Meet the Faculty of the Department of English


Full-Time Faculty


Donald P. Gagnon
Ph.D., University of South Florida
Department Co-Chairperson, American Studies Coordinator

Professor of English
Office: Berkshire Hall Rm. 223
Phone: 203-837-9062   Email:
American literature and drama; ethnic literature; g/l/b/t literature. . .

Michael J. Chappell Ph. D., Fordham University

Department Co-Chairperson
Professor of English
Office: Berkshire Hall Rm. 210D
Phone: 203-837-9366  Email: 18th-century British literature, especially the Age of Johnson; literature of  the Beat period; poetry; critical theory. . . [more]


Anam K. Govardhan  
Ph.D., Madras University, India.,
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University.  
Professor of English  
Office: Berkshire Hall Rm. 210A
Phone: 203-837-9247  Email:  
A specialist in 18th century British literature, Indian literature in English, applied linguistics, and rhetoric and composition. . .

Heather Levy
Ph.D., Binghamton University

Coordinator of the MA in English Program
Associate Professor of English
Office: Berkshire Hall Rm. 212D
Phone: 203-837-3272 Email:
20th-century British literature, esp. Woolf;  Modernist Women's Literature; Narratives of the  Sea: Melville and Conrad. . .


Margaret P. Murray
Ph. D., New York University
Professor of English
Office: Berkshire Hall Rm. 212B

Phone: 203-837-9120 Email:
19th-century American literature; American regional literature; American women writers; Wharton and Freeman; colonial American literature; American Studies; Women Studies. .

Ingrid Pruss
Ph. D., Vanderbilt University
Associate Professor of English
Office: Berkshire Hall Rm. 225

Phone: 203-837-9071 Email:
16th-and 17th-century British literature;  Women Studies; critical theory; Old Testament Studies. . .

Shouhua Qi
Ph. D., Illinois State University
Professor of English
Office: Berkshire Hall Rm. 210F
Phone: 203-837-9048 Email: /
Victorian literature; Hardy; the English novel; American short fiction; genre studies; literary translation, creative writing. . .

Çiğdem Üsekes  Ph. D., University of North Dakota
Assistant Dean of Arts & Sciences

Professor of English
Office: Berkshire Hall Rm. 210E
Phone: 203-837-9329  Email:
Drama, especially modern drama;  American drama; African American  drama,  fiction, and nonfiction; race studies; Woolf; 20th-century  American 
literature. . . [more]






Margaret Judith (Judy) Sullivan
M.A., St. John's University
Professor of English Emeritus
Medieval literature; Chaucer; Shakespeare; children's literature; drama; African American literature; African literature.



Ms. Laurel Richards
Higgins Hall Rm. 205
(203)837-9041 /



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