One of the best information resources we offer in the English Department is the faculty! Our professors have a wide array of research interests and specialties, and always have insight to share.

Kris McAbee, Ph.D.
Co-Director, School of Literary and Performing Arts
Renaissance Literature, Digital Humanities, Feminist Cultural Studies

Laura Barrio-Vilar, Ph.D.
African-American Literature, Caribbean Literature, U.S. Ethnic Literatures, Postcolonial Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies

Jeffrey Condran, MFA
Creative Writing (Fiction), Contemporary Literature, Editing & Independent Press Administration

Paul Crutcher, Ph.D.
English Secondary Education, Empathy in culture, language and literacy (including TESOL), pop culture, children’s and YA literature, religious/secular ethics, and critical theory

Jeremy Scott Ecke, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for College Operations
Literary Linguistics, The History and Structure of English, Poetics, and Medieval Literature

H. K. Hummel, MFA

Cooper Honors Program Director and Student Success Coordinator
Creative Writing (Poetry and Short Form), Contemporary Literature, Editing & Publishing

Angela Hunter, Ph.D.
Comparative literature; 18th-19th-century British and French literature; Feminist Philosophy; Psychoanalysis

Brad Minnick, Ph.D.
Problem-Based Learning, Process and Playbuilding Dramawork, Technology as a Mediated Tool to Improve the Teaching of English, and Pedagogy of Fiction and Poetry Writing

Adjunct Faculty

Frank Hancock Thurmond, M.A:. Visiting Instructor, fhthurmond@ualr.edu

In Memoriam

James Levernier, Ph.D.
Paul Yoder, Ph.D.