Faculty and Staff

Ian MacInnes, chair and professor, Albion College English DepartmentIan F. MacInnes, Chair and Professor
B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A. & Ph.D., University of Virginia

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Publications: Articles on sixteenth-century literature and culture appearing in Early Modern Literary Studies, Textual Practice, Viator, etc. He is at work on a study of animals in early modern literature and culture. His website, Ian's English Calendar is a resource for students of English history and literature.

Courses: British Literature I, Age of Elizabeth, Voices of Liberty: Milton and His Age, Redeeming Eve: Early Modern Women's Writing, Composition.

Danit Brown, Assistant ProfessorDanit Brown, Associate Professor
B.A., Oberlin College; M.F.A., Indiana University

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Publications: Ask for a Convertible, a collection of linked short stories. Fiction in StoryQuarterly, Glimmer Train, and Story, among others. She is at work on a novel.

Courses: Introductory Creative Writing, Advanced Creative Writing (Fiction), Creative Writing Workshop (Fiction), Introduction to Creative Nonfiction, Screenwriting Fundamentals, Composition.

Nels Christensen, associate professor, Albion College English DepartmentNels Christensen, Associate Professor
B.A., California State University; M.A. & Ph.D. Michigan State University

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Mary Collar, Professor
B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

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Glenn Deutsch, visiting assistant professor, Albion College English DepartmentGlenn Deutsch, Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., Western Michigan University

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Personal site: http://www.glenndeutsch.wordpress.com

Publications: Glenn Deutsch has published work in literary journals, consumer magazines and newspapers including Confrontation, The Literary Review, Notre Dame Review, Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Poets & Writers, Milwaukee Magazine, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Milwaukee Journal, Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee, Newsday, Orlando Sentinel, Isthmus. Editorial positions at publications including The Milwaukee Journal, Third Coast, Men’s Health.

Courses: Composition, the Multimedia Journalism sequence, Magazine Writing, Professional Writing. Faculty adviser, Albion Pleiad.

 

Scott Hendrix, Director of the Writing CenterScott Hendrix, Director of the Writing Center
B.A., Oregon State University; M.F.A., University of Oregon; Ph.D., University of Kansas

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Areas of Specialization: Literacy studies, composition studies, writing center theory/practice, and pedagogy.

Courses: Composition, English Language, Responding to Student Writing.

 

Sarah (Sally) Jordan, Associate ProfessorSarah (Sally) Jordan, Associate Professor
B.A., Salem College; M.A. & Ph.D., Brandeis

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Publications: A specialist in British eighteenth-century and romantic literature and author of The Anxieties of Idleness: Idleness in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture. Her articles have appeared in The Age of Johnson and Eighteenth-Century Life. She is now at work on her new project, a study of the emergent standards of masculinity in the British 18th century, and specifically of refusals and failures to meet these standards.

Courses: British Literature II, Gay and Lesbian Literature, The Making of Modern Masculinity, Great Issues in the Humanities (The Literature of Horror), The Age of Satire, Eighteenth-Century Culture Shocks, The Romantic Age, Introduction to Literature, Composition.

Judith Lockyer, Chair and Professor

Judith Lockyer, Professor
B.A., M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Michigan

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Publications: Articles and a book on William Faulkner. She is presently working on a study of issues of race in the fiction of seven twentieth century white Southern women, and she has received a grant for research at the University of California at Berkeley.

Courses: American Literature I and II, The American Novel, Four American Poets, The Problem of Race in American Literature, African-American Literature, Southern Women's Literature, Composition, (1986-87 New Teacher of the Year; 1992-93 Honors Program Teacher of the Year; 1995-96 PACMA Faculty Award; 2002 Arthur Anderson Teacher of Year.)

Helena Mesa, Associate ProfessorHelena Mesa, Associate Professor
B.A., Indiana University; M.F.A. University of Maryland, Ph.D. University of Houston

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Publications: A collection of poems, Horse Dance Underwater. She is also co-editor of Mentor and Muse: Essays from Poets to Poets. Her poems have appeared in literary journals such as Indiana Review, Third Coast, Pleiades, and Barrow Street. She is currently at work on a new collection of poems.

Courses: Introductory Creative Writing, Advanced Creative Writing (Poetry), Creative Writing Workshop (Poetry), Visual Poetry, Introduction to Creative Nonfiction, Latina/o Literature, Composition.

Jess Roberts, Assistant ProfessorJess Roberts, Associate Professor
B.A., Dartmouth College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

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Publications: co-editor of Nineteenth Century American Poetry (Penquin,
1996), author of articles on 19th-century American anthologies of infant elegies, the erotics of incest, and American Civil War print culture.

Courses: Composition, Introduction to Literature, American Lit I and II, Literature of the American Civil War, African-American Literature.

 

 Shannon Aikins, English Department Secretary
Shannon Aikins,
Department Secretary

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Telephone: 517/629-0232

 

Faculty Emeriti

James W. Cook B.A., Wayne State University; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Wayne State University

John E. Hart B.A., Kansas Wesleyan; M.A. & Ph.D., Syracuse University

Paul Loukides B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.A., University of Iowa

Eugene E. Miller B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Ohio University; Ph.D., University of Illinois

Hal H. Wyss B.A., Wesleyan; M.A. & Ph.D., Ohio State