Applied Project Directors

Students in the MA English Online program will produce a project under the supervision of an Applied Project Director (Chair). Students will choose their Applied Project Director by reaching out to a professor they took an ENG/LIN class with and receive permission from them to chair their project or from any faculty member from the list below. 

For more information on the Applied Project for the MA English Online Program, see the MA English Online Handbook.


Karen Adams
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Professor Adams research interests are in the study of language in its social and linguistic context. She is the director of English graduate studies.

Ross-Blakley Hall 156 PO Box 871401
Cajsa Baldini
Clinical Associate Professor
Ross-Blakley Hall 148 PO Box 871401
Patricia Boyd
Associate Professor
Ross-Blakley Hall 331 PO Box 871401
Gregory Castle

Professor Castle teaches Irish Studies, Modernism, and Critical Theory. His books include Modernism and the Celtic Revival, Reading the Modernist Bildungsroman, The Literary Theory Handbook, A History of the Modernist Novel,

Ross-Blakley Hall 262 PO Box 871401
Taylor Corse
Associate Professor
Ross-Blakley Hall 165 PO Box 871401
Steve Farmer
Principal Lecturer MY
Ross-Blakley Hall 352 PO Box 871401
Elizabeth Horan

A Professor in the Dept. of English, Horan holds the PhD in Literature from UC, Santa Cruz. She publishes on Latin American & US Literature, Biography, Gender Studies, Translation, Spy and Detective (Crime) Fiction.

Ross-Blakley Hall 358 PO Box 871401
Kathleen Lamp-Fortuno
Director of Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies; Associate Professor
Ross-Blakley Hall 161 PO Box 871401
Elenore Long
Associate Professor
Ross-Blakley Hall 243 PO Box 871401
Devoney Looser

Looser is an internationally recognized literary critic and expert in British women’s writings, the history of the novel, and Jane Austen. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and the TLS.

Ross-Blakley Hall 372 PO Box 871401
Associate Professor
Ross-Blakley Hall 231 PO Box 871401
Bruce Matsunaga
Director of Digital Technology, Associate Research Professional

Dr. Matsunaga holds a PhD in English Literature with an emphasis in British Romanticism and Digital Humanities. He is the Director of Digital Technology, Graduate Faculty, and an Academic Professional.

Ross-Blakley Hall 138 PO Box 871401
Keith Miller

In his research, Keith Miller mainly focuses on the rhetoric and songs of the civil rights movement.

Ross-Blakley Hall 208 PO Box 871401