Faculty Profiles


  • Teaching Assistant Professor
Drown Hall
(610) 758-3312
Lee Bauknight is a Teaching Assistant Professor in Lehigh University’s English Department. Before joining the Lehigh faculty, Professor Bauknight taught composition, professional writing, technical writing, creative writing, and journalism at West...
  • Associate Professor of English
201C Drown Hall
(610) 758-3319
Kate Crassons joined the faculty at Lehigh in 2004. Her research focuses on late medieval English literature and culture with a particular interest in religion. Crassons' book, The Claims of Poverty: Literature, Culture, and Ideology in Late...
  • Professor of English
201A Drown Hall
(610) 758-3317
Elizabeth Dolan earned her doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the Senior Fellow in Literature & Medicine at the UNC-CH medical school. At Lehigh, she is Professor of English, and of Health, Medicine, and...
  • Associate Professor of English
320B Drown Hall
(610) 758-3334
  • Associate Professor of English
117 Drown Hall
(610) 758-4441
Suzanne Edwards is Associate Professor and a faculty member in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Lehigh University. She specializes in medieval European literature (written between 1200-1500) and feminist/queer theory. Her research and...
  • Associate Professor of English
217 Drown Hall
(610) 758-3315
 Mary Foltz received her doctorate from the University at Buffalo in 2009. She specializes in contemporary American literature with a specific focus on ecocriticism, postmodern fiction and theory, and queer fiction and theory. Her monograph titled...
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of English
5 Drown Hall
Charles French is the author of several novels, including Maledicus, The Investigative Paranormal Society, Book 1 and two books on writing: French on English: A Guide To Writing Better Essays and Get The Draft Done! Helping Writers Finish Their First...
  • Professor of English
218 Drown Hall
(610) 758-3320
Scott Paul Gordon came to Lehigh University in 1995 and is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Chair at Lehigh. He teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in eighteenth-century transatlantic literature. He has served as chair of the Department...
Dawn Keetley
  • Professor of English
321A Drown Hall
(610) 758-3307
  On Dawn Keetley's current research, July, 2019: https://www2.lehigh.edu/news/the-deeper-meaning-of-horror Dawn Keetley is a Professor of English. She earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in December...
  • Professor of English
220 Drown Hall
(610) 758-3331
Michael Kramp specializes in nineteenth-century British Literature, Critical Theory, and Masculinity Studies. He is the author of Disciplining Love: Austen and the Modern Man (The Ohio State University Press, 2007) and editor of Jane Austen and...
  • Associate Professor of English
310 Drown Hall
(610) 758-3308
Jenna Lay studies early modern English literature, with specific attention to post-Reformation religious culture, poetry and poetics, female authors, and the intersection of manuscript and print technologies. After receiving her Ph.D. from Stanford...
  • Associate Professor of English
119 Drown Hall
(610) 758-3097
Ed Lotto directs the Writing Program and the Writing and Math Center. He specializes in composition and rhetoric, regularly teaching first-year writing. He also teaches courses in composition pedagogy and theory, as well as the practicum for new Teaching...
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of English
305 Drown Hall
Laura Marie Marciano is a writer, educator, and media artist whose work explores exit discourse, queer futurity, and the breaking of social binaries. Students in her courses are encouraged to consider societally-imposed binaries and internal editing in...
  • Professor of English
201B Drown Hall
(610) 758-3326
Seth Moglen is a scholar of 19th- and 20th-century American literature, with particular expertise in modernism and African American writing. His research and teaching focus on the relationship between literary and political movements in the United States...
  • Associate Professor of English
203 Drown Hall
(610) 758-3330
Brooke Rollins, the director of Lehigh’s First-Year Writing Program, is a rhetoric scholar whose research reimagines some of the rhetorical tradition’s founding and signature texts from contemporary critical perspectives. Her book, The...
  • Associate Professor of English and Health, Medicine, and Society
305 Drown Hall
(610) 758-3322
LORENZO SERVITJE is Associate Professor of Literature and Medicine at Lehigh University, holding a dual appointment in the in the English Department and Health, Medicine, and Society Program. He received his Ph.D. in English at the University of...
  • Professor of English
221 Drown Hall
(610) 758-4385
Amardeep Singh is the author of The Films of Mira Nair: Diaspora Verité (University Press of Mississippi, 2018), and Literary Secularism: Religion and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Fiction (2006). Professor Singh's primary interests include...
  • Associate Professor of English
321B Drown Hall
(610) 758-3319
Stephanie Powell Watts is primarily a writer and teacher of both fiction and creative nonfiction. Her classes are designed to introduce students to the writing life by exposing them to the works of many of the leading practitioners of contemporary...
  • Associate Professor of English
216 Drown Hall
(610) 758-5734
  • Assistant Professor of English Department
219 Drown Hall
(610) 758-3313
Emily Weissbourd specializes in early modern English and Spanish literatures, with research and teaching interests in early modern representations of race, religion and gender; Tudor and Stuart drama and the Spanish comedia; transnational studies and...
Edward Whitley
  • Professor and Chairperson of English
113 Drown Hall
(610) 758-3321
Edward Whitley is a Professor and Chairperson of the English Department where he teaches courses in American literature, focusing primarily on the nineteenth century.  He has published essays on Walt Whitman and American poetry in such journals as...


  • Professor Emerita
Professor Fifer is the author of Rescued Readings: A Reconstruction of Gertrude Stein's Difficult Texts (1992). Recently, she has been writing on contemporary American family drama and on topics in world literature. She has published her most recent...
  • Professor Emeritus
A specialist in Early American literature, Ed Gallagher has been on the trail of pedagogical reinvention since 1997. He worked his way through Cindy Selfe's Computers in the Writing Intensive Classroom workshop at Michigan Tech, Randy Bass's...
  • Professor Emeritus
320A Drown Hall
(610) 758-5624
Barry Kroll specializes in the field of Composition­Rhetoric. Within that broad field, he is particularly interested in arguments that involve intense disputes and serious disagreements, and his work has explored ways to ...
  • Professor Emerita
115 Drown Hall
(610) 758-3309
Barbara Pavlock received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in Comparative Literature, with a focus on classical and Renaissance epic poetry. She came to Lehigh in 1989 and has been Director of the Program in Classical Studies since 1994. Pavlock is the...
  • Professor Emerita
Barbara Traister teaches and writes about the literature of 16th and 17th century Britain, particularly about Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Other teaching interests include contemporary drama, adolescent literature, and medical and magical texts...