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Faculty Directory

  Name Research Areas Contact
Placeholder Photo Sarah Berry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Twentieth-century literature, Lyric Poetry, Theater and Performance, Modernism Irish Literature
Braniff 120
Brett Bourbon, Ph.D. Brett Bourbon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English Department
Philosophy of Language
Braniff 368
Scott Crider, Ph.D. Scott Crider, Ph.D.
Professor, English, English Department
Shakespeare, The Trivium
Augustine 108
David Davies, Ph.D. David Davies, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English Department
Milton, Greek and Latin literature
Braniff 366
Kathryn Davis, Ph.D. Kathryn Davis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English, English Department
Jane Austen, Dante, Shakespeare
Braniff 362
Robert Scott Dupree, Ph.D. Robert Dupree, Ph.D.
Professor, English, English Department
European Literature and Culture, Literary Theory
Catherine Hall 225
Eileen Gregory, Ph.D. Eileen Gregory, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor Emerita of English, English Department
Discipline of Lyric, Contemporary poetry
Theresa Kenney, Ph.D. Theresa Kenney, Ph.D.
Professor, English, English Department
Shakespeare, Medieval literature, Dante, and Nineteenth-Century novels, especially Jane Austen
Braniff 308
Fr. Robert Maguire, O.Cist. Robert Maguire, O. Cist.
Afilliate Assistant Professor, English Department
Southern Literature, Irish Literature
Braniff 318
Andrew Moran, Ph.D. Andrew Moran, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English Department
Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Evelyn Waugh
Braniff 236
Andrew Osborn, Ph.D. Andrew Osborn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English Department; Graduate Director of Literature, Institute of Philosophic Studies, English Department
Poetic difficulty, formalism, and lyric theory
Braniff 314
Debra Romanick Baldwin, Ph.D. Debra Romanick Baldwin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chair, English Department, English Department
Joseph Conrad, the psychology of extreme conditions as depicted in modern literature, the artist as critic in the 20th century.
Braniff 364
Gregory Roper, Ph.D. Gregory Roper (Greg), Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English Department
Middle English literature
Braniff Graduate Building #360
Steven Stryer, D.Phil. Steven Stryer, D. Phil.
Associate Professor, English, English Department
The intersections among political ideology, historical thought, and literary style in the eighteenth century
Braniff 316
Bernadette Waterman Ward, Ph.D. Bernadette Waterman Ward, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English; Graduate Director of English Masters program , English Department
Gerard Manley Hopkins, Cardinal John Henry Newman, Epistemology, Christian Theology
Braniff 306
Gerard Wegemer, Ph.D. Gerard Wegemer, Ph.D.
Professor, English, Director, Center for Thomas More Studies, English Department
Thomas More, Shakespeare, the English Renaissance
Braniff 310

Affiliated Faculty

  Name Biography
Bainard Cowan Bainard Cowan After graduating from the University of Dallas, Bainard Cowan studied at the University of Dallas, Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, and Yale University (Ph.D. comparative literature) before teaching English for over thirty years at Louisiana State University, where he was co-founder of the Comparative Literature Doctoral Program and co-developer of a classic-core curriculum in the Honors College. His NEH-funded summer institutes, Poetics of the Americas, tied the classics to modern literature and taught 100 Louisiana college teachers in the 1990s. He returned to the University of Dallas in 2009 to serve as Louise Cowan Chair Professor of Literature and found the Donald and Louise Cowan Archive. He has given over 50 invited lectures on literature at colleges and institutes across the country. The author of Exiled Waters: “Moby-Dick” and the Crisis of Allegory, he has also edited five books and published numerous articles on U. S. and Latin American literature, literary theory, Sophocles, Vergil, Dante, Goethe, and the classics of India and China. His animating vision has been the great forms of the poetic imagination, whose deep unity in the human soul he first encountered in UD’s Literary Tradition sequence. This priceless realization he now seeks to bring to as many people as possible.
Matthew Spring Matthew Spring Matthew Spring received his Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Dallas in 2015 with a dissertation on Robert Frost. He received his M.A. in English from Saint Cloud State University and his B.A. in English and Spanish from Saint John Fisher College. His research interests include lyric poetry and the arts of the trivium.
Shannon Valenzuela Shannon Valenzuela Shannon (S.K.) Valenzuela graduated in 2000 with a B.A. in English and Classics. She married Frank Valenzuela (‘00, Politics) and then went on to study medieval literature at the University of Notre Dame. She received her PhD in 2007 and has recently returned to UD as an Adjunct Professor of English.
Michael West Michael West Michael West holds a Ph.D. in English from Columbia University, an M.A. from the University of Houston, and a B.A. from the University of Dallas. His research focuses on Renaissance literature, especially the theater of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. He has previously taught courses in literature, writing, and Catholic Studies at the University of Houston, Columbia University, and Sacred Heart University.

Adjunct Faculty

  Name Biography
Elizabeth Bloch Elizabeth Bloch Elizabeth Bloch received her Ph.D. in English from the Catholic University of America with a dissertation on English Renaissance pastoral. She received her B.A. in English and Classical Philology from the University of Dallas. Her research interests include Renaissance literature, lyric poetry, and the classical traditions of English literature.
Kate Stearns Kate Stearns Kate Stearns is a Doctoral candidate in Literature in the Institute for Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas. She received her B.A. from Liberty University and her M.A. from the University of Dallas. In addition to serving as managing editor for the forthcoming Essential Works of Thomas More, she is focusing her doctoral research on the Nineteenth-Century British novel.
Leta Sundet Leta Sundet Leta Sundet is a Doctoral candidate in Literature in the Institute for Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas. She received both her BA in Liberal Arts and her MA in Theology and Letters from New Saint Andrews College, and also received an MA in English Literature from the University of Dallas. Her dissertation research explores narrative surprise in the work of Jane Austen, Isak Dinesen, and Flannery O’Connor.
Michael Terranova Michael Terranova Michael Terranova holds a doctorate of philosophy in theology from Boston College and a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a doctoral candidate in Literature at the Institute of Philosophic Studies in the Braniff Graduate School of the University of Dallas. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in theology from the University of Dallas and studied literature, philosophy and theology in both Austria and Switzerland. His research in theology includes the relationship of faith and reason, as well as patristic and medieval theology. His current research interests are in prose fiction, especially Henry James and Herman Melville, as well as the way in which art of all forms, especially literature, fine art, architecture and city design reveal the self-understanding of individuals and societies, and embody the aspirations of humans with regard to goodness and beauty.