Leadership and Staff



Faculty administration
Susan Williams, Chair of the Department of English
Jonathan Buehl, Vice Chair of Rhetoric, Composition and Literacy

Faculty directors
John Jones, Director of Digital Media Studies
Aman Garcha, Director of Graduate Studies
Kathy Fagan Grandinetti, Director of Creative Writing
Beverly Moss, Director of Second-Year Writing
Karen Winstead, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Christa Teston, Director of Business and Technical Writing

Executive Committee
Susan Williams, Chair
Staff Liaison: Megan Lemming, Assistant to the Chair and Creative Writing Program
Ryan Friedman, Diversity Officer
Katie Braun, Regional Faculty Representative (Alternates: Rob Hughes, AU 2020; Ben McCorkle, SP 2021)
Jared Gardner, Full Professor
Jim Phelan, Full Professor (Kay Halasek, Full Professor alternate)
Leslie Lockett, Associate Professor
Jennifer Higginbotham, Associate Professor (Merrill Kaplan, Associate Professor alternate)
Jake Risinger, Assistant Professor
Nick White, Assistant Professor (Sarah Neville, Assistant Professor alternate)
MaryKatherine Ramsey, elected Staff Representative
Cathy Ryan, elected Associated Faculty Representatives
Alison Cummins, elected EGO Representative
Maria Trusty, elected EUGO Representative

Committee chairs
Alan Farmer, Enrollment and Budget Advisory
Angus Fletcher, Communications & Development
Ryan Friedman, Diversity and Inclusion
Brian McHale, Awards and Nominations
Drew Jones, Promotion and Tenure
Sean O’Sullivan, Lectures and Events

Regional campus department coordinators
Daniel Keller, Faculty Coordinator for the Newark Campus 
Cynthia Callahan, Faculty Coordinator for the Mansfield Campus
David Adams, Faculty Coordinator for the Lima Campus
Stuart Lishan, Faculty Coordinator for the Marion Campus

Associated faculty coordinators
Lee Martin
Andreá Williams



Wayne Lovely, Administrative Manager
Sarah Beaumont-White, HR and Fiscal Associate


Mike Bierschenk, Educational Technologist
Elizabeth Falter, Manager of the Digital Media Project
Jameson Gower, Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Kathleen Griffin, Coordinator of the Graduate Studies Program
Ashleigh Hardin, Associate Director of First-Year Writing
Lindsay Martin, Coordinator of the Professional Writing Minor Program
Megan Lemming, Assistant to the Chair and Creative Writing Program
Deb Lowry, Associate Director of Curriculum and Assessment
MaryKatherine Ramsey, Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Katie Stanutz, Undergraduate Programs Manager


Elizabeth Falter, Communications Team Supervisor
Nicole Leavitt, Student Communications Team Leader


Carmen Greiner, Student Administrative Staff Supervisor
Nalijah Daniels, Student Administrative Assistant
Lill Edwards, Student Administrative Assistant
Natalie Keener, Student Administrative Assistant
Hana Le, Student Administrative Assistant
Cynthia Lynn Schneider, Student Administrative Assistant
Jade Werner, Student Administrative Assistant