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English Faculty

Our English faculty are professors, mentors, researchers, and writers who work closely with their students and publish in peer-reviewed journals, our staff members are dedicated professionals who help make the program run smoothly, and our graduate assistants work in a variety of roles - as instructors, writing center tutors, instructional assistants, editorial assistants, and more.

Mark Amos, Associate Professor, Founding Dean of University College, Former Associate Provost for Student Success

Professor Amos's scholarship and publications focus on the relationship between late medieval cultures and their literatures. He has written on medieval reading practices and early book production, representations of class relations, and the viability of applying modern theoretical approaches to medieval texts. His current project examines representations of women in secular and sacred texts of the later Middle Ages in England and France. He is editing a collection of articles on the representations of Jews on the medieval and early modern stages, and is planning to edit a collection of primary texts of Middle English courtesy literature. The working title of his monograph is William Caxton's Corpus and the Forging of London's Urban Self, which explores the interplay between printing technology and the promulgation and construction of identity-producing institutions and paradigms in the fifteenth century. Most recently he has been working on developing pedagogies and course components that deploy XR environments.



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Mark Amos

Office: Faner, Room 2264
Phone:
618-453-3824
maamos@siu.edu
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David Anthony, Professor and Director, School of Literature, Writing, and Digital Humanities

David Anthony is Professor of Early American Literature, and Director of the School of Literature, Writing, and Digital Humanities. His book Sensationalism and the Jew in Antebellum American Literature is due out with Oxford University Press in 2023.



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David Anthony

Office: Faner, Room 2380
Phone:
618-203-6888
davidant@siu.edu
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Pinckney Benedict, Professor

Pinckney Benedict studied creative writing at Princeton University (BA 1986) and at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (MFA 1988). He established and directs the Digital Humanities Lab of the College of Liberal Arts.



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Pinckney Benedict

Office: Faner, Room 2244
Phone:
618-453-5321
pinckney@siu.edu
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George Boulukos, Professor

George Boulukos, Professor of English and Affiliate Faculty in Africana Studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is the author of The Grateful Slave: The Emergence of Race in Eighteenth-Century British and American Culture (Cambridge UP, 2008) and the editor of the never-before-published memoir by an eighteenth-century stableboy, Memoirs on the Life and Travels of Thomas Hammond 1775-1782 (University of Virginia Press, 2017). His current project, A Vindication of the Rights of Monsters challenges received histories of human rights, arguing that the Enlightenment discourse of “the rights of man” held that slaves forfeited their rights if they did not rise up against slavery, but also enjoined that rebel slaves must be killed. 



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George Boulukos

Office: Faner, Room 2233
Phone: 618-453-6810
boulukos@siu.edu
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Anne Chandler, Associate Professor

Dr. Anne Chandler has taught in the English Department (now the School of Literature, Writing, and Digital Humanities) since 1995. Her advanced degrees are from Duke University. She specializes in eighteenth-century British literature. 



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Anne Chandler

Office: Faner, Room 2231
Phone:
618-453-6853
a.chandler@siu.edu
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Joshua Daniel, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Writing Studies

Dr. Joshua Daniel (formerly Daniel-Wariya) is Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of the Writing Studies program, which includes First-Year Composition. He holds a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from TCU, as well as his MA in English from New Mexico Highlands University. Having previously directed the First-Year Composition Program at Oklahoma State University, he is the author of two OER Textbooks for FYC (Who Teaches Writing, 2021) and (Writing Spaces at OSU, 2022). His scholarly work involves games and software, open education, and writing program administration. Examples of his scholarly work can be found in journals such as Games and Culture, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Computers and Composition, and elsewhere.



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Office: Faner, Room 2390
Phone:
618-453-6843
joshua.daniel@siu.edu
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Jane Elizabeth Dougherty, Associate Professor

Dr. Dougherty is a scholar of Irish women’s literature of the eighteenth-, nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. She teaches courses on Irish literature and culture, cultural studies, and composition. 



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Jane Elizabeth Dougherty

Office: Faner, Room 2262
Phone:
618-453-6843
dohugany@siu.edu
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Robert Fox, Professor

Robert Elliot Fox received his BA from Cornell University, did graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley in its countercultural heyday, and earned his PhD at the State University of New York at Buffalo, after a hiatus that included some troubadouring and working for the alternative press in San Francisco.



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Robert Fox

Office: Faner, Room 2223
Phone:
618-453-6864
bfox@siu.edu
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Rafael Frumkin, Assistant Professor

Rafael Frumkin is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Medill School of Journalism. He is the author of three books: The Comedown (2018), Confidence (2023), and Bugsy (2024). His fiction, creative nonfiction, journalism, and criticism have appeared in Granta, Guernica, Hazlitt, The Washington Post, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Paris Review, The Cut, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading, among others.



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Audrey Holmes, Assistant Professor of Practice

I am an Assistant Professor of Practice in English at Southern Illinois University. I received an English degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, as well as a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University. I also work as an executive television producer for WPSD News, and I am a newspaper editor.



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Faner  4503
618-453-5321
audrey.holmes@siu.edu
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Judy Jordan, Associate Professor

Judy Jordan’s first book of poetry, Carolina Ghost Woods, won the 1999 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, the 2000 National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as the Utah Book of the Year Award, the OAY Award from the Poetry Council of North Carolina, and the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award.



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Judy Jordan

Office: Faner, Room 3202C
Phone:
618-453-6821
puglove@siu.edu
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Allison Joseph, Professor

Allison Joseph currently lives, teaches, and writes in Carbondale, Illinois, where she is part of the creative writing faculty at Southern Illinois University. Her most recent collections of poems are Lexicon (Red Hen Press, 2021), Professional Happiness (Backbone Press, 2021), and Confessions of a Barefaced Woman (Red Hen Press, 2018).



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Allison Joseph

Office: Faner, Room 2221
Phone:
618-303-4563
aljoseph@siu.edu
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Joshua Lipe, Assistant Lecturer

Joshua Lipe is a NTT Lecturer for the School of Literature, Writing, and Digital Humanities. Mr. Lipe completed both his graduate and undergraduate coursework at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He has received a Master of Arts in English (literature specialization), and a Bachelor of Arts in both English and Economics, from SIUC. In order to complete his graduate coursework, Mr. Lipe published a research paper titled “The Mechanization of Humanity.” “The Mechanization of Humanity” analyzes how industrialization is portrayed within select works of Gilded Age dystopian (and dystopian adjacent) fiction. This research paper specifically focuses upon how humanity is displayed as becoming mechanized, to various extents, due to industrialization. Mr. Lipe’s scholarly interests include, but are certainly not limited to, analyzing works of speculative fiction—such as works of dystopian fiction, science fiction, and fantasy.

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Office: Faner, Room 4503
Phone:
618-453-6834
joshua.lipe@siu.edu
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Scott McEathron, Professor

Professor McEathron specializes in British Romanticism. His interests include the canonical Romantic poets and essayists, especially Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Lamb, and Hazlitt, as well as several non-canonical figures associated with the laboring-class poetic tradition, especially John Clare.



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Scott McEathron

Office: Faner, Room 2266
Phone:
618-453-6836
mceath@siu.edu
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Patrick McGrath, Associate Professor

Professor McGrath's research interests include early modern literature and, in particular, the influence of the Reformation on devotional poetry and prose.



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Patrick McGrath

Office: Faner 2280/2376
Phone:
618-453-6866
pjmcgrath@siu.edu
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Ryan Netzley, Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Professor Netzley’s research interests include Renaissance literature, particularly seventeenth-century lyric and Milton, literature of the English Reformation, especially martyrologies and apocalypse commentaries, and critical and poststructuralist theory.



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Ryan Netzley

Office: Faner, Room 2276
Phone:
618-453-6817
rnetzley@siu.edu
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Enrique Paz, Assistant Professor, Writing Center Director

Enrique Paz serves as director of the writing center and specializes in the field of rhetoric and composition. His graduate and undergraduate courses explore theory and practice of professional and technical writing, writing centers, rhetoric, composition pedagogy, research methodology, and student learning.



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Enrique Paz

Office: Faner, Room 2380; Morris Library, Room 236A
Phone:
618-453-1236
enrique.paz@siu.edu
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Joe Shapiro, Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Joe Shapiro received his Ph.D. from Stanford University (2011). He specializes in nineteenth-century U.S. literature.



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Joe Shapiro

Office: Faner, Room 2240
Phone:
618-453-6845
jpshapiro@siu.edu
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Anna Sicari, Assistant Professor

Anna Sicari is an Assistant Professor in Writing Studies in the Writing, Literature, and Digital Humanities department at SIU. Her research interests are in feminist research methodologies and theories, writing program and center administration/work, and community engaged work. These interests can be seen in articles of mine published in CCCs, College English, JAEPL, Praxis, Peitho The Writing Center Journal, and Composition Studies, as well as an edited collection just now out with Utah State University Press, titled Our Body of Work: Embodied Writing Program Administration. which just received honorable mention by the Council of Writing Program Administrators, and multiple book chapters. She also serves as a co-editor of The Writing Center Journal, the official journal of the International Writing Centers Association, an affiliate with the National Council of the Teachers of English.



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Office: Faner, Room 2243
Phone:
618-453-6861
anna.sicari@siu.edu
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Tony Williams, Professor

Professor Williams’s research interests include Representations of Viet Nam in Literature and Cinema, Film and Literature, Classical Hollywood Cinema, The Writings of Jack London and James Jones, Hong Kong Cinema, Film Genres, and Naturalism and Cinema.



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Office: Faner, Room 2272
Phone: 618-453-6814
tonyw@siu.edu
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