Faculty & Staff

Rebeca Fernandez

Rebeca Fernández (Multilingual Student Writing Coordinator)
Ed.D., Ed.M. Harvard University

My areas of interest include English for specific purposes, computer assisted language learning, teacher education, writing in the disciplines, and bilingual language and literacy acquisition.

Van Hillard

Van E. Hillard (Director)
Ph.D. University of Cincinnati

I have taught in the fields of Rhetoric and Writing Studies for the past 30 years, 16 of them spent at Duke University, where I directed the university Writing Program. My interests include visual rhetorics, deliberative writing, and the operations of public memory. I have published essays on civic rhetoric, U.S. literacy education, and public memorials.

Katie Horowitz

Katie Horowitz
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

My teaching and research areas are situated in rhetoric, gender and sexuality studies, performance studies, and American studies. I am interested in the tensions between discursive and embodied experiences of racial, sexual, and gender identities as they emerge from "low," marginal, and underground cultures.

Greg Weinstein

Gregory E. Weinstein
Ph.D. University of Chicago

My areas of research and teaching interest include forms of creativity, music recording and mediation, notions of "art" and "popular" musics, performance identities, and the practice of constructing and writing argument.


Elizabeth White

Elizabeth White
Administrative Assistant

My primary responsibilities include assistance with the course catalog, budget management, event planning and supply management. I also assist with bringing talented writers, teachers and guest lecturers to campus, enriching the cultural life of our students and the surrounding community.

Affiliated Faculty

Shireen Campbell, Professor of English
Suzanne Churchill, Professor of English
Britta Crandall, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies
Scott Denham, Professor of German Studies
Amanda Ewington, Professor of Russian Studies
Maria Fackler, Associate Professor of English
Brenda Flanagan, Professor of English
Trent Foley, Professor of Religion
Gabriel Ford, Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Ann Fox, Professor of English
Rick Gay, Professor of Education
Onita Vaz-Hooper, Associate Professor English
Randy Ingram, Professor of English
Marija Jankovic, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Amy Kohout, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Peter Krentz, Professor of History
Cynthia Lewis, Professor of English
Andrew Lustig, Professor of Religion
Maggie McCarthy, Professor of German Studies
Sean McKeever, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Paul Miller, Associate Professor of English 
Maren Milligan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
Randy Nelson, Professor of English
Lynn Poland, Associate Professor of Religion
Shelley Rigger, Brown Professor of Political Science and Chinese Studies
Dave Robb, Professor of Philosophy
Susan Roberts, Professor of Political Science
Brian Shaw, Professor of Political Science
Paul Studtmann, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Lauren Stutts, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
Roman Utkin, Assistant Professor Russian Studies Department
Mary Vasquez, Professor of Hispanic Studies 
Harlan Weaver, Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies
John Wertheimer, Professor of History
John Yukich, Associate Professor of Physics