Professorial Faculty

NIU English Department Professorial Faculty

Melissa Adams-Campbell     (click for details)
Associate Professor
Early American Literature, Transatlantic and Transnational Colonial and Romantic Period Literature, Gender Studies
Gulsat Aygen     (click for details)
Professor
Linguistics
Scott Balcerzak     (click for details)
Associate Professor
Film and Media Studies
Alexandra Bennett     (click for details)
Associate Professor
Renaissance English Literature and Drama, Modern British & American Drama
Betty J. Birner     (click for details)
Professor
Linguistics, Cognitive Science
Joe W. Bonomo     (click for details)
Associate Professor
Writing Creative Non-fiction, Literary Non-fiction, 20th-century American Literature
Nicole Clifton     (click for details)
Associate Professor
Medieval Literature and Language
Lara Crowley     (click for details)
Associate Professor
Renaissance English Literature
Timothy Crowley     (click for details)
Associate Professor
Renaissance English Literature
Michael Day     (click for details)
Professor
Director, First-Year Composition Program
Rhetoric, Technical Writing, Composition Pedagogy
Deborah De Rosa     (click for details)
Associate Professor
Later 19th-century American Literature
Susan E. Deskis     (click for details)
Professor
Medieval Literature and Language
Jeffrey Einboden     (click for details)
Professor
19th-century American Literature, Comparative Literature
Stephen Franklin     (click for details)
Visiting Asst. Prof.
Ibis Gomez-Vega     (click for details)
Associate Professor
Twentieth-Century American literature, Ethnic literature, American Drama, Gay & Lesbian literature
David J. Gorman     (click for details)
Associate Professor
Critical Theory, Comparative Literature
Ryan Hibbett     (click for details)
Assistant Professor
Literature, Composition
Elizabeth Kahn       (click for details)
Associate Professor
Educator Licensure
Doris M. Macdonald     (click for details)
Associate Professor
Applied Linguistics, TESOL
Brian May     (click for details)
Professor
19th-century British Literature 
Placement Advisor
Thomas McCann     (click for details)
Professor
Teacher Certification
Amy Newman     (click for details)
Professor
Creative Writing, 20th Century British and American Literature
Bradley Peters     (click for details)
Professor
Director, Undergraduate Program
Coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum, Rhetoric and Composition
Kathleen Renk     (click for details)
Professor
20th-century British Literature, Postcolonial Literature
Jessica L. Reyman     (click for details)
Associate Professor
Director, Graduate Program
Rhetoric and Professional Writing
Tim Ryan     (click for details)
Associate Professor
20th Century American Literature & Culture, Modernism, African American Literature, Southern Studies
Diana L. Swanson     (click for details)
Professor
19th and 20th century British Fiction, Feminist Theory, Women’s Studies
Mark W. Van Wienen     (click for details)
Professor
19th- and 20th-century American Literature