Faculty and Staff
Professor and Chair
Phone: (850) 474-2923
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 211
Dr. Yeager received his Ph. D. in English Literature from Yale University, a Master's degree from Oxford, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in English from Stanford University
His specialities are Old English, Middle English, Medieval European Literature and Historical Linguistics.
His publications include John Gower's Poetic: The Search for a New Arion;John Gower: Contemporary Views (ed.); Gower's Shorter Latin Poems; and Who Murdered Chaucer (co-authored with Python Terry Jones).
He has published extensively in the field of Medieval Studies.
Associate Professor and Director of Creative Writing
Phone: (850) 474-2923
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 211
Jonathan Fink received his BA from Trinity University and his MFA from Syracuse University where he was a Graduate University Fellow and received awards from The Atlantic Monthly and the Associated Writing Programs. His poems have appeared in Poetry, New England Review, TriQuarterly, The Southern Review, Slate, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Southwest Review, among other publications. From 2003-2006 he was the Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry at Emory University. He has received fellowships and scholarships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the St. Botolph Club Foundation and Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. He also received the 2006 Editors' Prize in Poetry from The Missouri Review. In 2007, he was a lecturer in the Summer Literary Seminars program in St. Petersburg, Russia. At UWF, Jonathan Fink teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing, directs the Writers in the Gallery Reading Series, and edits Panhandler.
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Spanish Instructor, Spanish Minor Advisor
Phone: (850) 473-7322
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 227
Laura Arguea holds Masters degrees from the University of Southern California and the University of Southern Mississippi. Her educational background, which includes graduate courses taken in Spain and Mexico, shaped her broad perspective to language teaching. As director of the former UWF Foreign Language Lab, Arguea played a key role in the facilitation of multilingual software on campus, besides creating and maintaining the lab web site. She is the founder and coordinator of "Mi Barrio", a university-wide event that immerses participants into a Spanish language and culture experience. Arguea is past-President of the Northwest Florida Foreign Language Association (NWFFLA). She served as a board member in foreign languages organizations at the state level. Arguea currently teaches lower and upper-level courses in Spanish language, culture and civilization, and she advises students in the Spanish Minor program.
Phone: (850) 474-3344
Office Location: Bldg 50, Rm 246
I received my B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, my M.A. in Creative Writing from Temple University, and my Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Currently, I am Associate Professor of English and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in twentieth century and contemporary American literature and culture. I also teach courses in critical theory and postcolonial studies. I have served as faculty director of the UWF Book Club, Troubadour (the student literary journal), Much Ado (the English Major club), and our campus chapter of Amnesty International.
I have published numerous essays in twentieth century and contemporary studies, including work on modernist writers such as Djuna Barnes and Nathanael West and contemporary writers like Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, and Tim O’Brien. My first book, Freak-garde: Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America (University of Minnesota Press, 2013) traces the arts of the freak show from P.T. Barnum to Matthew Barney and reveals how a form of mass culture entertainment became the basis for a distinctly American avant-garde tradition. I am currently at work on a project that studies the new forms of belonging that posthumanism makes available to us.
Phone: (850) 473-7330
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 244
Angela Calcaterra received her Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2012. She also holds an M.A. in English (2006) from the University of Virginia and a B.A. (2004) from Georgetown University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Her research interests include: Early American literature and culture; American Indian influences on American literature; decolonization studies; the relationships between oral, written, and pictorial forms; and material traces in literature. She has recently published in Early American Literature and is currently at work on two projects: an article on Dakota Sioux author Charles Alexander Eastman and a book project--titled American Indians and the Grounds of American Literary History--that traces interconnections between American Indian and Anglo-American literary forms in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She teaches courses on early American literature, American Indian literatures, space and time in American literature, and comparative intellectual, ethical, and aesthetic traditions in North America and the circum-Atlantic world.
Phone: (850) 474-2063
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 205
David Baulch received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1997. His research focuses on the British Romantic period. He has published essays on William Blake, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Thomas Lovell Beddoes in Studies in Romanticism, European Romantic Review, The Wordsworth Circle, and other journals. Currently Professor Baulch is at work on two book projects. The first, ‘Forms Sublime’: William Blake’s Sublime Aesthetic in The Four Zoas, Milton, and Jerusalem concentrates on the limits of representation and critical thought in poetry and visual art in Blake’s three longest works. His second book project Romanticism and the Revolutionary Subject, focuses on the way revolution and its cultural spectre impacts constructions of the Romantic subject in texts ranging from those of the “Pamphlet War” in the early 1790’s through Thomas Lovell Beddoes 1850 poetic drama, Death’s Jest-Book. At UWF Baulch has taught graduate courses on British Romanticism, British Modernism, and critical theory.
Phone: (850) 474-2924
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 247
David Earle received his Ph.D. in 2004 from the University of Miami where he was also editor of the James Joyce Literary Supplement. His interest in popular culture and book collecting has led him to examine the forms of mass circulation magazines, especially the sensational pulps of the twentieth century. This research has resulted in two books. The first, entitled Recovering Modernism: Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form, which will be published by Ashgate Press in March 2008, explores how modernism was available in a myriad of ways to a mass public in popular publications. The second, All Man!: Hemingway, 1950s Men’s Magazines, and the Masculine Persona, to be published in the summer of 2008 by Kent State University Press, uses Hemingway and 1950s men’s magazines to explore hyper-masculinity after the second world war. Earle’s work on Joyce and ephemera has resulted in articles on allusions such as tattoos and absinthe in Ulysses. Always one to combine work and hobbies, Earle plans to write his next book (tentatively titled “At Modernism’s Table”) on consumption, travel guides, and cocktail / cook books in modernist literature. Other articles include a chapter in the upcoming multivolume Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines.
Assistant Professor, Director of Composition Program
Phone: (850) 857-6074
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 207
Bre Garrett earned her Ph.D. in English, with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition, from Miami University in Ohio. She completed her Master's degree in English (2004) and a double Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology (2001) from Appalachian State University. She joined UWF's Department of English and World Languages in 2012 as Assistant Professor and Director of Composition. She has an active research agenda in Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Program Administration that investigates how bodies function as rhetorical materials. She has published work in The New Work of Composing and Computers and Composition. She has works-in-progress on new curricular designs, on the teaching of writing, and on how to make rhetorical knowledges more accessible. She is currently working on a book project entitled Corporeal Rhetorics: Embodied Composing and the Teaching of Writing, which examines four different case studies of embodied composing. At UWF, Bre teaches a variety of courses in rhetorical theory, composition pedagogy, and digital writing.
Assistant Professor, Director of the UWF Writing Lab
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 214
Mamie Webb Hixon is creator and director of the UWF Writing Lab, where she trains paper readers and tutors, prospective English teachers, grammarians, writers, and editors. Hixon is also creator of the university’s Grammar Hotline. As an assistant professor of English, Hixon teaches Modern Grammar and Usage, Practical Grammar, Black Women Writers, and Special Methods of Teaching English. Hixon is also the author of two grammar books: Real Good Grammar, Too published by Kendall/Hunt Publishers, Dubuque, Iowa; and Essentials of English Language, Research and Education Association, Piscataway, New Jersey. In addition, Hixon is contributing author and associate editor of four volumes of two local publications, When Black Folks Was Colored and Volume I of Images in Black: A Pictorial of Black Pensacola. Hixon is a professional editor, a radio and television grammarian, a motivational speaker, and a workshop organizer and presenter. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama, and the University of West Florida respectively. Hixon is the recipient of UWF’s Outstanding Black Alumnus Award (1997), the UWF President’s Award for Leadership in Diversity (2001), the Teaching Incentive Program Award (1997 and 2003), and the university’s Distinguished Faculty Service Award (1993 and 2008).ervice Award (1993 and 2008).
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 205
From the cover of Ritual and Sacrifice in the Corrida: The Saga of Cesar Rincon, University Press of Florida, 2002:
Allen Josephs is a world-renowned Hemingway scholar and past president of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society. His published works on Spanish culture include White Wall of Spain: The Mysteries of Andalusian Culture, four critical editions of the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca, and numerous articles in the Atlantic, New Republic, and New York Times Book Review, among others. He has been University Research Professor at the University of West Florida since 1986 [where he began teaching in 1969]. Josephs has been awarded the George B Smith Arts and Letters Award by the National Association of Taurine Clubs [for Ritual and Sacrifice] and was recently conferred an honorary membership in The Taurine Bibliophiles of America for his "outstanding contributions to taurine scholarship."
Dr. Josephs was recognized as a University of West Florida 2007 Faculty Distinguished Research and Creative Activities Scholar for his distinguished record of scholarly and/or creative activities.
Phone: (850) 474-7342
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 243
Katherine Romack received her PhD from Syracuse University where she specialized in seventeenth-century literature by women. Romack is the co-editor, with James Fitzmaurice, of Cavendish and Shakespeare, Interconnections and was the 2003-2005 recipient of a Stanford Humanities Fellows Program Mellon postdoctoral fellowship in Drama. Her work on seventeenth-century women and culture includes essays on the drama and criticism of the prolific Margaret Cavendish, the deployment of tropes of monstrous maternity in women’s political writings, and the poetics of early Quaker female pamphleteers. Her current book project, entitled Gender, Politics and Play on the Interregnum Stage, explores the dynamic performance traditions that flourished in England after the outbreak of civil war. Although the theatres themselves were closed, the Interregnum witnessed a proliferation of dramatic activity that illuminates the rapid transformation of gendered ontology that occurred between the decline of the boy actor and the rise of the actress. Other research interests include Milton and religious enthusiasm, Baroque performance, and women’s troubled relationship to the metaphysical tradition. At UWF, Romack teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Shakespeare, Milton, women's writing, as well as gender and performance theory.
Phone: (850) 474-2926
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 226
Regina Sakalarios-Rogers earned her Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing from The Center for Writers at University of Southern Mississippi, and her M.A. from University of West Florida. She specializes in Fiction Writing. She has been teaching since 1999. She has published short fiction in Toasted Cheese, The Bare Root Review, Dispatch Litareview, and, most recently, in Flash Fiction Online. She was nominated for a 2006 Pushcart Prize and was named a notable story of 2006 in StorySouth Million Writers Award
Associate Professor and Associate Director of University Honors
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 206
Gregory Tomso received his Ph.D. in English from Duke University in 2001. His research interests include American Literature, Queer and Feminist Theory, and the cultural study of illness and disease. His recent work analyzes scientific and popular discussions of barebacking, bug chasing, gift giving and other emerging sexual practices particular to the age of HIV and AIDS. He has also published articles examining the history of leprosy in the United States and the contemporary politics of queer reading. Other current projects include essays on the emergence of empathy in the work of nineteenth-century New England writer Mary Wilkins Freeman and the aesthetics of selfhood in the diary of Alice of James. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in nineteenth-century American Studies, poststructuralist theories of gender and sexuality, critical methodology and the intersection of science and culture. In his free time, Professor Tomso is also an amateur ceramic artist. His first exhibition, a modern interpretation of pre-Columbian ceramics, was recently held at the University of West Florida.
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 245
Dr. Judith W. Steele earned her Ed. D. in Educational Management/Curriculum & Instruction (Instructional Technology emphasis) from UWF in 2000. Her dissertation is Making Sense of Sense-Making: A Qualitative Study of a Post-Secondary, Upper-Level Business Writing Class Delivered Via Computer-Mediated Communication. She received her M.A. and B.A. in English and History from UWF.
Teaching in the English Department since 1987, Dr. Steele has taught primarily Professional Writing, Comp 1, Expository Writing, Writing for Foreign Students, Business Writing for Foreign Students, TSWE preparation, and other similar composition courses. Judith designed the first online class in the English Department, and was one of the first in the College of Arts and Sciences to design and teach a completely online course. Her ongoing research involves teaching today’s college students to write correctly and courteously in a technology-driven workforce.
Her current assignment in the English Department is teaching Professional Writing Internet (ENC 3250), a business writing course designed for upper-level business skills development. Before becoming an instructor at UWF, Judith worked in the private business sector, allowing her to develop business skills, which she later applied to teaching business writing. She is author of several books: Biography of Jeffrey Rupert Rousseau (1996); At the Heart of Things: A Centennial History of the Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL (1994) Write on Target: Guidelines and Applications for Contemporary Business Writing (Kendall Hunt, 1995). She enjoys freelance writing, designing web pages, and speaking to other Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivors.
Adjunct Instructors and Graduate Assistants
|Personnel||Position||Bldg / Room|
|Patrick Belk||Adjunct Instructor||50 / email@example.com|
|Judy Bennington - Dykes||Adjunct Instructor||50 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ann Bergan||Adjunct Instructor||50 / email@example.com|
|Sharon Bint||Adjunct Instructor||50 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hank Bunnell||Adjunct Instructor||50 / email@example.com|
|Gabriela Bustamante||Adjunct Instructorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ashley Clark||Adjunct Instructor||50 / email@example.com|
|Michael Colonna||Graduate Teaching Assistant||51 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jenny Diamond||Adjunct Instructor||50 / email@example.com|
|Jeff Ezell||Adjunct Instructor||50 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Laura Herbek||Graduate Teaching Assistant||51 / email@example.com|
|Shannon Holst||Graduate Teaching Assistant||51 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jason Hogue||Adjunct Instructor||53 / email@example.com|
|Andii Johnson||Graduate Teaching Assistant||51 / 165||857-6244||alj23@students. uwf.edu|
|Pierre Kaufke||Adjunct Instructor||50 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Petra Mozur||Adjunct Instructor||50 / email@example.com|
|Olivia Mullins||Adjunct Instructor||50 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rustian Phelps||Adjunct Instructor||50 / email@example.com|
|Beth Rodgers||Adjunct Instructor||50 / 238Afirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robin Rudicell||Adjunct Instructor||51 / email@example.com|
|Nancy Schrock||Adjunct Instructor||50 / 238Afirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Maria-Teresa Wilde||Adjunct Instructor||50 / email@example.com|
|Dr. Mary Lowe-Evans||Retired, Professor Emerita & Chair|
|Karen Haworth||Office Manager||50 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kate Baumann||Undergraduate Advisor,
Senior Word Processor
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