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Andrew Logemann

Associate Professor of English
Chair, Department of English Language and Literature

Professor Logemann's research and teaching focus broadly on literary history and the long twentieth century in British literature, with particular emphases on the late nineteenth and early twentieth century novel, postcolonial studies, critical theory, cultural studies, and modernism. His most recent research explores the interplay between physics and literature during the modernist period, in which he finds a striking confluence of ideas ... more ➔

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Lori Ambacher

English Lecturer

Lori Ambacher was born in Ohio and raised in Kowloon, Hong Kong by missionary parents. She attended Wheaton College in Illinois and completed a Master’s in English and Creative Writing at Binghamton University. She has taught a variety of Creative Writing and English Literature courses at Gordon from The Great Conversation to Fiction Writing to Nobel Literature. Her literary interests are global and range from Szymborska to Joy ... more ➔

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Patricia Anders

Adjunct in English

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Jonathan Bennett

Adjunct in English

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Andrea Frankwitz

Associate Professor of English

Dr. Frankwitz's teaching interests span from Colonial American Literature through Modern American Literature. Her current areas of research include nineteenth-century American slave narratives and Christological imagery in American poetry. In her free time, Dr. Frankwitz enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to museums and the theatre, and taking groups of students (and others) on cultural tours of Europe.

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Kerilyn Harkaway-Krieger

Assistant Professor of English

Professor Harkaway-Krieger teaches early English literature (medieval and Renaissance) in the department. Her training is in both English and Religious Studies, and her research focuses on medieval mysticism. Her current project considers how visionary authors, such as Julian of Norwich and William Langland, use metaphors.

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Carolyn Kerr

Carolyn Michaels Kerr

Lecturer

Carolyn Michaels Kerr teaches writing and American Literature at Salem State University, Montserrat College of Art, and Gordon College on the North Shore of Boston. She has had fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published in a variety of literary journals. Her essay, “Renee,” published by The Missouri Review, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has also published articles on Flannery O’Connor in&nb ... more ➔

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Lynn Marcotte

Assistant Professor of English
Writing Center Coordinator

Professor Lynn Marcotte joined Gordon in 1990; she currently teaches the Great Conversation, Creative Writing: Nonfiction, Tutoring One-to-One, and Modern Arabic Literature (in translation). In addition to her affiliation with the English Department, she also works in the Academic Support Center as the Writing Center Coordinator. She is currently working on a memoir about her experiences growing up in her Syrian-Lebanese family ... more ➔

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Alex Miller

Alexander Miller

Instructor, The Great Conversation

Alex Miller is a graduate of Covenant College and the University of Edinburgh whose studies have emphasized Modern and Postmodern poetry, Post-colonialism, and contemporary interactions with the western canon. He is a staff writer for The Curator, where he has published more than twenty pieces of cultural and literary criticism, and is also a published poet. His book A Bow From My Shadow (where his poetry inter ... more ➔

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Bryan Parys

Adjunct in English

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John Skillen

Associate Dean of European Programs
Professor of English

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Mark Stevick

Mark Stevick

Professor of English

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Chad Stutz

Associate Professor of English

Professor Stutz’s teaching and research interests focus primarily on nineteenth-century British literature and culture and the history of western aesthetics. He is the author of Evangelicals and Aesthetics from the 1750s to the 1930s (Paternoster Press, Studies in Evangelical History and Thought Series, 2016), as well as articles and review essays on C.S. Lewis, the Bible in Victorian England, failure, and boredom in t ... more ➔

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Anthony Valenti

English Instructor

Professor Valenti teaches in Gordon’s Core Literature program. His undergraduate and graduate concentrations were in Medieval and Renaissance Literature (first love, Shakespeare).

As a teacher and researcher Professor Valenti’s consuming interest is Aesthetics, which keeps him occupied, inside and outside the classroom, with questions such as:

What makes literature literature?
Can an aesthetic experie ... more ➔

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Jennifer Ellis West

Assistant Teaching Professor
Co-Director of The Great Conversation

Professor Jennifer West co-directs the First-Year Writing Seminar Program, TGC, and teaches a variety of writing and literature courses for the English Department. Her academic training is in Rhetoric and Composition, and her interests, broadly speaking, are about how language has the power to shape reality. Her current research is about how women use writing to interact with medical institutions during pregnancy and childbirth. Befo ... more ➔

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