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James Shepard

Teaching AssociateContact InformationE-mail:

Liliana Gonzalez

Assistant ProfessorBiographyLiliana C. González is Assistant Professor of Latino/a Literature, Culture, and Theory in the Department of English and the […]

Jessi Grieser

Assistant ProfessorBiographyJessi Grieser is a sociolinguist who specializes in discourse analysis, geosemiotics, and sociophonetics. Currently, her research agenda focuses on […]

Jeffrey M. Ringer

Associate ProfessorBiographyJeff Ringer’s research interests center broadly on the intersections of rhetoric and religion. Recent publications have focused on what […]

Kirsten Benson

Director, Writing CenterBiographyKirsten Benson teaches courses in qualitative research methods in composition studies, composition pedagogy, public writing, and persuasive writing. […]

Lisa King

Associate ProfessorBiographyLisa King’s research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary, and include cultural rhetorics with an emphasis in contemporary Native American […]

Katy Chiles

Associate ProfessorBiographyKaty Chiles teaches and writes about African American and Native American literature, early American literature and culture, critical race […]

Russel Hirst

Associate ProfessorBiographyRussel Hirst directs the department’s program in technical communication and serves as managing editor of the International Journal of […]

Thorsten Huth

Assistant ProfessorContact Information509 McClung TowerPhone: (865) 974-5401Fax: (865) 974-6926E-mail:

Tanita Saenkhum

Associate Professor & Director of ESLBiographyTanita Saenkhum joined the Department of English in Fall 2012. She received her Ph.D. in […]

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