English Department Faculty


Ann Marie Alfonso-Forero

Assistant Professor of English

Education: B.A. Boston University, M.A., Ph.D. University of Miami

Courses Taught:  "Postcolonial Women's Writing," "Contemporary Global Literature,"
"Immigrant Women's Writing," "20th Century and Contemporary Anglophone African Literature"

Research Interests:  Postcolonial studies, immigrant narratives, literature and globalization, gender and women's studies 

email: aalfonso@saintmarys.edu

Office & Phone:

217 Spes Unica Hall



Ted Billy 

   Professor of English

Education: B.A. King's College, M.A., Ph.D.: State University of New York at Binghamton

Courses taught: "American Literature" (ranging from colonial to contemporary),
Twentieth-century British Literature", Film Studies, and "Expository Writing".

Research interests: Joseph Conrad, American gothic fiction, and film adaptations of novels

Office & Phone: 

219 Spes Unica Hall
email address: tbilly@saintmarys.edu

Thomas F. Bonnell
Professor of English.


B.A., Saint Olaf College;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Courses taught: "18th-Century Writers," "Script and Stage: 1660-1790,"

"Novel Women", "Classical Rhetoric" ,"Women of Genius"

Books Published:  The Most Disreputable Trade:  Publishing the Classics of English Poetry, 1765-1810 (Oxford University Press, 2008); James Boswell's Life of Johnson: An Edition of the Original Manuscript in Four Volumes, Volume 3:  1776-1780 (Yale University Press and Edinburgh University Press, 2012).  Volume 4 is in preparation. 

email: tbonnell@saintmarys.edu

Office & Phone:

223 Spes Unica Hall



Dionne Bremyer

Assistant Professor of English


B.S., Florida State University;

M.A., Rhode Island College;

Ph.D., Georgia State University.

Courses taught:  "Creative Writing", "Contemporary Ethnic America Short Story", "Special Topics in Advanced Writing", "Senior Writing Seminar"

Research interests:  Creative writing craft, narratology, cultural hybridity, and postcolonial writers

email: dbremyer@saintmarys.edu

Office & Phone: 

225 Spes Unica Hall



Joseph Cardinale

Assistant Professor of English


B.A., State University of New York;

M.F.A., University of Massachusetts;

A.B.D., University of Hawaii, Manoa

Courses taught:

"Philosophy of Fiction", "Creative Writing", "From Fiction to Film", "Fiction Writing".

email:  jcardinale@saintmarys.edu

Office & Phone:

214 Spes Unica Hall


Rosalind E. Clark
Professor of English.


B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts.

Courses taught: "Medieval Literature", "Chaucer", "Irish Literature", "History of the English Language,"Celtic Mythology", "Arthurian Literature," "Jane Austen Dance."

email: rclark@saintmarys.edu

Office & Phone:

220 Spes Unica Hall


Christopher Cobb, Chair
Associate Professor of English


B.A., Swarthmore College
M.A., M. Phil, Ph. D. Yale University

Courses taught: "Shakespeare", "16th-17th-Century Literature",

"Tolkien and Modern Fantasy".

Office & Phone:

221 Spes Unica Hall


email: ccobb@saintmarys.edu


Laura E. Haigwood
Professor of English.


B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California.

Courses taught: "The Romantic Movement", "Victorian Literature",

"Jane Austen", "The Brontes", "Women, Mystery, Detection".

email:  haigwood@saintmarys.edu

Office & Phone:

222 Spes Unica Hall


Sister Eva Hooker
Professor of English


B.A., Saint Mary's College;

M.A., University of Notre Dame;

Ph. D., S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo.

Courses taught: "Modern Poetry," "Poetry Writing."

email: ehooker@saintmarys.edu

Office:  218 Spes Unica Hall

Office Phone: 574-284-4053

Home Phone: 574-284-4869