Faculty

Dr. Jamie Carr

Associate Professor

Phone:
716.286.8544
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 320

I am an associate professor of English and the Director of the liberal arts program at NU. My courses include: ENG260 Methods of Literary Study ENG307 The Modern Age Through Contemporary Literature ENG360 Literary Criticism ENG370 Contemporary Anglophone Literature Niagara’s core focus on the liberal arts and a broad-based general...

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Dr. Philip D. Collington

Associate Professor of English

Phone:
716.286.8635
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 354

Dr. Collington is an assistant professor who specializes in Shakespeare, Renaissance Literature, Drama and Popular Culture. He received his B.A. and, M.A. from McMaster University (1991 and 1992) , his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto (1998), and then was a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan in...

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Professor Diane S. Halm

Faculty Fellow

An adjunct member of the English Department since 2001, Professor Halm was appointed as a Faculty Fellow in 2015. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at SUNY Buffalo, and her dissertation focuses on the relationship between writing, cognition, and student success. While she has taught over 60 sections of Writing...

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Dr. Erin Karper

Associate Professor of English

Phone:
716.286.8631
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 350
Office Hours:
MWF 9-10 a.m.

Dr. Karper has been a member of the English Department since 2004 and acts as the coordinator of the Writing Studies minor. She teaches Thinking and Writing, Business Communication, Visual Rhetoric, Special Topics in Web Writing, and other writing courses.  Educational Background BA, Writing/Spanish, Loyola University Maryland; MA and PhD, Rhetoric and...

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Dr. Paula Kot

Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department

Phone:
716.286.8625
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 367

Dr. Kot is an associate professor in English who specializes in early and nineteenth-century American Literature. She teaches upper-level courses on American women writers, the American gothic, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Native American Literature. Current Research 19th Century American Women Writers, especially Harriet Prescott Spofford Educational Background Ph.D. in English, The University of Connecticut...

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Dr. Jeanne Laurel

Associate Professor

Phone:
716.286.8628
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 352

Her research interests include: African-American and multicultural literatures 20th and 21st Century American literature and criticism Gay and lesbian literature and culture Service learning components in literature courses. She received her B.A. in English from SUNY Albany (N.Y.) in 1982 (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) where she also minored...

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Dr. Joseph Little

Associate Professor of English and Director of WRT 100

Phone:
716-286-8187
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 351

A member of the English Department since 2005, I teach courses in writing while directing the first-year writing program for the university. My regularly scheduled courses include: WRT 100, Thinking and Writing ENG 343, Writing and Well-Being ENG 345, Science Writing ENG 348, Ethnography and Travel Writing ENG 355, Teaching...

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Dr. William Martin

Professor and Director of ENG 100

Phone:
716.286.8626
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 360

Appointed to the faculty in September 1979, Dr. Martin has served as Director of Freshman English and Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He has won several awards for excellence in teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences (1986, 1992, 2001), and was named Niagara University's...

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Dr. Daniel Pinti

Professor of English

Phone:
716.286.8629
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 363

Dr. Pinti is a full professor of English. He received his B.A. from Kent State University (1986), his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University (1988, 1992), and his M.Div. from Christ the King Seminary (2011). He is also an Episcopal priest, serving as part-time Canon at St. Paul's...

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