A Nationally Recognized Faculty
Our faculty of 14 full-time professors are among the best in the southeast. Among the faculty are published experts on such authors as Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Frost, Franz Kafka, and J. R. R. Tolkien and on such topics as collaborative writing, teacher education, Gullah culture and traditions, Elizabethan verse narratives, and a host of other scholarly subjects. Some professors have also written fiction and poetry.
As teachers, they are known for diligence and rigor, and for encouraging students to fulfill their highest potential. Numerous graduates of the program have gone on to successful teaching careers, inspired in large part by the example of the faculty who taught them.
Other students have followed professional tracks, publishing papers, presenting research at conferences, and participating in seminars and workshops aimed at professional development.
Collectively, the English faculty has published more than 30 books, 75 articles and chapters of books, and presented nearly 200 professional papers at academic conferences and workshops. Many have also served as expert manuscript readers for publishers and journals, held office in national organizations, and been the recipients of numerous fellowships and other academic awards.
As part of a joint program, courses for the M.A. are also taught by a distinguished faculty at the College of Charleston. Click here for a listing of College of Charleston professors.
David G. Allen, Professor of Medieval Literature. Ph.D., Duke University.
Licia M. Hendriks, Associate Professor of African-American Literature. Ph.D., Michigan.
Sean Heuston, Professor of American and Southern Literatures and Film. Ph.D., Vanderbilt
Thomas D. Horan, Associate Professor of Modern British Literature. Ph.D., Chapel Hill.
James M. Hutchisson, Professor of American and Southern Literatures. Ph.D., Delaware.
James S. Leonard, Professor of American Literature. Ph.D., Brown University.
Michael Livingston, Associate Professor of Medieval Literature. Ph.D., Rochester.
Scott C. Lucas, Associate Professor of Renaissance Literature. Ph.D., Berkeley.
Katherine Pilhuj, Associate Professor of Renaissance Literature. Ph.D., Miami.
Kathryn Hansen, Assistant Professor of 18th century literature. Ph.D., University of Southern California.
Thomas C. Thompson, Professor of Rhetoric and Composition. Ph.D., Florida State University.