Mandy Reid: Associate Professor with tenure Indiana State University 

PhD Dissertation:  “A Most Terrible Spectacle:  Visualizing Racial Science in

American Literature and Culture, 1839-1915,” Defended May 2005.


Elizabeth Fenton: Associate Professor with tenure, University of Vermont

 PhD Dissertation: “Comparative Strangers: Anti-Catholicism, Liberalism, and

American Literature 1776-1895,” Defended March 2006.


Molly Robey: Assistant Professor, Illinois Weslayan University

 “Sacred Geographies: Revelation and Nation in 19th-Century U.S.-Holy Land

Literature, Defended 2009.


AnaMaria Seglie: Assistant Professor, St Norbert College

 PhD Dissertation: “Sacred Dominion: Anti-Catholicism and the Romance of U.S. 

Imperialism, 1827-1890,” Defended May 2015.


Abby Goode: Assistant Professor, Plymouth State University

 PhD Dissertation: “Democratic Demographics: A Literary Genealogy of

 American Sustainability,” Defended April 2016.


Karen Rosenthall, Admitted to candidacy December 2012

 PhD Dissertation: “Novel Economies: a Literary Pre-History of US Industrial Capitalism,” Defended April 2017.


David Messmer: MFA Program in Creative Writing, University of Houston

PhD Dissertation: “Aural Fictions: Politics of Sound in African American Writing

from the Civil War to Civil Rights,” Defended 2009. 

Joe Carson, 5th year PhD student

PhD Dissertation: "Savage Arcadia: the American Romance in the Anthropocene." Defense: 2019



Exams scheduled, December 2018

Research Fields: Late 19th though 20th Century American Literature | African-American Literature | Southern Studies | Critical Cultural Geographies