Faculty & Staff in English

English Office Information
Department Chair:
Dr. Margaret Koehler
Location:
Towers Hall 228, 1 S. Grove St.
Hours: Monday – Friday (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Contact: Tess Schwarz, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 614-823-1218
Email: tschwarz@otterbein.edu

Suzanne Ashworth

Suzanne Ashworth

Professor


Suzanne Ashworth is a member of Otterbein's Experts Bureau. To speak with an expert, please contact Director of Communications Jenny Hill at jhill@otterbein.edu or 614-370-3221. Expert Profile Suzanne Ashworth is a professor in the Department of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. She has taught early American literature, women's literature, GLBTQ literatures, gender & sexuality studies, film studies, and the emotional, political, and interpersonal implications of social media. Her research interests include the…

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Tammy Birk

Tammy Birk

Associate Professor of English & Director of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program


Tammy Birk is a member of Otterbein's Experts Bureau. To speak with an expert, please contact Director of Communications Jenny Hill at jhill@otterbein.edu or 614-370-3221. Expert Profile Tammy Birk is an Associate Professor of English and has been director of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program since 2009. She regularly teaches in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies foundational core as well as courses in experimental women's writing, contemporary graphic narrative, gender and madness, and seminars in topics as…

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Phyllis Burns

Dự đoán xổ số Khánh HòaAssociate Professor


Specializations:African American Literatures, Hip Hop Culture, Black Women’s Culture Studies, and Black Radical Theory.

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Patricia Frick

Patricia Frick

Professor


Specializations: Victorian British literatures and culture, especially the novel; Victorian women, gender, and identity; Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Robert Louis Stevenson. Scholarship: My recent scholarship has focused on Victorian places and spaces, particularly the use of markets and marketplaces in Dickens' depictions of Victorian London. My essays have appeared in International Journal of Women’s Studies, Philological Quarterly, and VIJ: Victorians Institute Journal. Recent or new topical courses: "The Victorian Novel," "Our Monsters, Ourselves," and "Literary London," “The Strange Case of Edinburgh:…

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Terry Hermsen

Professor


Dr. Terry Hermsen taught in the Writers in the Schools program for the Ohio Arts Council from 1979 – 2003, visiting schools all across the state. He has conducted “poetry night hikes” in such places as Mohican State Park and Cuyahoga Valley National Park, as well as in California and Vermont. He now teaches English, Creative Writing and Environmental Literature here at Otterbein. He holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from Goddard College and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University in…

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Margaret Koehler

Margaret Koehler

Dự đoán xổ số Khánh HòaProfessor & Department Chair


Margaret Koehler grew up in rural upstate New York; earned her B.A. in English at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT; and earned her Ph.D at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She specializes in 18th-century British literature. Her first book, Poetry of Attention in the 18th Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), considers attention as both a thematic preoccupation and a readerly skill cultivated by 18th-century poems. Her current research project explores connections between poetry and medicine in this period. She teaches courses…

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Shannon Lakanen

Professor


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Jeremy Llorence

Jeremy Llorence

Assistant Professor


Jeremy Llorence is a Black American playwright from Metro-Detroit. His ten-minute, one act and full-length plays have been seen in venues all over the Midwest, including Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Milwaukee, and Chicago. As a writer, he is interested in exploring topics of masculinity and place through both comedy and drama. As a teacher, he is interested helping students find the voices to tell the stories that matter most to them. And, of course, he loves to talk about his favorite…

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Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith

Professor


Dr. Smith's interdisciplinary degree in Comparative Literature focused on the interrelations of religion, philosophy, and literature and he has continued to pursue those interests both in teaching and research throughout his career. He has delved for years into the philosophy of Edmund Husserl as the basis for the development of a phenomenological aesthetics of literature and has worked intensely also with the philosophies of William James, Alfred North Whitehead, Louis Lavelle, Karl Jaspers, and Michel Henry. Dr. Smith has more recently…

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Karen Steigman

Professor


Karen Steigman is a Professor of English, specializing in 20th- and 21st-century American literatures, postcolonial literature and theory, literary theory, and film.  She completed her PhD at the University of Minnesota. Her current research focuses on the post-war fiction and journalism of Joan Didion, Renata Adler, Jamaica Kincaid, and Elizabeth Hardwick. She has published articles on Graham Greene, Joan Didion, and critical university studies in College Literature, a/b: auto/biography studies, and the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association. She…

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Tess Schwarz

Administrative Assistant


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Part Time Faculty in English

Candyce Canzoneri

Part-Time Faculty in English


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Timothy Christensen

Part-Time Faculty in English


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