pennsylvania State University
Email: mcsmth@clemson.edu
Office: 606 Strode
Research Interests: Feminist Rhetorics, Rhetorical Theory

Stockton, William

Professor, Renaissance Literature
Ph.D. English, Indiana University, Bloomington
Email: wstockt@clemson.edu
Office: 611 Strode
Research Interests: Renaissance Literature and Queer Theory

Thomas, Rhondda Robinson

Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature
Ph.D. English, University of Maryland
Email: rhonddt@clemson.edu
Office: 812 Strode
Research Interests: 18th & 19th Century African American & American Literature

Ty, Michelle

Ty, Michelle

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. English, University of California, Berkeley
Email: mty@clemson.edu
Office: 615 Strode

Weise, Jillian

Associate Professor, Creative Writing
Ph.D. English, University of Cincinnati
Email: jweise@clemson.edu
Office: 312 Strode
Research Interests: Creative Writing, 20th & 21st c. American/World Literature

Lecturers

Aldebol-Hazle, Kristen

Lecturer
Ph.D. English, University of California, Davis (2014)
Email: kaldebo@clemson.edu
Office: 511 Strode
Research Interests: Medievalism, Middle English Literature, Allegory, Bodies

Ayers Lawson, April, MFA

Lecturer
MFA, Writing, Pacific Lutheran University (2008)
Email: aalawso@clemson.edu
Office: 516 Strode

Beal, Bree

Lecturer
Ph.D. Institute for the Liberal Arts, Emory University
Email: bbeal@clemson.edu
Office: 514 Strode
Research Interests: Moral Psych, Philosophy, Lit, Evolutionary Biology and Ethology

Beck, Katalin

Senior Lecturer
M.A. Professional Communication, Clemson University
Email: kbeck@clemson.edu
Office: 507 Strode
Research Interests: Rhetoric of Global Virtual Collaboration and Online Education

Benson, Christopher A

Senior Lecturer
M.A. English, Clemson University
Email: benson6@clemson.edu
Office: 516 Strode
Research Interests: General English Studies, American Folk and Roots Musicology

Chwala, Gregory Luke

Lecturer
Ph.D. English Literature and Criticism, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Email: gchwala@clemson.edu
Office: 517 Strode
Research Interests: 19th Century British Lit, Gothic Studies, LGBTQ Literature

Citro, Daniel

Lecturer
Ph.D. English: Creative Writing, University of Georgia
Email: dcitro@clemson.edu
Office: 311 Strode
Research Interests: International Modernisms, Forms/Genres

Clarey, Chelsea

Lecturer
M.A. English, Clemson University
Email: cclarey@clemson.edu
Office: 810 Strode Tower
Research Interests: 19th Century Transatlantic Literature; Domesticity

Cooper, Sarah

Senior Lecturer
M.F.A. Poetry, Converse College
Email: scoope5@clemson.edu
Office: 511 Strode
Research Interests: Women's and Gender Studies within contemporary contexts

Cunningham, Will

Lecturer
Ph.D. English, University of Kansas
Email: wcunnin@clemson.edu
Office: 410 Daniel
Research Interests: American Literature, Place and Critical Race Theory

Dugan, Melissa

Lecturer
M.F.A. Creative Writing - Poetry, University of South Carolina
Email: mmdugan@clemson.edu
Office: 502 Strode
Research Interests: Creative Writing, American Literature, Storytelling

Edwards, Stevie, PhD Candidate, MFA

Lecturer
PhD Candidate: Creative Writing – Poetry, University of North Texas (2020)
Email: sedwar7@clemson.edu
Office: 516 Strode

Fisk, Ashley S

Senior Lecturer
M.A. Professional Communication, Clemson University
Email: cowden2@clemson.edu
Office: 514 Strode
Research Interests: Technical and Business Communication and Service Learning

Fleischbein, René, PhD

Fleischbein, René, PhD

Lecturer
PhD, English Literature, The University of Southern Mississippi (2018)
Email: rfleisc@clemson.edu
Office: 708 Strode

Foltz, David Charles

Lecturer
M.A. English, Clemson University
Email: davidf@clemson.edu
Office: 507 Strode
Research Interests: System & Resistance in Literature, Philosophy, American Mysticism

Forsberg, Jennifer

Lecturer
Ph.D. English, University of Nevada Reno
Email: jforsbe@clemson.edu
Office: 502 Strode
Research Interests: 20th/21st Cent. American Lit & Culture, Gender, Working-Class Studies

Fuqua, Benjamin, PhD

Lecturer
PhD, English Literature, The University of Georgia (2017)
Email: jfuqua@clemson.edu
Office: 311 Strode

Ghita, Lucian

Senior Lecturer
Email: lghita@clemson.edu
Office: 615 Strode
Research Interests: Shakespeare, Renaissance and Modern Drama, Film Adaptation, World Lit

Godwin, Hannah

Lecturer
Ph.D. English, University of Oregon
Email: hgodwin@clemson.edu
Office: 507 Strode
Research Interests: Modernist Literature and Culture; Childhood Studies; Sexuality Studies

Green, La'Cresha

Lecturer
M.A. Rhetoric & Teaching of Writing, Northern Arizona University
Email: lacresg@clemson.edu
Office: 502 Strode

Harris, Allison

Lecturer
Ph.D English, University of Miami (2017)
Email: anh3@clemson.edu
Office: 502 Strode
Research Interests: Contemporary MELUS, AfAm & Diasporic Lit, Appalachian/Southern Studies

Johnson, Tareva

Lecturer
Ph.D. Candidate English Literature, University of Georgia (2018)
Email: tarevaj@clemson.edu
Office: 517 Strode
Research Interests: 20th and 21st Century African American Literature and Culture

Kettnich, Karen

Lecturer
Email: kkettni@clemson.edu
Office: 511 Strode

Kurz, Lindsey

Lecturer
Ph.D. Literature and Cultural Studies, University of Cincinnati (2018)
Email: lkurz@clemson.edu
Office: 410 Daniel
Research Interests: 20th and 21st century US LGBTQ Literature; tragicomedy

MacAlystre, Megan Noel

Senior Lecturer
ABD English, University of California Riverside
Email: mmacaly@clemson.edu
Office: 311 Strode
Research Interests: Children’s Literature, NeoVictorian Adaptations, and Harry Potter

Makala, Melissa

Lecturer
Ph.D. English, University of South Carolina
Office: 810 Strode Tower
Research Interests: 19/20th Century British Lit, Women's Writing, Gothic

Matalone, Lee, MFA

Lecturer
MFA, Creative Writing - Fiction, McNeese State University (2018)
Email: smatalo@clemson.edu
Office: 708 Strode

Mathas, Andrew

Senior Lecturer
M.A. English Language and Literature, Clemson University
Email: amathas@clemson.edu
Office: 311 Strode
Research Interests: 20th/21st Century Literature, Military Literature, Existentialism

Messina, Henna

Lecturer
Ph.D. English Literature, University of Georgia (2018)
Email: hmessin@clemson.edu
Office: 410 Daniel
Research Interests: 18th & 19th Century British Literature, Gender and Women’s Studies

Monaghan, Amy N

Senior Lecturer
M.A. Cinema Studies, New York University
Email: amonagh@clemson.edu
Office: 506 Strode
Research Interests: Film Studies, American Independent Cinema

Murdock, Chelsea, PhD

Director of the Writing Center
PhD Rhetoric and Composition, University of Kansas (2017)
Email: cjmurdo@clemson.edu
Office: 307 ASC

Nalley, Kathleen

Senior Lecturer
M.F.A. Creative Writing, Converse College
Email: snalley@clemson.edu
Office: 511 Strode
Research Interests: Holocaust Literature, Dystopias, Social Justice Poetry

Nestor, Mary

Lecturer
Doctor of Philosophy in English, University of Aberdeen (2016)
Email: mcnesto@clemson.edu
Office: 410 Daniel
Research Interests: British Romanticism, Adaptation Studies, Cultural Memory Theory

Paxton-Wilson, Nancy

Lecturer
Doctor of Philosophy, Georgia State University (2018)
Email: npaxton@clemson.edu
Office: 302 Strode
Research Interests: The Restoration and Long 18th Century; Scientific Writing

Pierce, Ingrid

Lecturer
Ph.D. English, Purdue University (2018)
Email: ipierce@clemson.edu
Office: 506 Strode
Research Interests: Medieval British Literature, Sound and Hearing, History of the senses

Pietruszewski, Megan

Lecturer
Master of Science in Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture, Michigan Technological University (2018)
Email: mpietru@clemson.edu
Office: 410 Daniel
Research Interests: Writing across the curriculum and science writing and communication

Pulley, Mike

Senior Lecturer
M.A. English (Creative Writing), California State University
Curriculum Vitae
Email: wpulley@clemson.edu
Office: 302 Strode
Research Interests: Journalism, Science Writing, and Contemporary Poetry

Pursley III, John Logan

Senior Lecturer
M.F.A. Creative Writing (Poetry), University of Alabama
Email: pursle3@clemson.edu
Office: 302 Strode
Research Interests: Creative Writing, Publishing, 20th & 21st Century Literature

Randall, Philip D

Senior Lecturer
M.A. Professional Communication, Clemson University
Email: randal3@clemson.edu
Office: 302 Strode
Research Interests: Client-based projects. Science writing

Smith, John

Lecturer
Ph.D. English, Boston University
Email: johnsm@clemson.edu
Office: 810 Strode
Research Interests: Film Theory; Film Adaptation; Genre; Television Studies

Stansell, Elizabeth Anderson

Senior Lecturer
M.A. English, Clemson University
Email: eander3@clemson.edu
Office: 514 Strode
Research Interests: Contemporary Fiction, Gender Studies, Science/Technology in Society

Sunia, Patricia

Lecturer
Ph.D. English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2018)
Email: psunia@clemson.edu
Office: 410 Daniel
Research Interests: 19th century American Lit, Studies of U.S. Slavery and Expansion

Swords, Allen N.

Senior Lecturer
M.A. English, Clemson University
Email: swords@clemson.edu
Office: 516 Strode
Research Interests: Sequential art, Holocaust Lit & Art, Vietnam War & Star Wars mythos

Troy, Eddy

Lecturer
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of California Riverside (2017)
Email: etroy@clemson.edu
Office: 410 Daniel
Research Interests: Film-philosophy, Global francophone cinema

Tuite, Kenneth

Lecturer
Ph.D. Classics, University of Texas at Austin
Email: ktuite@clemson.edu
Office: 310 Daniel
Research Interests: Ancient Greek & Roman Historiography (Herodotus)

Wakefield, Jennie

Lecturer
M.A., Clemson University
Email: jwakefi@clemson.edu
Office: 810 Strode Tower
Research Interests: Creative Process, Interdisciplinary Studies

Watt, Caitlin

Lecturer
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Email: cgwatt@clemson.edu
Office: 507 Strode
Research Interests: Medieval Romance, Literary Character, Classical Reception

Williams, Heather

Lecturer
Email: hpwilli@clemson.edu
Office: 517 Strode
Research Interests: Contemporary Postcolonial & World Literature; Spatial Literary Studies

Staff

Chastain, Susan

Fiscal Analyst
A.A.S. Business Admin./Finance, Forest College
Email: schasta@clemson.edu
Office: 814 Strode
Phone: 864-656-5381

Crist-Wagner, Keri

Student Services Program Coordinator
M.A. English, Composition, University of Dayton
Email: kcristw@clemson.edu
Office: 805 Strode Tower
Phone: 656-3152

Justice, Angie

Administrative Assistant, Campbell Chair
Email: ajstc@clemson.edu
Office: Strode 616
Phone: 864-656-1520

Millet, Aleesa

Administrative Assistant
M.A. Children's Literature, Eastern Michigan University
Email: aleesam@clemson.edu
Office: 801 Strode
Phone: 656-3151