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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 
Email: nknight@holycross.edu  
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
Fields: Early modern English literature
Email: nlikert@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 224
Office hours: Mondays 12-2 PM and by appt.




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 
Office: 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
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(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

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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  
Office: Fenwick 220  Phone: 508-793-2690
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Stella Wang

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Visiting Assistant Professor
Fields: 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
Fields: 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
Fields: 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
Email: esaad@holycross.edu
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
Email: emccarthy@holycross.edu


William Morse

Associate Professor Emeritus
Email: wmorse@holycross.edu


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