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English Faculty Research Interests

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The Department of English is proud to offer faculty specializing in subdisciplines across literary studies, technical and professional writing, and creative writing.

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    Katie Carmichael

    Associate Professor, 407 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, katcarm@vt.edu

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    Gena E. Chandler

    Associate Professor and Associate Chair, 313 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-6919, gechandl@vt.edu

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    Ashley Reed

    Associate Professor and Director of the Literature/English Major Program, 405 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8650 | akreed@vt.edu

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    Katie Carmichael

    Associate Professor, 407 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, katcarm@vt.edu

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    Joe Eska

    Professor, 429 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, eska@vt.edu

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    Ashley Reed

    Associate Professor and Director of the Literature/English Major Program, 405 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8650 | akreed@vt.edu

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    Rebecca Weaver-Hightower

    Professor and Chair of the English Department, 303 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8465 | rebeccawh@vt.edu

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    Rebecca Weaver-Hightower

    Professor and Chair of the English Department, 303 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8465 | rebeccawh@vt.edu

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    Ashley Reed

    Associate Professor and Director of the Literature/English Major Program, 405 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8650 | akreed@vt.edu

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    Gena E. Chandler

    Associate Professor and Associate Chair, 313 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-6919, gechandl@vt.edu

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    Silas Cassinelli

    Assistant Professor, 417 Shanks Hall 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, smooncass@vt.edu

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    Gena E. Chandler

    Associate Professor and Associate Chair, 313 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-6919, gechandl@vt.edu

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    Shoshana Milgram Knapp

    Associate Professor, 227 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, dashiell@vt.edu

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    Ashley Reed

    Associate Professor and Director of the Literature/English Major Program, 405 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8650 | akreed@vt.edu

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    Silas Cassinelli

    Assistant Professor, 417 Shanks Hall 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, smooncass@vt.edu

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    Shoshana Milgram Knapp

    Associate Professor, 227 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, dashiell@vt.edu

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    Derek N. Mueller

    Derek N. Mueller, Professor of Rhetoric and Writing and Director of the University Writing Program, 315 Shanks Hall , 181 Turner Street NW , Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-1738 | dmueller@vt.edu

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    Megan Weaver

    Collegiate Assistant Professor and Director of GTA Education, 323A Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-6212 | mmweaver@vt.edu

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    Silas Cassinelli

    Assistant Professor, 417 Shanks Hall 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, smooncass@vt.edu

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    Jeff Mann

    Associate Professor, 210 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, jemann2@vt.edu

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    Matthew Vollmer

    Professor and Director of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program, 431 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8322 | vollmer@vt.edu

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    Silas Cassinelli

    Assistant Professor, 417 Shanks Hall 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, smooncass@vt.edu

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    Christopher Aaron Lindgren

    207 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW , Blacksburg, VA 24061, lindgren@vt.edu

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    Derek N. Mueller

    Derek N. Mueller, Professor of Rhetoric and Writing and Director of the University Writing Program, 315 Shanks Hall , 181 Turner Street NW , Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-1738 | dmueller@vt.edu

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    Ashley Reed

    Associate Professor and Director of the Literature/English Major Program, 405 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8650 | akreed@vt.edu

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    Katharine Cleland

    Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, and Director of the M.A. in English Program, 406 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-7728, kcleland@vt.edu

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    Shoshana Milgram Knapp

    Associate Professor, 227 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, dashiell@vt.edu

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    Katharine Cleland

    Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, and Director of the M.A. in English Program, 406 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-7728, kcleland@vt.edu

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    Kenneth Hodges

    Professor, 209 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, klhodges@vt.edu

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    Su Fang Ng

    Associate Professor 435 Shanks Hall 181 Turner Street, NW Blacksburg, VA 24061 ngsf@vt.edu

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    David Radcliffe

    Professor, 412 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, drad@vt.edu

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    Andrew Wadoski

    Assistant Professor, 241 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, , awadoski@vt.edu

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    Katharine Cleland

    Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, and Director of the M.A. in English Program, 406 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-7728, kcleland@vt.edu

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    Shoshana Milgram Knapp

    Associate Professor, 227 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, dashiell@vt.edu

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    Karen Swenson

    435 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8350 | karen.swenson@vt.edu

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    Rebecca Weaver-Hightower

    Professor and Chair of the English Department, 303 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8465 | rebeccawh@vt.edu

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    Silas Cassinelli

    Assistant Professor, 417 Shanks Hall 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, smooncass@vt.edu

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    Gena E. Chandler

    Associate Professor and Associate Chair, 313 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-6919, gechandl@vt.edu

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    Shoshana Milgram Knapp

    Associate Professor, 227 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, dashiell@vt.edu

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    Jeff Mann

    Associate Professor, 210 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, jemann2@vt.edu

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    Ashley Reed

    Associate Professor and Director of the Literature/English Major Program, 405 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8650 | akreed@vt.edu

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    Rebecca Weaver-Hightower

    Professor and Chair of the English Department, 303 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8465 | rebeccawh@vt.edu

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    Silas Cassinelli

    Assistant Professor, 417 Shanks Hall 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, smooncass@vt.edu

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    Shoshana Milgram Knapp

    Associate Professor, 227 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, dashiell@vt.edu

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    Ashley Reed

    Associate Professor and Director of the Literature/English Major Program, 405 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8650 | akreed@vt.edu

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    Rebecca Weaver-Hightower

    Professor and Chair of the English Department, 303 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8465 | rebeccawh@vt.edu

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    Silas Cassinelli

    Assistant Professor, 417 Shanks Hall 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, smooncass@vt.edu

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    Katie Carmichael

    Associate Professor, 407 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, katcarm@vt.edu

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    Katharine Cleland

    Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, and Director of the M.A. in English Program, 406 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-7728, kcleland@vt.edu

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    Shoshana Milgram Knapp

    Associate Professor, 227 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, dashiell@vt.edu

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    Su Fang Ng

    Associate Professor 435 Shanks Hall 181 Turner Street, NW Blacksburg, VA 24061 ngsf@vt.edu

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    Ashley Reed

    Associate Professor and Director of the Literature/English Major Program, 405 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8650 | akreed@vt.edu

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    Charlene Eska

    Associate Professor, 312 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, ceska@vt.edu

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    Joe Eska

    Professor, 429 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, eska@vt.edu

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    Rebecca Weaver-Hightower

    Professor and Chair of the English Department, 303 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8465 | rebeccawh@vt.edu

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    Shoshana Milgram Knapp

    Associate Professor, 227 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, dashiell@vt.edu

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    Katie Carmichael

    Associate Professor, 407 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, katcarm@vt.edu

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    Kelly Pender

    Professor, 405 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-7785| pender@vt.edu

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    Charlene Eska

    Associate Professor, 312 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, ceska@vt.edu

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    Joe Eska

    Professor, 429 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, eska@vt.edu

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    Kenneth Hodges

    Professor, 209 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, klhodges@vt.edu

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    Su Fang Ng

    Associate Professor 435 Shanks Hall 181 Turner Street, NW Blacksburg, VA 24061 ngsf@vt.edu

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    Karen Swenson

    435 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8350 | karen.swenson@vt.edu

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    Gena E. Chandler

    Associate Professor and Associate Chair, 313 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-6919, gechandl@vt.edu

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    Shoshana Milgram Knapp

    Associate Professor, 227 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, dashiell@vt.edu

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    Rebecca Weaver-Hightower

    Professor and Chair of the English Department, 303 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8465 | rebeccawh@vt.edu

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    Katie Carmichael

    Associate Professor, 407 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, katcarm@vt.edu

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    Charlene Eska

    Associate Professor, 312 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, ceska@vt.edu

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    Joe Eska

    Professor, 429 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, eska@vt.edu

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    Gena E. Chandler

    Associate Professor and Associate Chair, 313 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-6919, gechandl@vt.edu

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    Katharine Cleland

    Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, and Director of the M.A. in English Program, 406 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-7728, kcleland@vt.edu

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    Jeff Mann

    Associate Professor, 210 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, jemann2@vt.edu

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    Su Fang Ng

    Associate Professor 435 Shanks Hall 181 Turner Street, NW Blacksburg, VA 24061 ngsf@vt.edu

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    Ashley Reed

    Associate Professor and Director of the Literature/English Major Program, 405 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8650 | akreed@vt.edu

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    Andrew Wadoski

    Assistant Professor, 241 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, , awadoski@vt.edu

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    Sophia Terazawa

    Visiting Assistant Professor, Shanks Hall, 181 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, tsophia@vt.edu

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    Silas Cassinelli

    Assistant Professor, 417 Shanks Hall 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, smooncass@vt.edu

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    Gena E. Chandler

    Associate Professor and Associate Chair, 313 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-6919, gechandl@vt.edu

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    Rebecca Weaver-Hightower

    Professor and Chair of the English Department, 303 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8465 | rebeccawh@vt.edu

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    Carolyn Commer

    Assistant Professor, 416 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, ccommer@vt.edu

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    Julie Gerdes

    Assistant Professor, 401 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, jgerdes@vt.edu

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    Christopher Aaron Lindgren

    207 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW , Blacksburg, VA 24061, lindgren@vt.edu

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    Derek N. Mueller

    Derek N. Mueller, Professor of Rhetoric and Writing and Director of the University Writing Program, 315 Shanks Hall , 181 Turner Street NW , Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-1738 | dmueller@vt.edu

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    Carolyn Commer

    Assistant Professor, 416 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, ccommer@vt.edu

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    Julie Gerdes

    Assistant Professor, 401 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, jgerdes@vt.edu

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    Christopher Aaron Lindgren

    207 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW , Blacksburg, VA 24061, lindgren@vt.edu

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    Derek N. Mueller

    Derek N. Mueller, Professor of Rhetoric and Writing and Director of the University Writing Program, 315 Shanks Hall , 181 Turner Street NW , Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-1738 | dmueller@vt.edu

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    Kelly Pender

    Professor, 405 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-7785| pender@vt.edu

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    Shoshana Milgram Knapp

    Associate Professor, 227 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, dashiell@vt.edu

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    David Radcliffe

    Professor, 412 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, drad@vt.edu

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    Rebecca Weaver-Hightower

    Professor and Chair of the English Department, 303 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8465 | rebeccawh@vt.edu

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    Silas Cassinelli

    Assistant Professor, 417 Shanks Hall 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, smooncass@vt.edu

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    Julie Gerdes

    Assistant Professor, 401 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, jgerdes@vt.edu

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    Christopher Aaron Lindgren

    207 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW , Blacksburg, VA 24061, lindgren@vt.edu

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    Derek N. Mueller

    Derek N. Mueller, Professor of Rhetoric and Writing and Director of the University Writing Program, 315 Shanks Hall , 181 Turner Street NW , Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-1738 | dmueller@vt.edu

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    Kelly Pender

    Professor, 405 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-7785| pender@vt.edu

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    Ashley Reed

    Associate Professor and Director of the Literature/English Major Program, 405 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8650 | akreed@vt.edu

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    Silas Cassinelli

    Assistant Professor, 417 Shanks Hall 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, smooncass@vt.edu

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    Carolyn Commer

    Assistant Professor, 416 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, ccommer@vt.edu

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    Derek N. Mueller

    Derek N. Mueller, Professor of Rhetoric and Writing and Director of the University Writing Program, 315 Shanks Hall , 181 Turner Street NW , Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-1738 | dmueller@vt.edu

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    Kelly Pender

    Professor, 405 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-7785| pender@vt.edu

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    Ashley Reed

    Associate Professor and Director of the Literature/English Major Program, 405 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8650 | akreed@vt.edu

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    James Dubinsky

    Associate Professor and Director of the Professional and Technical Writing Program, 413 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-1939, dubinsky@vt.edu

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    Christopher Aaron Lindgren

    207 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW , Blacksburg, VA 24061, lindgren@vt.edu

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    Derek N. Mueller

    Derek N. Mueller, Professor of Rhetoric and Writing and Director of the University Writing Program, 315 Shanks Hall , 181 Turner Street NW , Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-1738 | dmueller@vt.edu

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    Kelly Pender

    Professor, 405 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-7785| pender@vt.edu

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    Megan Weaver

    Collegiate Assistant Professor and Director of GTA Education, 323A Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-6212 | mmweaver@vt.edu

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    Silas Cassinelli

    Assistant Professor, 417 Shanks Hall 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, smooncass@vt.edu

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    Gena E. Chandler

    Associate Professor and Associate Chair, 313 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-6919, gechandl@vt.edu

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    Shoshana Milgram Knapp

    Associate Professor, 227 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, dashiell@vt.edu

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    Su Fang Ng

    Associate Professor 435 Shanks Hall 181 Turner Street, NW Blacksburg, VA 24061 ngsf@vt.edu

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    Ashley Reed

    Associate Professor and Director of the Literature/English Major Program, 405 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8650 | akreed@vt.edu

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    Karen Swenson

    435 Shanks Hall, 180 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8350 | karen.swenson@vt.edu

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    Rebecca Weaver-Hightower

    Professor and Chair of the English Department, 303 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-8465 | rebeccawh@vt.edu