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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
SB Hall 107
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
17th-Century Lyric, Jane Austen, Arthurian Literature, Medieval and Renaissance English and European Literature, Dante, 19th-Century Novel
Braniff 308
Fr. Robert Maguire, O.Cist. Robert Maguire, O. Cist.
Afilliated 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 and Dean of Students, English Department
Middle English literature
Haggar University Center, 2nd floor
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.
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.