Loyola University Maryland

Department of English

Faculty & Staff

Note:  All faculty members teach EN 101 (The Art of Reading) and EN 200-level courses (second Core) in addition to upper-division courses in their fields of expertise. 

nick miller
Nicholas Andrew Miller Department Chair, Associate Professor, Director of Film Studies

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Interest: Modernism, Irish literature, early cinema, film animation

Brett Butler
Brett H. Butler Assistant Teaching Professor

Ph.D., Morgan State University
Areas of Interest: 20th century American literature, popular culture, comic books / graphic novels, men and masculinity studies, technical / professional writing 

Juniper Ellis
Juniper Ellis Professor

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Areas of Interest: Postcolonial literature, Pacific Rim literature

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Kathleen Forni Professor

Ph.D., University of Southern California
Areas of Interest: Chaucer, Middle English literature, medievalism, popular culture

Melissa Girard 190
Melissa Girard Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Illinois
Areas of Interest: Modern poetry and poetics, 20th and 21st century American literature, gender studies, history of literary criticism

Sondra Guttman 190
Sondra Guttman Teaching Professor

Ph.D., Rutgers University
Areas of Interest:  U.S. Multi-ethnic literatures, African American literature, 20th century protest literature, Modernism, Gender Studies

Justin Hastings 190
Justin Hastings Assistant Teaching Professor

Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago
Areas of Interest: Old and Middle English literature and language, Early Modern literature, post-classical reception of Greek and Roman literature, vernacularity, satire as a genre, embodiment

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Gayla McGlamery Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Loyola Honors Program

Ph.D., Emory University
Areas of Interest: Victorian literature and culture, the novel, film adaptation

Robert Miola
Robert S. Miola Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor, Lecturer in Classics

Ph.D., University of Rochester
Areas of Interest: Shakespeare, Renaissance drama and poetry, classical backgrounds of English literature, Catholic Renaissance writers

Mark Osteen
Mark Osteen Professor

Ph.D., Emory University
Areas of Interest: Modern and contemporary literature, film studies, disability studies

Stephen Park 180
Stephen Park Associate Professor, Faculty Director of Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship

Ph.D., University of Southern California

Areas of Interest: 20th-Century American Literature, Multiethnic U.S. Literature

Hunter Plummer 190 (2023)
Hunter Plummer Assistant Teaching Professor

Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Areas of Interest: 19th and 20th century transatlantic literature, periodical studies, feminist geography, modern drama

Thomas Scheye Loyola Distinguished Service Professor

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Interest: Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, Milton

Katherine Shloznikova
Katherine Shloznikova Assistant Teaching Professor

Ph.D., City University of New York (CUNY)
Areas of Interest: American 19th-century poetry and prose, Henry James, Environmental Humanities, Humor and Pop Culture

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Gary Slack Jr. Post-Doctoral Fellow - African American Literature

Ph.D., Cornell University
Areas of Interest: African American literature, the Black Arts Movement, editing, print culture, publishing

Carol Abromaitis
Carol Nevin Abromaitis Professor Emerita

Ph.D., University of Maryland
Areas of Interest: Restoration and 18th-century English literature, fantasy literature

Bryan Crockett
Bryan Crockett Associate Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., University of Iowa
Areas of Interest: English Renaissance literature and culture, modern drama

David Dougherty 190 crop
David C. Dougherty Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Miami University (Ohio)
Areas of Interest: Detective and crime literature, filming Shakespeare's plays, Vietnam War fiction and films, sports and literature

Jean Lee Cole
Jean Lee Cole Professor Emerita

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Areas of Interest: American literature, American Studies, multiethnic American literature, gender studies, history of the book, visual cultural studies

Lori Neikirk
Lori Neikirk Program Assistant of English and Political Science
Amber Davis


Amber’s interdisciplinary major and minor allow her to explore different paths that incorporate her academic passions and career pursuits

English, Communication, Writing