Faculty - Coastal Carolina University
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English Faculty

Faculty are listed by area of expertise in alphabetical order.

Department Staff

Becky Childs 
Linguistics
Chair, Professor
Edwards 223  |  843-349-6428  |  rchilds@coastal.edu 

Joan Trupiano
Administrative Specialist
Edwards 224  |  843-349-6423  |  trupiano@coastal.edu 

Creative Writing 

Dan Albergotti
Creative Writing, Poetry
Professor
Edwards 215  |  843-349-2420  |  albergot@coastal.edu 

Jason Bordt
Creative Writing, Fiction
Lecturer
Brittian Hall 218  |  843-349-6658  |  jbordt@coastal.edu 

Colin Burch
Creative Writing, Nonfiction
Senior Lecturer
Edwards 276  |  843-349-6617  |  cburch1@coastal.edu 

Jeremy Griffin
Creative Writing, Fiction
Lecturer
Edwards 269  |  843-349-4091  |  jgriffin@coastal.edu 

Hastings Hensel
Creative Writing, Poetry
Senior Lecturer
Edwards 276  |  843-349-2917  |  whensel@coastal.edu 

Jason Ockert
Creative Writing, Fiction
Professor
Edwards 233  |  843-349-2531  |  jockert@coastal.edu 

Lane Osborne
Creative Writing, Fiction
Lecturer
Brittain Hall 341 | 843-349-2871 | losborne@coastal.edu 

Jessica Lee Richardson
Coordinator of Creative Writing
Associate Professor
Edwards 234  |  843-349-2532  |  jliebeck@coastal.edu  

Digital Culture and Design 

Jen Boyle
Early Modern, New Media, Theory
Assistant Dean and Professor 
Edwards 292  |  843-349-6654  |  jboyle@coastal.edu  

Emily Brooks
Digital Cultural and Design
Assistant Professor
Edwards 216 | 843-349-2570 | ebrooks@coastal.edu 

Sarah Whitcomb Laiola
Digital Humanities, New and Emerging Media, Visual Art and Culture
Assistant Professor and Coordinator Digital Culture and Design
Edwards 106A | 843-349-6941 | slozierl@coastal.edu 

Linguistics 

Kristen Fleckenstein
Discourse Analysis
Assistant Professor
Edwards 231  |  843-349-5006  |  kfleckens@coastal.edu 

J. Daniel Hasty
Sociolinguistics, Syntactic Variation, Language Attitudes
Associate Professor
Edwards 208  |  843-349-6685  |  jhasty@coastal.edu 

Literature 

Ellen Arnold
Nineteenth Century British Literature, Women's Studies
Senior Lecturer
Edwards 289  |  843-349-2606  |  sarnold@coastal.edu 

Steve Hamelman
Early American Literature, Literary and Media Theory, Popular Music
Professor
Edwards 291  |  843-349-2623  |  steveh@coastal.edu 

Tabitha Lowery
Coordinator of Liturature and Culture, African-American Literatures & Cultures
Assistant Professor
Edwards 288 | 843-349-2756 | tlowery@coastal.edu 

Kate Faber Oestreich
Coordinator of Graduate Studies; British Literature of the Long 19thC, Digital Storytelling, and Neo-Victorian Adaptations / Appropriations
Associate Professor
Edwards 211  |  843-349-6602  |  koestrei@coastal.edu 

Anna Oldfield
World Literature, Folklore, Magical Realism and Russian Literature
Associate Professor
Edwards 204  |  843-349-6591  |  aoldfield@coastal.edu 

Tripthi Pillai
English Renaissance Literature and Drama, Shakespeare
Associate Professor
Edwards 207  |  843-243-3410  |  tpillai@coastal.edu 

Cynthia Port
Modern and Contemporary British and Anglophone Literature, Age Studies, Literary and Cultural Theory
Associate Professor
Edwards 213  |  843-349-2565  |  cport@coastal.edu 

Writing and Rhetoric

Aari L. Campbell
Compostion
Lecturer
Brittain Hall 226 | 843-349-2124 | docampbe@coastal.edu 

Roman S. Garo
Compostion
Lecturer
EHFA 263 | 843-349-6930 | lrbuting@coastal.edu 

Joshua Cross
Composition
Lecturer
Edwards 277  |  843-349-4118  |  jcross2@coastal.edu 

Mary Emery
Composition
Lecturer
Edwards 289  |  843-349-2833  |  memery@coastal.edu 

Cathy Focarazzo-Riley
Compositon
Lecturer
Edwards 263  | 843-349-2334 | cfocarazz@coastal.edu 

Lisa Graves
Composition
Lecturer
Edwards 263  |  843-349-6668  |  lborne1@coastal.edu 

Amande Grefski
Composition and Survivor Writing
Lecturer
Brittain Hall 225  |  843-349-4084  |  agrefski@coastal.edu  

Emma Howes
Composition and Rhetoric, Literacy Studies, and Feminist Theory
Associate Professor
Edwards 212  |  843-349-6977  |  ehowes@coastal.edu 

David Kellogg
Technical and Professional Writing, Rhetoric of Science
Associate Professor
Edwards 293  |  843-349-6554  |  dkellogg@coastal.edu 

Linda Martin
Composition
Senior Lecturer
Brittain Hall 225  |  843-234-3495  |  lmartin1@coastal.edu  

Steve McCartney
Composition
Senior Lecturer
Brittain Hall 218  |  843-349-2798  |  smccartn@coastal.edu

Marcia McCreary
Composition
Lecturer
Brittain Hall 341 | 843-349-6445 | mmccreary@coastal.edu

Denise Paster
Coordinator of First Year Writing
Associate Professor
Edwards 214  |  843-349-2612  |  dpaster@coastal.edu

Paul Plisiewicz
Composition
Lecturer
Brittain Hall 379 | 843-349-4051 | ppliesiewi@coastal.edu

Alan Reid
Composition, Professional and Technical Writing, Instructional Design and Technology
Associate Professor
Edwards 206  |  843-349-6974  |  areid@coastal.edu

Shawna Halbert Roessler
Composition
Lecturer
Edwards 235 | 843-349-2781 | shalber@coastal.edu

Christian Smith
Composition and Rhetoric
Associate Professor
Edwards 210  |  843-349-6967  |  csmith8@coastal.edu 

Sara Sobota
Composition and Rhetoric, Business Communication, Travel Writing
Senior Lecturer and Edwards College Publications Editor
Edwards 109  |  843-349-2507  |  ssobota@coastal.edu  

Shannon Stewart
Composition and Rhetoric, Post-Colonial Literature and Theory
Senior Lecturer
Edwards 269  |  843-349-2475  |  sstewart@coastal.edu 

Robert Zackowski
Composition and Rhetoric
Lecturer
Brittain Hall 226 | 843-349-5071 | rzackowsk@coastal.edu  

Teaching Associates

Amber Bacon 
abacon1@coastal.edu

Derrick Bracey
dgbracey@coastal.edu 

Donna Corriher 
dcorriher@coastal.edu  

Jessica Fokken 
jfokken@coastal.edu 

Anne Gammon 
amgammon@coastal.edu

Veronica Good
vjgood@coastal.edu 

Mark Hennion 
mjhennion@coastal.edu

Lindsay Hickman 
lehickman@coastal.edu

Erin Holliday-Karre
eholliday@coastal.edu 

Emory Hooks 
jehooks@coastal.edu

Kayla Jessop-Jacoby 
kmjessop@coastal.edu  

Madison Rahner
mrrahner@coastal.edu 

Zachary Thomas 
zthomas@coastal.edu 

Affiliated Faculty 

Kevin Ferguson
Lecturer
Edwards College 278  | 843-349-6635 | kferguson@coastal.edu