addison

Joanne Addison

Professor
English
About Dr. Joanne Addison: My research has been closely tied to my teaching, service, and administrative work throughout my academic career whether working as Director of Composition, Co-Directing the Denver Writing Project, serving as Chair of Faculty Assembly, or developing a campus-wide mentoring program. At the heart of my work is a desire to empower people through increased access to written literacy. My most recent co-authored book, Writing and School...
Joanne.Addison@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7000
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Maria Alvarez

Administrative Assistant III • Program Assistant
English
About Maria Alvarez: Maria graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Science in Geography Urban Studies and minors in Urban Planning and Sustainability. She was one course away from completing a certification in Geographic Information Systems. She is currently pursuing a full-time Masters degree through the College of Architecture and Planning with a focus on Urban and Regional Planning. Before coming to the University of Colorado Denver, Maria...
english.advising@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7830
Bain

Justin Bain

Director of Writing Center • Instructor
English
Areas of Expertise: Writing Center Theory and Administration; Composition Theory and Pedagogy; Assessment and Evaluation; Literary Theory/Critical Theory; Interdisciplinary Theories of Social Space; Social Class, Literacy, and Work; Creative Nonfiction; Basic Writing/Composition. Courses Taught: Special Topics in Language and Rhetoric: Literacy in the United States Special Topics in Language and Rhetoric: Social Class and Identity Practicum: Composition and Rhetoric for Teachers Writing Center Training: Theory and Practice Writing for Professional...
justin.bain@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7353
banerjee

Pompa Banerjee

Associate Professor
English
About Dr. Pompa Banerjee: Professor Banerjee teaches courses in early modern literature and culture. Her research examines the literary and cultural dimensions of Europe’s cross-cultural encounters, especially in the ways they shape identity and space in the age of discovery. She is also interested in European witchcraft and the gendering of the supernatural. She is the author of Burning Women: Widows, Witches, and Early Modern European Travelers in India (New...
pompa.banerjee@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7842
Barker

Brian Barker

Associate Professor
English
About Dr. Brian Barker: Brian Barker is the author of The Animal Gospels (Tupelo Press, 2006), winner of the Tupelo Press Editor's Prize, and The Black Ocean (Southern Illinois University Press, 2011), winner of the Crab Orchard Open Competition. His poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as Poetry, Kenyon Review Online, Ploughshares, Agni, Quarterly West, TriQuarterly, The Writer's Chronicle, The Washington Post, Blackbird, Pleides,...
brian.barker@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7343
beer

Nicky Beer

Associate Professor
English
About Dr. Nicky Beer: Nicky Beer has taught literature and creative writing at the University of Colorado Denver, Murray State University in Kentucky, the University of Missouri-Columbia, and the University of Houston. She has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, a Campbell Corner Poetry Award, and a Discovery/The Nation...
nicole.beer@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7348
Bixby

Drew Bixby

Instructor • Assistant Director of Writing Center
English
About Drew Bixby: Drew Bixby teaches Magazine Writing, Advanced Magazine Writing, and Composition and is the Assistant Director of the Writing Center at CU Denver, where he handles operations for the Anschutz Medical Campus. He is the author of Denver's Best Dive Bars: Drinking and Diving in the Mile High City and was a frequent contributor and columnist to Westword from 2005-2012. He serves as Vice President on the Board...
drew.bixby@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7352
Bohlen

Teague Bohlen

Associate Professor • Faculty Advisor of CU Denver Sentry
English
About Teague Bohlen: Teague von Bohlen is a novelist and freelance writer who currently directs Creative Writing at CU Denver, where he has been awarded twice for excellence in teaching. He teaches both fiction writing (Workshops at all levels, Special Topics, and Narrative Form and Theory) and courses related to journalism (Magazine Writing, Writing for Print Media). He serves as one of the Fiction Editors for the national literary magazine...
teague.bohlen@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7841
Ciccone

Nancy Ciccone

Associate Professor • Associate Department Chair
English
About Dr. Nancy Ciccone: Trained in comparative literature, I primarily research in two areas: 1) Medieval European literature and 2) the interstices between ancient and modern literatures. The disciplines of history and of philosophy inform my writing on medieval romance, practical reasoning and inner debates. For professional service, I continue as a bibliographer for the International Courtly Literature Society. My teaching ranges from entry level to graduate courses in which...
nancy.ciccone@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7833
comstock

Michelle Comstock

Associate Professor • English Department Chair
English
About Dr. Michelle Comstock: Dr. Comstock teaches courses in writing, writing pedagogy, multimodal composition, and public rhetoric. Her current research interests include the influence of sound (and audio) on climate change discourse and the larger function of aurality on the composing process. She has also published research on gender and technology, digital community networks, and the privatization of education. Publications: 2017 Comstock, Michelle and Mary Hocks. "Composing for Sound: Sonic...
michelle.comstock@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7834

Kyle Crawford

Instructor • Director of Denver Writing Project
English
About Kyle Crawford: Kyle is a teacher of writing. He is a husband and a father, and he has always been an athlete. In many ways, he is best defined by the people around him. He comes from a family of educators and writers. He spends time with his many incredible friends exploring Colorado’s wilderness by ski, raft, or foot. In his ski parka, you will find a Tom Robbins...
kyle.crawford@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7340
DeMarte

Paul DeMarte

Instructor
English
paul.demarte@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7832
donnelly

Colleen Donnelly

Associate Professor
English
About Dr. Colleen Donnelly: I have taught for the English Department for over 20 years in the areas of medieval literature, modernism, and teaching literary reasearch and writing. I am also interested in the lives of women in both medieval and early Christian cultures. My favorite writers to teach are Chaucer, Faulkner and Joyce, and I also enjoy an occasional science fiction or Tolkien class. My theoretical interests include post-structuralsim,...
colleen.donnelly@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7831
egger

Miranda Egger

Instructor
English
Courses Taught: English 1020 Core Composition I English 2030 Core Composition II English 2060 Intro to Writing Digital Studies English 3084 Multimedia Composition English 4180 Argumentation and Logic
miranda.egger@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7346
franklin

J. Jeffrey Franklin

Professor • Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Experiences
English
About Dr. Jeffrey Franklin: Publications: 2018 Franklin, J. Jeffrey. Spirit Matters: Occult Beliefs, Alternative Religions, and the Crisis of Faith in Victorian Britain . Cornell University Press. 2018 2016 Franklin, J. Jeffrey. “Anthony Trollope’s Religion.” Routledge Research Companion to Anthony Trollope . Deborah Denenholz Morse, Margaret Markwick, and Mark W. Turner, eds. Routledge, 2016: 347-359. 2015 Franklin, J. Jeffrey. “Arnold, Edwin.” The Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature . Dino Franco Felluga,...
jeff.franklin@ucdenver.edu     303-315-2134

Peter Franks

Instructor
English
peter.franks@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7844

Jack Gialanella

Instructor
English
jack.gialanella@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7844

Kristen Golden

Instructor
English
kristen.golden@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7338
hagelin

Sarah Hagelin

Associate Professor
English
sarah.hagelin@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7852
Herring

Rodney Herring

Assistant Professor
English
Publications: “The Rhetoric of Credit, the Rhetoric of Debt: Economic Arguments in Early America and Beyond,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 19, no. 1 (2016): 45-82. “Wishful, Rational, and Political Thinking: The Labor Theory of Value as Rhetoric,” Argumentation & Advocacy 50, no. 4 (2014): 193-209. Co-authored with Mark Garrett Longaker. “Rhetoric as Economics: Samuel Newman and David Jayne Hill on the Problem of Representation,” Rhetoric Review 31, no. 3 (2012):...
rodney.herring@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7848
hoffmann

Maryann Hoffmann

Instructor • Undergraduate Advisor
English
About Maryann Hoffmann: Prior to the start of her teaching career (2005), Maryann has experience in a variety of professional careers: editor/grant writer in the medical field, auditor in the financial industry, management in the publishing world, and as a youth education counselor. She is one of the English department's major advisors and has taught composition, grammar, technical and business writing, as well as sponsoring internships, facilitating independent studies, and...
maryann.hoffmann@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7827
joseph

Philip Joseph

Associate Professor • Graduate Director
English
About Dr. Philip Joseph: I have been teaching courses in modern American literature and ethnic American literature since 2002. In 2007, I co-founded the Colorado Center for Public Humanities at UCD, and then served as its director from 2007-2014. My book, American Literary Regionalism in a Global Age, was published by LSU Press in 2006, and my articles have appeared in PMLA, The New Centennial Review, American Literature, English Language...
philip.joseph@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7847
luloff

Joanna Luloff

Assistant Professor
English
About Dr. Joanna Luloff: Joanna Luloff is the author of the short story collection The Beach at Galle Road (Algonquin Books, 2012). The collection was chosen as a Discover Great New Writers Barnes and Noble selection and won the Maria Thomas Fiction Award. Her stories have appeared in journals including The Missouri Review, Confrontation, Memorious, and New South, and her story “Let Them Ask” won The Missouri Review’s Editors’ Prize...
joanna.luloff@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7345
Lumans

Alexander Lumans

Instructor
English
About Alexander Lumans: Alexander Lumans was awarded a 2018 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship in Prose. He was also the Spring 2014 Philip Roth Creative Writing Resident at Bucknell University and he received a fellowship to The 2015 Arctic Circle Residency. Area of Expertise: Fiction Writing, Contemporary American Fiction, Speculative Fiction Courses Previously Taught: Composition I Composition II Introduction to Fiction Writing Advanced Short Story Workshop Hybrid/Experimental Forms Writing Apocalyptic Fiction...
alexander.lumans@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7350
McLane

Michael McLane

Instructor • Undergraduate Advisor
English
michael.mclane@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7829
Merkner

Christopher Merkner

Instructor
English
Miller

Wayne Miller

Associate Professor • Editor of Copper Nickel
English
About Wayne Miller: Wayne Miller is the author of four poetry collections: Post- (Milkweed, 2016), which won the Rilke Prize and the Colorado Book Award; The City, Our City (2011), which was a finalist for the Rilke Prize and the William Carlos Williams Award; The Book of Props (2009); and Only the Senses Sleep (New Issues, 2006). His poems have appeared in many periodicals, including Boulevard , Colorado Review ,...
wayne.miller@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7358
Modica

Andrea Modica

Instructor
English
andrea.modica@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7832
mudge

Bradford Mudge

Professor
English
Brad Mudge's Webpage. Brad Mudge's CV.
bradford.mudge@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7849

Francine Olivas-Zarate

Program Coordinator • Office Manager • HR/Payroll Liason
English
Piasecki

Nicole Piasecki

Instructor
English
nicole.piasecki@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7828

Katherine Pivoda

Instructor
English
katherine.pivoda@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7844
Scahill

Andrew Scahill

Assistant Professor
English
About Dr. Andrew Scahill: Andrew Scahill is an Assistant Professor specializing in film studies. His work tends to focus on genre and reception (audiences), with a particular interest in representations of youth rebellion. He has served as Coordinating Editor for Velvet Light Trap and Assistant Editor for Literature/Film Quarterly. He has been published in multiple journals such as Cinema Journal, In Media Res, FLOW, Jump Cut, and Postscript . He...
andrew.scahill@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7851
Silverman

Gillian Silverman

Associate Professor
English
Gillian Silverman CV About Dr. Gillian Silverman : Gillian Silverman is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of Colorado Denver. She teaches courses in American literature and culture, critical theory, and gender studies. She is the co-director of Feminism & Company: Art, Sex, Politics at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. She is currently at work on two book projects—one,...
gillian.silverman@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7843

Lisa Spears

Instructor
English
lisa.spears@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7349
Tinnell

John Tinnell

Assistant Professor
English
About Dr. John Tinnell: John Tinnell is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Colorado Denver. His new book, Actionable Media , was published by Oxford University Press in November 2017. Actionable Media illuminates a new wave of digital communication and culture emerging from the rise of ubiquitous computing. Link to the book: http://bit.ly/ActionableMedia . Areas of Expertise: Rhetoric; Digital Communication; Media Theory; Writing Studies; Critical Theory; Augmented...
john.tinnell@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7339
Vick

Julie Vick

Instructor
English
About Julie Vick: Julie Vick has been an English Instructor with the department since 2007. She frequently teaches business writing and composition courses and enjoys helping students to refine a variety of writing skills. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Parents magazine, 5280 magazine, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. Area of Expertise: Professional writing, teaching with technology, essay writing, and humor writing. Courses Taught: Business Writing, Core Comp II,...
julie.vick@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7341
Vidali

Amy Vidali

Associate Professor
English
About Dr. Amy Vidali: I am an Associate Professor of English at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver), where I specialize in rhetoric, writing, and disability studies. This site tells my academic story, and I welcome you to contact me with questions. You’re also welcome to have a look at my CV and my teaching portfolio . CU Denver is located downtown and is part of the larger CU...
amy.vidali@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7347
Wiley

Catherine Wiley

Associate Professor
English
About Dr. Cate Wiley: Catherine Wiley's most recent play is "Sheltered," based on stories by women experiencing homelessness in Denver. Her play-in-progress, "The Liberation," asks how we can tell when we're sleeping with the enemy. She teaches courses on British and American drama and women writers. She has studied theater at the Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles and the Kenyon Playwriting Conference. Publications: What's Left (poems, forthcoming) Sheltered (full-length...
catherine.wiley@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7342
Wilson

Eliot K. Wilson

Clinical Teaching Track • Assistant Professor
English
eliot.wilson@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7351
wong

Cynthia Wong

Professor
English
About Dr. Cynthia Wong: In college, my history professor recommended that I read Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior and that was the turning point for me to switch my major from psychology to English. My own undergraduate and graduate literature professors were generous with their intelligence and guidance, and I have tried to emulate their best teaching for my own students here. I have been the recipient of the...
cynthia.wong@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7850
Wortman-Wunder

Emily Wortman-Wunder

Instructor
English
Emily Wortman-Wunder's Website
ying

Ian Ying

Associate Professor
English
About Dr. Ian Ying: Dr. Ying publishes and teaches in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. He is the author of Investigating Reconstruction in a Second Language (Lincom Europa 2003). His current research focuses on Relevance-based pragmatics and Second Language Acquisition. His research interests also include the interface between cognition and second language acquisition. Publications: 2010 Genre as Social Indexicality: A Cross-Cultural analysis of English and Chinese poems. Semiotica 177, 197-208. 2008...
hongguang.ying@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7840

Terry Zambon

Instructor
English
Areas of Expertise: Technical Writing, Editing, Proposal Writing
terry.zambon@ucdenver.edu     303-315-7337