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English Faculty

Fisher faculty are dedicated, highly credentialed professionals who consistently make the advancement of scholarship in their respective fields a top priority.

Adjunct Professor
Areas of Interest: Young adult literature; human trafficking; pop culture studies
Maureen Barry
Associate Professor and Program Director, Honors Program
Areas of Interest: 18th-century literature; legal history; theater
Melissa Bissonette
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Rhetorical theory; hate rhetoric and demagoguery; Middle East and Turkish studies; writing studies; civic engagement and community-engaged learning; professional writing; editing and publishing.
Jim Bowman
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of English; Program Director, Film and Television Studies
Areas of Interest: American studies; modernism; film; sport; crime culture; popular culture
Stephen Brauer
Visiting Assistant Professor and Program Director, Women and Gender Studies
Areas of Interest: US and global queer studies; disability studies; critical race theory
Lisa Cunningham
Professor
Areas of Interest: American studies; Philippine-American studies; multiculturalism; World War II-Pacific theater
Sharon Delmendo
Lecturer of Creative Writing and Director, Arts Program
Areas of Interest: Creative writing; 20th-century American and British literature; world literature; arts
Associate Instructor
Areas of Interest: Medieval literature; history of the English Language; modern fantasy
Director, Writing and Tutoring Center
Theresa Nicolay
Adjunct Faculty
Areas of Interest: American studies; activism; social justice; inequities in education; interprofessional collaboration
Jesse Redlo
Writing Center Faculty Tutor and Visiting Instructor (English)
  • Office:Golisano Gateway Upper Level, 204E
  • Phone:(585) 385-7299
  • Email:fregan@sjfc.edu
Fionnuala Regan
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Women and gender studies; indigenous literature; world literature
Jebaroja Singh
Adjunct Professor
Areas of Interest: Film studies, American film history, queer film and feminist film theory, cultural studies in film, Hitchcock
Deborah Sutherland
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Rhetorical history, theory, and methods; writing studies; literacy studies; writing program administration; feminist history, theory, and methods; civic and community engagement in higher education.
Jill Swienciki
Professor
Areas of Interest: Medieval literature; history of the English language; Arthurian literature and movie; digital narratives
Deborah VanderBilt
Writer in Residence
Areas of Interest: Creative writing; contemporary literary publishing; visual arts
Stephen West