Department Chair

  • Erich Hertz
    Associate Professor of English
    Kiernan Hall 214
    (518) 782-6896


Pam Clements, Professor of English
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Medieval Language and Literature, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Women's Literature, Culture Studies

J. Gerard Dollar, Professor of English
Ph.D., Princeton University
Literature and Environment, Nature Writing, Literature of the American West

Christiane Farnan, Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., State University at Albany
Early American Literature, 19th-Century American Literature, and Fiction and Non-Fiction Writing

Mary K. Fitzgerald-Hoyt, Professor of English
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Irish Literature, British Literature (Victorian to Contemporary), and the Short Story

Margaret P. Hannay, Professor of English
Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY
Literature of early modern England

Erich Hertz, Associate Professor of English and Department Chair
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Modern and Contemporary British and European Literature, Film, Music and Literary Theory

Naton Leslie, Professor of English
Ph.D., Ohio University
Writing Fiction, Writing Poetry, Writing Nonfiction, The Short Story, Contemporary Literature, Classics and Contemporary Literature

Karin Lin-Greenberg, Assistant Professor of English
M.F.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.A. Temple University
Research: The Short Story, The Novel, Creative Nonfiction
Teaching: Writing Fiction, Writing Creative Nonfiction, Writing Poetry, and Composition

Chingyen Mayer, Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
20th Century American Literature, Asian American and Multicultural Literature

Lisa Nevárez, Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Romanticism, the Gothic, Latino/a Literature

Todd Snyder, Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D., Ohio University
Rhetoric and Composition, Critical Theory/Pedagogy, Community Literacy Studies

Rachel Stein, Professor of English
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Multicultural Literature: Issues of Gender, Race, Sexuality and Nature

Charles R. Trainor, Professor of English
Ph.D., Yale University
Research: Eighteenth-Century English Literature, Henry Fielding, Shakespeare
Teaching: Shakespeare, Drama, the Novel

Keith Wilhite, Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Research: Post-WWII U.S. Literature, Cultural Geography, Sexuality and Gender Studies
Teaching: Literature of the Cold War, Contemporary American Literature, The City in Literature

Meg Woolbright, Professor of English
D.A., State University at Albany
Composition, Advanced Essay Writing, Adolescent Literature, Literature of the War in Vietnam


Visiting and Part-Time Faculty

Tom Akstens, Ph.D., Lecturer in English

Michael Amrozowicz, Lecturer in English

Jeff Flagg, Ph.D., Lecturer in English

Elaina Frulla, Lecturer in English

Anne Godson-Glynn, Lecturer in English

Susan Kayorie, Ph.D., Lecturer in English

Michelle Liptak, Ph.D., Director of the Writing Center, Lecturer in English & First-Year Seminar

Kathleen Moore, Lecturer in English

Kelly O'Connor, Lecturer in English

Andrea Pike, Lecturer in English

Kris Santilli, Ph.D., Lecturer in English

Emily Shatraw, Lecturer in English