English Department Faculty and Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Linda Joyce Brown Dr. Linda Joyce Brown
Associate Professor
304, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5109
lbrown3@ashland.edu
Linda Joyce Brown joined the English faculty at Ashland in 2006 after teaching in Connecticut for four years. She has also taught at the University of Oregon, where she received her M.A., and the University of New Mexico, where she earned her Ph.D.  Brown has taught courses in American literature from its beginnings to the present; literary and social constructions of gender, race and class; the modern novel;... Read More

Dr. Hilary Donatini Dr. Hilary Donatini
Chair, Associate Professor of English
117, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5224
hdonatin@ashland.edu
Hilary Teynor Donatini is a native of Bucyrus, Ohio. After earning a B.A. at The College of Wooster in 1998, she went on to The University of Wisconsin-Madison, finishing a Ph.D. in 2006 and teaching at both UW-Madison and a UW branch campus before joining Ashland's English department. She is the chair of the English department and the faculty advisor for Ashland University’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta English honor... Read More

Deborah Fleming Deborah Fleming
Professor
308 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5789
dfleming@ashland.edu
Editor of the Ashland Poetry Press, Deborah Fleming, professor of English, received her PhD from Ohio State University.  Her books include Without Leave, a novel published by Black Mountain Press; Morning, Winter Solstice, a collection of poetry published by Vineyard Press; "A man who does not exist":  The Irish Peasant in the Work of W. B. Yeats and J. M. Synge (University of Michigan Press); and Towers of Myth and... Read More

Dr. Maura Grady Dr. Maura Grady
Director of Composition and the University Writing Center
113 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5670
mgrady3@ashland.edu
Dr. Grady’s scholarly work includes Composition and Pedagogy and Film and Television Studies. She is the Director of the Composition Program and also Directs the University Writing Center. RECENT PUBLICATIONS Grady, Maura and Tony Magistrale. Contributions by Richard Roberson, Jr. The Shawshank Experience: Tracking the History of the World’s Favorite Movie. Under contract at Palgrave/Macmillan. In press. 2016 Grady... Read More

Dan Lehman Dan Lehman
Trustee's Professor, Professor, Interim MFA Director
312 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5983
dlehman@ashland.edu
Daniel W. Lehman is trustees’ distinguished professor of English. He is author of John Reed and the Writing of Revolution (Ohio University Press) and Matters of Fact: Reading Nonfiction over the Edge (Ohio State University Press); co-editor of The River Teeth Reader (University of Nebraska Press) and River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative; and series co-editor of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Book... Read More

Kari Lindecamp Kari Lindecamp
Administrative Assistant
203, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5110
klindeca@ashland.edu
Ms. Kari Lindecamp joined Ashland University in 2010 as the administrative assistant for the department of English and the Master of Fine Arts program, River Teeth, and Poetry Press.  In 2014 Ms. Lindecamp became the administrative assistant for English, Foreign Languages, Philosophy and Religion departments.  She received a B.S. in education from Miami University and is working on her M.Ed. in Curriculum and... Read More

Mackall Dr. Joe Mackall
Professor
306, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5142
jmackall@ashland.edu
A former journalist with a B.A. from Cleveland State University, M.A. from University of Central Oklahoma, MFA in fiction writing from Bowling Green State University and Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Joe Mackall is director of the creative writing program and instructor of nonfiction writing for the Ashland University MFA program. He is co-founder of River Teeth:  A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative... Read More

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Sharleen Dr. Sharleen Mondal
Assistant Professor
115, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5393
smondal@ashland.edu
Sharleen Mondal is Assistant Professor of English at Ashland University. She is an interdisciplinary scholar of gender and sexuality in Victorian Britain and colonial South Asia. Drawing on transnational and postcolonial feminist theory, her research explores how race, gender, sexuality, caste, and class shaped narratives of national identity and political engagement for both British and Indian subjects who were... Read More

Saslaw Dr. Naomi Saslaw
Professor
314, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5198
nsaslaw@ashland.edu
After completing her B.A. at University of Michigan and M.A. and Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Naomi Saslaw studied at Harvard as a postdoctoral visiting fellow.  She also studied at Oxford and Columbia Universities.  In addition to her work in Anglo-Saxon, Chaucer and Shakespeare, she earned a J.D. at Cleveland Marshall College of Law where she served on Law Review and began work on biomedical... Read More

Dr. Jayne Waterman Dr. Jayne Waterman
Associate Professor
114 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5284
jwaterma@ashland.edu
Jayne E. Waterman specializes in nineteenth-century, twentieth-century and contemporary American literature and culture with an emphasis on modernism. She has taught American Literature III: Realism to Modernism, American Literature IV: 1945 to the Present, The American Literary Experience, The Modern Novel and  The Modern Drama. Waterman has also taught the Contemporary American Studies Seminar. Additional teaching... Read More

Dr. Russell Weaver Dr. Russell Weaver
Professor
310 , Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5117
rweaver3@ashland.edu
Dr. Russell Weaver, professor of English, joined the faculty in 1986. He teaches courses in Romantic and Victorian British literature; Greek literature; 19th century Russian Novel (War and Peace and The Brothers Karamazov);  and he offers a rotating set of major writers seminars on Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, Melville/Conrad, Austen and Hemingway. Dr. Weaver has published Questioning Keats: An Introduction to Applied... Read More