Faculty

Dr. Jamie Carr

Associate Professor

Phone:
716.286.8544
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 320

Educational Background Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, 2004 M.A., Northeastern University, 1998 B.A., English, State University of New York at Potsdam College, 1993 Focus of Teaching Dr. Carr teaches courses in literary theory and methodologies; contemporary Anglophone literatures, particularly with a postcolonial focus; and 19th and 20th C British literature. She frequently teaches the required general education course,...

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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 Ann Arbor (1999-2000). Dr. Collington has...

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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 Composition, Purdue University Focus...

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Dr. Paula Kot

Associate Professor

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 M.A. in English, The University...

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Dr. Jeanne Laurel

Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department

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 in Philosophy, and her...

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Dr. Joseph Little

Associate Professor of English

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

Dr. Little teaches writing and directs the first-year writing program at NU. His regular course offerings include: Writing 100, Thinking and WritingEnglish 343, Writing and Well-BeingEnglish 348, Ethnography and Travel WritingEnglish 355, Teaching Composition In his own writing, he is currently at work on How I Lost My Mind at 8,000 Feet and Other True Stories,...

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Dr. William Martin

Director of Freshman English

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 Teacher of the Year in...

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Chad Parmenter

Assistant Professor

Phone:
716.286.8455
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 365
Office Hours:
MWTh 2:40-4:40

Chad Parmenter has just joined the faculty in fall 2012. He has had poems published in Best American Poetry, Harvard Review, and Kenyon Review. His paper, "Rereading the Yeatsian in 'Four Quartets'," won the T.S. Eliot Society's Fathman Award. Educational Background Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing from University of Missouri M.F.A. in Creative Writing-Poetry from Southern...

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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. His research interests include Chaucer, Dante and the history of Dante reception, and literature and theology, 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...

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