Administrative Staff:

 

 

 

Allyssa Lile PortraitAllyssa Lile

Academic Department Associate 
UW Oshkosh
Email: lilea@uwosh.edu

Phone: (920) 424-2232
Office: Radford 218

 

Learn more about the Academic Department Associate
Duties:
  • Serves as assistant to Chair and Associate Chair
  • Schedules and maintains English courses
  • Schedules Radford Computer Lab
  • Maintains department website
  • Tracks departmental budget and expenses
  • Assigns departmental advisors
  • Manages and maintains social media platforms

Faculty and Staff

Abayomi Animashaun

Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2012)
Creative Writing: Poetry, Comparative Literature
UW Oshkosh
Emailanimasha@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920) 424-7273
Office: Radford Hall 224

Learn more about Abayomi
Areas of Interest:

Creative Writing: Poetry, Comparative Literature

Classes Taught:
  • ENG 405/605 Creative Writing
  • ENG 305/505 Creative Writing: Poetry I
  • ENG 218 Intro to Multi-Ethnic Literature
  • ENG 204 Intro to Creative Writing
  • ENG 168 Multi-Ethnic Literature (Quest I)
  • WRT 188 First Year College Writing

Laura Jean Baker

Associate Professor (M.F.A., University of Michigan, 2003)
Creative Writing: Memoir, Women’s Literature
UW Oshkosh
Email: bakerl@uwosh.edu
Office: Radford Hall 228

Learn more about Laura Jean
Areas of Interest:

Creative Writing: Memoir, Women’s Literature

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 308/508 Autobiography: Theory & Practice
  • ENG 281 Intro to English Studies
  • ENG 226 Modern American Literature
  • ENG 224 Women in Literature
  • ENG 204 Intro to Creative Writing
  • WRT 188 First Year College Writing

Loren Baybrook

Lecturer (Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1994)
Film Studies, Modern American Literature
UW Oshkosh
Email: baybrook@uwosh.edu
Office: Radford Hall 203

Learn more about Loren
Areas of Interest:

Film Studies, Modern American Literature

Classes Taught:
  • ENG 381/581 Foundations of Literary Criticism
  • ENG 379/579 American Poetry
  • ENG 312 Advanced Writing
  • ENG 300 Advanced Writing (Connect)
  • ENG 231 Literature and Film
  • ENG 214 American Literature II

Karl Boehler

Senior Lecturer (Ph.D., Marquette University, 2005)
Medieval Literature, Composition
UW Oshkosh
Email: boehler@uwosh.edu 
Office: Radford Hall 301

 

Learn more about Karl
Areas of Interest:

Medieval Literature, Composition

Classes Taught:
  • ENG 312 Advanced Writing
  • ENG 210 Classical and Medieval Literature
  • ENG 211 British Literature I
  • ENG 151 British Literature to the 18th Century (Quest I)
  • ENG 100 Foundations of College English
  • WRT 188 First Year College Writing

Domenic Bruni

Senior Lecturer (M.A., Oklahoma State University, 1989)
Composition, Film Studies
UW Oshkosh
Email: bruni@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920) 424-2265
Office: Radford Hall 313

Learn more about Domenic
Areas of Interest:

Composition, Film Studies

Classes Taught:
  • ENG 312 Advanced Writing
  • ENG 300 Advanced Writing (Connect)
  • ENG 231 Literature and Film
  • ENG 101 College English I
  • WRT 188 First Year College Writing

Stewart Cole

Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2012)
Modern and Contemporary British and Irish Literature, Creative Writing: Poetry
UW Oshkosh
Email: coles@uwosh.edu
Phone: 920-424-2260
Office: Radford Hall 225

Learn more about Stewart
Areas of Interest:

Modern and Contemporary British and Irish Literature, Creative Writing: Poetry

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 392/592 Special Topics in Literature: Dystopian Visions
  • ENG 381 Foundations of Literary Criticism
  • ENG 365/565 Modern British Fiction: Love and War in the Modern British Novel
  • ENG 358/558 Postcolonial Literature: Nationalism, Rebellion, and Decolonization in Modern Irish Literature
  • ENG 310 Honors Advanced Writing
  • ENG 306 Advanced Poetry Writing
  • ENG 294 Literary Landscapes (Quest III Study Abroad in Ireland)
  • ENG 225 Modern British Literature
  • ENG 205 Literature from a Global Perspective (Honors Study Abroad in London and Paris)
  • ENG 165 Twentieth-Century British Literature (Quest I)
  • HNRS 475 Honors Senior Seminar: Animals, Human and Nonhuman
  • WRT 188 First Year College Writing

Diane Crotty

Senior Lecturer (M.A., Bemidji State University, 1988)
Young Adult Literature, Composition
UW Oshkosh
Email: crotty@uwosh.edu
Office: Radford Hall 219

 

Learn more about Diane
Areas of Interest:

Young Adult Literature, Composition

Classes Taught:
  • ENG 226 Modern American Literature
  • ENG 223 Young Adult Literature
  • WRT 188 First Year College Writing

 

Don Dingledine

Professor (Ph.D., Temple University, 1998)
19th-Century American and African American Literature
UW Oshkosh
Email: dingledi@uwosh.edu
Phone: 920-424-7270
Office: Radford Hall 308

Learn more about Don
Areas of Interest:

19th-Century American and African American Literature

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 481 Seminar in English Studies: Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick; or, The Whale 
  • ENG 396 Literature and History
  • ENG 375 American Realism and Naturalism
  • ENG 229 Honors African American Literature
  • ENG 219 African American Literature
  • ENG 213 American Literature I
  • ENG 110 Honors Composition

Jennifer Donath

Lecturer (M.A., Marquette University, 1998)
Composition, 
UW Oshkosh
Email: donathj@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920) 424-0299
Office: Radford Hall 312

Learn more about Jennifer Donath
Areas of Interest:

Composition, 

Classes Taught:
  • ENG 312 Advanced Writing
  • ENG 300 Advanced Writing (Connect)
  • WRT 188 First Year College Writing

Kelley Duhatschek

Lecturer (M.A., University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2000)
Composition, Shakespeare
UW Oshkosh
Email: duhatsch@uwosh.edu
Office: Radford Hall 219

Learn more about Kelley
Areas of Interest:

Composition, Shakespeare

Classes Taught:
  • ENG 312 Advanced Writing
  • ENG 300 Advanced Writing (Connect)
  • ENG 247 Intro to Shakespeare
  • WRT 188 First Year College Writing

​Aaron Dunckel

Lecturer (Ph.D, Syracuse University, 1998)
British Literature, Criticism, Composition
UW Oshkosh
Email: dunckel@uwosh.edu
Office: Radford Hall 307

 

Learn more about Aaron
Areas of Interest:

British Literature, Criticism, Composition

Classes Taught:
  • ENG 312 Advanced Writing
  • ENG 300 Advanced Writing (Connect)
  • ENG 281 Intro to English Studies
  • ENG 212 British Literature II

Scott Emmert

Professor (Ph.D., Purdue University 2000)
American Literature, Literature & Film
UW Oshkosh/ UW Fox Valley
Email: emmerts@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920) 832-2640
Office

Learn more about Scott
Areas of Interest:

American Literature / Literature & Film

Classes Taught:
  • ENG 214 American Literature II
  • ENG 231 Literature & Film

Robert Feldman

Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1985)
Modern American and European Drama
UW Oshkosh
Email: feldman@uwosh.edu
Phone: 920-424-7274
Office: Radford Hall 227

Learn more about Robert
Areas of Interest:

Modern American and European Drama

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 380/580 Modern Drama
  • ENG 312 Advanced Writing
  • ENG 300 Connect
  • ENG 228 Honors Modern American Literature
  • ENG 226 Modern American Literature

Bill Gillard

 Professor (M.F.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2005)

Associate Department Chair for the Access Campuses

Creative Writing, Science Fiction, Poetry, Composition
UW Oshkosh, Fox Cities
Email: gillardw@uwosh.edu
Phone: 920-832-2669
Office: UW Fox # 1835

Learn more about Bill
Areas of Interest:

Creative Writing, Science Fiction, Literary Modernism

Classes Taught:
  • ENG 231  Literature and Film
  • ENG 243  Introduction to Nature Writing
  • ENG 247  Introduction to Shakespeare
  • ENG 250  Introduction to Literary Studies
  • ENG 284  Science Fiction
  • WRT 188 First Year College Writing
  • ENG 204  Introduction to Creative Writing

Douglas Haynes

Professor (M.F.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2002)
Creative Writing: Non-Fiction, Nature Writing, Poetry; Composition
UW Oshkosh
Email: haynesd@uwosh.edu
Office: Radford Hall 204

 

Learn more about Douglas
Areas of Interest:

Creative Writing: Non-Fiction, Nature Writing, Poetry; Composition

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 405/605 Creative Writing: Nature Writing
  • ENG 310 Honors Advanced Writing
  • ENG 243 Intro to Nature Writing
  • ENG 204 Intro to Creative Writing

Cary Henson

Senior Lecturer (M.A., Indiana University, 1994)
Comparative Literature, Composition
UW Oshkosh
Email: henson@uwosh.edu
Office: Radford Hall 307

 

Learn more about Cary
Areas of Interest:

Comparative Literature, Composition

Classes Taught:
  • ENG 381/581 Foundations of Literary Criticism
  • ENG 312 Advanced Writing
  • ENG 231 Literature and Film
  • ENG 227 Modern World Literature
  • ENG 110 Honors Composition
  • WRT 188 First Year College Writing

Margaret Hostetler

Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Washington, 1996)
Chair, Department of English
Medieval Literature, Linguistics
UW Oshkosh
Email: hostetle@uwosh.edu
Phone: 920-424-7281
Office: Radford Hall 220

Learn more about Margaret
Areas of Interest:

Medieval Literature, Linguistics

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 701 Seminar in Literature
  • ENG 384/584 Sociolinguistics
  • ENG 383/583 Intro to English Linguistics
  • ENG 346/546 Chaucer and His Age
  • ENG 300 Advanced Writing (Connect)
  • ENG 210 Classical and Medieval Literature
  • WRT 188 First Year College Writing

Ula Klein

Associate Professor (PhD, Stony Brook University, 2013)

18th-century literature; women’s and gender studies
UW Oshkosh
Email: kleinu@uwosh.edu

Phone:
Office:

Learn more about Ula
Areas of Interest:

18th-century literature; women’s and gender studies

Courses Taught:
  • WG STDS 201
  • WG STDS 232
  • WG STDS 390
  • WG STDS 435

Jordan Landry

Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2000)
American and Women’s Literature
UW Oshkosh
Email: landry@uwosh.edu

 

 

Learn more about Jordan
Areas of Interest:

American and Women’s Literature

Courses Taught:
  • Eng 391 Gay & Lesbian Literature

Samantha Looker-Koenigs

Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011)
Associate Department Chair
Director of First-Year Writing
Rhetoric and Composition
UW Oshkosh
Email: lookers@uwosh.edu
Office: Radford Hall 223

Learn more about Samantha
Areas of Interest:

Rhetoric and Composition

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 714 Studying Rhetoric and Writing
  • ENG 481 Seminar in English Studies
  • ENG 387/587 Special Topics in Rhetoric and Composition
  • ENG 385 Topics in Professional and Digital Writing
  • ENG 322/522 Theories of Rhetoric and Writing
  • WRT 188 First Year College Writing

Roberta Maguire

Professor (Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1997)
African American and Southern Literature, Criticism
UW Oshkosh
Email: maguire@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920) 424-0862
Office: Radford Hall 315

Learn more about Roberta
Areas of Interest:

African American and Southern Literature, Criticism

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 481 Seminar in English Studies: Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man
  • ENG 381/581 Foundations of Literary Criticism
  • ENG 229 Honors African American Literature

Pascale Manning

Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, 2013)
19th-Century Literature and Science, Native Literature
UW Oshkosh
Email: manningp@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920) 424-7342
Office: Radford Hall 306

Learn more about Pascale
Areas of Interest:

19th-Century Literature and Science, Native Literature

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 342 Literature of the Romantic Era
  • ENG 369/569 Literature of the Victorian Period
  • ENG 370 Native American Literature II
  • ENG 212 British Literature II
  • ENG 220 Native American Literature I
  • ENG 227 Modern World Literature
  • ENG 310 Honors Advanced Writing
  • HNRS 275 Culture Connection (Honors Study Abroad in London and Paris)
  • WRT 188 First Year College Writing

Stephen McCabe

Lecturer (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2009)
Creative Writing: Fiction, 
UW Oshkosh
Email: mccabes@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920) 424-7290
Office: Radford Hall 310

Learn more about Stephen
Areas of Interest:

Creative Writing: Fiction, Composition

Classes Taught:
  • ENG 312 Advanced Writing
  • ENG 303 Creative Writing: Fiction I
  • ENG 300 Advanced Writing (Connect)
  • ENG 226 Modern American Literature
  • ENG 214 American Literature II
  • ENG 204 Intro to Creative Writing
  • ENG 100 Foundations of College English
  • WRT 188 First Year College Writing

Crystal Mueller

Senior Lecturer (Ph.D., Marquette University, 2005)
Director of the Writing Center

UW Oshkosh
Email: muellec@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920) 424-0505, (920) 424-0916
                                         Office: Student Success Center 107

Learn more about Crystal
Areas of Interest:

Medieval and Early Modern Literature, Rhetoric and Composition

Classes Taught:
  • ENG 281 Intro to English Studies
  • ENG 211 British Literature I
  • ENG 151 British Literature to the 18th Century (Quest I)
  • ENG 100 Foundations of College English

Adam Ochonicky

Lecturer (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2014)
Film Studies, Composition
UW Oshkosh
Email: ochonica@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920) 424-7290
Office: Radford Hall 310

Learn more about Adam
Areas of Interest:

Film Studies, American Literature and Culture, Media Studies, Regionalism

Classes Taught:
  • English 390/590 Film and Literary Studies: Archival Texts: Surveillance, Voyeurism, and Memory
  • English 385 Professional and Digital Writing: Mediated Forms of Curating, Archiving, and Sharing
  • English 378/578 Modern American Novel
  • English 376/576 Literature of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: Regional Narratives
  • English 366/566 Science Fiction
  • English 231 Literature and Film: Horror Adaptations
  • English 226 Modern American Literature
  • English 219 African American Literature
  • English 214 American Literature II: 1865 to the Present
  • English 213 American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865
  • Honors 275 Culture Connection
  • RTF 344 Prime-Time Television Writing
  • Writing 310 Honors: Advanced Composition
  • Writing 288 Connect: Advanced Writing: Technology and Culture
  • Writing 287 Advanced Writing: Technology and Culture
  • WRT 188 First Year College Writing
 
Publications:

The American Midwest in Film and Literature: Nostalgia, Violence, and Regionalism. Indiana University Press, 2020.

“Nostalgia and Retcons: The Many Returns, Homecomings, and Revisions of the Halloween Franchise (1978-2018).” Adaptation vol. 13, no 3, 2020.

“‘Something to be haunted by’: Adaptive monsters and regional narratives in ‘The Forbidden’ and Candyman.” Horror Studies vol. 11, no. 1, 2020, pp. 101-122.

“Introduction: Special Dossier on Fargo (FX, 2014-).” Middle West Review, vol. 5, no. 2, 2019, pp. 65-70.

Twin Peaks: Episode 2.22 and Beyond.” In Television Finales: From “Howdy Doody” to “Girls”, edited by Douglas L. Howard and David Bianculli, Syracuse University Press, 2018, pp. 415-424.

“The Spectral Present: Landscapes of Absence in Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and The Headless Woman.” Screening the Past, special dossier on “Materializing Absence in Film and Media,” no. 43, April 2018.

“‘A Better Civilization’ Through Tourism: Cultural Appropriation in The Marble Faun.” Nineteenth-Century Literature, vol. 70, no. 2, September 2015, pp. 221-237.

“The Millennial Midwest: Nostalgic Violence in the Twenty-First Century.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video, vol. 32, no. 2, February 2015, pp. 124-140.

 

James (Duke) Pesta

Associate Professor (Ph.D., Purdue University, 1997)
Renaissance Prose and Poetry
UW Oshkosh
Email: pestaj@uwosh.edu
Office: Radford Hall 210

 

Learn more about Duke
Areas of Interest:

Renaissance Prose and Poetry

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 481 Seminar in English Studies
  • ENG 448 Shakespeare
  • ENG 396 Literature and History
  • ENG 353 Early Modern British Literature
  • ENG 347/547 Shakespeare I
  • ENG 247 Intro to Shakespeare
  • ENG 236 Foundations of Western Literature
  • ENG 227 Modern World Literature
  • ENG 210 Classical and Medieval Literature
  • ENG 151 British Literature to the 18th Century

Alayne Peterson

Associate Professor (MFA in Writing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1999)
UW Fond du Lac

Email: petersona@uwosh.edu
Phone: 920-929-1196
Office: C-224 (Fond du Lac campus Classroom Bldg)

Learn more about Alayne
Areas of Interest:

Science Fiction/Fantasy literature, film, and television;  creative writing;  the works of Philip K. Dick; the works of William Gibson; the films of Hayao Miyazaki

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 101 College Writing and Critical Reading 
  • ENG 102 Critical Writing, Reading, and Research
  • ENG 203/204 Creative Writing I and II. Writing-intensive sophomore-level literature courses for non-majors
  • ENG 285 Literature of Nature; ENG 284 Science Fiction in Literature and Film (“Apocalypse Now-ish”);
  • ENG 266 Modern Literature (“The Existential Crisis”); ENG 270 Survey of British Literature (“Here There Be Monsters”);
  • ENG 272 Survey of American Literature (“In the American Grain”); ENG 277 Film Studies (“The Works of Hayao Miyazaki”)

Ron Rindo

Professor (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 1989)
Creative Writing: Fiction, 19th-Century American Literature
UW Oshkosh
Email: rindo@uwosh.edu
Office: Radford Hall 201

 

Learn more about Ron
Areas of Interest:

Creative Writing: Fiction, 19th-Century American Literature

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 709 Special Topics in Creative Writing
  • ENG 372/572 The American Short Story
  • ENG 350/550 Study Tour: American Writers in Paris
  • ENG 343/543 Nature Writing
  • ENG 304/504 Advanced Fiction Writing
  • ENG 303/503 Creative Writing: Fiction I
  • ENG 300 Advanced Writing (Connect)
  • ENG 213 American Literature I
  • ENG 153 American Literature through the Civil War (Quest I)

Christine Roth

Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Florida, 2001)
19th-Century British Literature, Shakespeare Studies
UW Oshkosh
Email: roth@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920) 424-7287
Office: Radford Hall 207

Learn more about Christine
Areas of Interest:

19th-Century British Literature, Beat Generation Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 481 Seminar in English Studies
  • ENG 356/556 Special Topics in British and/or Irish Literature: The British Children’s Novel
  • ENG 369/569 Literature of the Victorian Period
  • ENG 354/554 Studies in Travel, Literature, and Culture
  • ENG 310 Honors Advanced Composition
  • ENG 281 Intro to English Studies
  • ENG 212 British Literature II

Paul Sager

Senior Lecturer
Composition
Email: sagerp@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920)929-1185
Office: Classroom Building 213

Learn more about Paul
Areas of Interest:

Developmental Reading and Writing

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 099
  • ENG 100
  • WBIS 188
  • ACAD 100

Troy Schoultz

Master of Science in Teaching – English/Creative Writing emphasis, UW-Stevens Point 2009

Lecturer
Creative Writing, Poetry
Email: schoultzt@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920)929-1185
Office: Radford Hall 222

Learn more about Troy
Areas of Interest:

Creative Writing: Poetry and Short Fiction

Courses Taught:
  • LEA 102,
  • LEA 103,
  • English 101
  • English 102
  • English 100
  • WRT 188 First Year College Writing

Lisa Schreibersdorf

Associate Professor
UW Fond du Lac
Email
Phone
Office

Learn more about Lisa
Areas of Interest:

 

Courses Taught:
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Julie Shaffer

Professor (Ph.D., University of Washington, 1989)
18th- and 19th-Century British Novel, Women’s Literature
UW Oshkosh
Email: shaffer@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920) 424-7288
Office: Radford Hall 208

Learn more about Julie
Areas of Interest:

18th- and 19th-Century British Novel, Women’s Literature

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 396/596 Literature and History
  • ENG 364/564 19th-Century English Novel
  • ENG 363/563 18th-Century English Novel
  • ENG 332/532 Early Women Writers
  • ENG 224 Women in Literature
  • ENG 212 British Literature II
  • WBIS 188 Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: Helping

Loren Snyder

Senior Lecturer 
Composition
UW Fox Valley
Email: snyderl@uwosh.edu
Phone:  920/832-2650
Office: UW Fox Valley #1842

Learn more about Loren
Areas of Interest:

Composition, Journalism, Advertising & Communications

Courses Taught:
  • WBIS 188
  • COMM 103
  • COMM 218
  • RTF 150

Kristin Vielbig

Senior Lecturer (M.A., South Dakota State University, 2000)
Composition, Multi-Ethnic Literature
UW Oshkosh
Email: vielbigk@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920) 424-7340
Office: Radford Hall 304

Learn more about Kristin
Areas of Interest:

Composition, Multi-Ethnic Literature

Classes Taught:
  • ENG 312 Advanced Writing
  • ENG 218 Intro to Multi-Ethnic Literature
  • ENG 168 Multi-Ethnic Literature (Quest I)
  • ENG 101 College English I
  • WRT 188 First Year College Writing

Michael Wirkus

Associate Lecturer 
Composition
UW Fox Valley
Email: wirkusm@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920) 832-2683
Office: M1837

Learn more about Michael
Areas of Interest:

Composition

Classes Taught:
  • WRT 188 First Year College Writing
  • ACAD 100
  • ENG 102 online

Emeritus:

  • Norlisha Crawford ()
  • Marguerite Helmers ()
  • Paul Klemp ()
  • Malcolm Allen (Professor Emeritus)
  • Vivian Foss (Senior Lecturer Emerita)

Contact Us

English Department
Office: Radford Hall Room 218
Phone: (920) 424-2205