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Full-Time English and Modern Languages Faculty

Berenschot, Denis. Associate Professor of Spanish (2004). B.A., Arkansas University at Little Rock, 1988; M.A., Syracuse University, 1990; M.A., American University, 1992; Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park, 1999.

Cantrell, Mark. Associate Professor of English (2009); Director of the Honors Program. B.F.A., University of Georgia, 1993; B.A., University of Georgia, 1996; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005.

Ellzey, Mary Elizabeth. Professor of English (1989); Chair, Department of English and Modern Languages; Co-coordinator, Minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. B.A., Carnegie-Mellon University, 1969; M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1971; Ph.D., Catholic University of America, 1988.

Hanrahan, Heidi. Associate Professor of English (2007). B.A., Roanoke College, 1999; M.A. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2001; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2005.

Krantz, Rachel. Associate Professor of French (2004). B.A., Grinnell College, 1988; M.A., University of Munich, 1993; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001.

Lewin, James. Professor of English (1995); Coordinator, Minor in Print Journalism. B.A., Oberlin College, 1967; M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1985; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1994.

Messenger, Carrie. Associate Professor of English (2010); Director of the Paul and Lisa Welch Distinguished Awards Program. B.A., Yale University, 1994; M.F.A., Iowa Writers’ Workshop, 2000; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago 2010.

Nixon, Timothy K. Professor of English (2006). B.A., Belmont University, 1987; M.A., The College of William and Mary, 1992; Ph.D., The George Washington University, 2005.

Pate, James. Assistant Professor of English (2010). B.A., University of Memphis, 1996; M.A., University of Memphis, 1998; M.F.A., Iowa Writers’ Workshop, 2000; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2009.

Santana, Brian. Lecturer of English (2015).  B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville, 2003;  M.A., North Carolina State University, 2005; Ph.D., The George Washington University, 2012.

Shurbutt, Sylvia Bailey. Professor of English (1987); Coordinator of Appalachian Studies Programs. B.A., West Georgia College, 1965; M.A., Georgia Southern College, 1974; Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1982.

Suárez Büdenbender, Eva-María. Associate Professor of Spanish (2009). M.A., Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 1997; M.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 2005; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2009.

Wenger, Christy I. Associate Professor of English (2011); Director of Rhetoric and Composition. B.A., Susquehanna University, 2004; M.A., Drew University, 2005; Ph.D., Lehigh University, 2011.

Wilson, Christopher.  Lecturer of English (2015).  B.A., Southern Connecticut State University, 2002; M.A., Southern Connecticut State University, 2003; ABD, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Associated English and Modern Languages Faculty

Barrett, Joyce.  Adjunct Professor of English; Faculty Adviser, The Picket (2014). B.A., University of South Carolina, 1973; M.A., George Mason University, 1997.

Gibson, Alan.  Adjunct Professor of French and Spanish (2013).

Goodell, Christopher.  Adjunct Professor of Spanish (2014). B.A., Shepherd University, 2010; M.A., West Virginia University, 2013.

Jarman, Lois.  Adjunct Professor of French (2006). B.A., Goucher College, 1982; M.A., Hood College, 2006; DPS, Shenandoah University, 2011.

Lawrenson, William.  Adjunct Professor of English (2009). B.A., San Jose State University, 2002; M.A. American University, 2004.

Meads, Rachael.  Adjunct Professor of Appalachian Studies.

Paci, Jamie.  Adjunct Professor of Spanish (1998). B.S. California University of Pennsylvania, 1970; M.S., McDaniel College, 2002.

Shorr-Parks, Sadie.  Adjunct Professor of English (2016).

Stuckey, Amanda.  Adjunct Professor of English (2017).

Taylor, Shelby.  Adjunct Professor of English (2017).

Weinberg, Marc.  Adjunct Professor of Journalism (2017).

Williams, Cara Snider.  Adjunct Professor of English (2013). B.A., Cedarville University, 2002; M.A., University of New Hampshire, 2006; Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2015.

Williams, Hannah.  Adjunct Professor of English (2015). B.A., Shepherd University, 2011; M.A. American University, 2015.

Administrative Staff

Brenda Feltner. Administrative Assistant, B.S., Shepherd College.

Faculty Emeritus

Bufithis, Philip. Professor Emeritus of English (1971). B.A., Elizabethtown College, 1965; Overseas Certificate, Nottingham University, England, 1964; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1967, 1971.

Carter, Charles. Professor of English (1972). B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1965; M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1966; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1972.