English Program: Faculty & Staff

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Book cover for One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Recommended by: Kristin DeVries

Because the student/faculty ratio in Marywood's English Program is 8:1, students receive a lot of personal attention and guidance. Students often work closely with faculty members on individual research projects, and faculty members frequently assist students with co-curricular activities.

Full Time Faculty

Helen Bittel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Director, Center for Transformational Teaching and Learning

Victorian literature, Children's/Young Adult Literature, Feminist Rhetoric, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Deborah Brassard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Modern British Literature, Modern American Literature, and Shakespeare

Bill Conlogue, Ph.D.


19th and 20th Century American Literature, Environmental Humanities

Lauren Esposito, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Writing, Rhetoric, Improvisation, Multimodal and Digital Composition

Sr. Christine Mihelich, I.H.M., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice

18th Century Fiction, Catholic Writers, Writing, Writing Memoir, and American and British Surveys

Erin Sadlack, Ph.D.


Medieval and Early Modern British Literature, Women's Studies, Rhetoric, and Digital Humanities

Frances Zauhar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

American Literature, especially African American Literature, Native American Literature, Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States, and Women Authors.