Faculty & Staff

  • Justin Armstrong

    Justin Armstrong

    Lecturer in Writing and Anthropology

    B.A., Wilfred Laurier University (Waterloo, ON); M.A., Ph.D., McMaster University (Hamilton, ON)

    Research focuses on ethnographic methods, globalization, depopulation of the North American High Plains, writing, islands and ghost towns.


  • Erin Royston Battat

    Visiting Lecturer in the Writing Program

    B.A., Georgetown University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    My research and teaching explores the relationship between art, literature, and social change, with a focus on the U.S. Left in the 1930s.


  • Anne Brubaker

    Lecturer in the Writing Program

    B.A., Dickinson College; M.A., University of Sussex (Brighton, England); Ph.D., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

    Interested in modern and contemporary American literature, the cultural study of science and technology, gender and women's writing, academic and professional writing, and film criticism and theory.


  • Heather Bryant

    Heather Corbally Bryant

    Visiting Lecturer in the Writing Program

    A.B., Harvard College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Specialist in twentieth-century British and Irish literature; writer.


  • Jeannine Johnson

    Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program

    B.A., Haverford College; Ph.D., Yale University

    I am the director of the Writing Program and a lecturer in writing.


  • Eileen Mary O'Connor

    Eileen M. O'Connor

    Lecturer in Spanish

    B.A., Harvard University; M.A., New York University

    My specialties are twentieth-century Latin American literature and the theory and practice of literary translation. I also write poetry and fiction.


  • Lynne Spigelmire Viti

    Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program

    B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., J.D., Boston College

    Teaching interests: legal studies, bioethics, media studies, urban studies, journalism, and literature. I integrate blogs, wikis, and other new media into my teaching.


  • Winifred Jane Wood

    Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program

    B.A., University of Illinois (Urbana); M.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Interests: language, writing, media, film. How students learn to write; how writing differs across settings; electronic discourse.