Faculty

 

Gerri Brightwell

Gerri Brightwell

Director of Creative Writing; Professor

English Department

844 Gruening Building


Dr. Richard Carr

Dr. Richard Carr

UAF Writing Center Director; Professor

English Department

816 Gruening Building


Chris Coffman

Chris Coffman

English Department Chair; Professor

English Department

824 Gruening Building


Daryl Farmer

Daryl Farmer

Associate Professor

English Department

846 Gruening Building


Eileen M. Harney

Eileen M. Harney

Assistant Professor

English Department

814 Gruening Building


Eric Heyne

Eric Heyne

Professor

English Department

836 Gruening Building

Joseph Holt

Joseph Holt

Term Assistant Professor

English Department

838 Gruening Building

 
Sara Eliza Johnson

Sara Eliza Johnson

Assistant Professor

English Department

820 Gruening Building


Wendy M. Whitehead Martelle

Wendy M. Whitehead Martelle

Assistant Professor

English & Linguistics Departments

Brooks 306D and Gruening 866


Terry Reilly

Terry Reilly

Professor

English Department

842 Gruening Building

Resources and Curriculum Vitae

Jennifer Schell

Jennifer Schell

Professor

English Department

874 Gruening Building


Sarah Stanley

Sarah Stanley

Director of Composition; Associate Professor

English Department

812 Gruening Building

In Memoriam: Frank Soos

Frank Soos headshotThe English Department mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Frank Soos from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident in Maine. Soos, who was a full-time faculty member in creative writing from 1986-2004, continued to contribute to the English Department after his retirement by teaching and directing the theses of several MFA students. He authored two short story collections, Unified Field Theory and Early Yet, as well as two essay collections, Unpleasantries and Bamboo Fly Rod Suite. He collaborated with visual artists including Kesler Woodward and his spouse Margo Klass, with whom he published Double Moon, a hybrid collection of artwork and lyric prose. A past Alaska State Writer Laureate and winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, Frank Soos was a beloved friend and mentor to many. Robert Hannon recently memorialized Soos on KUAC radio.

 

Emeriti Faculty

Name Specialty and Degree

Susan Blalock

19th and 20th Century British literature, Narrative Theory

Ph.D., University of Texas, 1983

Mark Box 

Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century British Literature, Romantic-era British Literature

D. Phil., Oxford University, 1985

G. Burns Cooper

Linguistics

Ph.D., University of Texas

Lillian Corti

Comparative Literature, African Studies, Psychoanalytic Theory

PhD., The Graduate School of The City University of New York, 1984

Joseph Dupras

Nineteenth-century British Literature, Literary Criticism

Ph.D., State University of New York Binghamton, 1975

Len Kamerling

Dramatic Writing; Filmmaking (Documentary and Ethnographic); former Curator of Film at the University of Alaska Museum of the North

MFA, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Janis Lull

Shakespeare and 17th century British Literature

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1983

John Morgan

Creative Writing, Poetry

MFA, University of Iowa, 1967

James Ruppert

Native American Literature, Alaska Native Oral Narrative
 
M.A. (English), Purdue University, 1972
Ph.D. (English), U. of New Mexico, 1981

Michael Schuldiner

Early American Literature, Holocaust Literature

M. Phil., Cambridge University, 2000
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1979

Peggy Shumaker

 Creative Writing, Poetry

MFA, Arizona, 1979

Frank Soos

Creative Writing, Fiction

M.F.A., University of Arkansas, 1981

Russell Stratton

Medieval literature and Chaucer

Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi, 1979

Cynthia Walker

20th-Century British Literature

Ph.D., Purdue University, 1974