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Michael Baughman, MA from San Francisco State College.

Arlen J. Briggs, PhD from the University of Oregon.

Robin Carey, PhD from the University of Washington.

Robert L. Casebeer, MS from  Southern Oregon College.

Peggy G.P. Cheng, PhD from  Pennsylvania State University.

James L. Dean, PhD from the University of New Mexico.

Terry L. DeHay, PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

Robert C. DeVoe, MA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Sandra J. Holstein, PhD from the University of Minnesota.

Edward A. Hungerford, PhD from New York University.

Lawson F. Inada, MFA the University of Oregon.

Barbara O. Matthiessen, PhD  from the Stanford University.

Kathryn C. McNair, PhD  from the University of Oregon.    

Victor Thomas Nash, PhD from  the University of Oregon.

Donald L. Reynolds, PhD from the  University of Washington.

Charles Ryberg, MA from Southern Illinois University.    

Herman Schmeling, PhD from the University of Wisconsin.

Cynthia M. Wallace, MA from San Francisco State College.

CE 257, (541) 552-6632

Margaret Perrow teaches English education and writing. She has a PhD  in Language, Literacy, and Culture in Education, from UC Berkeley. As director of the Oregon Writing Project at SOU, she works closely with K-12 teachers to support effective writing instruction in schools.

"I love watching English majors become writers, teachers, and communicators who will make a difference in the world!"

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CE 245, (541) 552-6620

Edwin Battistella teaches linguistics and writing.  He has a PhD in linguistics from the City University of New York and is the author, most recently, of Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology (Oxford University Press, 2014).

"The most important thing I teach is for students to enjoy learning."

CE 248, (541) 552-6630

Bill Gholson teaches rhetoric and the nonfiction essay.  He has a PhD in English with concentrations in rhetoric and contemporary American literature.  A former high school English teacher, he has directed writing programs and has published on Kurt Vonnegut and rhetoric.

"The goal of teaching and learning is not to remedy deficits, but to realize a certain kind of human potential."


CE 254, (541) 552-6629

Alma Rosa Alvarez teaches a wide array of topics within U.S. Literature. Among these are Modernism and U.S. Ethnic Literature. She has a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition to teaching, Alma Rosa enjoys reading and writing poetry.

"Aside from enjoying good conversation with students about texts we are reading in class, I am a nerd--I love meeting with students to workshop their papers and work on their writing skills."

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