Faculty


Susan Steinberg

Department Chair
(415) 422-5106

Susan Steinberg is the author of the story collections Spectacle (Graywolf), Hydroplane (FC2), and The End of Free Love (FC2). Her new book of...

Education:

BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art | MFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Courses:

Fiction Workshop, Senior Seminar in Writing, Writing Workshop I, Thesis I/II

Carolyn Brown

Professor
(415) 422-6749

Carolyn Brown received her PhD in English from the University of California–Davis. Her specialization is Shakespeare and Renaissance / Early Modern...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Davis

Expertise:

Shakespeare and psychoanalytic theory

Courses:

FYS: First-Year Seminar, Shakespeare: An Introduction, Literature 1, Shakespeare, Directed Study, Renaissance in England and Its Roots

Eileen Fung

Professor
(415) 422-6083

Eileen Fung earned her PhD in medieval literature with a secondary expertise in Asian American literature from the University of California, Santa...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

Christina Garcia Lopez

Director of Chican@-Latin@ Studies, Associate Professor
(415) 422-4749

Christina Garcia Lopez holds a PhD in American Studies with a portfolio in Mexican American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She...

Education:

BA, English Literature, University of North Texas | MA, American Literature and Culture, University of Leeds | PhD, American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Courses:

Narratives of US America, Intro to Literary Study, Narratives of U.S. America, Great Works of Western Literature, Introduction to Chicano/a Literature Survey, Literature Period Courses: 1900-Present, Special Topics in Literature and Film, Senior Seminar in Literature, Directed Reading

Omar F. Miranda

Assistant Professor

Omar F. Miranda specializes in the literatures of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with an emphasis in both his research and teaching on the...

Education:

PhD, English, New York University | MA, English, Boston College | BA, German, Political Science, and English, University of Miami, Florida

Courses:

Intro to Literary Study, Great Works of Western Literature, Literature Period Courses: 1700-1900, Special Topics in Literature and Film, Special Topics

Dean Rader

Professor
(415) 422-4184

Dean Rader has published widely in the fields of poetry, literary studies, American Indian studies, and visual/popular culture, and he teaches...

Expertise:

Poetry, Literary studies, American Indian studies, Visual/popular culture

Courses:

FYS: First-Year Seminar, Poetry Studio for Non-Majors, Directed Study, Special Topics in Writing, Advanced Workshop in Creative Writing: Poetry, Internships in Writing, The American Experience, The Modern Period

Ryan Van Meter

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4298

Ryan Van Meter is the author of the essay collection, If You Knew Then What I Know Now (2011). His work has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Iowa...

Education:

MA, DePaul University | MFA, University of Iowa

Courses:

Intro to Writing Non-Fiction, Directed Study, Special Topics in Writing, Advanced Workshop in Creative Writing: Nonfiction, Senior Seminar in Writing, Thesis I/II

Part-Time Faculty


Winifred Ernst

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6426

Winifred Ernst received her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with concentrations in eighteenth-century and Renaissance...

Education:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD

Courses:

Great Works of Western Literature, St Ignatius Institute Symposium

Patrick Schwieterman

Adjunct Professor

Pat Schwieterman earned BS degrees in Environmental Science and Plant Science at UC Riverside, and MA and PhD degrees in medieval English literature...

Education:

UC Berkeley, PhD | UC Berkeley, MA | UC Riverside, BS

Courses:

Intro to Literary Study, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Great Works of Western Literature, TYS: Transfer Year Seminars, Literature 1, History of the English Language