Dr. Crystal Alberts (Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2008)
Office: Merrifield 1D
Interests: Post-1945 American Literature (especially historiographic metafiction), Digital Humanities, New Media and Technology, Archival Studies, Film Studies, American Culture, Postmodernism, Historiography, Cultural Geography, the Cold War, Counterculture Movements, Law and Literature.
Dr. Michael Beard (Ph.D., Indiana University, 1974)
Office: Merrifield 100-B
Interests: Comparative literature (especially relations between Europe and the Islamic world);
modern period; literary criticism: especially genre theory and theory of translation; the novel;
the seventeenth century; James Joyce; popular culture; Italian language and literature.
Dr. Kim Donehower (Ph. D., University of Minnesota, 1997)
Office: Merrifield 110-A
Interests: Literacy studies; composition studies; English education; literature generalist.