Professor; Chair of English Program
PhD, English, University of California, Santa Barbara; MA, English, University of California, Santa Barbara; BA, English and Mexican American Studies, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Dr. Alvarez teaches U.S. Literature with a specialty in U.S. Ethnic Literature. She loves the way literature guides students through new experiences. Dr. Alvarez’ research interest is in the formation of the Chicanx canon. In her spare time, she likes writing poetry.
BA, Rutgers College; MA, PhD, City University of New York
Edwin Battistella is the author, most recently, of Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology. His work has appeared in the Huffington Post, Politico, Oregon Humanities, and the Oregonian. Battistella is on the editorial board of The Oregon Encyclopedia and is the co-editor-in-chief of journal Language and Linguistics Compass.
Professor – Emeritus Faculty
BA, Eureka College; MA, PhD, University of Oregon
Dr. Gholson is a Professor of English and Writing at Southern Oregon University. He is a former high school English teacher and has served as Writing Director, Director of the University Colloquium and Chair of the English Department. He has published on writing, rhetoric and Kurt Vonnegut. He has taught a wide range of courses including The Rhetoric of War, The Rhetoric of Visual Culture, and single author studies in Kurt Vonnegut.
Assistant Professor; Co-director, Oregon Writing Project at SOU
PhD, English (Rhetoric & Composition), University of Nevada, Reno; MS, Environmental Studies, University of Montana, Missoula; BS, American Studies and English, Utah State University
Dr. Lundahl teaches across the English Studies, specializing in teacher education and writing pedagogy. She loves seeing aspiring teachers make literacy relevant and meaningful for all students. Dr. Lundahl’s research focuses on intersections of literacy studies and environmental education. She hikes and studies natural history during her free time.
BA, Bennington College; MA, PhD, Stanford University
Dr. Maltz is a Professor of English at Southern Oregon University. She is the author of British Aestheticism and the Urban Working Classes (Palgrave, 2006) and the editor of Arthur Morrison’s 1896 novel A Child of the Jago (Broadview, 2013). Her classes include The Animal in Literature; The Decadent 1890s; and Slumming in the Nineteenth Century.
Associate Professor; Director, Oregon Writing Project at SOU
BA, French (Literature and Language), Minor, Linguistics, Yale College; PhD, MA, Education (Language, Literacy, and Culture) UC Berkeley
Dr. Perrow has taught English at all levels – K-12, undergraduates, graduate students and teachers. She is intrigued by the relationship between language and identity, and is constantly asking: How does language reflect who we are, and shape who we become?