EMLJ Directory


Administration

Dr. Kevin Rabas

Chair; Professor
krabas@emporia.edu
620-341-5540
PH 404 L

Ph.D., The University of Kansas
MFA, Goddard College

Creative Writing: Poetry, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Fiction; Modern and Contemporary American Poetry; Modern and Contemporary Drama; Jazz Studies

Kara Wolford

Administrative Specialist
kwolfor1@emporia.edu
620-341-5470
PH 404 M

Faculty

Dr. Michael Behrens

Assistant Professor, English
mbehrens@emporia.edu
620-341-5546
PH 404 E

Ph.D., University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

Early Modern British Literature and Culture, Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture

Dr. Dan Colson

Assistant Professor, English
dcolson@emporia.edu
620-341-5529
PH 404 G

Ph.D., University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

American Literature and Culture

Prof. Kristy Dekat

Assistant Professor, Journalism; Adviser, Sunflower; Specialist, BSE Journalism
kdekat1@emporia.edu
620-341-5521
PH 404 F

Master of Journalism Education
Master of Liberal Studies, Emphasis Communication Studies

Scholastic Journalism, Media Technology, Journalism Education

Dr. Kevin Kienholz

Professor, English; Advisor, BSE English
kkienhol@emporia.edu
620-341-5542
PH 404 K

Ed.D., Oklahoma State University

English Education, Young Adult Literature, English Language Arts Pedagogy

Prof. Max McCoy

Associate Professor, English; Advisor, The Bulletin; Director, Center for Great Plains Studies
mmccoy2@emporia.edu
620-341-5544
PH 404 C

MA, Emporia State University

Narrative Nonfiction, Investigative Reporting, First Amendment Issues, Mass Communication and Popular Culture, Twain Scholarship

Dr. Katherine Daily O'Meara

Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Composition; Director of Composition
komeara@emporia.edu
620-341-5298
PH 404 S

Ph.D., Arizona State University

Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Program Administration, Second Language (L2) and Multilingual Writing, Institutional Ethnography, Writing Teacher Training and Professional Development, TESOL/ESL/EFL, Course and Program Assessment, First-Year Composition, Materials Design

Dr. Cynthia E. Patton

Associate Professor, English; Advisor, BA English
cpatton@emporia.edu
620-341-5216
PH 404 Q

Ph.D., Indiana University - Bloomington

Victorian studies (fiction, poetry, nonfiction prose, and periodical studies), Restoration and 18th-Century British literature, British drama 1945-present, Japanese film and popular culture, Japanese fiction in translation, adaptation studies (drama and film)

Dr. Luisa Perez

Professor, Spanish; Advisor, BSE Spanish
lperez@emporia.edu
620-341-5827
PH 404 T

Ph.D., University of Kansas

Curriculum and Instruction, Spanish teaching certification, ESL teaching certification, French Studies at Le Sorbonne - Paris, France

Dr. Gregory Robinson

Associate Professor, English and Modern Languages
grobins2@emporia.edu
620-341-5531
PH 404 O

Ph.D., University of Alabama

Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture, Central American Studies, Gender Studies, Identity and Race Studies, Business Spanish, Spanish for the Health Professions, Spanish Service Learning

Dr. Rachelle M. Smith

Professor, English
rsmith@emporia.edu
620-341-5560
PH 404 B

Ph.D., Texas Christian University

Composition and Rhetoric, Speculative Fiction (especially Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror)

Dr. Rachel Spaulding

Assistant Professor, Spanish and Ethnic Literature
rspauldi@emporia.edu
620-341-5218
PH 404 P

Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Colonial Spanish American Literature, Ibero-Atlantic History, Afro-religious Practice, Early Modern Women's Writing, Performance Studies

Dr. Mel Storm

Professor, English; Director of Graduate Studies
mstorm@emporia.edu
620-341-5563
PH 404 R

Ph.D, University of Illinois

Medieval Literature, Linguistics

Prof. Amy Sage Webb

Professor, English; Director, Creative Writing Program; Director, Donald Reichardt Center for Publishing and Literary Arts
awebb@emporia.edu
620-341-5558
PH 404 U

MFA, Arizona State University

Creative Writing, Literary Editing, Creative Writing Pedagogy, Ecocriticism, American Nature Writing, American Fiction

Emeriti

Dr. William H. Clamurro

Professor Emeritus, Spanish
wclamurr@emporia.edu
620-341-5519
PH 404 F

Ph.D. – University of Washington (Seattle)

Spanish Peninsular Literature of the Siglo de Oro and Renaissance

Dr. Jim Hoy

Professor; Director Emeritus, Center for Great Plains Studies
jhoy@emporia.edu
620-341-5549
PH 404 B

Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia

Medieval Drama, Australian Outback Literature, Great Plains Folklore, The American Cowboy, Flint Hills History and Culture

Dr. Richard Keller

Professor Emeritus, English
rkeller@emporia.edu
620-341-5559
PH 306 B

Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

The Literature of Sport, Western American Literature, Bibliography

Instructors

Dr. Doug Amend

Instructor, French
damend@emporia.edu
620-341-6139
PH 404 A

M.D., University of Kansas

French, German, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Board Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellow of Phi Beta Kappa Associates

Lindsey Bartlett

Instructor, First-Year Composition
lbartlet@emporia.edu
620-341-5563
PH 306 C

MA - English, Emporia State University

Composition and Rhetoric, Social Movement Rhetoric, Creative Nonfiction, Social Justice

Wm. Anthony Connolly

Instructor, First-Year Composition
wconnoll@emporia.edu
620-341-6524
PH 404A

John Reynolds

Instructor, First-Year Composition
jreyno11@emporia.edu
620-341-6524
PH 404A

Luis Sanchez

Instructor, Spanish
lsanche1@g.emporia.edu
620-341-6524
PH 404A

Hannah Way

Instructor, First-Year Composition
hway@emporia.edu
620-341-6524
PH 404V

Julie Gifford

Instructor, First-Year Composition
jgiffor4@emporia.edu
620-341-6139
PH 404 A

MA - English, Emporia State University

Renate Kerwick

Instructor, German
rkerwick@emporia.edu
620-341-5527
PH 306 D

MA - German, Emporia State University

Liz Martell

Instructor, First-Year Composition
emartell@emporia.edu
620-341-6189
PH 404 A

MFA - Creative Writing, Wichita State University

First-Year Composition and Online Learning

Kim Horner McCoy

Instructor, Mass Communication
kmccoy5@emporia.edu
620-341-6189
PH 404 A

MA - Modern Languages, University of Tulsa

Theresa Mix

Instructor, First-Year Composition
tmix@emporia.edu
620-341-5541
PH 306 E

MA - English, Emporia State University

Honors Composition I and II, English Composition I and II, Advanced Composition, Basic Writing, Literary Perspectives - Science Fiction, Mass Communications, Journalism/Photojournalism, Creative Writing, Ethics (Philosophy), Public Speaking

Lisa Moritz

Instructor, Literature
lmoritz@emporia.edu
620-341-5518
PH 202

MA - English, Emporia State University

Modern American Literature, Creative Writing (poetry and fiction), First-Year Composition

Doris VanPelt

Instructor, Spanish
dvanpelt@emporia.edu
620-341-5521
PH 306 E

MA - English, Emporia State University

Modern American Literature, Creative Writing (poetry and fiction), First-Year Composition

Graduate Teaching Assistants

Youssef Agdal

GTA, Arabic
youssefagdal1@gmail.com
620-341-6524
PH 404A

Vanessa Aguilar

GTA, Spanish
vaguilar@g.emporia.edu
PH 404V

Kristin Schmidtlein

GTA, First-Year Composition
kschmi11@g.emporia.edu
620-341-5564
PH 305

Derrick Walker

GTA, First-Year Composition
dwalke15@g.emporia.edu
620-341-5564
PH 305

Eden Bloom

GTA, First-Year Composition
ebloom@g.emporia.edu
620-341-5564
PH 305

Katelyn Dorrell

GTA, Creative Writing; Assistant to the Director of Creative Writing
kdorrell@g.emporia.edu
620-341-6916
PH 304

Kyle Granzow

GTA, First-Year Composition
kgranzow@emporia.edu
620-341-5564
PH 305

Michaela Karr

GTA, First-Year Composition
mriley8@emporia.edu
620-341-5564
PH 305

Janice Mbamah

GTA, First-Year Composition
jmbama@emporia.edu
620-341-5564
PH 305

Luke Shandy

GTA, First-Year Composition
lshandy@g.emporia.edu
620-341-5564
PH 305

EMLJ Partners

Dr. Jerald W. Spotswood

Dean, Graduate School and Distance Education
jspotswo@emporia.edu
620-341-5508
PH 313 B

Ph.D, The University of Alabama

Shakespeare, Renaissance and 17th-Century Literature and Drama, Working-Class Literature and Film, Cultural Studies and Theory, Interdisciplinary Studies, Sophomore Literature Surveys and Freshman Composition

Joelle Spotswood

Director of the Writing Center; Instructor, First-Year Composition
jspotsw1@emporia.edu
620-341-6370
WAWL 209 M

MA - English, Eastern New Mexico University

Working-Class/First Generation Students in Higher Education; Structural, Economic, and Access Inequalities; Composition Pedagogy; Feminist Studies; Gender and the Media; Women’s Autobiographic Writing

Dr. R. Brent Thomas

Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Professor, Biological Sciences
rthomas2@emporia.edu
620-341-5278
RH 104

Ph.D.

Dr. Kevin Rabas

Chair; Professor
krabas@emporia.edu
620-341-5540
PH 404 L

Ph.D., The University of Kansas
MFA, Goddard College

Creative Writing: Poetry, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Fiction; Modern and Contemporary American Poetry; Modern and Contemporary Drama; Jazz Studies

Kara Wolford

Administrative Specialist
kwolfor1@emporia.edu
620-341-5470
PH 404 M

Dr. William H. Clamurro

Professor Emeritus, Spanish
wclamurr@emporia.edu
620-341-5519
PH 404 F

Ph.D. – University of Washington (Seattle)

Spanish Peninsular Literature of the Siglo de Oro and Renaissance

Dr. Jim Hoy

Professor; Director Emeritus, Center for Great Plains Studies
jhoy@emporia.edu
620-341-5549
PH 404 B

Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia

Medieval Drama, Australian Outback Literature, Great Plains Folklore, The American Cowboy, Flint Hills History and Culture

Dr. Richard Keller

Professor Emeritus, English
rkeller@emporia.edu
620-341-5559
PH 306 B

Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

The Literature of Sport, Western American Literature, Bibliography

Dr. Michael Behrens

Assistant Professor, English
mbehrens@emporia.edu
620-341-5546
PH 404 E

Ph.D., University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

Early Modern British Literature and Culture, Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture

Dr. Dan Colson

Assistant Professor, English
dcolson@emporia.edu
620-341-5529
PH 404 G

Ph.D., University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

American Literature and Culture

Prof. Kristy Dekat

Assistant Professor, Journalism; Adviser, Sunflower; Specialist, BSE Journalism
kdekat1@emporia.edu
620-341-5521
PH 404 F

Master of Journalism Education
Master of Liberal Studies, Emphasis Communication Studies

Scholastic Journalism, Media Technology, Journalism Education

Dr. Kevin Kienholz

Professor, English; Advisor, BSE English
kkienhol@emporia.edu
620-341-5542
PH 404 K

Ed.D., Oklahoma State University

English Education, Young Adult Literature, English Language Arts Pedagogy

Prof. Max McCoy

Associate Professor, English; Advisor, The Bulletin; Director, Center for Great Plains Studies
mmccoy2@emporia.edu
620-341-5544
PH 404 C

MA, Emporia State University

Narrative Nonfiction, Investigative Reporting, First Amendment Issues, Mass Communication and Popular Culture, Twain Scholarship

Dr. Katherine Daily O'Meara

Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Composition; Director of Composition
komeara@emporia.edu
620-341-5298
PH 404 S

Ph.D., Arizona State University

Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Program Administration, Second Language (L2) and Multilingual Writing, Institutional Ethnography, Writing Teacher Training and Professional Development, TESOL/ESL/EFL, Course and Program Assessment, First-Year Composition, Materials Design

Dr. Cynthia E. Patton

Associate Professor, English; Advisor, BA English
cpatton@emporia.edu
620-341-5216
PH 404 Q

Ph.D., Indiana University - Bloomington

Victorian studies (fiction, poetry, nonfiction prose, and periodical studies), Restoration and 18th-Century British literature, British drama 1945-present, Japanese film and popular culture, Japanese fiction in translation, adaptation studies (drama and film)

Dr. Luisa Perez

Professor, Spanish; Advisor, BSE Spanish
lperez@emporia.edu
620-341-5827
PH 404 T

Ph.D., University of Kansas

Curriculum and Instruction, Spanish teaching certification, ESL teaching certification, French Studies at Le Sorbonne - Paris, France

Dr. Gregory Robinson

Associate Professor, English and Modern Languages
grobins2@emporia.edu
620-341-5531
PH 404 O

Ph.D., University of Alabama

Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture, Central American Studies, Gender Studies, Identity and Race Studies, Business Spanish, Spanish for the Health Professions, Spanish Service Learning

Dr. Rachelle M. Smith

Professor, English
rsmith@emporia.edu
620-341-5560
PH 404 B

Ph.D., Texas Christian University

Composition and Rhetoric, Speculative Fiction (especially Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror)

Dr. Rachel Spaulding

Assistant Professor, Spanish and Ethnic Literature
rspauldi@emporia.edu
620-341-5218
PH 404 P

Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Colonial Spanish American Literature, Ibero-Atlantic History, Afro-religious Practice, Early Modern Women's Writing, Performance Studies

Dr. Mel Storm

Professor, English; Director of Graduate Studies
mstorm@emporia.edu
620-341-5563
PH 404 R

Ph.D, University of Illinois

Medieval Literature, Linguistics

Prof. Amy Sage Webb

Professor, English; Director, Creative Writing Program; Director, Donald Reichardt Center for Publishing and Literary Arts
awebb@emporia.edu
620-341-5558
PH 404 U

MFA, Arizona State University

Creative Writing, Literary Editing, Creative Writing Pedagogy, Ecocriticism, American Nature Writing, American Fiction

Youssef Agdal

GTA, Arabic
youssefagdal1@gmail.com
620-341-6524
PH 404A

Vanessa Aguilar

GTA, Spanish
vaguilar@g.emporia.edu
PH 404V

Kristin Schmidtlein

GTA, First-Year Composition
kschmi11@g.emporia.edu
620-341-5564
PH 305

Derrick Walker

GTA, First-Year Composition
dwalke15@g.emporia.edu
620-341-5564
PH 305

Eden Bloom

GTA, First-Year Composition
ebloom@g.emporia.edu
620-341-5564
PH 305

Katelyn Dorrell

GTA, Creative Writing; Assistant to the Director of Creative Writing
kdorrell@g.emporia.edu
620-341-6916
PH 304

Kyle Granzow

GTA, First-Year Composition
kgranzow@emporia.edu
620-341-5564
PH 305

Michaela Karr

GTA, First-Year Composition
mriley8@emporia.edu
620-341-5564
PH 305

Janice Mbamah

GTA, First-Year Composition
jmbama@emporia.edu
620-341-5564
PH 305

Luke Shandy

GTA, First-Year Composition
lshandy@g.emporia.edu
620-341-5564
PH 305

Dr. Jerald W. Spotswood

Dean, Graduate School and Distance Education
jspotswo@emporia.edu
620-341-5508
PH 313 B

Ph.D, The University of Alabama

Shakespeare, Renaissance and 17th-Century Literature and Drama, Working-Class Literature and Film, Cultural Studies and Theory, Interdisciplinary Studies, Sophomore Literature Surveys and Freshman Composition

Joelle Spotswood

Director of the Writing Center; Instructor, First-Year Composition
jspotsw1@emporia.edu
620-341-6370
WAWL 209 M

MA - English, Eastern New Mexico University

Working-Class/First Generation Students in Higher Education; Structural, Economic, and Access Inequalities; Composition Pedagogy; Feminist Studies; Gender and the Media; Women’s Autobiographic Writing

Dr. R. Brent Thomas

Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Professor, Biological Sciences
rthomas2@emporia.edu
620-341-5278
RH 104

Ph.D.

Dr. Doug Amend

Instructor, French
damend@emporia.edu
620-341-6139
PH 404 A

M.D., University of Kansas

French, German, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Board Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellow of Phi Beta Kappa Associates

Lindsey Bartlett

Instructor, First-Year Composition
lbartlet@emporia.edu
620-341-5563
PH 306 C

MA - English, Emporia State University

Composition and Rhetoric, Social Movement Rhetoric, Creative Nonfiction, Social Justice

Wm. Anthony Connolly

Instructor, First-Year Composition
wconnoll@emporia.edu
620-341-6524
PH 404A

John Reynolds

Instructor, First-Year Composition
jreyno11@emporia.edu
620-341-6524
PH 404A

Luis Sanchez

Instructor, Spanish
lsanche1@g.emporia.edu
620-341-6524
PH 404A

Hannah Way

Instructor, First-Year Composition
hway@emporia.edu
620-341-6524
PH 404V

Julie Gifford

Instructor, First-Year Composition
jgiffor4@emporia.edu
620-341-6139
PH 404 A

MA - English, Emporia State University

Renate Kerwick

Instructor, German
rkerwick@emporia.edu
620-341-5527
PH 306 D

MA - German, Emporia State University

Liz Martell

Instructor, First-Year Composition
emartell@emporia.edu
620-341-6189
PH 404 A

MFA - Creative Writing, Wichita State University

First-Year Composition and Online Learning

Kim Horner McCoy

Instructor, Mass Communication
kmccoy5@emporia.edu
620-341-6189
PH 404 A

MA - Modern Languages, University of Tulsa

Theresa Mix

Instructor, First-Year Composition
tmix@emporia.edu
620-341-5541
PH 306 E

MA - English, Emporia State University

Honors Composition I and II, English Composition I and II, Advanced Composition, Basic Writing, Literary Perspectives - Science Fiction, Mass Communications, Journalism/Photojournalism, Creative Writing, Ethics (Philosophy), Public Speaking

Lisa Moritz

Instructor, Literature
lmoritz@emporia.edu
620-341-5518
PH 202

MA - English, Emporia State University

Modern American Literature, Creative Writing (poetry and fiction), First-Year Composition

Doris VanPelt

Instructor, Spanish
dvanpelt@emporia.edu
620-341-5521
PH 306 E

MA - English, Emporia State University

Modern American Literature, Creative Writing (poetry and fiction), First-Year Composition