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Faculty List

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

  • Michael Millner, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Co-Director of American Studies

    American Studies; a globally oriented American Literary Studies (especially of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries); Political & Critical Theory; Public Humanities & Digital Humanities; Gender & LGBQ Studies

  • Jonathan Silverman, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of English, Co-Director of American Studies

    Journalism, American Studies, Composition and Popular Culture

  • Shehong Chen , Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    US Diplomatic History, Modern Chinese History, and Asian American History

  • Marie Frank, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Art History and Architecture, Art History Coordinator

  • Bridget Marshall, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies for the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    Gothic novel, American literature, law & literature, New England witchcraft trials, disability in literature

  • Keith Mitchell, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    African American, Caribbean and Nineteenth & Twentieth century American literature

  • Chad Montrie, Ph.D.


    U.S. Social and Environmental History

  • Melissa Pennell, Ph.D.


    19th & early 20th century American Literature, American Women Novelists, Mystery & Detective Fiction

  • Michael Pierson, Ph.D.


    American Political Culture

  • Christoph Strobel, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Global/Comparative/Cross-Cultural Historical Perspectives, Native American and African History

  • Anthony Szczesiul , Ph.D.

    Chair of English, Associate Professor

    Nineteenth and Twentieth Century American Literature, Southern Literature, American Poetry