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Gregory Tomso - Chair of English and World Languages, Associate Professor and Associate Director of University Honors

Gregory Tomso

Chair, Department of English and World Languages and Associate Director of University Honors

Phone: 474-2673
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 209
Email: gtomso@uwf.edu

Gregory Tomso earned his Ph.D. in English from Duke University in 2001 and joined the faculty at UWF in 2004, after teaching for three years at Ithaca College.  His research interests include American literature, sexuality, the history of illness, and HIV/AIDS.  Since 2009, Dr. Tomso has served as the Associate Director of UWF's Kugelman Honors Program, where he works with high-achieving students from all departments and majors.  He is also currently Chairman of the Department of English and World Languages.  In his spare time, Dr. Tomso is a potter, a gardener, and the faculty director of the UWF Community Garden.

Jonathan Fink - Associate Professor, Director of Creative Writing

Jonathan Fink

Associate Professor and Director of Creative Writing

Phone: (850) 474-2923
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 211
Email: jfink@uwf.edu

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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Laura Arguea - Spanish Instructor, Spanish Minor Advisor

Laura Arguea

Spanish Instructor, Spanish Minor Advisor 

Phone: (850) 473-7322
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 227
Email: larguea@uwf.edu

‌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.

Robin Blyn
Robin Blyn - Associate Professor

Robin Blyn

Associate Professor

Phone: (850) 474-2923
Office Location: Bldg 50, Rm 246
Email: rblyn@uwf.edu

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. 

Angela Calcaterra
Angela Calcaterra - Assistant Professor

Angela Calcaterra

Assistant Professor

Phone: (850) 473-7330
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 244
Email: acalcaterra@uwf.edu

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.


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David Baulch - Associate Professor

David Baulch

Associate Professor

Phone: (850) 474-2923
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 205
Email: dbaulch@uwf.edu

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.

David Earle
David Earle - Associate Professor

David Earle

Associate Professor

Phone: (850) 474-2923
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 247
Email: dearle@uwf.edu

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.

Bre Garrett
Bre Garrett - Assistant Professor, Director of Composition Program

Bre Garrett

Assistant Professor, Director of Composition Program

Phone: (850) 857-6074
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 207
Email: rgarrett@uwf.edu

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. 

Mamie Hixon
Mamie Hixon - Assistant Professor, Director of the UWF Writing Lab

Mamie Hixon

Assistant Professor, Director of the UWF Writing Lab

Phone: 474-2987
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 214
Email: mhixon@uwf.edu

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).


Judith Steele
Judith Steele - Instructor

Judith Steele


Phone: (850)-474-2032
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 245
Email: jsteele@uwf.edu

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.

Allen Josephs
Allen Josephs - Professor

Allen Josephs


Phone: (850)474-2925
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 205
Email: ajosephs@uwf.edu

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.

Justin McCoy
Justin McCoy - Instructor

Justin McCoy


Phone: (850) 474-2923
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 224
Email: jmccoy1@uwf.edu 


Justin McCoy earned both his BA and MA degrees in English at UWF. Upon graduation, McCoy taught at UWF as an adjunct instructor and was associate editor and contributing writer for the Florida Council of Teachers of English’s Florida English Journal. He then worked as a proposal writer for the nation’s leading medical transportation provider. In 2015, McCoy joined the UWF family of educators as a full-time faculty member in the English and World Languages Department.

McCoy’s teaching experience includes a diverse background in both traditional and online instruction: English Composition I and II; Introduction to Literature; Writing Studio, a pilot course he spearheaded with the director of composition; and numerous TRIO Program-designated writing courses.

The first-year writing classroom is the primary site of McCoy’s research agenda, which includes writing center and studio pedagogies, writing across the curriculum, and the politics of first-year composition. 

Pam Meyers
Pam Meyers - Instructor

Pam Meyers


Phone: (850) 474-2923
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 206

Pam Meyers received her BA and MA from The University of West Florida. She has taught full-time since 2005 in a wide range of educational settings (including universities, community colleges, and schools that focus on active military and veteran students) and through various modalities, such as face-to-face interactions, hybrid classrooms, and online classes. She has been at UWF as an instructor since 2014. At UWF, she teaches courses in composition, where her interest lies with the intersection between technical / professional writing and composition, especially in regards to audience analysis and document design.

Jasara Norton
Jasara Norton - Instructor

Jasara Norton


Phone: (850) 474-2923
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 238A
Email: jnorton@uwf.edu 


Jasara Norton earned her M.A. in English with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Louisiana (2010), where she was awarded honors for academic excellence and served on the Acadiana Writing Project. In addition to presenting at the Arkansas Philological Association Conference and the Louisiana Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture, Jasara has been published in The Southwestern Review. Before joining UWF’s English department as a full-time composition instructor in 2015, Jasara worked with students in a variety of university and community college settings. In the classroom, her current focus is on blending writing studio pedagogy with peer-review workshops and on cultivating the idea of writing as community access. Jasara is especially interested in connecting critical literacy with immediate student needs, a goal accomplished, in part, by using inquiry and dialogue to facilitate self-reflexive awareness and interdependency among students. 

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Katherine Romack - Associate Professor

Katherine Romack

Associate Professor

Phone: (850) 474-2923
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 243
Email: kromack@uwf.edu

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.

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Regina Sakalarios-Rogers - Instructor

Regina Sakalarios-Rogers


Phone: (850) 474-2926
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 226
Email: ras@uwf.edu 

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

Scott Satterwhite
C. Scott Satterwhite - Instructor

C. Scott Satterwhite


Phone: (850) 474-3227
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 208
Email: csatterwhite@uwf.edu

C. Scott Satterwhite earned his Master’s degrees in English (2012) and History (2014) from the University of West Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree in History, with a specialization in Gender and Diversity studies and a minor in English (2009), also from UWF. He joined the faculty of UWF’s Department of English and World Languages in 2013 as an Instructor of English Composition. Satterwhite has published numerous articles in national and regional popular publications, edited poetry journals, and written for several punk magazines since the mid-1990s.  His most current works-in-progress focus on the connections between anti-slavery poetry of the Romantic era and the fugitive slave colony Negro Fort, as well as a book project on the 1970s underground press in Pensacola, Florida. He has a forthcoming publication in Literature Compass on pamphleteers of the Romantic Era. His current research includes teaching slave narratives and abolitionist poetry within the context of the 21st Century composition/rhetoric classroom. Satterwhite began his teaching career in the United States Navy, of which he served eight years. At the college/university level, he has taught Introduction to Literature, College Preparatory Writing, Reading, Ancient World Humanities, and American History. At the University of West Florida, Satterwhite teaches English Composition, Rhetoric, and Public Writing.

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Robert Yeager - Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Robert Yeager


Phone: (850) 474-2923
Office Location: Bldg 50, Room 211
Email: byeager@uwf.edu

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.

Adjunct Instructors and Graduate Assistants


PersonnelPositionBldg / Room
Tatjana Althoff Adjunct Instructor 80/219 474-2951 talthoff@uwf.edu
Judy Bennington - Dykes Adjunct Instructor 50 / 218 857-6073 jbenningtondykes@uwf.edu
Ann Bergan Adjunct Instructor 50 / 219 474-3340 abergan@uwf.edu
Hank Bunnell Adjunct Instructor 50 / 133 474-2951 hbunnell@uwf.edu
Gabriela Bustamante Adjunct Instructor n/a n/a gbustamante@uwf.edu
Ashley Clark Adjunct Instructor 50 / 218 857-6073 aclark@uwf.edu
Michael Colonna Graduate Teaching Assistant 51 / 165 857-6244 mcolonna@uwf.edu
Jenny Diamond Adjunct Instructor 50 / 238 474-2933 jdiamond@uwf.edu
Jeff Ezell Adjunct Instructor 50 / 220 474-3307 jezell@uwf.edu
James Hagan Adjunct Instructor 50/133 474-2951 jhagan@uwf.edu
Laura Herbek Graduate Teaching Assistant 51 / 165 857-6244 leh25@students.uwf.edu
Shannon Holst Graduate Teaching Assistant 51 / 165 857-6244 srh32@students.uwf.edu
Andii Johnson Graduate Teaching Assistant 51 / 165 857-6244 alj23@students. uwf.edu
Pierre Kaufke Adjunct Instructor 50 / 219 474-3340 pkaufke@uwf.edu
Petra Mozur Adjunct Instructor 50 / 219 474-3340 pmozur@uwf.edu
Olivia Mullins Adjunct Instructor 50 / 213 474-2927 omullins@uwf.edu
Rustian Phelps Adjunct Instructor 50 / 238 474-2933 rphelps@uwf.edu
Beth Rodgers Adjunct Instructor 50 / 238A 474-3426 erodgers1@uwf.edu
Robin Rudicell Adjunct Instructor 51 / 133 474-2951 rrudicell1@uwf.edu
Nancy Schrock Adjunct Instructor 50 / 238A 474-2058 nschrock@uwf.edu
Maria-Teresa Wilde Adjunct Instructor 50 / 224 474-3072 mwilde0@uwf.edu



Dr. Mary Lowe-Evans Retired, Professor Emerita & Chair