Todd Comer

Academic Coach
BA-English, Taylor University (1995); BA-History, Taylor University (1995); MA-English, Michigan State University (2000); Ph.D.-English, Michigan State University (2005)
Year Appointed
Courses - Fall
  • PIO 101: Superheroes
  • PIO 201: The Disappearing Body
  • College Composition
Courses - Spring
  • College Composition


Comer was a tenured Professor of English and Director of Composition at Defiance College for 15 years, and now lives and works in Marietta, Ohio. 

He has most recently, with Dr. Christine Junker, co-edited a double issue for Studies in the Humanities focused on the intersection of disability studies and ecocriticism. The issue was published in April of 2020. 

In the winter of 2018, Todd published “The Politics of Disability in Octavia Butler‘s  Kindred” in the Journal of Narrative TheoryIn the spring of 2017, Todd gave the keynote address at the SAGES Fifth Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference (Akron, Ohio). His talk was entitled “Birth and the Mourning After: Posthumanism.” In 2016, Todd published “The Hidden Architecture of Disability in Chris Ware’s Building Stories” (in Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives) and the “The Disabled Hero: Being and Ethics in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings” (Mythlore). Todd has co-edited Terror and the Cinematic Sublime: Essays on Violence and the Unpresentable in Post-9/11 Film and Sexual Ideology in the Works of Alan Moore. Todd has also published on Joel and Ethan Coen’s The Big Lebowski, Samuel R. Delany’s Dhalgren, Flann O’Brien’s At-Swim-Two-Birds, and Doctor Who.