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Faculty & Staff

 
 

English Faculty

 

Keely Austin

Lecturer, Rhetoric and Composition
Ph.D., Illinois State University
Stevens 103
434.395.2178
austinkr2@longwood.edu 

 
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Sean Barry

Assistant Professor, Romanticism
Ph.D, Rutgers University
Grainger G12
434.395.2183
barrysp@longwood.edu

 
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Rhonda Brock-Servais

Professor
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Grainger 210
434.395.2695
brockservaisrl@longwood.edu  

 

 

 

 

 
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Mary Carroll-Hackett

Associate Professor, Creative Writing
M.F.A., Bennington College
Grainger 112
434.395.2113
carrollhackettma@longwood.edu

 
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Craig A. Challender

Professor, Modern American Literature
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Grainger 106
434.395.2159
challenderca@longwood.edu

 

Elizabeth Elam

Lecturer, English Education
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Stevens 103
434.395.4832
elamep@longwood.edu  

 
 
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Steven P. Faulkner

Associate Professor, Creative Writing
Ph.D., University of Kansas
Grainger 208
434.395.2166
faulknersp@longwood.edu 
Dr. Faulkner's Website

 
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Steven Florczyk

Lecturer, Rhetoric and Composition
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Stevens 107
434.395.4911
florczyksj@longwood.edu

 

 
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Elise A. Green

Lecturer, Rhetoric and Composition
M.A., Liberty University
Stevens 107
434.395.4908
greenea4@longwood.edu  

 
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Elif Guler

Assistant Professor
Rhetoric and Composition
Ph.D., Old Dominion University
Grainger 104
434.395.2423
gulere@longwood.edu
Dr. Guler's Website

 

Brandon Haffner

Lecturer, Rhetoric and Composition
M.F.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Stevens 107
434-395-2692
haffnerbs@longwood.edu

 
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Chene Heady

Associate Professor
20th Century British Literature
Ph.D., Ohio State University
Grainger 214
434.395.2914
headycr@longwood.edu

 
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James Holsinger

Lecturer, Rhetoric and Composition
Ph.D., West Virginia University
Library 153
434.395.4860

 
 
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Robert "Brett" Hursey

Associate Professor, Creative Writing
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
Grainger 212
434.395.2164
hurseyrj@longwood.edu

 
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Heather Lettner-Rust

Associate Professor
Rhetoric and Composition
Ph.D., Old Dominion University
Grainger G10
434.395.2162
lettnerrusthg@longwood.edu

 
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Michael Lund

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Emory University
Stevens 107
434.395.2363
lundmc@longwood.edu

 
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Robert L. Lynch, Jr.

Associate Professor
Contemporary American Literature
Ph.D., Indiana University
Grainger G08
434.395.2167
lynchrl@longwood.edu
Dr. Lynch's Website

 
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David Magill

Associate Professor, Literatures of Diversity
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Grainger 110
434.395.4910
magillde@longwood.edu

 

Will Mayer

Lecturer, Rhetoric and Composition
M.A., Longwood University
Stevens 107
434.395.2363
mayersw@longwood.edu

 
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Christopher McGee

Associate Professor
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Ph.D., Illinois State University
Grainger 206
434.395.2163
mcgeecw@longwood.edu

 
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John Miller

Associate Professor
Early American Literature
Ph.D., The College of William and Mary
Grainger G06
434.395.2161
millerjd@longwood.edu

 
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Jennifer Miskec

Associate Professor
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Ph.D., Illinois State University
Grainger 204
434.395.2528
miskecjm@longwood.edu
Dr. Miskec's Website

 
 
 
 

 

 

 
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Sean Ruday

Assistant Professor, English Education
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Grainger 308
434-395.2746
rudaysr@longwood.edu
Dr. Ruday's Website

 
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Jes Simmons

Lecturer, Composition and Rhetoric
Ph.D., Texas A & M University
Stevens 107
434.395.4907
simmonsj@longwood.edu

 
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Robin Smith

Associate Professor
Secondary English Education
Ph.D., George Mason University
Grainger G04
434.395.2529
smithrd@longwood.edu
Dr. Smith's website

 
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Shawn Smith

Associate Professor, Renaissance Literature
Ph.D., Yale University
Grainger G14
434.395.2797
smithsb@longwood.edu
Dr. Smith's Website

 
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Gena Southall

Director, Liberal Studies
Associate Professor
Secondary English Education
Ed.D., University of Virginia
Stevens 110
434.395.2362
southallgd@longwood.edu

 

Eileen Sunseri

Lecturer, Rhetoric and Composition
M.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
Stevens 107
434.395.4906
sunserief@longwood.edu

 

 
 
 
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Derek Taylor

Professor, 18th Century British Literature
Ph.D., University of Florida
Grainger 306
434.395.2748
taylored@longwood.edu
Dr. Taylor's Website

 
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Larissa "Kat" Tracy

Associate Professor, Medieval Literature
Ph.D., Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Grainger 202
434.395.2907
tracylc@longwood.edu
Dr. Tracy's website

 
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Gordon Van Ness

Professor
Contemporary Transatlantic Literature
Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Grainger 200
434.395.2179
vannessag@longwood.edu

 
 
 

French Faculty

 
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B. McRae Amoss, Jr.

Professor, 19th Century French Culture
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Grainger 302
434.395.2177
amossbm@longwood.edu
Dr. Amoss' Website

 
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Heather M. Edwards

Senior Lecturer
French Literature & Language
M.A., Miami University
Grainger 304
434.395.2153
edwardshm@longwood.edu

 
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Wade Edwards

Professor, Fin-de-siècle French Culture
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Grainger 100
434.395.2181
edwardswa@longwood.edu

 

German Faculty

 

 
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Brett Martz

Assistant Professor, German Romanticism
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Grainger 316
434.395.2577
martzbc@longwood.edu

 

Erik Varela

Adjunct Instructor German and Spanish
M.A., Washington University in St. Louis
Stevens 103
434.395.2114
varelaea@longwood.edu

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Sarah Hillenbrand Varela

Visiting Assistant Professor of German
Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Grainger 318
434.395.2712
varelash@longwood.edu

 

Spanish Faculty

 

Jennifer Barlow

Lecturer, Spanish
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Stevens 107
434.395.2815
barlowje2@longwood.edu 

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Bradley Boswell

Lecturer, Spanish 
M.A., Bowling Green State University
Stevens 107
434.395.2313
boswellbk@longwood.edu

 
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Francisco Javier Fernández Urenda

Associate Professor
Contemporary Spanish Literature
Ph.D., Universidad de La Rioja, Spain
Grainger 314
434.395.2376
fernandezurendafj@longwood.edu
Dr. Fernandez's Website 

 
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Lily Anne Goetz

Professor, 19th Century Spanish Literature
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
Grainger 320
434.395.2158
goetzla@longwood.edu
Dr. Goetz' Website

 
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A. Renee Gutiérrez

Assistant Professor, Spanish American Literature and Culture to 1900
Ph.D, University of Virginia
Grainger 300
434.395.2070
gutierrezar@longwood.edu

 
 

Laura Sánchez

Senior Lecturer, Spanish Language & Law
M.A., University of Texas, El Paso
J.D., University of Salamanca, Spain and University of Groningen, Netherlands
Grainger 312
434.395.2995
sanchezl@longwood.edu

 
 
 
Seiple

Makenzie Seiple

Lecturer, Spanish
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Stevens 103
434.395.2814
seiplemm@longwood.edu

 
Vlieger

Kathleen Vlieger

Lecturer, Spanish
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Stevens 107
434.395.2071
vliegerkl@longwood.edu

 
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Annette Waggoner

Lecturer, Spanish 
M.A., University of Memphis
Stevens 103
434.395.2665
waggonerar@longwood.edu

 

Department Chair

Wade Edwards

Grainger 100A
434.395.2181
edwardswa@longwood.edu  

 

Lisa H. Seamster

Administrative and Program Specialist
434.395.2155
seamsterlh@longwood.edu