English and Modern Languages Graduate Students

Susan McGrath Shea Sims and Amanda Dinardo Chris Heisserer


UIS English graduate students dig into exciting new research every year.

[Note: The English department is not currently accepting applications for the M.A. in English for Fall 2019. Graduate certificate applications remain open.]


Sidney headshotSidney Deleonardo

Teaching Assistant for UIS The Learning Hub

BA: Communications, University of Illinois Springfield
MA Track: Digital Pedagogy
Research/Writing Interests: television; film; literature

See Sidney’s pop culture review piece “Best TV Episodes of All Time” (Scroll to The Fall – “Their Solitary Way”)

sdele2@uis.edu


Nick Dabbs

Peer Tutoring Graduate Assistant for Capital Scholars Honors Program

BA: English, University of Illinois at Springfield
MA Track: Digital Pedagogy
Writing/Research Interests: postmodern literature; horror fiction; women and gender studies

ndabb2@uis.edu


Amanda headshotAmanda Dinardo

Graduate Assistant for the Department of English and Modern Languages

BA: English, University of Illinois Springfield
MA Track: Digital Pedagogy
Research/Writing Interests: composition theories and pedagogies

See Amanda featured in “UIS Students Presenting their Research at National Conference” at the State-Journal Register

amonk3@uis.edu
eng-ga@uis.edu


Jaana Randle

Business Management Graduate Assistant at The Journal

BA: English Creative Writing and minor in Performing Arts Theatre
MA Track: Publishing
Research/Writing Interests: Creating Writing and Publishing

Read Jaana’s Digital Chapbook
jrand3@uis.edu

 


Shea headshotShea Sims

Curriculum Administrative Assistant at SIU School Of Medicine

BS: Politics and Government with a minor in Creative Writing, Illinois State University
MA Track: Digital Publishing
Research/Writing Interests : Folklore/Urban Legends/Creepypasta, Pop culture, Southern Gothic Mysteries

Read Shea’s Digital Chapbook
esims3@uis.edu

 


Alumni Success Stories

UIS English M.A. alum A.D. Carson discusses Charlottesville and teaching rap at the University of Virginia.

 

Carson recently defended his unconventional doctoral dissertation– a rap album titled “Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes and Revolutions.” Carson has accepted a job as Assistant Professor of Hip Hop and the Global South at the University of Virginia.

“Even if it’s just a little hope, I’ve got it because of the students.”