||Martin Kich, Professor of English
B.A., University of Scranton
M.A./Ph.D., Lehigh University
Select Publications: Western American Novelists: An Annotated Bibliography. Critical essays in Journal of Contemporary Literature, CEA Forum, Cercles, Comparisons, North Carolina Literary Studies, Ohioana Quarterly, Journal of Imagism, Journal of Space and Culture, and Notes on Contemporary Literature. Several dozen chapters in books, essays in collections; almost 400 contributions to literary and cultural reference works; over 200 articles and book reviews in general periodicals; and over 200 published poems.
In 2000, Kich was the 17th recipient of WSU's Trustees' Award, recognizing sustained excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship, More recently, he has also received the Outstanding Faculty Award and the Faculty Research Award at Lake Campus.
Courses: Postcolonial Literature, Comparative Literature, American & British Literature, Sociolinguistics, History of the English Language, Creative Writing, Technical Writing, Business Writing, Composition.
||James Schwartz, Associate Professor of English
B.S.Ed., M.A. & Ph.D., Ohio University
Select Publications: Articles and reviews in The Georgia Review, Thoreau Journal Quarterly and Guitar Player Magazine. Consulting editor for Houghton Mifflin, Longman, McGraw-Hill, and Pearson.
Courses: American Literature, Philosophy, Technical Writing, Business Writing, Composition.
||D. Harlan Wilson, Associate Professor of English
B.A., Wittenberg University
M.A. (English), University of Massachusetts-Boston
M.A. (Science Fiction Studies), University of Liverpool
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Course Website: www.wright.edu/~david.wilson
Author Website: www.dharlanwilson.com
Select Publications: The Kyoto Man (novel), They Had Goat Heads (fiction collection), Dr. Identity (novel), Peckinpah: An Ultraviolent Romance (novel), and Technologized Desire: Selfhood & the Body in Postcapitalist Science Fiction (literary criticism/theory). Short fiction in Fugue, Zone 3, Gargoyle, Brutarian and The Café Irreal. Critical essays and reviews in Postmodern Culture, Science Fiction Studies, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Extrapolation, and Journal of the MMLA.
In 2009, Wilson received the WSU Presidential Award for Early Career Achievement. He is also a two-time recipient of the Outstanding Scholarship Award at the Lake Campus as well as the Wonderland Book Award for his novel Dr. Identity, which was recently optioned for a feature film.
Courses: Film Studies, American Literature, Literary Theory, Medieval Literature, Science Fiction, Fiction Writing, Business Writing, Composition.
||Hope Jennings, Associate Professor of English & Director of Women's Studies
B.A., Hunter College
Ph.D., University of St. Andrews
Select Publications: Critical essays in Margaret Atwood Studies, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Journal of Contemporary Literature, Michigan Feminist Studies, and Women: A Cultural Review. Chapters in two forthcoming books, (In)Scribing Gender: International Female Writers & the Creative Process and a volume on Angela Carter published by Continuum. Currently seeking a publisher for her novel Nostalgia, a fictional biography of Mina Loy.
In 2011, Jennings received a General Education Excellence in Teaching Award and was a co-recipient with Dr. Christine Wilson for the 2011 Outstanding Faculty Service Award at the Lake Campus. In 2012, she took over as Director of the Women's Studies department at WSU-Dayton.
Courses: British Literature, Introduction to Literary Studies, Poetry Writing, Literary Theory, Composition, Theater, Women’s Studies, Postcolonialism, Apocalyptic Literature, Feminist Science Fiction, Gothic Literature.
||Christine Wilson, English Instructor & Director of the Writing Center
B.A., Ferris State University
M.A./Ph.D., Michigan State University
Select Publications: Critical and creative essays in Legacy, Popular Spirits: The Haunted Spaces of Everyday Culture, Encyclopedia of Sex & Gender, and Red Cedar Review. Working on two books: Dolittle (novel) and Ever Learning to Dwell: Habitability in 20th Century American Literature (literary criticism/theory).
Wilson is a two-time recipient of the Outstanding Instructor Award at the Lake Campus.
Courses: American Literature, Women's Studies, Introduction to Literary Studies, Service Learning, Human Sexuality, TESOL, Women's Studies, Composition.