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Current Faculty

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Xavier Cavazos, M.F.A

Office: L&L 416D

Teaching interests: Professional and Creative Writing Program, Africana and Black Studies

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Bobby Cummings, Ph.D.

English Education Coordinator

Office: Michelson 104
(509) 963-1075

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 Teaching interests:  English                                                                 Education

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George Drake, Ph.D.

Department Chair

Office: L&L 423B
(509) 963-1552

Teaching interests: British Literature, Literary Theory

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Ruthi Erdman, M.A.

Senior Lecturer
Office: L&L 407

Teaching interests: Humanities, Women's Studies

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Loretta Gray, Ph.D.

General Education Coordinator

Office: L&L 403D
(509) 963-1540

Teaching interests: Linguistics, TESOL, Teaching Composition

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Lila Harper, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer

Office: L&L 403G
(509) 963-1793

Teaching interests: British Literature, General Education

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Charles X. Li, Ph.D.

Grad Coordinator
Office: L&L 416B
(509) 963-1598  

Teaching interests: Linguistics, TESOL

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Lisa Norris, M.F.A.

Coordinator of Professional and Creative Writing Major On Campus
Office: L&L 408E
(509) 963-1745  

Teaching interests: Creative Nonfiction, Fiction Writing

Michelle O'Brien, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: L&L 403H

Teaching interests: Postcolonial literature, critical race studies, interdisciplinary gender studies, and
transnational/transpacific literary                                                     studies

Cynthia Pengilly, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: L&L 408C
(509) 963-1557

Teaching interests:                                                                         Digital Pedagogy, Visual and                                                               Cultural Rhetorics, Technical                                                               Writing, Writing Centers         

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Paulus Pimomo, Ph.D.

Office: L&L 408F 

Teaching interests: British Literature, Postcolonial Studies

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Chris Schedler, Ph.D.

Grad Coordinator LIT

Office:Black Hall 126
(509) 963-1357 

Teaching interests: American Literature and Multicultural Literature

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Rob Schnelle, M.A.

Senior Lecturer

Office: L& L 417
(509) 963-1846

Teaching interests: Grammar, General Education

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Christine Sutphin, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Coordinator

Office: L&L 403E
(509) 963-3433

Teaching interests: Victorian Literature, English Novel, Women's Literature

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Josh Welsh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Professional and Creative Writing Major Online Major
Office: L&L 408D
(509) 963-1549

Teaching interests: Rhetoric and                                                         Technical Writing

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Katharine Whitcomb, M.F.A.

Grad Coordinator Professional and Creative Writing Online

Office: L&L 416C
(509) 963-1530

Teaching interests: Creative Writing

Maya Zeller, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor
Office: L&L 416A
(509) 963-1962

Teaching interests: Poetry & Poetics,                                                Creative Nonfiction, and Blurred Genre

Office Staff

Rhonda Muller
Secretary Supervisor
Office: L&L 423
(509) 963-1550
Office Assistant III
Office: L&L 423
(509) 963-1546

Emeritus Faculty

Liahna Armstrong, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Office: L&L 416 E

Teaching interests: Critical Film Studies

Patricia Callaghan, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Teaching interests: Rhetoric, World Literature


Toni Culjak, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Teaching interests: Critical Film Studies, American Literature, American Indian Studies


Phil Garrison, M.A.

Professor Emeritus

Teaching interests: Creative Writing





Virginia Mack, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Teaching interests: Irish Literature, General Education


Terry Martin, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Teaching interests: English Education, Creative Nonfiction



Steve Olson, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Teaching interests: American Literature, Film

Joe Powell, M.F.A.

Professor Emeritus
Office:  L&L 416 E

Teaching interests: Creative Writing, Modern Poetry

Gerald Stacy, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Office: L&L 416 E

Teaching interests: Shakespeare, English Renaissance Literature, Grammar


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