English Department Faculty
Dr. Nathan Anderson
Degrees: Ph.D. in English with a major emphasis on Creative Writing (Poetry) and Twentieth Century American Literature (Ohio University); M.F.A in Creative Writing (Poetry) (Eastern Washington University); B.A. in English (Eastern Washington University)
Year appointed: 2007
Before coming to Marietta, Dr. Anderson taught for six years at Ohio University. Currently, he teaches courses in composition, literature, and creative writing.
Dr. Janet L. Bland
Associate Dean for Accreditation
McCoy Associate Professor of English
Division Coordinator for Arts and Humanities
Dr. Bland, who teaches creative writing, published a book of short fiction, A Fish Full of River, in 2006. A Fish Full of River is a collection of nine character-driven stories that take place in the first half of the 20th century. Fish was nominated for a Colorado Book Award in the category of Fiction. Her work has appeared in many journals, including McSweeney's and Teaching and Writing Magazine.
When writing, Dr. Bland enjoys researching the history of events and then creating fictional characters to tell stories about within the historical time period.
She has also co-written The Civil Mind with Margaret Whitt, published in the summer of 2006. Currently, Dr. Bland is finishing a novel that takes place during hurricane Katrina.
Hilyer Associate Professor
Office: THMS 205
Degrees: B.A. Wilmington College, M.A. University of Dayton, Ph.D. University of Louisville
Year appointed: 2001
Dr. Catalano is an Associate Professor in English. He edited a bi-monthly journal, American Whitewater, from 2003-2008, and is a specialist in rhetoric and composition.
His teaching interests include basic writing, introductory composition, technical writing, and scientific writing.
Dr. Catalano was granted tenure in the fall of 2006.
Office: THMS 307
Degrees: Ph.D. (University of California-Davis), 1991; Master's (University of California-Davis), 1987; Bachelor's (University of California-Santa Barbara), 1985
Year appointed: 1992
Dr. Hares-Stryker is one of 16 current faculty members who have earned the prestigious McCoy Professor recognition. She was promoted to professor in the fall of 2006.
Dr. Hares-Stryker has published a number of articles, book chapters, and two books. Her most recent book came out last year, "The Illustrators of Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows,' 1908-2008," and her most recent article was a biographical and bibliographic study of the life and work of Henry Justice Ford, the late Victorian and early Edwardian artist best known as the illustrator of Andrew Lang's many colored fairy books. Her other research interests include Medieval literature, mythology, Victorian literature and pre-Raphaelitism.
On campus, she directed the Honors Program for five years and has taught a variety of classes, including "World Mythology," "The Concept of Tragedy," "The Female Gothic," and "Wilde, Women and Dracula: Gender and Culture at the Fin-de-siecle". She is one of three Marietta faculty members to ever be honored with the McCoy designation twice.
Office: Thomas 106
Degrees: Ph.D. (Bowling Green), 2000; Master's (Kentucky), 1987; Bachelor's (Asbury), 1984
Year appointed: 2001
Dr. Hogue specializes in 20th century literature, teaching courses in American and postcolonial literature. She frequently presents papers at conferences and has published articles dealing with pedagogy, regional literature, and intersections between postcolonial and African-American approaches to literature.
A former journalist, Dr. Hogue enjoys teaching writing classes, including English Composition, Creative Nonfiction, and several writing-intensive literature classes.
Associate Professor, Director of Peer Mentor Program
Degrees: Ph.D. in Early American Literature and Women's Literature (Purdue University); Master of Arts in English Language and Literature (Purdue University); Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science (University of Minnesota)
Year appointed: 2008
Dr. Livengood's area of specialization is in early American literature, with an emphasis on 19th-century women writers. Classes she teaches regularly include the early American survey, the early American Novel, Major American Authors, Diversity in Literature, Slavery and Literature, and Methods of Literary Study. Dr. Livengood has published articles in Studies in American Humor and Legacy, and in 2012 she was awarded the Edward G. Harness Outstanding Education Award.
Joseph M. Sullivan
Associate Professor of English
Office: Thomas 216A
Degrees: Ph.D. in English Literature (University of Toledo), 1999; Master of Arts in English and American Literature (Marquette University), 1991; Bachelor's of Arts in English and American Literature (Loras College), 1989
Year appointed: 2001
Dr. Sullivan, who is the faculty sponsor of Marietta's English Honor Society (Sigma Tau Delta), teaches British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the Restoration. Other recent courses he has taught include Senior Capstone Seminar, Shakespeare, Milton, Chaucer, Renaissance Drama, 18th Century English Novel, 20th Century British and American Poetry, and Film Study.
He arrived at Marietta in the fall of 2001 after teaching one year at Santa Clara (Calif.) University. In the summer of 2004, he received a Professional Improvement Grant to research and draft a monograph entitled Shakespeare in Hindsight; Or, What You Willed.
Dr. Sullivan was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor in the fall of 2006.