Full-Time Faculty

This list is a good way to get a feel for the department. You can also find out which instructors share your interests, especially if you need a thesis advisor.

Emily Clark, Ph.D.

Emily Clark, Ph.D.

Professor / Department Chair

Office: AD 359
E-mail: ejclark@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 283-5061

Interests: Postcolonialism, Modern British Literature, Modern American Literature, Critical Theory
Courses Taught: Composition I and II, Studies in World Literature, Literary Theory

David Armstrong, Ph.D.

David Armstrong, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: AD 340C
E-mail: darmstro@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3886

Interests: Creative Writing, the Short Story, Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, the Novel, the contemporary essay, Naturalism/Realism
Courses Taught: Fiction Writing, Creative Nonfiction Writing, Magazine/Article Writing, American Literature

James Baker, Ph.D.

James Baker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: AD 340D
E-mail: jabaker2@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 283-6343

Interests: Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Early British Literature, 20th Century American Literature, Technical Communication
Courses Taught: Composition I & II, World Literature, Technical Communication, Intro to Rhetorical Theory, Rhetorical Criticism, Visual Rhetoric, British Literature, Graphic Novel, Writing for Business

Luella D'Amico, Ph.D.

Luella D'Amico, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: AD 351
E-mail: ldamico@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3892

Interests: Early and Nineteenth-century American literature, Girlhood Studies, Women's Writing, Transatlanticism, Young Adult Fiction, and Native American Literature
Courses Taught: Composition II, World Literature, American Literature Survey

Tisha Harding, Ph.D.

Tisha Harding, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: AD 340A
E-mail: lharding@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-6028

Interests: Technical Communication, Visual Rhetoric, The Rhetoric of Science Writing, Political Rhetoric
Courses Taught: Composition, Professional and Technical Communication, Integrated Language Arts, Writing for Business, Writing for Science and Engineering, Rhetorical Theory, Literature for Children and Young Adults

Benjamin Miele, Ph.D.

Benjamin Miele, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: AD 351
E-mail: miele@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-2536

Interests: Early British Literature, Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture, Shakespeare, Non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama, the Reception of the Classics (especially Ovid), History of the English Language, Historical Linguistics, Renaissance Rhetoric, Book History, and Surveillance Studies
Courses Taught: Composition II, World Literature, Early British Literature Survey

Hector Perez, Ph.D.

Héctor Pérez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Office: AD 347
E-mail: perez@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3166

Interests: American Literature (late 19 th century-contemporary); Latin American Literature; Literary Theory; Rhetoric/Composition; Postcolonial Theory and Literatures; World Literatures; Chicana/o Studies; Realism/Naturalism.
Courses Taught: Composition; World Literature Studies; Literary Theory; Chicana/o Literature; American Literature II; Genre Studies—Short Fiction.

Joshua Robbins, Ph.D.

Joshua Robbins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: AD 340C
E-mail: joshua.robbins@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-6383

Interests: Poetry Writing, Lyric Essay, Creative Writing, Modern and Contemporary American Poetry, Literature and Theology, Writing in the Community
Courses Taught: Poetry Writing, Traditional Forms and Meters, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction Writing, Trauma Writing, Graphic Novel, Editing and Publishing,World Literature, Composition I, Composition II

Tanja Stampfl, Ph.D.

Tanja Stampfl, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: AD 340C
E-mail: stampfl@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3885

Interests: World Literature, American Literature, Composition and Rhetoric, Gender and Race Studies,Post-colonial Theory and Literature, Genre Studies
Course Taught: Composition, World Literature, Literary Theory, The Arab Novel, Contemporary Arab Literature, Publishing and Editing

Mary Beth Swofford, Ph.D.

Mary Beth Swofford, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: HIT 200D
E-mail: swofford@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 829-3807