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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: N. American Narratives of Slavery & Freedom, Authorship, the Novel

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

Blakesley, David

Professor and Campbell Chair in Technical Communication; Fellow, Rhetoric Society of America
PhD 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

Director, Pearce Center for Professional Communication


Ph.D. English, University of Maryland
Email: cbushne@clemson.edu
Office: 707 Strode
Research Interests: Interdisciplinary Studies

Coombs, David

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D. English, Cornell University
Email: dcoombs@clemson.edu
Office: 813 Strode

Eatman, Megan

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

Faridi, Maziyar

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University (2020)
Email: mfaridi@clemson.edu
Office: 610 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

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, histories of technology

Goss, Erin M.

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

Hankins, Gabriel

Associate Professor, Digital Humanities; Director of Graduate Studies
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

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: 2101 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

Professor, professional communication and rhetoric
Ph.D. English, 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

Lanham, J. Drew

Affiliate Faculty, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Master Teacher, and Certified Wildlife Biologist
Ph.D. in Forest Resources (Wildlife), Clemson University (1997)
Email: lanham@clemson.edu
Office: 115 Lehotsky Hall
Phone: 864-656-7294

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
Curriculum Vitae
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

Morrissey, Lee

Professor and Alumni Distinguished Professor

Founding Director,
Ph.D. English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Email: lmorris@clemson.edu
Office: 316 Strode
Phone: (864) 656-3151
Research Interests: John Milton, Early Modern English Literature, Ireland

Mullaney, Clare

Assistant Professor, Disability Rhetorics
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Email: cmullaney@clemson.edu

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

Olsen, Taimi

Affiliate Faculty; Director of Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation
Ph.D. America and Twentieth Century Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1997)
Email: taimio@clemson.edu
Office: 201 Watt Family Innovation Center
Research Interests: American Modernism; Educational Development

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

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
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

Weise, Jillian

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

Ayers Lawson, April

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

Beck, Katalin

Senior Lecturer
M.A. Professional Communication, Clemson University
Email: kbeck@clemson.edu
Office: 604 Strode
Research Interests: Rhetoric of Global Virtual Collaboration and Online Education

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., University of Georgia
Email: dcitro@clemson.edu
Office: 311 Strode
Research Interests: 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

Dugan, Melissa

Senior 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

Lecturer
PhD: 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

Foltz, David Charles

Senior 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, J. Benjamin

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

Ghita, Lucian

Senior Lecturer
Ph.D. (ABD) Comparative Literature, Yale University
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

Johnson, Tareva

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

Lalwani, Sheila

Lecturer
MPP, Harvard University
Email: slalwan@clemson.edu

MacAlystre, Megan Noel

Senior Lecturer
ABD English, University of California Riverside
Email: mmacaly@clemson.edu
Office: 311 Strode
Research Interests: Children’s Literature, Neo-Victorian 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

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: 613 Strode
Research Interests: Contemporary Fiction, Existentialism, and WWI/Military Literature

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: Sound and Music Studies, Art House/Indie Cinema

Murdock, Chelsea

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
Ph.D. English, Georgia State University (2018)
Email: npaxton@clemson.edu
Office: 302 Strode

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

Rogers, Jamie

Lecturer
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine
Email: jar6@clemson.edu
Office: 615 Strode
Research Interests: Black film and literature, feminist studies and social justice theory

Smith, John

Lecturer, Interim Director of World Cinema
Ph.D. English, Boston University
Email: johnsm@clemson.edu
Office: 810 Strode
Research Interests: Film Theory, Genre, Adaptation 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
Ph.D. in Literature, University of Tennessee (2017)
Email: hpwilli@clemson.edu
Office: 517 Strode Tower
Research Interests: Contemporary Postcolonial & World Literature; Spatial Literary Studies

Staff

Boyter, Emily

Administrative Coordinator
Email: eboyter@clemson.edu
Office: 801 Strode Tower
Phone: 864-656-3151

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