Faculty and Staff

Abayomi Animashaun

Lecturer (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)
  • WBIS 188 Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: The Immigrant Experience in America

Laura Jean Baker

Associate Professor (M.F.A., University of Michigan, 2003)
Associate Department Chair
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
  • WBIS 188 Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: Conversations About Family

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
  • WBIS 188 Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: Creating Identity

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
  • WBIS 188 Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: The Comic Book

Stewart Cole

Assistant 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
  • WBIS 188 Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: Animals in Society

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
  • WBIS 188 Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: Learning from The Hobbit

 

Don Dingledine

Associate 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)
  • WBIS 188 Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: Debt and the American Dream

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
  • WBIS 188 Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: Wicked: The Concept of Evil

Aaron Dunckel

Lecturer (M.A., Marquette 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

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

Vivian Foss

Senior Lecturer (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison, 1994)
Renaissance Literature, Composition
UW Oshkosh
Email: foss@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920) 424-7276
Office: Radford Hall 232

Learn more about Vivan Foss
Areas of Interest:

Renaissance Literature, Composition

Classes Taught:
  • ENG 312 Advanced Writing
  • ENG 300 Advanced Writing (Connect)
  • ENG 224 Women in Literature
  • ENG 211 British Literature I

Douglas Haynes

Associate 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
  • WBIS 188 Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: Remembering the Holocaust

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
  • WBIS 188 Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: Conversation and Identity

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)
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
  • WBIS 188 Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: Watch Your Language

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)
  • WBIS 188 Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: Reading Popular Culture

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
  • WBIS 188 Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: Music and Cultural Identity

Crystal Mueller

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

Francis Ngaboh-Smart

Professor (Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1995)
Postcolonial and African Literature
UW Oshkosh
Email: ngaboh@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920) 424-0915
Office: Radford Hall 206

Learn more about Francis
Areas of Interest:

Postcolonial and African Literature

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 376/576 20th-Century Literature
  • ENG 367/567 African Literature
  • ENG 312 Advanced Writing
  • ENG 227 Modern World Literature

Paul Niesen

Senior Lecturer (M.F.A., University of Arizona, 1989)
Creative Writing: Fiction, 
UW Oshkosh
Email: niesen@uwosh.edu
Office: Radford Hall 309

Learn more about Paul
Areas of Interest:

Creative Writing: Fiction, Composition

Classes Taught:
  • ENG 312 Advanced Writing
  • ENG 300 Advanced Writing (Connect)
  • ENG 231 Literature and Film
  • ENG 204 Intro to Creative Writing
  • ENG 101 College English I
  • WBIS 188 Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: A is for Ark; Z is for Zoo
  • WBIS 188 Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: Inventory of the Human Legacy

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 376/576 Literature of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: Regional Narratives
  • English 366/566 Science Fiction
  • English 312 Advanced Writing: Technology and Culture
  • English 310 Honors: Advanced Composition
  • English 231 Literature and Film: Horror Adaptations
  • English 226 Modern American Literature
  • English 219 African American Literature
  • English 214 American Literature II
  • Honors 275 Culture Connection
  • WBIS 188 Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: Midwestern History and Culture
 
Publications: 
The American Midwest in Film and Literature: Nostalgia, Violence, and Regionalism. Indiana University Press, 2019.
 
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, http://www.screeningthepast.com/2018/02/the-spectral-present-landscapes-of-absence-in-once-upon-a-time-in-anatolia-and-the-headless-woman/.  
 
“‘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

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

Ph.D., University of Florida, 2001
19th-Century British Literature
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

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

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

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
  • WBIS 188 Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: Sport, Gender and Race

Administrative Staff:

Aly Catacutan

Academic Department Associate (B.S., University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, 2015)
UW Oshkosh
Email: catacutana@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920) 424-2232
Office: Radford 218

 

Learn more about Aly
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

Emeritus:

  • Norlisha Crawford ()
  • Marguerite Helmers ()
  • Paul Klemp ()

Contact Us 

Office: Radford Hall Room 216 
Phone: (920) 424-2205
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Email: english@uwosh.edu