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Barbara Burch • Professor and Chair of English, Director of Honors Program

Office Location: Pawling Hall, Room 112
Phone: (502) 863-8130
Email: Barbara_Burch@georgetowncollege.edu 

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • B.A., M.A., University of Kentucky

Teaching:

  • English Composition I and II
  • British Literature Survey I and II
  • Romantic Literature
  • Victorian Literature
  • Modern British Literature
  • Anglo-Irish Literature
  • Irish Myth and Folklore

Teaching and Research Areas:

  • The Invention of Tradition in Browning, Yeats and Pound
  • Robert Browning’s Later Poetry
  • Aubrey Beardsley’s illustrations of Pope
  • Thomas Hardy’s Poetry
  • James Joyce
  • Contemporary Irish Poetry
  • The English Novel
  • Irish Myth and Folklore

Involvement:

  • Coach, Georgetown College Academic Team
  • Faculty Adviser, College Democrats

Other Service:

  • Honors Committee (Program Director)
  • Honors Adviser
  • Phi Beta Kappa Committee

Awards and Information:

Dr. Burch joined the faculty in 1994. In 1994 and 2001, she was named “Favorite Professor” by the Alpha Lambda Delta honorary. She received the John Walker Manning “Distinguished Mentor and Teacher “Award in 1999, was recognized as Outstanding Academic Adviser in 2005, and awarded the Cawthorne “Excellence in Teaching” Award in 2006. At the 2011 Senior Banquet, she presented with the Lindsey Apple Student Life Award.

She chairs the English Department and directs the Honors Program.

Dr. Burch is happy to hear from former students. Please e-mail Barbara_Burch@georgetowncollege.edu .


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Rosemary Allen • Professor of English, Provost/Dean of the College

Office Location: Pawling Hall, Room 115
Phone: Provost’s Office, (502) 863-8146
Email: Rosemary_Allen@georgetowncollege.edu 

Education:

  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University
  • B.A., Hillsdale College

Teaching:

  • Shakespeare
  • Milton
  • Neo-Classical Literature

Awards and Information:

Dr. Allen joined the faculty in 1984. She chaired the English Department for eight years. The first faculty member to win all three of the College’s teaching awards, she is the recipient of the 1997 Rollie Graves “Technology Excellence” Award, the 1998 John Walker Manning “Distinguished Mentor and Teacher” Award, and the 2002 Cawthorne “Excellence in Teaching” Award. Since 2004, Dr. Allen has acted as Provost/Dean of the College, and is the first woman in Georgetown’s history to hold the position of chief academic officer.


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Holly Barbaccia • Associate Professor of English, Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Director of Women’s Studies

Office Location: Pawling Hall, Room 116
Phone: (502) 863-8126
Email: Holly_Barbaccia@georgetowncollege.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A. in English and Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., College of William and Mary

Teaching:

  • English Composition I and II
  • British Literature Survey I and II
  • Chaucer
  • Medieval Literature
  • Epic Poetry
  • Women and Writing
  • Comparative Literature
  • World Literature to 1650
  • Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • Senior Seminar in Women’s Studies

Research Interests:

  • Medieval and renaissance literature
  • Lyric poetry
  • Women and writing
  • Popular culture

Service and Involvement:

  • Sigma Tau Delta Faculty Advisor
  • Student Women and Gender Society Faculty Advisor
  • Faculty Committee

Awards and Information:

Dr. Barbaccia joined the faculty in 2005. Since 2007, she has directed the interdisciplinary minor program inWomen’s Studies; she also directs the new program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. She has published papers on early modern English-women’s lyric poetry, on John Gower’s Anglo-French erotic balade sequence, and on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She gave the McCandless lecture (on Gower’s Cinkante Balades) at Regent’s Park College, Oxford, in 2011.

 


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Steve Carter • Professor of English, Editor of Georgetown Review

Office Location: Pawling Hall, Room 109
Phone: (502) 863-8308
Email: Steve_Carter@georgetowncollege.edu 

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
  • M.A., University of Southern Mississippi
  • B.A., Tusculum College
  • A.A., Hiwassee Junior College

Teaching:

  • Composition I and II
  • English Literature Survey I and II
  • Modern Fiction
  • Topics courses
  • Creative Writing

Awards and Information:

Dr. Carter joined the faculty in 1990. He is a widely published writer of short fiction, having placed his work in literary magazines like Antioch ReviewTin HouseNorthwest Review, and Mississippi Review. His first novel, I Was Howard Hughes, was published by Bloomsbury Press in September 2003. His second novel, Famous Writers School, was published by Counterpoint Press in October 2006. He edits the nationally distributedGeorgetown Review (in continuous publication since 1993) and is at work on a third novel.


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Todd Coke • Professor of English, Director of American Studies

Office Location: Pawling Hall, Room 114
Phone: (502) 863-8127
Email: Todd_Coke@georgetowncollege.edu 

Education:

  • Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
  • B.A., M.A., Austin Peay State University

Teaching:

Awards and Information:

Dr. Coke joined the faculty in 1989. He is the Director of the American Studies program.


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Carrie Cook • Associate Professor of English, Writing Program Coordinator

Office Location: Pawling Hall, Room 113
Phone: (502) 863-7979
Email: Carrie_Cook@georgetowncollege.edu 

Education:

  • Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., Eastern Kentucky University
  • B.A., Kentucky State University

Teaching:

  • English Composition I and II
  • English Literature Survey I
  • Topics in the English Language: History of the English Language

Awards and Information:

Dr. Cook joined the faculty in 2006. She directs the Writing Program.


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Kristin Czarnecki • Associate Professor of English

Office Location: Pawling Hall, Room 110
Phone: (502) 863-8132
Email: Kristin_Czarnecki@georgetowncollege.edu

Fall 2014 Courses:

FDN111
ENG112: Composition II
ENG422: Native American Literature (C, W)
HON170: Honors Reading Group–Toni Morrison

Education:

  • Ph.D. University of Cincinnati
  • M.A. Northwestern University
  • B.A. University of Notre Dame

Courses Taught:

  • English Composition I and II
  • Accelerated Composition
  • Foundations 111 and 112
  • English Literature Survey I and II
  • Twentieth-Century Drama
  • Modern British Literature
  • Honors Seminar: Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group
  • Topics in Women and Literature: Multiethnic American Women’s Literature
  • Topics in Multiethnic American Literature: The Harlem Renaissance
  • Topics in Multiethnic American Literature: Native American Literature
  • Oxford Tutorial in Modern British Literature
  • Survey of African-American Literature 1745-Present

Information:

Dr. Czarnecki joined the faculty in 2007. Her teaching and research interests include modern British literature, multiethnic American literature, and literary theory and criticism.  In addition, she is always interested in innovative and interesting ways to teach composition.

Dr. Czarnecki is President-elect of the International Virginia Woolf Society and a member of the International Virginia Woolf Society, the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures, the Toni Morrison Society, and the Modern Language Association.

In June 2010, she hosted the 20th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf and currently serves on the editorial board of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany.


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John Sadlon • Professor of English, Director of Writing Center

Email: John_Sadlon@georgetowncollege.edu

Education:

  • M.Ed., Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Undergraduate Teaching:

  • Composition I and II
  • Linguistics
  • Teaching English in Middle and Secondary Schools

Graduate Teaching:

  • Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum (ENG 526)
  • Teachers Writing Their Own Portfolio Pieces to Increase CATS (State Test Scores) Results (ENG 570)

Awards and Information:

Dr. Sadlon joined the faculty in 1979. He directs the Writing Center.


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Mary Brady • Associate Professor of English (deceased)

 

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky
  • B.A., M.A., University of Kentucky

Awards and Information:

For twenty-two years, Dr. Mary Brady taught English classes at every level of the curriculum, advised students, and served the College in a wide range of capacities. She won the John Walker Manning “Distinguished Mentor and Teacher” Award in 2005. Since Dr. Brady’s death on January 8, 2007, some of her students and colleagues have sought to preserve her memory online at the Brady Experience and the Mary Brady Project. A scholarship in her name to be given to a junior English major is also being developed: read more about the “Pawling 110 Club,” and go here to make your first contribution.


Gwen C. Curry • Professor Emerita of English (deceased)

 

Education:

  • Ph.D., Indiana University
  • M.A., University of Kentucky
  • B.A., Georgetown College

Awards and Information:

Dr. Gwen Curry received the Cawthorne “Excellence in Teaching” Award in 1992, was named Kentucky Professor of the Year in 1993, and won the George Walker Redding Faculty Award in 2000. In 2003, she gave the McCandless lecture on “Poetry, death, and Christian faith” at Regent’s Park College, Oxford. “The Curry Award for Faculty Excellence” (established in 2005) is named in honor of Dr. Curry and her husband, Dr. Ralph Curry, both Chairs in the English Department and long-time faculty at Georgetown College: the award recognizes faculty who excel, as the Currys did, in service, scholarship, and dedication to students. Dr. Gwen Curry died in 2013.


Ralph Curry • Professor Emeritus of English (deceased)

 

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Western Kentucky University

Awards and Information:

Dr. Ralph Curry, the biographer of Canadian humorist, Stephen Leacock, was a noted researcher and author. A Fulbright scholar, he was also a contributing member of the Kentucky-Tennessee American Studies Association. He directed the American Studies program and played a critical role both in founding the College’s Faculty Committee and in designing the processes that protect faculty’s rights. “The Curry Award for Faculty Excellence” (established in 2005) is named in honor of Dr. Curry and his wife, Dr. Gwen Curry, both Chairs in the English Department and long-time faculty at Georgetown College: the award recognizes faculty who excel, as the Currys did, in service, scholarship, and dedication to students. Dr. Ralph Curry died in 1997.


Steven W. May • Professor Emeritus of English

 

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago
  • M.A., University of Chicago
  • B.A., Rockford College

Awards and Information:

Dr. May was a member of the Georgetown College faculty for thirty-five years. He received the Cawthorne “Excellence in Teaching” Award in 1991. Since retiring from full-time teaching in 2004, he has held appointments at Emory University and the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom). Editor of Queen Elizabeth I: Selected Works (Folger Shakespeare Library, 2005) and author of The Elizabethan Courtier Poets: Their Poems and Their Contexts (1999) as well as numerous other books, essays, and articles on English Renaissance literature, Dr. May is currently the Principal Investigator on the project, “Early Modern Manuscript Poetry: Recovering our Scribal Heritage” (based at U. Sheffield).