Meet our Core Faculty
Phone: (217) 206-8332
Office: UHB 3069
Teaching Concentration: Composition; American Literature; Gothic Fiction; Class in American Literature.
Associate Professor of English
Ph.D. English, Columbia University
Phone: (217) 206-8091
Office: UHB 3072
Teaching Concentration: Chaucer, Arthurian literature, medieval hagiography (saints’ lives), romance, and liturgy; Tolkien; History of the English Language; Introduction to Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Digital Humanities: Research Methods.
Phone: (217) 206-8358
Office: UHB 3062
Teaching Concentration: Creative Writing (with an emphasis in fiction); Contemporary American and British literature; Composition; Ghost Stories; Women’s Literature and Feminist Theory; Sports Literature.
Phone: (217) 206-8406
Office: UHB 3071
Teaching Concentration: Creative Writing (with an emphasis in Poetry).
Sarah L. Collins
Writing Specialist, The Learning Hub
Instructor, English Department
MA English, University of Illinois Springfield
Phone: (217) 206-8477
Office: BRK 455
Teaching Concentration: Freshman Composition; Film Studies.
Phone: (217) 206-7213
Office: UHB 3066
Teaching Concentration: Nineteenth-Century British Literature; Literary Theory.
Phone: (217) 206-8334
Office: UHB 3074
Teaching Concentration: Asian American literature and film; Comparative Literature; Popular Culture; Children’s Literature.
Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D. English, Rhetoric and Composition, Ball State University
Phone: (217) 206-8141
Office: UHB 3074
Teaching Concentration: Rhetoric and Composition; Digital Literacies; Freshman Composition; Writing Pedagogies and Practices.
Phone: (217) 206-7441
Office: UHB 3070
Teaching Concentration: American Literature and Culture; Writing; Film.
Phone: (217) 206-6779
Office: UHB 3050
Teaching Concentration: Freshman Composition.
Phone: (217) 206-7436
Office: UHB 3068
Teaching Concentration: Shakespeare; Seventeenth-century Literature; Modern and Contemporary Poetry.
Phone: (217) 206-7443
Office: UHB 3076
Teaching Concentration: History and Theories of Composition and Rhetoric; Literary Theory, American Indian Literature.