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Dallas B. Boggs

Dallas B. Boggs

Adjunct Assistant Professor of English
boggs@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4600 x2635

Office: Founders Hall 172A

Office Hours: MW 3:00-4:00pm & 6:00-7:00pm; and by appointment

Dallas B. Boggs, Ed.D., has been a member of the faculty since 1990. He is an adjunct assistant professor of English. Boggs teaches the composition and literature course, as well as a variety of other lower division courses including poetry, drama, the epic, and the gothic novel. He also teaches courses in travel literature, the literature of war, and a course in linguistics titled "The Development of the English Language."

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Robin Brooks

Robin Brooks, PhD

Post-Doctorate
robinbrooks@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7786

Office: Founders Hall 175A

Office Hours: MW 2:40-3:40pm, and by appointment

Robin Brooks is a College of Arts and Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida in 2014. While at the University of Florida, Brooks held the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship, a five-year graduate fellowship, and she spent the 2012-2013 fellowship year abroad performing dissertation research as a specially admitted student at the University of the West Indies-Mona in Kingston, Jamaica. She also holds an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Afro-American Studies. Upon graduating from UW in 2005, she taught full-time for a few years before returning to graduate school in 2009 for her Ph.D. Additionally, Brooks is a proud native of Miami, Florida. After receiving the International Baccalaureate Diploma from North Miami Senior High School, she attended Florida State University on a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa a year early with a B.A. in English in 2003. Her primary areas of research and teaching are in 20th and 21st century African-American, Caribbean, and American multiethnic literatures as well as Africana studies, postcolonial studies, and feminist theories. Before joining the University of San Diego, Brooks was a Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of South Florida.

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Jason Crum

Jason Crum, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of English
jason.crum@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7763

Office: Founders Hall 170D

Office Hours: MWF 10:00-11:00am

Jason Crum received his Ph.D. from UC San Diego and was a Fellow at UCSD’s California Cultures in Comparative Perspective Center. Having joined the English department in 2006, he teaches a variety of courses on multi-ethnic US literature, contemporary fiction, graphic novels, modern US fiction, and composition. Most recently, he has authored papers on Techno-Orientalism in US Culture, Latino community agency in inter-war Los Angeles radio, Objectivist poetry, and Science-Fiction & Fantasy cultures. His other areas of scholarship are 20th & 21st Century U.S. literatures, cultural studies, and popular culture. His current research explores transborder communities in early 20th Century US radio & culture. When not at USD, Jason can be found scouring vinyl record shops, playing guitar, or hiking at Torrey Pines.

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Paul Evans

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities
pevans@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4185

Office: Serra Hall 145

Office Hours: Tu 2:30-4:00pm; W 11:00am-1:00pm; Th 2:30-4:00pm

Paul Evans is the Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities. He is a PhD candidate (ABD) in Medieval Studies at The Catholic University of America, where his dissertation proposal was the first to be approved in the digital humanities. He was previously a graduate research assistant at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland, where he worked as a programmer on the NEH-funded ActiveOCR project. Paul also holds an M.A.R. in the History of Christianity from Yale Divinity School. His 16-year technical and IT management career in Silicon Valley was dedicated primarily to designing, deploying, and operating large-scale server environments for Internet startups. An important part of his motivation for returning to academia was to apply the skills he had acquired in his technical career to the humanities. During the 2015-2016 academic year, Paul will work with USD administrators and faculty to establish a Digital Humanities program within the new Humanities Center, and he will collaborate with faculty and students on developing and implementing digital research projects. In spring 2016, he will teach a new course, Introduction to Digital Research (English 294).

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Jonathan Ewell

Adjunct Lecturer of English
jfewell@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4600 x2635

Office: Founders Hall 172A

Office Hours: F 12:45-2:15 in Aromas

Jonathan Ewell received his Ph. D. in English literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and comes to USD following a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan. His academic interests include Romanticism, aesthetics, literary theory, and 18th-century literature and culture.  Fall 2011 is his first semester teaching at the University of San Diego.

 

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Jerry Farber

Adjunct Lecturer of English
jfarber@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7825

Office: Founders Hall 171D

Office Hours: W 2:30-4:00pm & 5:00-6:30pm

Jerry Farber began teaching for the English Department at USD in 2010.  At USD and, previously, at SDSU, he has taught courses in poetry, comedy, composition, children’s literature, European 18th-century literature, African-American literature, reader-response theory, Marcel Proust, and the teaching of literature.  He holds a doctorate in comparative literature and has published three books and a number of scholarly articles.

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Joshua Hall

Adjunct Lecturer of English
joshuahall@sandiego.edu
619-260-4600 x2634

Office: Founders Hall 169A

Office Hours: Thursdays 9:30-10:30am

After earning his M.A. in English in 2007, Josh traveled abroad to teach in both Italy and India. His interests include American, British, and Classical literature, and his English 121 course at USD examines works by Jack Kerouac, Langston Hughes, Jamaica Kincaid, Kurt Vonnegut, Shakespeare, and Virgil. Josh is also a Lecturer in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at SDSU.

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Sara  Hasselbach

Sara Hasselbach, PhD

Post-Doctorate
shasselbach@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7786

Office: Founders Hall 175A

Office Hours: MW 1:00-2:00pm

Sara Hasselbach received her Ph.D. from Tufts University in 2015. Before joining USD, she taught courses in the Tufts First-Year Writing Program with themes ranging from otherness in literature to the environment. Her research examines how religious poetry, particularly work on the Passion of Christ, offers insights into identity construction in post-Reformation England. At USD, she looks forward to teaching a variety of courses, including Introduction to Shakespeare and British Literature to 1800.

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David Hay

David Hay

Research Associate
dhay@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7763

Office: Founders Hall 170D

Office Hours: Dr. Hay is not teaching Spring 2016.

David Hay, PhD, came to the university as a co-founder of the MFA Program in Acting, a program he directed for seven years. He has also been the director of the Southeast San Diego Tutoring Program, director of the Undergraduate Theatre Arts Program, and is currently co-director of the London Study Abroad Program.

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Lisa Hemminger

Lisa Hemminger

Adjunct Lecturer of English
hemmin@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7763

Office: Founders Hall 170D

Office Hours: W 5:00-8:00pm; and by appointment

Lisa Hemminger, MA, MFA, teaches composition, literature, and creative writing classes at USD.  A former Midwest journalist and performance poet/creative arts instructor, Lisa crafted an approach to teaching writing on the stages and with at-risk youth of Chicago. Lisa utilizes sound, collaborative language arts and role-playing to break down barriers to effective writing and enhanced critical thinking.  A published poet and workshop curator, she also teaches Rhetoric and Writing at San Diego State University.

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Kyle Hetrick

Kyle Hetrick

Adjunct Lecturer of English
kjhet95@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7825

Office: Founders Hall 171D

Office Hours: MWF 10:00-11:20am in FH 190A, Cropper Room

Kyle Hetrick has been a member of the faculty since 2006; he previously taught literature and composition courses at the University of Rhode Island from 2000 to 2005.

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Min Young Lee, PhD

Adjunct Lecturer of English
minyounglee@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7763

Office: Founders Hall 170D

Office Hours: MWF 9:00-10:00am in La Paloma

After completing his graduate studies and island hopping from England to Hawai'i, Min Young is grateful to make something of a homecoming back to San Diego having been away for ten years. From literary history to contemporary British literature, his academic area of interest is focused on British and American travel writing as a cross-comparative historical and cultural study. Tracing the lineage of the récit de voyage, while questioning the artificially constructed concept of a genre, his research explores the trans-Atlantic dialogue between Anglo and North American texts. Reflective of his scholarly interests, he has presented papers in international conferences on early-modern mythopoeia in Richard Hakluyt's The Principal Navigation and The Voyage of Madoc, as well as performance in modern travel literature employing intertexuality. Moreover, he has delivered papers on postmodernism and Marxist readings of contemporary literary travel. Outside of academic passions, he's an avid but deeply frustrated pianist.

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Michael James Lundell, PhD, MFA

Adjunct Lecturer of English
mlundell@sandiego.edu
619-260-7628

Office: Founders Hall 172D

Office Hours: Prof. Lundell is not teaching Spring 2016.

Michael James Lundell teaches courses in composition and literature. He received his PhD in English Literature from UC San Diego (Fall 2012). His research interests include The 1001 Nights, late 18th to early 20th century English and Arabic Literature, Film Studies and Orientalism.

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Vivienne MacAdam

Adjunct Instructor of English
vsaad@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4600 x2634

Office: Founders Hall 169A

Office Hours: MWF 9:00-10:00am, and by appointment

Vivienne MacAdam has taught at the University of San Diego since 1987. The courses she teaches most frequently are Advanced Composition, Composition and Literature as well as World and South African Literature. She has also taught courses in British Literature, Poetry, Drama and Practical Criticism.

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Jeanie Grant Moore

Jeanie Grant Moore

Adjunct Assistant Professor of English
jeaniegrantmoore@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7825

Office: Founders Hall 171D

Office Hours: MWF 11:15-12:15pm; M 2:30-3:30pm; and by appointment

Before coming to the University of San Diego, Jeanie Grant Moore was a faculty member of the English department at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. While her teaching focused primarily on Shakespeare and British literature, she also taught courses for the Women’s Studies and Theatre departments, and she team-taught courses in the History department. She served as graduate director for the department and later for the university. During her eleven years in Wisconsin, Moore traveled with students on study tours to France, Italy and the United Kingdom, and she created, taught, and administered semesters abroad at Cambridge University. Since leaving Wisconsin in 2007, she has guided interested adults on educational tours abroad, and she has continued to teach study abroad programs for the University of Wisconsin. This year at USD she will teach Shakespeare, Introduction to Literature and Composition, Early British Literature, and Women in Literature.

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Gail A. Perez

Gail A. Perez

Associate Professor, Retired; Adjunct Lecturer of English
gperez@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7628

Office: Maher Hall 212

Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:00am-12:00pm; Wednesdays 3:00-5:00pm

Gail Perez, PhD, came to the university in 1992 to teach American ethnic literature.  Since that time, she has co-founded the Ethnic Studies major and now has a joint appointment with Ethnic Studies.  She teaches courses in U.S. women of color,  multicultural California, introduction to ethnic studies, and creative writing.  She has advised MEChA, has given the Chicano Graduation Keynote, and has been nominated as a USD Woman of Impact three times.  Her research interests include pedagogy, social space and race, and literature by women of color. In 2013 Perez was awarded the esteemed Davies Award for Teaching Excellence.

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Deniz Perin

Deniz Perin

Adjunct Lecturer of English
denizp@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4600 x2127

Office: Founders Hall 170A

Office Hours: MW 1:15-2:00pm in FH 190A Cropper Room; and by appointment

Deniz Perin has been a lecturer in the English Department since 2007. She teaches creative writing, Middle Eastern and world Literatures, poetry, and composition and Llterature. A poet and literary translator, her interests lie primarily in creative writing and in modern and contemporary poetry and literature worldwide.

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Tim Randell

Tim Randell

Adjunct Assistant Professor of English
Director of the Southeast San Diego Tutoring Program
trandell@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7628

Office: Founders Hall 172D

Office Hours: MWF 10:45am-12:00pm; and by appointment

Tim Randell has taught at USD since 2006. He teaches undergraduate courses in writing and literature, and he serves as director of the Southeast San Diego Tutoring Program. His interests include modern American poetry and fiction, postmodern/contemporary world literature, and literary theory (particularly psychoanalytic and dialectical criticism).

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Lisa Smith

Adjunct Instructor of English
lsmith@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4600 x2634

Office: Founders Hall 169A

Office Hours: MWF 2:30-3:30pm; and by appointment

Lisa Smith has been a member of the faculty since 1992. She is an Adjunct Instructor of English. Smith teaches Composition and Literature and Advanced Composition regularly as well as many other lower division courses including: Contemporary Fiction, The Short Story, World Fiction, Growing-up Fiction, Drama and Poetry. She also teaches courses especially designed for future educators: Composition and Literature, Advanced Composition and Children's Literature. Smith has also taught at several community colleges in San Diego.

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Joanne Spiegel

Joanne Spiegel

Adjunct Lecturer of English
jspiegel@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7825

Office: Founders Hall 171D

Office Hours: MWF 10:10-11:10am

Joanne Spiegel teaches courses in English and composition.

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Deborah Sundmacher

Deborah Sundmacher

Professor of Practice of English and ESL Coordinator
deborah1@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4600 x2127

Office: Founders Hall 170A

Office Hours: MW 9:30-11:00am; F 9:00-9:30am

After graduating from the University of San Diego with a Masters degree in Literature, Professor Sundmacher started teaching in the English Department.  Since 1999, she has also team taught in the Honors Program,  and in the  Liberal Studies and Gender Studies Departments.  Currently, she is the Director of the Writing Center.   Her literary interests are in contemporary  fiction, with a special focus on feminist issues.
Professor Sundmacher has a B.A. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Her first career out of college was as a copywriter in the Advertising industry, where she earned a number of awards for her creative work.

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Ebony Tyree

Adjunct Lecturer of English
ebonytyree@sandiego.edu
619-260-4600 x2127

Office: Founders Hall 170A

Office Hours: F 3:15-4:15; and F 1:30-3:15 by appointment

Ebony Tyree completed undergraduate studies here at the University of San Diego and later completed a Master’s of Arts in English with an emphasis on American Literature at San Diego State University where she was awarded membership into the Scholars without Borders Honors Society. Her recent speaking engagements include the New York Life Multicultural Conference in Las Vegas before an international delegation. An accomplished speaker, she has also been invited by the San Diego State University graduate school of Liberal Arts and Sciences to discuss religious influences on popular music to an audience of master’s degree candidates. She has also taught as an adjunct English professor at San Diego City College Learning Community Program. Her interests include the study of Cultural responses to catastrophic events in the US, Slave Narrative Literature and Feminist Literature.

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Adam Veal

Adam Veal, MFA

Adjunct Lecturer of English
adamveal@sandiego.edu
619-260-4600 x2127

Office: Founders Hall 170A

Office Hours: MWF 12:10-1:10pm

Adam Veal received his MFA in poetry from Brown University in 2010. His thesis work involved researching the degradation of plastics in ocean and shore ecologies, the Italian Futurists, and digital poetics. He has taught or assisted classes in Creative Writing, Literature of Robotics, Composition, and Thai Cooking. While he did grow up in San Diego, he spent quite a while away, and will happily begin any story with, ‘when I was a kid, all this used to be different’.

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Melissa Williams

Adjunct Lecturer of English
mwilliams@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4600 x2634

Office: Founders Hall 169A

Office Hours: Tu 9:15-10:45am; and by appointment

Melissa Williams began teaching in the English Department at the University of San Diego in 2006. Previously, she taught Rhetoric and Writing as well as Literature at San Diego State and Southwestern College. In all of her courses she emphasizes the mastery of the fundamental principles of writing, focusing on structure, clarity, and sophistication. At the University of San Diego she has taught both Composition and Literature and the 19th Century Novel.

 

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Anne Wilson

Anne Wilson

Adjunct Lecturer of English
judithwilson@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7628

Office: Founders Hall 172D

Office Hours: Prof. Wilson is not teaching Spring 2016.

Anne Wilson has been part of the adjunct faculty since the 1999-2000 school year. She regularly teaches college composition and literature and has also taught California literature and dramatic literature. In addition to teaching at USD, Wilson teaches occasional courses in multicultural children's literature, theater arts, and comp/lit courses at National University and has taught for the University of California at San Diego's extended studies program in creative writing. Wilson has also taught in nationally-known writers' workshops in California, Washington, and New Mexico.

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