Faculty & Staff

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For general questions relating to the Department of English and Philosophy, please contact:

Kerri Boyd: Program Coordinator
E: klboyd@ewu.edu

Dr. Christina Valeo: Department Chair


Faculty & Staff

Christina A. Valeo

Professor; Chair of English
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Patterson Hall 203P

Sean W. Agriss

Associate Professor
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Patterson Hall 211T

Matthew Binney

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Patterson Hall 203L

Kerri Boyd

Program Coordinator

Lynn C. Briggs

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Showalter Hall 117

Polly Buckingham

Senior Lecturer
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Patterson Hall 203N

Teena A. M. Carnegie

Professor; Director of Technical Communication (BA)
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Patterson Hall 211C

Kate Crane

Associate Professor; Director of Rhetoric and Technical Communication (MA)
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Patterson Hall 211N

Ian Green

Assistant Professor - on Professional Leave AY 21-22
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Patterson Hall 203H

Logan Greene

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Patterson Hall 229H

Aiko Harris

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Patterson Hall 211L

Reagan Henderson

Senior Lecturer
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Patterson Hall 203I

Max Hohner

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Patterson Hall 211J

Jonathan Johnson

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Catalyst, 4th Floor

Garrett Kenney

Professor; Program Director of Humanities and Religious Studies
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Patterson Hall 229G

Natalie Kusz

Associate Professor; Program Director of Writers in the Community
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Catalyst, 4th Floor

Samuel Ligon

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Catalyst, 4th Floor

Paul Lindholdt

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Patterson Hall 203J

Tracey McHenry

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Patterson Hall 211Q

LaVona L. Reeves

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Patterson Hall 211I

Elizabeth Rognes

Senior Lecturer
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Patterson Hall 203K

Kathy Rowley

Senior Lecturer
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Patterson Hall 211O

Gregory Spatz

Professor; Director of Creative Writing
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Catalyst, 4th Floor

Rachel Toor

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Catalyst, 4th Floor

Beth E. Torgerson

Professor; Director of Literature and Writing (MA)
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Patterson Hall 211R

Justin Young

Professor; Director of English Composition Program & Writers' Center
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Patterson Hall 229A

Emeritus Faculty

Thank you for your years of dedicated service to our academic community!

Dana C. Elder

Professor Emeritus
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Anthony Flinn

Professor Emeritus
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Christopher Howell

Professor Emeritus
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Catalyst, 4th Floor

Jamie Tobias Neely

Professor Emerita
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Grant Smith

Professor Emeritus
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Bill Stimson

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In Memoriam

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Philip Weller

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In loving memory of Phil Weller, who passed away on February 1, 2021 at the age of 79.  Phil taught at EWU for over 50 years.

Phil’s Obituary

Personal WebsiteDr. Weller’s Shakespeare Navigators, a collection of annotated and illustrated plays by William Shakespeare.

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Henry-York “Hank” Steiner

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In loving memory of Henry-York “Hank” Steiner, a revered professor of English at EWU, who passed away on Sept. 6, 2019 at the age of 87.

Hank’s Memorial Page