Faculty & Staff


Julie Camarda

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Visiting Assistant Professor
(Ph.D., Rutgers University)
Fields:  Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Global Romanticism(s), Poetry and Poetics, Gender and Sexuality, Media Theory, Genre Theory
Office: Fenwick 227B
Office hours: Mondays, 3-5 PM, and by appointment
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Christine Coch


Associate Professor-Sabbatical 2023-24
(Ph.D., University of Chicago)
Fields: Renaissance English Literature and Culture; Shakespeare
Email: ccoch@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 224
Phone: 508-793-3947  
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Leah Hager Cohen

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Visiting Professor and James N. and Sarah L. O'Reilly Barrett Professor in Creative Writing
(M.S., Columbia University)
Fields: Creative Writing: Fiction and Nonfiction; Ethics of Storytelling
Email: lcohen@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 231   Phone: 508-793-3437
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Morris Collins


Lecturer, Montserrat Program
MFA, The Pennsylvania State University
Email: mcollins@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 213  Phone:  508-793-3518
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Kyle C. Frisina

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Assistant Professor
(Ph.D., University of Michigan)
Fields: Twentieth and Twenty-First Century American Drama and Literature; Performance StudiesAutotheory
Office: Fenwick 214   Phone: 508-793-3651
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Matthew Gannon

Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Fenwick 222
Office hours: M/W 12–3, and by appt.

Debra L. Gettelman

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Associate Professor
(Ph.D., Harvard University)
Fields: 19th Century British Literature and Culture; the Novel; Book History; Film Adaptation
Email: dgettelm@holycross.edu
Office:  Fenwick 227B    Phone: 508-793-2759
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Madigan Haley


Associate Professor -Sabbatical 2023-24
(Ph.D. University of Virginia)
Fields: 20th- and 21st-Century British Literature; Comparative World Literatures; Transnational Modernism; History and Theory of the Novel; Postcolonial and Global Studies
Email: mhaley@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 223   Phone: 508-793-2523
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Daniel Hutchins

Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Fenwick 222
Office hours: T/Th 11:20 - 12:20, and by appt. via Zoom


N. Claire Jackson

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Visiting Assistant Professor
(Ph.D. University of Louisville)
Fields: Writing Program Administration, Writing Assessment, Writing in the Disciplines, Language & Literacy Ideologies, Transgender Studies
Email: ncjackso@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 215  Phone: 508-793-2364 
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Ashvin R. Kini

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Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Fields: Asian American literary and cultural studies, queer studies, postcolonial literature, race and ethnic studies, British empire, South Asian diasporas, Bollywood

Office: Fenwick 230
Office hours: T/Th 12:45PM-1:45PM, F 1PM-2PM (virtual), by appt.
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Sarah Klotz


Associate Professor
(Ph.D., The University of California, Davis)
Fields: Composition and Rhetoric, Native American/Indigenous Studies, Writing Assessment, American Literature
Email: sklotz@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 210  Phone: 508-793-3965 
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Nadine M. Knight


Associate Professor
(Ph.D. Harvard University)
Fields: African American Literature; 19th and 20th Century American Literature; American Civil War Studies; Film and Television 
Office: Fenwick 227A
Phone: 508-793-2563
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Daniela Kukrechtova

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Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Brandeis University
Fields: American poetry after 1850; African American literature; urban experience in modern American poetry; urban ecology; multicultural literature; global women writers; the literature of exile
Email: dkukrechtova@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 230
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Nathaniel Likert

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Visiting Assistant Professor
: Early modern English literature
Email: nlikert@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 224
Office hours: Mondays 12-1:50 PM




Sarah Luria

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(Ph.D., Stanford University)
Fields: 19th Century American Literature; American studies (Intersections Between Visual/Material Culture, History, and Literature); 19th Century Political Oratory and Rhetoric; 19th Century Sentimentalism; Robert Lowell "For the Union Dead" Website
Email: sluria@holycross.edu  
Office: Fenwick 211  Phone:  508-793-3443
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Shawn Lisa Maurer

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(Ph.D., University of Michigan)
Fields: 18th Century British literature and Culture; History and Theory of the Novel; Satire; Feminist and Critical Theory; Women's and Gender Studies; Women Writers; Female Modernism, esp. Dorothy Richardson; 19th and 20th Century Anglo-American Women's Poetry
Email: smaurer@holycross.edu 
 Fenwick 229   Phone: 508-793-3444
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Jonathan Mulrooney


(Ph.D. Boston University)
Fields: British Romantic Literature; Romantic-period Theater and Public Culture; Nineteenth-Century British & American Literature; Film; Romantic Historicisms
Email: jmulroon@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 212  Phone: 508-793-3440
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Lee Oser

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(Ph.D., Yale University)
Fields: English and American Poetry; Religion and Literature; Modernism; Catholic Fiction; Shakespeare and the Renaissance.
Email: leeoser@holycross.edu  
Office: Fenwick 219
Phone: 508-793-2208
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Oliver de la Paz

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Associate Professor
(M.F.A, Arizona State University)
Fields: Creative Writing: Poetry and Hybrid Genres; Contemporary American Poetry; Asian American Literature
Email: odelapaz@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 227   Phone: 508-793-2698
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Leila Philip

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(M.F.A, Columbia University)
Fields: Creative Writing/Non-fiction
Email: lphilip@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 217   Phone: 508-793-2393
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Paige Reynolds


(Ph.D., University of Chicago)
Fields: Modern and Contemporary Irish Literature; Irish Studies; 20th Century British and American Literature and Culture; Modern Drama and Performance.
Email: preynold@holycross.edu  
Office: Fenwick 228   Phone: 508-793-2695
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Jorge Santos


Associate Professor
(Ph.D., University of Connecticut)
Fields: Ethnic American Literature; Immigrant/Migrant Literature; Ethnic Studies; American Cultural Studies; Graphic Narrative; Asian American Literature
Email: jsantos@holycross.edu  
Office:  Fenwick 225   Phone: 508-793-3460
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Melissa Schoenberger


Associate Professor
Leave Spring 2024

(Ph.D., Boston University)
Fields: Restoration and 18th Century British Literature; Poetry; Translation
Email: mschoenb@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 222  Phone: 508-793-3521
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Hayley Stefan

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Lecturer, Montserrat Program
(Ph.D., University of Connecticut)
Fields: Multi-ethnic Literature of the United States; Digital Humanities; Disability/Mad Studies; Young Adult Literature
Email:  hstefan@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 214
Office hours:  M 11-12; W 12-1; Thu 10-11 via Zoom, and by appt. 
Phone: 508-793-3331
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Susan Elizabeth Sweeney

SweeneyDistinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities 
Program Coordinator Creative Writing 
(Ph.D., Brown University)
Fields: Modernist and Postmodernist Fiction (American and European); Literary Revisions of Popular Narrative Genres (Folktale, Detective Story, Gothic Romance); 19th Century American Literature, esp. Poe, Hawthorne, and Dickinson; 20th Century Comparative Literature, esp. Nabokov
Email: ssweeney@holycross.edu  
Fenwick 220  Phone: 508-793-2690
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Stella Wang

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Visiting Assistant Professor
: Medieval Literature, Religious Culture
Email: swang@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 221
Office Hours: WF 10-11:30AM or by appointment



Patrick Whitmarsh

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Visiting Assistant Professor
: 20th and 21st Century Anglo-American literature; environmental humanities and ecocriticism; Anthropocene studies; science/speculative fiction
Email: pwhitmarsh@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 223
Office Hours: MW 12:15-1:30, T by appt. 
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Xu Xi  許素細 

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Jenks Chair in Contemporary Letters
Genres: Novel, Literary Essay, Short Fiction, Memoir; Transnational literatures in English; World Literatures in translation (especially literatures of Asia and postcolonial spaces); World Politics (esp. China-US relations); Indonesian language and literature.
Email:  xxi@holycross.edu
Office:  Fenwick 218   Office Phone:  508- 793-2365
Office hours: W 12:30-1:45 PM, Th 8 to 9:15 AM or by appointment.
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Elise Saad

Academic Administrative Assistant
Office: Fenwick 209 
Phone: 508-793-2562
PO Box: 47A
Office hours: M-F 8:30-4:30


Faculty Emeriti

Patricia L. Bizzell


Distinguished Professor of Humanities Emerita, English
(Ph.D., Rutgers University)
Fields: Expository Writing; Theory and Practice of Rhetoric; American Literature to 1900; American Women's Literature
Email: pbizzell@holycross.edu  
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Robert Cording

Professor Emeritus
Email: rcording@holycross.edu


James M. Kee


Professor Emeritus
(Ph.D., University of Virginia)
Email: jkee@holycross.edu



Maurice A. Géracht


Distinguished Professor of Humanities Emeritus
(Ph.D., University of Wisconsin)
Fields: 18th Century English Literature; English, American, French Narrative Traditions and Narrative Theory; 20th Century Visual Arts; Intersections Between Visual Arts and Literature.
Email: mgeracht@holycross.edu 
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Patrick Ireland

Associate Professor Emeritus
Email: pireland@holycross.edu


Richard E. Matlak

Professor Emeritus
(Ph.D., Indiana University)
Fields: William Wordsworth and English romantic writers; biography and poetry; dialogical approaches to literature; transitions between periods of literary history and national literatures.


B. Eugene McCarthy

Professor Emeritus


William Morse

Associate Professor Emeritus


Sarah Stanbury


Professor Emerita
Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities

(Ph.D., Duke University)
Fields: Chaucer and Late Medieval Literature; Medieval Visual Culture; Mapping Margery Kempe
Email: sstanbur@holycross.edu  
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Helen Whall


Professor Emerita
(Ph.D., Yale University)
Fields: Shakespeare; Renaissance Drama; Modern Drama; Comic Theory
Email: hwhall@holycross.edu