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Dallas B. Boggs

Dallas B. Boggs

Professor, English Department
boggs@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4600 x2635

Office: Founders Hall 172A

Office Hours: MW 2:00-4:00PM

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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Jason Crum

Jason Crum, PhD

Lecturer, English
jason.crum@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7763

Office: Founders Hall 170D

Office Hours: MW 1:30-3:00PM and F 1:30-2:30PM: in La Paloma

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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Jonathan Ewell

Lecturer
jfewell@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4600 x4144

Office: Founders Hall 171A

Office Hours: R 5:30-7:00PM

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

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

Office: Founders Hall 171D

Office Hours: T/R 5:30-6:50PM

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

Lecturer
joshuahall@sandiego.edu
619-260-4600 x2127

Office: Founders Hall 170A

Office Hours: M 2:30-5:30PM

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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David Hay

David Hay

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

Office: Founders Hall 170D

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

Lecturer
hemmin@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4600 x4144

Office: Founders Hall 171A

Office Hours: M 10:15-11:15AM, W 10:15AM-12:15PM

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

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

Office: Founders Hall 171D

Office Hours: MWF 10:00-11:30AM

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

Lecturer
minyounglee@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7786

Office: Founders Hall 175A

Office Hours: T/R 4:00-5:20PM

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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Vivienne MacAdam

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

Office: Founders Hall 169A

Office Hours: M 8:00-9:00AM, MWF 11:15AM-12:00PM

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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Brad Melekian

Instructor, English
melekian@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7628

Office: Founders Hall 172D

Office Hours: R 4:00-6:00PM

Brad Melekian has been a member of the USD English Department since 2008. As an adjunct professor of English, Melekian teaches courses in introductory composition and literature and creative writing. A working writer as well as a teacher, Melekian's fiction, non-fiction and screenwriting work appears in many prominent national and international publications.

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Jeanie Grant Moore

Jeanie Grant Moore

Lecturer
jeaniegrantmoore@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7628

Office: Founders Hall 172D

Office Hours: MW 1:30–3:00PM, F 11:15AM–12:15PM, 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, English/ Ethnic Studies
gperez@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4115

Office: Maher Hall 212

Office Hours: W 2:00-5:00PM

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

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

Office: Founders Hall 170A

Office Hours: MW 10:30AM-12:00PM

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

Instructor, English
Director of the Southeast San Diego Tutoring Program
trandell@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7786

Office: Founders Hall 175A

Office Hours: MWF 2:30-3:50PM

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
lsmith@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4600 x2634

Office: Founders Hall 169A

Office Hours: MWF 9:00-10:00AM, 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

Instructor, English
jspiegel@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7825

Office: Founders Hall 171D

Office Hours: M 2:30-3:30PM, W 2:30-4:00PM

Joanne Spiegel teaches courses in English and composition.

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Deborah Sundmacher

Deborah Sundmacher

Lecturer
Director, Writing Center
deborah1@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4600 x4144

Office: Founders Hall 171A

Office Hours: T 2:00-4:00PM, R 12:00-1:00PM

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

Lecturer
ebonytyree@sandiego.edu
619-260-4600 x2127

Office: Founders Hall 170A

Office Hours: T/R 5:00-6:30PM, F by appt. only

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

Lecturer
adamveal@sandiego.edu
619-260-7763

Office: Founders Hall 170D

Office Hours: T 12:00-3:00PM

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

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

Office: Founders Hall 169A

Office Hours: T/R 10:45AM-12:15PM

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

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

Office: Founders Hall 172D

Office Hours: MWF 10:00-11:00AM, and by arrangement on MW

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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