Faculty by Department

Jon Billman
Assistant Professor
English
3258 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-1770
Fax: 906-227-1096
Began teaching at NMU in 2013
  • B.A., Iowa Wesleyan College
  • M.F.A., Eastern Washington University
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David Boe
Program Director
Professor
English
3260 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2677
Began teaching at NMU in 2001
  • B.A., Fort Lewis College
  • M.A., Northern Arizona University
  • Ph.D., Indiana University
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Gabriel Brahm
Associate Professor
English
3238 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-1643
Fax: 906-227-1690
Began teaching at NMU in 2008
  • B.A., University of California
  • M.A., University of California-Santa Cruz
  • Ph.D., University of California-Santa Cruz
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Stephen Burn
Professor
English
210 Gries Hall
Phone: 906-227-2129
Began teaching at NMU in 2004
  • B.A., University of Strathclyde-United Kingdom
  • M.A., University of Durham-United Kingdom
  • Ph.D., University of Durham-United Kingdom
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Sandra Burr
Associate Professor
English
3252 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-1650
Began teaching at NMU in 2001
  • B.A., University of Oregon
  • M.A., College of William and Mary
  • Ph.D., College of William and Mary
Carolyn Doran
Assistant Professor
English
163 Whitman Hall
Phone: 906-227-2510
Fax: 906-227-1096
Began teaching at NMU in 2013
  • B.A., Western Michigan University
  • M.F.A., Western Michigan University
Lisa Eckert
Associate Professor
English
3236 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2711
Began teaching at NMU in 2012
  • B.A., Western Michigan University
  • M.A., Western Michigan University
  • Ph.D., Western Michigan University
Wendy Farkas
Assistant Professor
English
3220 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2711
Fax: 906-227-1096
Began teaching at NMU in 2014
  • B.A., University of Michigan-Flint
  • B.A., University of Michigan-Flint
  • M.A., University of Michigan-Flint
Matthew Frank
Associate Professor
English
3210 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2711
Began teaching at NMU in 2011
  • B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Daniel Gocella
Assistant Professor
English
3212 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2711
Fax: 906-227-1096
Began teaching at NMU in 2010
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.F.A., Northern Michigan University
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Peter Goodrich
Professor
English
3222 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-1635
Began teaching at NMU in 1984
  • Diploma, Trinity Collge, Ireland
  • B.A., Dartmouth College
  • M.A., University of Michigan
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
Nathaniel Greenberg
Assistant Professor
English
3256 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2129
Fax: 906-227-1096
Began teaching at NMU in 2013
  • B.A., Hunter College of the City University of New York
  • M.A., University of Washington
  • Ph.D., University of Washington
  • C.E.L.T.A., Cambridge University
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Jozef Haltof
Professor
English
3244 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-1726
Began teaching at NMU in 2001
  • M.A., University of Silesia, Poland
  • M.A., Flinders University, South Australia
  • Ph.D., University of Alberta
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Amy Hamilton
Associate Professor
English
3240 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-1724
Fax: 906-227-1096
Began teaching at NMU in 2008
  • B.A., Pomona College
  • M.A., University of Arizona
  • Ph.D., University of Arizona
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Jennifer Howard
Associate Professor & MFA Program Director
English
3208 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-1750
Fax: 906-227-1096
Began teaching at NMU in 2005
  • B.A., University of Detroit-Mercy
  • M.A., Indiana University-Bloomington
  • M.F.A., Northern Michigan University
Austin Hummell
Professor
English
3204 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-1642
Began teaching at NMU in 2000
  • B.A., Principia College
  • M.A., University of Maine
  • Ph.D., University of Missouri
Caroline Krzakowski
Assistant Professor
English
3218 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-1633
Fax: 906-227-1096
Began teaching at NMU in 2014
  • B.A., Concordia University
  • M.A., Queens University
  • Ph.D., McGill University
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Lesley Larkin
Associate Professor
English
3242 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-1794
Fax: 906-227-1096
Began teaching at NMU in 2008
  • B.A., Linfield College
  • M.A., University of Washington
  • Ph.D., University of Washington
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Zhuang-Zhong Lehmberg
Professor
English
3262 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2778
Began teaching at NMU in 1994
  • B.A., Northern Michigan University
  • M.A., Northern Michigan University
  • Ph.D., Wayne State University
Joshua MacIvor-Andersen
Assistant Professor
English
3214 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-1675
Fax: 906-227-1096
Began teaching at NMU in 2011
  • B.A., Eastern University
  • M.F.A., University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Jason Markle
Assistant Professor
English
3206 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-1637
Fax: 906-227-1096
Began teaching at NMU in 2010
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.A., Northern Michigan University
  • M.F.A., Northern Michigan University
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James McCommons
Professor
English
3246 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2674
Began teaching at NMU in 2001
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., Trinity Western University, Canada
  • M.A., Syracuse University
  • M.Sc., University of Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Ph.D., Trinity Collge, Ireland
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Elizabeth Monske
Associate Professor
English
3234 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-1631
Fax: 906-227-1096
Began teaching at NMU in 2007
  • B.S., Central Michigan University
  • M.A., Central Michigan University
  • Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
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Russell Prather
Professor & MA Program Director
English
3250 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2857
Began teaching at NMU in 2002
  • B.A., University of British Columbia-Canada
  • M.A., University of Washington
  • M.F.A., University of Washington
  • Ph.D., University of Washington
Cheryl Reed
Assistant Professor
English
3230 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-1898
Fax: 906-227-1096
Began teaching at NMU in 2014
  • B.S., University of Missouri
  • M.A., Ohio State University
  • M.F.A., Northwestern University
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Kia Richmond
Professor
English
3232 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2713
Began teaching at NMU in 2001
  • B.A., Texas Christian University
  • M.A., Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Ph.D., Illinois State University
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Jaspal Singh
Professor
English
3254 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-1832
Began teaching at NMU in 2001
  • B.S., University of Delhi, India
  • M.A., Oregon State University
  • M.A., Agra University, India
  • Ph.D., University of Oregon
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Mark Smith
Professor
English
3224 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2676
Began teaching at NMU in 1970
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., Seattle University
  • D.A., University of Michigan
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Laura Soldner
Professor
English
3226 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2672
Began teaching at NMU in 1986
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Heidi Stevenson
Assistant Professor
English
3216 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2762
Fax: 906-227-1096
Began teaching at NMU in 2011
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.A., Northern Michigan University
  • Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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Raymond Ventre
Department Head
Professor
English
3200A Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2222
Began teaching at NMU in 1979
  • B.A., Providence College
  • Ph.D., Brown University
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Robert Whalen
Professor
English
3248 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2678
Began teaching at NMU in 2002
  • B.A., York University, Canada
  • M.A., University of Toronto, Canada
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada
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David Wood
Associate Professor
Honors Program Director
English
3228 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2112
Fax: 906-227-1096
Began teaching at NMU in 2007
  • B.A., Skidmore College
  • M.A., University of Alaska-Fairbanks
  • Ph.D., Purdue University