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  1. Janet Auten, Associate Director, Writing Center

    CAS - Literature

    Janet Gebhart Auten has taught the graduate seminar in Teaching Composition and has directed the Writing Center since 2000. She holds a PhD in Rhetoric/ Composition and American Lit. from Bowling Green State University and an MA from the University o… More

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    (202) 885-2392

  2. Cynthia Bair Van Dam, Hurst Sr Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Literature

    Cindy Bair Van Dam joined the Department of Literature faculty in 1995. She earned an MA from American University in 1993 and a BA from the University of Nebraska in 1991. Prior to teaching at AU, she taught at Howard University. Her professional int… More

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    (202) 885-2983

  3. Arielle Bernstein, Writing Instructor

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    ARIELLE BERNSTEIN'S writing has been published in The Atlantic, The Rumpus, Salon, and IndieWire. She is currently at work on her first book.

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    (202) 885-3730

  4. Amanda Berry, Assistant Professor

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    Amanda Berry’s articles and essays include “desire vomit emptiness: Cymbeline’s Marriage Time,” Shakesqueer (ed. Madhavi Menon 2010); “The Altar of the Dead,” The Critical Companion to Henry James , (eds. Haralson and Johnson 2009); “Some of My Best … More

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    (202) 885-2935

  5. Fiona Brideoake, Assistant Professor

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    Fiona Brideoake’s teaching and research focuses on British literature and culture of the long eighteenth century. Her particular interests include Bluestocking feminism, queer historiography, Jane Austen, sociability and material culture, and eightee… More

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    (202) 885-6292

  6. Michael Burgtorf, Administrative Assistant

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    (202) 885-2972

  7. Michael Cabot, Professorial Lecturer

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    A native of the State of New Mexico, Mike Cabot earned his MA from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Before coming to AU in 2011, Mike taught courses in college writing, literature, and technical and professional writing at the University of… More

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    (202) 885-6524

  8. Amanda Choutka, Writing Instructor

    CAS - Literature

    Amanda Choutka has a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from American University and a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Dickinson College. She is working on a collection of nonfiction essays about family and autism. Amanda Choutka's teaching and re… More

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    (202) 885-3618

  9. Edward Comstock, Senior Professorial Lecturer

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    Ed Comstock holds a Ph.D. from American University's School of Education, Teaching, and Health, as well as an MA in Literature. At the intersection of rhetoric, education studies, and post structuralist philosophy, his scholarship deals with issues r… More

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    (202) 885-2975

  10. Charles Cox, Senior Professorial Lecturer

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    Chuck Cox received his MA in Literature from AU and his BA in English from Temple University in Philadelphia, not far from his Pennsylvania hometown. His scholarly interests include composition/rhetoric, the teaching of reading and information litera… More

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    (202) 885-2909

  11. Angela Dadak, International Student Coordinator

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    As the International Student Coordinator for the Department of Literature, Angela Dadak works mainly in both the College Writing Program and the Writing Center. In the CWP she primarily works with students adjusting to US academic work and with the C… More

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    (202) 885-2915

  12. Kyle Dargan, Associate Professor

    CAS - Literature

    Kyle G. Dargan is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently HONEST ENGINE (UGA, 2015) and LOGORRHEA DEMENTIA (UGA,2010). His debut, THE LISTENING (UGA 2004), won the 2003 Cave Canem Prize, and his second, BOUQUET OF HUNGERS (UGA 2007), … More

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    (202) 885-2933

  13. Erik Dussere, Associate Professor

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    Professor Dussere's teaching and research are primarily focused on the literature, film, and culture of twentieth-century America. He has published Balancing the Books (a study of the way that the novels of Toni Morrison and William Faulkner deal wit… More

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    (202) 885-2428

  14. Lydia Fettig, Senior Professorial Lecturer

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    Lydia Morris Fettig spent her early life in coastal Connecticut and upstate New York before migrating west to Oregon to complete her undergraduate work in social science at Reed College and Portland State University. After returning to the east coast… More

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    (202) 885-6347

  15. Caimeen Garrett, Writing Instructor

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    Caimeen Garrett has an MFA in Fiction from Syracuse University, and is ABD in the doctoral program at Florida State University. She is currently working on her dissertation, a collection of linked stories about the Lindbergh kidnapping. Her academic … More

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    (202) 885-3796

  16. Stephanie Grant, Assistant Professor

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    Stephanie Grant is the author of two novels, The Passion of Alice (Houghton Mifflin 1995) and Map of Ireland (Scribner 2008). Her work has received many grants and awards, including a Rona Jaffee Foundation Award, a Ludwig Vogelstein Award and an NEA… More

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    (202) 885-2963

  17. Lindsey Green-Simms, Assistant Professor

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    Lindsey Green-Simms’ teaching and research focuses on African and post-colonial film and literature. Her particular interests include globalization, technology, gender and sexuality studies, and Nollywood video-film production. Professor Green-Simms’… More

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    (202) 885-6466

  18. Hunter Hoskins, Instructor

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    (202) 885-2935

  19. John Hyman, Dir. College Writing Program & Writing Center

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    John Hyman began teaching at American University in 1986. He has won several teaching awards and was recognized for outstanding service to the university community in 2000. He has directed the Writing Center since 1993, and in 2000 became the directo… More

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    (202) 885-3911

  20. Leah Johnson, Senior Professorial Lecturer

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    Leah Johnson holds an MA in Literature from American University and an MA in Music from The University of Connecticut. She has been teaching in the Department of Literature since 1996. In previous incarnations, Professor Johnson has been a staff repo… More

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    (202) 885-2947

  21. Patrick Joyner, Senior Professorial Lecturer

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    Patrick Kelly Joyner began teaching at American University in 2000. His College Writing courses have thematic links to history, linguistics, psychology, and film. He has presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication ("4Cs") on … More

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    (202) 885-2980

  22. Despina Kakoudaki, Associate Professor and Director, Humanities Lab

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    Professor Kakoudaki teaches interdisciplinary courses in literature and film, visual culture, and the history of technology and new media. Her interests include cultural studies, science fiction, apocalyptic narratives, and the representation of race… More

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    (202) 885-2796

  23. David Keplinger, Professor

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    David Keplinger is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently The Most Natural Thing (2013) and The Prayers of Others (2006) , which won the Colorado Book Award. His first collection, The Rose Inside, was chosen by the poet Mary Oliver f… More

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    (202) 885-2748

  24. Keith Leonard, Associate Professor

    CAS - Literature

    Author of Fettered Genius: The African American Bardic Poet from Slavery to Civil Rights, Keith D Leonard did his master's in English at UNC Chapel and his PhD at Stanford.His publications, presentations, and courses have revolved around his study of… More

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    (202) 885-2961

  25. Jonathan Loesberg, Professor Emeritus

    Professor Loesberg has written three books, Fictions of Consciousness: Mill, Newman and the Reading of Victorian Prose; Aestheticism and Deconstruction: Pater, Derrida, and De Man; and A Return to Aesthetics: Autonomy, Indifference, and Postmodernism… More

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    (202) 885-2998