Literature Graduate Faculty


Helane Adams Androne

PhD, University of Washington, 2002
Professor of English (Middletown and Oxford Campuses),
Chair, Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies
Affiliate for Black World Studies and Latin American Studies

Areas: Ritual PedagogyAfrican American and Chicana Fiction

James Bromley

PhD, Loyola University Chicago, 2007
Associate Professor and Associate Director, Literary London Program

Areas: Shakespeare, Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Drama, Poetry, and Prose, History of Sexuality and Queer Theory

Moira Casey

PhD, University of Connecticut, 2003
Professor of English and Regional Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (Middletown Campus)

Areas: Contemporary Irish Fiction, Irish Transnational Literature, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Yu-Fang Cho

PhD, University of California at San Diego, 2004
Professor of English and >Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Asian/Asian American Studies Affiliate

Areas: Transnational American Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Transnational Feminist Studies, Nineteenth-Century U.S. Print Culture

Mary Jean Corbett

PhD, Stanford University, 1989
University Distinguished Professor of English, Affiliate of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Global and Intercultural Studies

Areas: Nineteenth-Century English and Irish Writing, Feminist and Postcolonial Theory, Women’s Writing


Marianne Cotugno

PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 2002
Associate Professor and Faculty Director (Middletown Campus)

Areas: Twentieth Century American Literature (Conrad Richter, Vladimir Nabokov), Technical Communication

Madelyn Detloff

PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1997
Department Chair; Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Areas: Queer, feminist, and gender studies. Modernism, Trauma, Virginia Woolf, H.D., Gertrude Stein

Stefanie Dunning

PhD, University of California, Riverside, 2001
Professor, Affliate in Black World Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Areas: African American Literature, Film and Visual Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies/Queer Theory, Postcolonial Literature and Theory

Erin Edwards

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2009
Associate Professor of English

Areas: Twentieth Century American Literature, Modernism, Posthumanism, Theories of the Body, Film Studies

Carolyn Haynes

PhD, University of California, San Diego, 1993
Professor of English, Interim Associate Provost of Undergraduate Education, and Affiliate of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

Areas: Interdisciplinary Teaching, Learning and Writing; Student Development and Assessment

Andrew Hebard

PhD, University of Chicago, 2003
Associate Chair for Administration and Curriculum;
Associate Professor

Areas: Late 19th and early 20th Century Literature, Law and Literature, Sovereignty, Genre, Literature and the Environment

Nalin Jayasena

PhD, University of California at Riverside, 2003
Associate Professor of English

Areas: British Literature, South Asian Literature and its Diaspora

Collin Jennings

PhD, New York University, 2015
Assistant Professor of English

Areas: Eighteenth-century British literature, digital humanities and text analysis.

Cheryl Johnson

PhD, University of Michigan, 1988
Associate Professor Literature and Affiliate in Black World Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Areas: African American Literature, Theory, and Criticism with Emphasis on Black Women Writers and Criticism; Black Feminist Theory; South African Women Writers and Literature; 20th century American Literature and Criticism; Sociolinguistics

Katie Johnson

PhD, University of Washington 1996
Professor of English

Areas: American Drama and Culture, Film and Visual Culture, Feminist Film Theory, Gender Studies, Eugene O’Neill, Performance Theory and Performance Studies

Kelli Lyon Johnson

PhD, Northern Illinois University, 2003
Associate Professor English (Hamilton Campus)

Areas: Contemporary Slave Narratives, Human Rights Novels and Narratives, Testimony, Women's Literature

Katherine Kickel

PhD, Case Western Reserve University, 2004
Associate Professor English (Hamilton Campus)

Areas: Eighteenth-Century English Fiction and Culture, History of the Novel, History of Science and Medicine, Early Modern and Romantic Women Writers, Shakespeare

Cynthia Klestinec

PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Chicago, 2001
Associate Professor of English, Director of Graduate Program

Areas: Renaissance Literature, Scientific Revolution, Anatomical Culture, Science and Literature, Representations of Health

Theresa Kulbaga

PhD, The Ohio State University, 2006
Associate Professor of English and Affiliate in American Studies & Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Hamilton Campus)

Areas: Autobiography and Life Writing, Multi-Ethnic American Literatures and Cultures, Transnational Feminist Theory, Human Rights Representations, and Documentary Film

Anita Mannur

PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2002
Professor of English and Asian/Asian American Studies and Director, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Areas: Asian American Literature and Culture, South Asian Diasporic Literature and Culture, Transnational and Diaspora Studies, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Food Studies, Visual and Cultural Studies

Tim Melley

PhD, Cornell, 1995
Professor of English, Affiliate of American Studies and Director of The Miami University Humanities Center

Areas: U.S. Literary and Cultural History Since 1950, Cold War Studies, Postmodernism, Fiction Writing

Patrick Murphy

PhD, University of Wisconsin, 2007
Professor of English, Co-Director of Literature Program

Areas: Old and Middle English literature, Medievalism, History of the English Language, Comics and Graphic Novels

Michele Navakas

PhD, University of California-Irvine, 2009
Associate Professor of English, Co-Director of Literature Program

Areas: American Literature and Culture to 1900, American Intellectual History, Circum-Caribbean and Colonial Narratives, Discourses of Geography, Geology, Property Law, and Agriculture

Tory Vandevetter Pearman

PhD, Loyola University, 2009
Associate Professor of English (Hamilton Campus)

Areas: Medieval Literature and Culture, Disability Studies, Feminist Theory

Kaara Peterson

PhD, Boston University, 2001
Associate Professor of English and Director, Literary London Program

Areas: Early Modern English Literature and Culture, especially Shakespeare and Drama; Renaissance Medical History, particularly women’s; History of Art; Editorial Practices

Diana Royer

PhD, Temple University, 1989
Professor and Coordinator of English (Hamilton Campus)

Areas: Virginia Woolf, Global Feminism, Thanatology, Film Noir

Keith Tuma

PhD, University of Chicago, 1987
Professor of English; Miami University Press Editor; Director of Low Residency MFA Program

Areas: Modern and Contemporary British, Irish, American, and Anglophone Literature, Creative and Performance Writing, Poetry and Poetics, Anecdotes and Ephemera, Travel Writing

Whitney Womack Smith

PhD, Purdue University, 1999
Professor of English and Faculty Director (Hamilton Campus)
Affiliate in Women’s Studies and Black World Studies

Areas: 19th-Century Women’s Writing, Anti-Slavery Literature, Transatlanticism, Feminist Theory