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Adamek, Philip 
PhD, 2005
Associate Professor of English, Kagoshima, Prefectural College Japan

Ali, Barish
PhD 2005
Department of English, Buffalo State College

Aso, Takahashi 
Kyorin University, Faculty Foreign Language

Ascherl, Andrew
PhD, 2012
Prof. English, University of New Mexico

Baxter, Annie 
MA, 2002

Baxter-Kauf, Michael J. 
PhD, 2007
Program Director at Minnesota Urban Debate League, Coaches Debate at St. Paul Central high school

Brueckle, Irene
2001

But, Juanita

Barnett, Stuart
Department of English, Central Connecticut State University

Bohn, Heidi J.
PhD 2010
Attorney, Office of Assistant Chief Counsel, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, El Paso, Texas

Burdman, Javier
MA 2011
PhD program, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Caruso, Jennifer
PhD 2005
English Department, Marion College, Wisconsin

Chakraborty, Prasanta
PhD 2004
Associate Professor of English, University of Delhi, India

Chang, Pi-Chun
MA 2002

Cheng, Sinkkwan

Clements, Cal

Coelen, Marcus
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany, literature and literary theory, psychoanalyst

Colasurdo, Michael
MA 2010

Colleran, Daniel
MA 2005
English Department, Laguardia Community College

Collins, David
PhD, 2014

Conroy, Melaine
MA 2005
PhD in French, Stanford University, 2012
Assistant Professor of French, The University of Memphis

Countryman, Lisa
MA 2004
Grant Writer & Clinic Liaison at St. Anthony Foundation, Owner at Countryman Translations

Crawford, Ryan
MA 2010

Crispi, Luca
PhD 2001
UCD James Joyce Research Centre, School of English Drama and Film, University College Dublin, Ireland

Cucu, Sorin Radu
PhD 2007
LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

De Carneri, Marina
Practicing Psychoanalyst

Devenney, Christopher

Drizou, Myrto 
PhD, 2012
Assistant Professor of English, Valdosta State University, Georgia

Dumpfrey, Kerin

Dunn, Ian
MA 2010

Elin, Stephen M
MA 2010

Fati, Zakaria
Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Garrido, Juan Manuel
MA 2006
Associate Professor University Diego Portales. Santiago, Chile

Gauch, Suzanne
Case Western University, Department of Modern Languages and Literature

Gerwin, Elizabeth
PhD 2003
Algoma University, Sault Ste Marie, Canada

Gingerich, Stephen
PhD 2002
Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages, Cleveland State University

Gill, Lydia
Lecturer of Spanish
PhD University of Texas at Austin
MA in Comparative Literature and 2nd MA in Spanish from University of New York at Buffalo

Goodnough, Jessica
MA 2009

Gorelick, Nathan
PhD 2010
Assistant Professor English Department, Utah Valley University

Hair, Lindsey
PhD 2008

Harnesberger, Jill
PhD 2008
Assistant Professor, Department of English and Foreign Languages, Fort Valley State University

Hagglund, Martin
MA 2005
Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University

Harrington, Thea
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College at Keystone College

Herbert, Stacy
PhD 2002

Herron, Shane
PhD 2011
Assistant Professor of English, Furman University

Hewson, Mark
PhD 2001
Teaches Literature and Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, Australia

Hickerson, Crystal
MA 2008
PhD Program, Comparative Literature, UC Irvine

Hsiao, Li-Chun
PhD 2004
Assistant Professor, Nat’l Taiwan University

Ivanchikova, Alla
PhD 2008
Professor, English and Comparative Literature, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Jackson, Kimberly
PhD 2005
Associate Professor of English, Florida Gulf Coast University

James, Deveryle
PhD 2008

Jobling, Ian
PhD 2002

Jowsey, Nicole
PhD 2011
Assistant Professor of the Practice in Interdisciplinary Studies, Medaille College

Kania, Brian

Kang, Kyoung-Yee
MA 2006

Kates, Joshua
Full Professor, English Department, Indiana University

Keegan, Bridget
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Professor of English, Creighton University

Kim, Hyemin
Adjunct assistant professor at CUNY/Baruch and CUNY/City Tech

Koch-Gibson, Jennifer

Kwon, Jieun
PhD 2009

Le Tourneux, John
2005

Lee, Kyungah
MA 2011
PhD Program Department of Philosophy, Claremont Graduate University

Lin, Chun-Han
2002

Logan, Ian
MA 2010

Lowenthal, Marc

Luftig, Jonathan
PhD 2003
Lecturer, Morgan State University

Luszczynska, Ana
PhD 2004
Assistant Professor of English at Florida International University, Miami

MacDonald, Megan
PhD, 2012
Instructor, English, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey

McGhee, Kim

Mcneil, Brian
PhD 2004
Market Development Manager at Parker Hannifin, Shangai, China

Melonic, Emina
PhD, 2019

Militello, Joseph

Miyamoto, Keiko
PhD 2005
English Department, Seinan Gakuin University

Murphy, Jonathan W
PhD 2010
Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi

Muscau, Francesca
PhD 2006
South Bank University, London, England

Nelson, Lycette
Since 2010 works in the MDAC (Mental Dissability Advocacy Center) as Litigation Director

Nickard, Gary
PhD 2006
Associate Professor
Department of Art, University at Buffalo

Pardini, Samuel
PhD 2005
Assistant Professor, Elon University

Park, Mijeong
Assistant Professor, English, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

Pascatore, Russell
MA 2010
Currently on the PhD program, Department of Classics, University of Southern California

Pelaez, Sol
Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages Department, Mississippi State University

Penny, Laura
PhD 2006
Department of English, Mount Saint Vincent University

Penasack, Amy
MA 2001

Pfau, Thomas
Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English & Professor of German and Director of Graduate Studies: Carolina-Duke Program in German, Duke University

Pillai, Johann
Associate Professor, Comparative Literature, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Piloiu, Rares
PhD 2006

Polgar, Antoine
PhD 2002
Adjunct instructor at Champlain College

Polyium, Montree
2002
Lecturer, English and Literature, Department of Western Languages and Linguistics, Mahasarakham University

Pound, Scott
Assistant Professor of English, Lakehead University

Rashidaian, Ziba
Associate Professor of English, Southeastern Louisiana University

Rheingold, Hugh

Rudnicki, Marc
PhD 2002
Assistant Professor, George Mason University

Safit, Ilan
PhD 2003
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Pace University

Sayre, Gordon
Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Oregon

Schatz, Ana

Schmitz, Andrew
PhD 1997
Associate Professor, English, D’Youville College

Sela-Levavi, Shirli

Sharp, Michele

Smith, Jessica
MA 2005

Spain, Andrea
PhD 2009
Assistant Professor Department of English. Mississippi State University

Stoekle, Alan
Professor, French. Penn State University

Stone, Ray
PhD 2006

Staat, Wim

Thiele, Kathrin
PhD 2007
Assistant Professor, Gender Studies, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University

Thomas, Tammis
Assistant Professor, English, University of Houston, Downtown

Tuhkanen, Mikko
PhD 2005
Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies, Texas A&T University

Valbuena, Olga
Associate Professor of English, Wake Forrest University

VanWesenbeeck, Birger
PhD 2006
Assistant Professor, English Department, SUNY Fedonia

Verstraete, Ginette
PhD 1991
Professor of Cultuurwetenschappen (Comparative Arts and Media), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Wilson, Andrew
2005

Zimnik, Nina
Assistant Professor, German and Cultural Studies, University of Lüneburg, Germany

Zlotsky, Andres
PhD 2002