Faculty (in alphabetical order with primary teaching area)

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

Cathy Akers-Jordan, Lecturer IV

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

Education

Master of Liberal Studies, American Culture, University of Michigan-Flint 1998

Bachelor of Arts, English and Psychology (double-major), University of Michigan-Flint 1986

Specializations/Areas of Interest

Computers and Writing, Detective/Mystery Fiction, Medieval Literature, The Lord of the Rings, Ray Bradbury, RMS Titanic

Publications/Current Research

Report into the Loss of the SS Titanic: A Centennial Reappraisal by Samuel Halpern, Cathy Akers-Jordan, George Behe, Bruce Beveridge, Mark Chirnside, Tad Fitch, Dave Gittens, Steve Hall, Lester J. Mitcham, Capt. Charles Weeks, and Bill Wormstedt. Forward by J. Kent Layton. The History Press, 2012. Promotional web site.

Courses I Teach

Eng. 111 College Rhetoric
Eng. 112 Critical Reading & Writing
Eng. 299 Detective Fiction
Eng./Com. 338 Business Communications
Eng. 345 Technical Writing
Eng. 354 Public and Professional Writing
Eng. 390 Directed Reading
Eng. 391 Advanced Technical Writing
Eng. 399 Directed Expository Writing

Email:
satkinson@umflint.edu
Writing

Scott Atkinson, Lecturer

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

Robert Barnett, Professor

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

Education

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

Phone:
(810) 766-6601
Email:
sberns@umflint.edu
Literature

Stephen Bernstein, Professor

Education

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

Specializations/Areas of Interest

19th Century British Literature, Literary Theory, History of the Novel

Courses I Teach

Intro to Poetry
Intro to Fiction
Elements of Literary Analysis
The Romantic Movement
Victorian Literature
The 19th Century British Novel
Major Novelists

Recent Work

“’LONGING TO SEE DOCUMENTS’: Writing and Desire in Alice Munro’s Longest Stories.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 56.4 (2015): 355-68.

“Alice Munro’s Scottish Birthright,” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews, 27.4 (2014): 189-93.

“The Culture of Surveillance in Alice Munro’s ‘Wenlock Edge’,” Short Story, 21.2 (2013): 59-68.

“Alasdair Gray” and “James Kelman” entries.  Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction.  Ed. Brian Shaffer.  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.  161-62, 211-13.

Phone:
(810) 762-0655
Email:
blumner@umflint.edu
Writing

Jacob Blumner, Professor

Education

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

Publications/Current Research

Writing Centers
Writing Across the Curriculum
Writing Assessment

Courses I Teach

English 111: College Rhetoric
English 112: Critical Reading and Writing
English 252: Advanced Composition
English 260: Writing the Personal Essay
English 340: Introduction to Composition Theory
English 363: Tutor Training Seminar

Phone:
(810) 762-3285
Email:
brboggs@umflint.edu
Writing and Education

Brian J. Boggs, Lecturer

Education

Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Michigan State University (in 2014)

M.A. in English Language and Literature, University of Michigan – Flint (2010)

B.A. in English and History, University of Michigan – Flint (2008)

Specialization/Areas of Interest

Educational Policy – politics of education
Modernism
Composition and Rhetoric

Courses I Teach

Eng 111 – College Rhetoric
Eng 112 – Critical Writing and Reading

Phone:
(810) 762-3483
Email:
erbritt@umflint.edu
Linguistics

Erica Britt, Assistant Professor

Education

 

M.A., Ph.D University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, (2007, 2011)

M.A., B.A. University of North Carolina at Charlotte  (2004, 2002)

Areas of Specialization

Sociolinguistics

Discourse Analysis

African American English

Courses I Teach

LIN 200:  Introduction to Linguistics

LIN 335:  Language Variation in Society

Phone:
(810) 762-3285
Email:
jtclark@umflint.edu
Writing

Jay Clark, Lecturer

Education

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

Courses I Teach 

ENG 111 College Rhetoric
ENG 112 Critical Reading & Writing

Phone:
(810) 762-3285
Email:
mehrlich@umflint.edu
Writing and Literature

Monika Ehrlich, Lecturer

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

Patricia Emenyonu, Lecturer

Phone:
(810) 762-3183
Email:
feuerher@umflint.edu
Linguistics

Emily Feuerherm, Assistant Professor

Education

M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 2013

B.A. University of Arkansas, 2003
 
Specializations/Areas of Interest

Applied Linguistics/Second Language Acquisition
Language Policy and Planning
Refugee, Immigrant, and Citizenship Studies
TESOL and English as a Second Language
Participatory Action Research Methods
 
Publications/Current Research

Co-authored chapter with Ariel Loring. “The Journey to U.S. Citizenship: Developing a Participatory Curriculum for Iraqi Refugees.” In Loring & Ramanathan (Eds.) Language, Immigration and Naturalization: Legal and Linguistic Issues. Multilingual Matters, 2016, pp. 56-76.

Co-edited book with Vaidehi Ramanathan. Refugee Resettlement in the United States: Language, Policy, Pedagogy. Multilingual Matters, 2015.

“Keywords in Refugee Accounts: Implications for Language Policies.”  Language Policies and (Dis)Citizenship, V. Ramanathan (Editor), Multilingual Matters, 2013, pp. 52-72.

Courses I Teach

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

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

Jan Furman, Professor

Education

Ph.D. Florida State University
M.A. Bucknell University
B.A. Tuskegee Institute

Phone:
(810) 762-3285
Email:
stepgeld@umflint.edu
Writing

Stephanie Gelderloos, Lecturer

Education

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

Specializations/Areas of Interest
Developmental Reading & Writing
Student Success Strategies
English as a Second Language
Language Change
Dialect Variation
Phonetics/Phonology

Courses I Teach
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
Ling 101 Academic Skills for Non-native English Writers
Ling 102 Advanced Academic Skills for Non-native English Writers
UNV 100 First Year Experience

Phone:
(810) 762-3478
Email:
kazukoh@umflint.edu
Linguistics

Kazuko Hiramatsu, Associate Professor

Education

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

Specializations/Areas of Interest

Language Acquisition
Psycholinguistics
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Courses I Teach

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
UNV 100: First Year Experience

Phone:
(810) 762-3285
Email:
lhine@umflint.edu
Writing

Lisa Hine, Lecturer

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

Stephanie Irwin Booms, Lecturer

Phone:
(810) 762-3479
Email:
aakent@umflint.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

Specializations/Areas of Interest

Multicultural Literatures

Publications/Current Research

I have just published my first book, African, Native, and Jewish American Literature and the Reshaping of Modernism. Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.  For more about my book, go to http://www.palgrave-usa.com/catalog/product.aspx?isbn=1403977976

“‘You can’t run away nowadays’: Redefining Modernity in D’Arcy McNickle’s The Surrounded.” Forthcoming in Studies in American Indian Literatures.

I have also published on Mourning Dove and on Native American feminism.

I am currently working on an article about teaching multicultural literatures online and am exploring my next book project, which will focus on American ethnic writers in an international context.

Courses I Teach

Survey of African American Literature
Modern Native American Literatures
Multicultural American Literatures (Intro and Topics)
Elements of Literary Analysis
Harlem Renaissance seminar
Major Novelists: Hurston and Wright

Phone:
(810) 762-3465
Email:
mkietzma@umflint.edu
Literature

Mary Jo Kietzman (Gifford), Associate Professor

Education

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

Specializations/Areas of Interest

16th- and 17th-century Literature -- Dramatic and Nondramatic
17th-century Criminal Culture
Early-Modern Women's Writing
Biography
Travel Narrative

Publications/Current Research

"Will Personified:  Viola As Actor-Author in Twelfth Night," Criticism, 54.2 (Spring 2012), 257-90.

 "Doing Shakespeare in a Kazakh College:  Teacher Plays Ethnographer," College Literature:  A Journal of Critical Literary Studies, 40.2 (Spring 2013), 103-29.

"Speaking 'to all Humanity': Renaissance Drama in Orhan Pamuk's Snow ," Texas Studies in Literature and Language, 52.3 (Fall 2010), 324-53.

 Mary Carleton, The Literary Encyclopedia, http://www.litencyc.com/

The Self-Fashioning of an Early Modern Englishwoman: Mary Carleton's Lives. Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2004.

"'What is Hecuba to Him or (She) to Hecuba': Lucrece's Complaint and Shakepearean Poetic Agency." Modern Philology, 97.1 (August 1999): 21-45.

"Defoe Masters the Serial Subject." English Literary History 66 (1999): 677-705.

"Montagu's Turkish Embassy Letters and Cultural Dislocation." Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, 38.3 (Summer 1998): 537-51.

"The Fall into Conversation with Eve:  Discursive Difference in Paradise Lost." Criticism 39.1 (Winter 1997): 55-88.

"Publizing Private History: Mary Carleton's Case in Court and in Print." Prose Studies 18.3 (December 1995): 105-32.

Courses I Teach

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
Eng 400 Shakespeare's Theory of Drama Reading
Eng 400 Reading Early-Modern Women

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

Suzanne Knight, Associate Professor

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

Dave Larsen, Lecturer IV

Education

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

Courses I Teach

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@umflint.edu
Literature

Vickie Larsen, Associate Professor

Education

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

Research and Teaching Interests
The reception of late medieval literatures, with an emphases on reading communities, women’s devotional reading practices, and manuscript and printed book trades

Courses I Teach

205 The Bible as Literature: The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
206 The Bible as Literature: The New Testament and Lost Gospels
241 Elements of Literary Analysis
301/WGS 301: Medieval Women and Literature
303 Medieval Literature
310 Chaucer and the 14th Century
500 English Studies: Issues and Methods
522 Medieval Devotional Literatures

Publications

“'Constant inward looking,’ Medieval Devotional Literature, and the Concordium-Fruitlands Library.” Studies in Medievalism 24 (2015): forthcoming.

co-authored with Mary-Katherine Curnow. "Hagiographic Ambition, Fabliau Humor, and Creature Comforts in The Book of Margery Kempe." Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 25.4 (2013): 284-302.

"Julian of Norwich in the Fifteenth Century: The Material Record, Maternal Devotion, and London, Westminster Cathedral Treasury MS 4." The Journal of the Early Book Society for the Study of Manuscripts and Printing History 14 (2011): 41-73.

Phone:
(810) 762-3285
Email:
dlinden@umflint.edu
Writing

Dave Linden, Lecturer

Education

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

Research/Areas of Interest

Writing Centers
Writing Across the Curriculum
Teaching and Learning Theory

Courses I Teach

Eng 109: College Writing Workshop
Eng 112: Critical Writing & Reading
Eng. 345 Technical Writing

Phone:
(810) 762-3485
Email:
jpendell@umflint.edu
Honors/Linguistics

John Pendell, Lecturer

Courses I Teach

Eng 202 Introduction to Prose Fictio
ENG 315 Shakespeare in History

Phone:
(810) 762-3429
Email:
smroach@umflint.edu
Writing

Stephanie Roach, Associate Professor

Education

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

Specializations/Areas of Interest

Composition Studies
Writing Program Administration

Courses I Teach

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

Phone:
(810) 766-6706
Email:
jschirm@umflint.edu
Writing

James Schirmer, Associate Professor

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

Specializations/Areas of Interest
Rhetoric of Health and Medicine
Writing Studies

Courses I Teach
English 111: College Rhetoric
English 112: Critical Reading and writing
English 336: History and Principles of Rhetoric
English 345: Technical Writing

Phone:
(810) 762-3466
Email:
fsvoboda@umflint.edu
Literature

Frederic Svoboda, Professor

Education

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

Specializations/Areas of Interest

American Literature (beginnings to present)
British Literature (1800 to present)
Creative Writing (Esp. fiction)
American Studies/Popular Culture, including film

Courses I Teach

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 400 Seminar: Hemingway, Fitzgerald and the Lost Generation
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 590 Directed Research
AMC 591 Thesis (40+ theses supervised)

Phone:
(810) 762-3467
Email:
mthum@umflint.edu
Honors

Maureen Thum, Lecturer IV

Education

Ph.D. Michigan State University
M.A. Queen's University
B.A. Queen's University, Hon.

Phone:
(810) 762-3236
Email:
djtrela@umflint.edu
Honors/Literature

D. J. Trela, Professor

Courses I Teach

HON 498 Senior Honors Seminar

Phone:
(810) 762-3497
Email:
washd@umflint.edu
Writing

Diane Washington, Lecturer

Courses I Teach

Eng. 111 College Rhetoric
Eng. 112 Critical Reading and Writing

Phone:
(810) 762-3443
Email:
jwiess@umflint.edu
Writing

Janelle Wiess, Lecturer

Education

M.A., Literary and Textual Studies, Bowling Green State University

B.A., English and Spanish, Central Michigan University

Specializations/Areas of Interest

Composition Studies; Feminine Rhetoric

Computers and Writing; Creative Non-Fiction

Courses I Teach

Eng. 109 College Writing Workshop
Unv. 100 First Year Experience
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

Phone:
(810) 766-6672
Email:
swilhelm@umflint.edu
Writing

Stephanie Wilhelm, Lecturer

Education

 

Master’s in Library Science and Information, Wayne State University, May 2012

Focus: Academic Libraries and Teaching with Technology

Master of Arts, English, Wayne State University, August 2006

Focuses on eighteenth and nineteenth century American and African-American literature and history; nineteenth century legal narratives

Master’s Thesis: Olaudah Equiano and the Mutability of Identity

Bachelor of Arts, English and history (double-major), University of Michigan-Dearborn, December 2003

Graduate/Post-Graduate Work in:
~Histories of American slavery
~Slave narratives
~Nineteenth- and twentieth-century African-American fiction and non-fiction
~(White) women’s writings


Areas of Specialization/Interest
 

Literary and rhetorical theory

Writing the self in early American literature

Histories of literacy in America, especially in African-American communities in the nineteenth century

Urbanization and the urban university in conversation with composition studies

Digital literacy and its impact on teachers and students of composition

Representations of race, gender, and class in popular culture


Publications
 

“Imperial Plastic, Republican Fiber: Speculating on the Post-Colonial Other,” published book chapter, in Finding the Force in the Star Wars Franchise, eds. Matthew Kapell and John Shelton Lawrence (Peter Lang, 2006): 175-83.

“The Origins and Development of an Oral and Written Literature among Slaves and Freedmen through 1829,” published entry, in Encyclopedia of the New Nation, ed. Paul Finkelman (Oxford UP, 2005).

“Slave Narratives” and “Detroit: The Gateway to Freedom,” published entries, in Encyclopedia of African American History: From the Colonial Period through the Age of Frederick Douglass, 1619-1895, eds. Paul Finkelman and Diane Barnes (Oxford UP, 2005).

“Visions of Hope, Freedom of Choice, and the Alleviation of Social Misery: A Pragmatic Reading of The Matrix,” co-written with Matthew Kapell, published book chapter, in Jacking In To the Matrix Franchise: Cultural Reception and Interpretation, eds. William G. Doty and Matthew Kapell (Continuum, 2004): 125-40. 

Courses I Teach

Eng. 112 Critical Reading & Writing