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Current Faculty and Staff

Department Chair
Chair of the Department of English
Professor of Communication
Ph.D., The Ohio State University 
Office English: Founders Hall 201E
Office Communication: Telonicher House, Room 102
Phone English:  707.826.4442; Phone Communication:  707.826.3948
 
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, And Related Activities

Food Studies; The Rhetoric of Food; Rhetorical Criticism; Gender Communication; Intercultural Communication; Social Advocacy

 

Administrative Department Coordinator

Department Coordinator
Founders Hall Room 201
Phone:  707.826.5931
Teri.Bronder-Lewis@humboldt.edu

Literary Studies
Christina Accomando

Professor
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Office:  Founders Hall 219
Phone:  707.826.3479
Email:  ca3@humboldt.edu

Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities

Multi-Ethnic U.S. Literature; Critical Race Theory; Law and Literature of U.S. Slavery and Resistance; African American Literature; Women of Color Feminisms; Multicultural Queer Studies

Writing Practices, Toyon Faculty Advisor
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Assistant Professor
Ph.D., SUNY Albany
Office:  Founders Hall 228
Phone:  707.826.5936
CURRENT RESEARCH, SCHOLARLY INTERESTS, AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
Creative Writing; Environmental Writing; Literary Publishing; Faculty Advisor for the Toyon Literary Magazine; Labor in Higher Education; Histories of Writing Instruction
Composition and Literary Studies
Lecturer
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Office:  Founders Hall 226
Phone:  707.826.3138
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities

Early American Literature; Writing Studies and Rhetorical Theory; Writing in the Disciplines

 

Composition, GWPE Coordinator, Redwood Writing Project Director
Lecturer
M.A., Humboldt State University
Office:  Founders Hall 218
Phone:  707.826.3318
Email:  nicolette.amann@humboldt.edu
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities

Composition; Technology; Professional Development for Teachers of Writing; Vertical Articulation; ERWC; Curriculum Design and Assessment

 

Composition

Lecturer
M.A., Humboldt State University
Office:  Founders Hall 214
Phone:  707.826.5988
Email:  sdb71@humboldt.edu

Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities

Composition; Creative Writing; ESL; Redwood Writing Project Teacher Consultant

Composition and Writing Practices

Lecturer
Ph.D., Georgia State University
Office:  Founders Hall 212
Phone:  707.826.5917
Email: jmb2247@humboldt.edu 
 
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities
Creative Writing Practices and Theory, Literary Publishing, Domestic and Cultural History, Art and Cultural Theory, Mythology and Mysticism

Literary Studies
Mary Ann Creadon

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Office:  Founders Hall 229
Phone: 707.826.3160
Email:  mac4@humboldt.edu

Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities
Critical Theory; English Literature:  Early Modern, Romantic, Victorian; The Intersection of Economic Theory, Aesthetics and Value
Literary Studies, Writing Practices
Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Office:  Behavioral & Social Sciences Building 240
Phone:  707.826.3474
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities
Chicana/o and Latina/o Literatures; American Literature; Poetry; Women of Color Feminisms; and Transnational Literatures
 

 

Linguistics, Literary Studies
Professor
Ph.D., University of Washington
Office:  Founders Hall 212
Phone:  707.826.5917
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities

Linguistic Analysis of Literature; Language of the Salem Witchcraft Trials; Stylistics

Composition
Lecturer
M.A., Humboldt State University
Office:  Founders Hall 221
Phone:  707.826.5958
 
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities

Composition, Response Theory and Conferencing; Teacher Training; Television's Lessons for College Writers; Redwood Writing Project Teacher Consultant

Literary Studies
Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Office:  Founders Hall 168
Phone:  707.826.5906
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities
Postcolonial Studies; World Literatures in English; Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora Literatures; Cultural Studies; History of English Studies
Composition

Lecturer
M.A., Humboldt State University
Office:  Founders Hall 161
Phone: 707.826.3163
Email:  sk59@humboldt.edu

Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities

Social, Economic, and Labor Issues; Economic and Composition Theories; Developing Classroom Activities 

Composition and Rhetoric, Literary Studies

Lecturer
Ph.D., University of California, Davis (2010)
Office:  Founders Hall 171
Email:  natalie.giannini@humboldt.edu

Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities

Renaissance/Early Modern Studies; Elizabethan Political Culture; Gender/Feminist Theory; Cultural Studies

English Education
Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Office:  Founders Hall 172
Phone:  707.826.3161 
 
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities

Freirean Pedagogy; Racialization of Discourses in Curriculum, Standards, and Education Policies; Young Adult Literature & Graphic Novels; Sociocultural Theories of Teaching and Learning; Comparative Policy Studies

Composition

Lecturer
M.A., Humboldt State University
Office:  Founders Hall 170
Phone:  707.826.3228
Email:  kerry.marsden@humboldt.edu

Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities

Metacognition and Rhetorical Knowledge; Rhetoric of Health and Body Size and Impact on Society; Redwood Writing Project Teacher Consultant

Composition
Lecturer
MFA, University of Iowa
Office:  Founders Hall 146
Phone:  707.826.5948
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities

First-Year Composition; Creative Writing; Essayist

Administrative Support Assistant

Administrative Support Assistant
Founders Hall 201
707. 826.3758
Fabiola.Mendoza@humboldt.edu

Composition
Lecturer
M.A., Humboldt State University
Office:  Founders Hall 173
Phone:  707.826.5934
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities

Fixed vs. Growth Mindset Theories; Online Learning; Student-Centered Activities; Collaboration; Former HSU Cycling Team Advisor

Composition
Lecturer
M.A., Humboldt State University
Office:  Founders Hall 169
Phone:  707.826.5919
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities

Composition; Contemporary Fiction, Young Adult Literature and Children’s Picture Books; Service Learning; Online Teaching & Learning, Design & Assessment; Teacher Training; Community Building; Indie Press Publisher; Editor & Writing Consultant, Graphic Designer and Digital Artist

Composition
Lecturer
M.A., Humboldt State University
Office:  Founders Hall 211
Phone:  707.826.3478
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities

Composition; Intersectional Feminist Theory; Narrative and Memory

Linguistics, ESL
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Northern Arizona University
Office:  Founders Hall 217
Phone:  707.826.5932
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities
Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language; Discourse Analysis; Conflict Resolution
Writing Practices
Professor
Ph.D., University of Louisville
Office:  Founders Hall 222
Phone:  707.826.3176
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities
Kenneth Burke; Web-Based Teaching and Writing Projects; New Jazz Studies; Writing Program Administration; Rhetoric; Redwood Writing Project Teacher-Consultant
 
Composition
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Lecturer
M.A., Humboldt State University
Office:  Founders Hall 227
Phone:  707.826.3128
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities

First-Year and Stretch Composition; Writing about Writing; Threshold Concepts; Teaching for Transfer;  Writing in the Disciplines; Digital Literacy; Online Education; Creative Non-fiction

Language, Literacy, and Composition Studies
Assistant Professor
Writing Program Director
PhD, University of California Santa Barbara 
Office:  Founders Hall 225
Phone:  707.826.5762
 
Current research, scholarly interests, and related activities:
Writing Transfer Theory; Writing Across the Curriculum; Writing Program Professional Development; Learning Dispositions; Self-Efficacy; Writing and Identity
Linguistics, Literary Studies, Composition

Lecturer
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Office:  Founders Hall 151
Phone:  707.826.3517
Email:  mark.wicklund@humboldt.edu

Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities

Relative Clauses; Binomials; Stylistics; Pragmatics; Reference

Literary Studies, Graduate Coordinator
Professor
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Office:  Founders Hall 213
Phone:  707.826.3913
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities
Queen Victoria, Race, and Visual Culture; Virginia Woolf Studies; Queer of Color Critique
Composition
Lecturer
M.A., Humboldt State University
Office:  Founders Hall 220
Phone:  707.826-3173 
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities

Composition, Implementing Popular Texts in Teaching Theory, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Online Teaching with Canvas