Department Leadership

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

James Schirmer, Associate Professor

Department Chair

Education

Ph.D., Bowling Green State University (2008)

Academic Interests: first-year writing, technical writing, digital rhetoric, the history of rhetoric, majoring or minoring in English.  
 
Dr. Schirmer began teaching at the University of Michigan-Flint in 2008.
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)

Academic Interests: first-year writing, the specialization in writing major in English or our writing minors (including Professional Writing and Creative Writing), the teaching of writing and writing assignment design, plagiarism, writing program administration, general education learning outcomes, advising and retention, signature assignments and integrative learning

 
Dr. Roach began teaching at the University of Michigan-Flint in 2003.

Faculty

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)

Academic Interests: technical writing, detective fiction, RMS Titanic, The Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter.

Personal Interests: wild eagle cams, dog training, Egyptology, Greek and Roman mythology, counted cross-stitch, and knitting.

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

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

Scott Atkinson, Lecturer

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) 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:
colpaert@umich.edu

Kathrine Colpaert, Lecturer

Courses

  • TEL 313 Second Language Acquisition
Email:
mehrlich@umich.edu
Writing and Literature

Monika Ehrlich, Lecturer

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

Patricia Emenyonu, Lecturer

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
Email:
stepgeld@umich.edu
Writing

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

Stephanie Irwin Booms, Lecturer

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 241  Introduction to Literary Analysis
  • ENG 205  The Bible as Literature:  The Hebrew Bible / Old Testament
  • ENG 207  The Literature of Greece and Rome
  • ENG 307  English Travelers in the Middle East:  Cross-Cultural Perspectives
  • ENG 312  Renaissance Literature
  • ENG 315  Topics in Shakespeare
  • ENG 316  Shakespeare in Performance
  • ENG 317  Writing and Revolution in Seventeenth-Century England
  • ENG 319  Spenser and Milton:  Radicals Making a Tradition
  • ENG 522  British Literature to 1800:  The Criminal Novel
  • UNV 100:  Finding Your Way: The Literature and Practice of Walking
Phone:
(810) 762-0145
Email:
suknight@umich.edu
English Education

Suzanne Knight, Associate Professor

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

Dave Larsen, Collegiate Lecturer IV

Director of Writing Placement Exam (WPX), Qua Faculty Advisor

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
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:
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:
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:
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.
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
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