Department Leadership

Phone:
(810) 762-3285
Email:
jschirm@umich.edu
Writing

James Schirmer, Associate Professor

Department Chair

Education

  • Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
  • M.A., Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
  • B.A., Hope College

Courses

  • ENG 111 College Rhetoric
  • ENG 112 Critical Reading and Writing
  • ENG 336 History and Principles of Rhetoric
  • ENG 345 Technical Writing
Phone:
(810) 762-3429
Email:
smroach@umich.edu
Writing

Stephanie Roach, Associate Professor

Director of Writing Programs and Associate Chair

Education

  • Ph.D., English, University of Connecticut (2003)
  • M.A., English, Case Western Reserve University (1996)

Courses

  • ENG 111 College Rhetoric
  • ENG 112 Critical Reading & Writing
  • ENG 252 Advanced Composition
  • ENG 336 History and Principles of Rhetoric

Full Time Faculty

Phone:
(810) 766-6878
Email:
rbarnett@umich.edu
Writing

Robert Barnett, Professor

Dean of the School of Education and Human Services

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Nevada
  • M.A., Central Michigan University
  • B.A., Alma College

Download Dr. Barnett's Presentation: How to Write a Winning Resume

Email:
sberns@umich.edu
Literature

Stephen Bernstein, Professor

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (1990)
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin (1985)
  • B.A., Indiana University (1982)

Courses

  • ENG 155    The Graphic Novel
  • ENG 208    Reading Poetry
  • ENG 241    Intro to Literary Analysis
  • ENG 330    The Early Romantic Era
  • ENG 331    The Late Romantic Era
  • ENG 332    Victorian Literature
  • ENG 338    Communications in Business
  • ENG 385    19th Century British Novel
  • ENG 394    Literary Criticism and Theory
  • ENG 525    Brit Lit since 1800
  • ENG 572    Narrative Theory
Phone:
(810) 424-5387
Email:
blumner@umich.edu
Writing

Jacob Blumner, Professor

Director of the Marian E. Wright Writing Center

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Nevada
  • M.A., California State University, Long Beach
  • B.A., California State University, Long Beach

Courses

  • ENG 111 College Rhetoric
  • ENG 112 Critical Reading and Writing
  • ENG 252 Advanced Composition
  • ENG 260 Writing the Personal Essay
  • ENG 340 Introduction to Composition Theory
  • ENG 363 Tutor Training Seminar
Phone:
(810) 762-3483
Email:
erbritt@umich.edu
Linguistics

Erica Britt, Associate Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011)
  • M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2007)
  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte  (2004)
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte  (2002)

Courses

  • LIN 200 Introduction to Linguistics
  • LIN 284 Gender & Communication
  • LIN 335 Language Variation in Society
  • LIN 341 Language and Globalization
  • LIN 409 American English
  • LIN 520 Linguistics for Teachers
Phone:
(810) 762-3183
Email:
feuerher@umich.edu
Linguistics

Emily Feuerherm, Associate Professor

Director of the Bridge Program

Education

  • M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Davis (2013)
  • B.A., University of Arkansas (2003)

Courses

  • LIN 102 Advanced Academic Skills for Non-Native English Writers
  • LIN 150 Taboo Language
  • LIN 200 Introduction to Linguistics
  • TEL 313 Second Language Acquisition
  • TEL 410 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Seminar and Practicum

Website: https://emfeuerherm.wixsite.com/feuerherm

Phone:
(810) 762-3463
Email:
jfurman@umich.edu
Literature

Jan Furman, Professor

Director of MA in Liberal Studies (MALS) Program

Education

  • Ph.D., Florida State University
  • M.A., Bucknell University
  • B.A., Tuskegee Institute
Phone:
(810) 762-3478
Email:
kazukoh@umich.edu
Linguistics

Kazuko Hiramatsu, Associate Professor

Education

  • M.A., Ph.D. University of Connecticut
  • B.A. Northwestern University

Courses

  • LIN 150 Taboo Language
  • LIN 200 Introduction to Linguistics
  • LIN 244 Structure of English
  • LIN 308/508 Language and Human Nature
  • LIN 351 Language and the Mind
  • LIN 421/521  First Language Acquisition
Email:
aakent@umich.edu
Literature

Alicia Kent, Associate Professor (on Leave)

Education

  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (2000)
  • B.A., English and International Relations, Stanford University (1990)
Phone:
(810) 762-3465
Email:
mkietzma@umich.edu
Literature

Mary Jo Kietzman (Gifford), Associate Professor

Education

  • Ph.D., Boston College (1993)
  • B.A., College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA (1985)

Courses

  • ENG 207 Greek and Roman Classical Literature
  • ENG 241 Elements of Literary Analysis
  • ENG 299 Encountering Islam
  • ENG 312 Renaissance Literature
  • ENG 315 & 316 Reading and Playing Shakespeare
  • ENG 317 Writing and Revolution in Seventeenth-Century England
  • ENG 319 Spenser and Milton: Radicals Making a Tradition

Website: livingwaterinflint.blogspot.com

Phone:
(810) 762-0145
Email:
suknight@umich.edu
English Education

Suzanne Knight, Associate Professor

Phone:
(810) 424-5656
Email:
vlarsen@umich.edu
Literature

Vickie Larsen, Associate Professor

Education

  • B.A. University of California, Riverside
  • Ph.D. University of Iowa

Courses

  • ENG 205 The Bible as Literature: The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • ENG 206 The Bible as Literature: The New Testament and Lost Gospels
  • ENG 241 Intro to Literary Analysis
  • ENG 301 Medieval Women and Literature
  • ENG 303 Medieval Literature
  • ENG 310 Chaucer and the 14th Century
  • ENG 500 English Studies: Issues and Methods
  • ENG 522 Medieval Devotional Literatures
Email:
fsvoboda@umich.edu
Literature

Frederic Svoboda, Professor

Education

  • Ph.D., English, Michigan State University (1978)
  • Graduate, Radcliffe Course in Publishing Procedures, Harvard University (Summer, 1975)
  • M.A., English, Michigan State University (1973)
  • B.A. with honor in English, Michigan State University (1971)

Courses

  • ENG 202 Introduction to Prose Fiction
  • ENG 241 Elements of Literary Analysis
  • ENG 299 Topics in Literature: Midwestern Writers
  • ENG 357 Modern American Literature
  • ENG 358 Major Novelists: Hemingway
  • ENG 368 Post-Modern American Literature
  • ENG 392 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENG 432/532 The American Novel
  • ENG 434/534 American Dramatic Literature
  • ENG 435/535 American Film I
  • ENG 436/536 American Film II
  • AMC 501 The Mind of America
  • AMC 591 Thesis (40+ theses supervised)
Email:
djtrela@umich.edu
Literature / Honors

D. J. Trela, Professor

Interim Chair for Department of Foreign Languages

Courses

  • HON 155 Great Books I
  • HON 156 Great Books II
  • ENG 202 Intro to Prose Fiction
  • ENG 338 Communications in Business
  • ENG 386 20th Century British Novel
  • HON 498 Senior Honors Seminar

Lecturers

Phone:
(810) 762-3477
Email:
cakers@umich.edu
Writing

Cathy Akers-Jordan, Lecturer IV

Education

  • Master of Liberal Studies, American Culture, University of Michigan-Flint (1998)
  • B.A., English and Psychology, University of Michigan-Flint (1986)

Courses

  • ENG 111 College Rhetoric
  • ENG 112 Critical Reading & Writing
  • ENG 299 Detective Fiction
  • ENG 338 Business Communications
  • ENG 345 Technical Writing
  • ENG 354 Public and Professional Writing
  • ENG 391 Advanced Technical Writing
  • ENG 399 Directed Expository Writing

Website:  http://homepages.umflint.edu/~cakers/

Phone:
(810) 762-0751
Email:
satkinson@umich.edu
Writing

Scott Atkinson, Lecturer

Phone:
(810) 767-6664
Email:
jtclark@umich.edu
Writing

Jay Clark, Lecturer

Education

  • M.Ed., Cambridge College
  • M.A., American and English Literature, University of Toledo
  • B.A., Elmira College

Courses

  • ENG 111 College Rhetoric
  • ENG 112 Critical Reading & Writing
Email:
mehrlich@umich.edu
Writing and Literature

Monika Ehrlich, Lecturer

Phone:
(810) 762-3474
Email:
patemen@umich.edu
Literature

Patricia Emenyonu, Lecturer

Email:
sgerlica@umich.edu
Linguistics

Sara Faitel, Lecturer

Education

  • B.A., University of Michigan
  • M.A., TESOL, Eastern Michigan University

Courses

  • LIN 101 Academic Skills for Non-Native English Writers
Email:
stepgeld@umich.edu
Writing

Stephanie Gelderloos, Lecturer

Education

  • B.A., English Linguistics, Eastern Michigan University  (1999)
  • M.A., English Linguistics, Eastern Michigan University  (2004)

Courses

  • ENG 100 College Reading and Learning Strategies
  • ENG 109 College Writing Workshop
  • ENG 160 Reading and Writing Seminar for Test Preparation
  • ENG 112 Critical Reading & Writing
  • LIN 101 Academic Skills for Non-native English Writers
  • LIN 102 Advanced Academic Skills for Non-native English Writers
Email:
lhine@umich.edu
Writing

Lisa Hine, Lecturer

Phone:
(248) 622-0794
Email:
irwinsj@umich.edu
Writing

Stephanie Irwin Booms, Lecturer

Phone:
(810) 424-5247
Email:
dalarsen@umich.edu
Writing

Dave Larsen, Lecturer IV

Director of Writing Placement Exam (WPX)

Education

  • M.A., Northern Michigan University
  • B.A., University of Michigan

Courses

  • ENG 109 Basic Writing
  • ENG 111 College Rhetoric
  • ENG 112 Critical Reading & Writing
  • ENG 252 Adv. Composition
  • ENG 296 Intro. to Creative Writing
  • ENG 392 Adv. Creative Writing, Fiction
  • ENG 399 Independent Writing, Fiction
Email:
dlinden@umich.edu
Writing

Dave Linden, Lecturer

Education

  • M.A., University of Michigan-Flint
  • B.A., University of Michigan-Flint

Courses

  • ENG 109 College Writing Workshop
  • ENG 111 College Rhetoric
  • ENG 112 Critical Writing & Reading
  • ENG 298 Writing for STEM
  • ENG 338 Business Communications
  • ENG 345 Technical Writing
Phone:
(810) 237-6641
Email:
jpendell@umich.edu
Linguistics / Honors

John Pendell, Lecturer

Courses

  • ENG 111 College Rhetoric
  • ENG 202 Introduction to Prose Fiction
  • ENG 315 Shakespeare in History
Email:
mthum@umich.edu
Honors

Maureen Thum, Lecturer IV

Director of Honors Scholar Program

Education

  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Queen's University
  • B.A., Queen's University, Hon.
Phone:
(810) 762-3497
Email:
washd@umich.edu
Writing

Diane Washington, Lecturer

Courses

  • ENG 111 College Rhetoric
  • ENG 112 Critical Reading and Writing
Phone:
(810) 762-3443
Email:
jwiess@umich.edu
Writing

Janelle Wiess, Lecturer

Education

  • M.A., Literary and Textual Studies, Bowling Green State University
  • B.A., English and Spanish, Central Michigan University

Courses

  • ENG 109 College Writing Workshop
  • ENG 111 College Rhetoric
  • ENG 112 Critical Reading & Writing
  • ENG 252  Advanced Composition
  • ENG 305 Career Prep in Liberal Arts
  • ENG 338 Business Communications
  • ENG 354 Public and Professional Writing
Email:
swilhelm@umich.edu
Writing

Stephanie Wilhelm, Lecturer

Education

  • Master’s, Library Science and Information, Wayne State University (May 2012)
  • M.A., English, Wayne State University (August 2006)
  • B.A., English and History, University of Michigan-Dearborn (December 2003)

Courses

  • ENG 112 Critical Reading & Writing
Email:
zawimelo@umich.edu
Writing

Melojeane Zawilinski, Lecturer

Education

  • M.A., Teaching, Saginaw Valley State University
  • B.S.E., English, Philippine Normal University

Courses

  • LIN 102 Advanced Academic Skills for Non-Native English Writers
  • ENG 112 Critical Reading and Writing