Mount Saint Mary's College



The English faculty here at Mount St. Mary’s College represents a wide range of expertise and interests. Together with our diversity, what we have in common is a dedication to developing excellent writers and thinkers, as well as women with a breadth and depth of knowledge of the world’s literary heritage. Because the department is fairly small and very informal, we make sure that every student has the opportunity for personal attention in and out of class. Much of our writing instruction is on a one-on-one basis in writing conferences. Students receive individual academic advisement by an English faculty member. We frequently become mentors to students with whom we have worked. We know our majors, and we take pride in them.

Members of the department have taken leadership in the college in the development of the Women’s Studies program, new multicultural courses, and in designing new approaches to learning through technology in the classroom.

Brueck, Katherine
Dr. Katherine Brueck, Professor and Department Chair, English
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Illinois
M.A., Comparative Literature, Purdue University
B.A., English, Minor in French, John Carroll University

Brosamer, Matthew
Dr. Matthew Brosamer, Associate Professor, English
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Georgetown University

Bryson, Scott
Dr. Scott Bryson, Professor, English
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
M.A., Baylor University
B.A., Baylor University

Kidd, Millie
Dr. Millie Kidd, Program Director, Humanities (Masters)
Ph.D., University of Illinois
M.A., University of Illinois
B.A., University of Illinois

Leese, David
Dr. David Leese, Professor, Business Administration
J.D., Northwestern University
Ph.D., English and American Literature, Brandeis University
M.B.A., California State University, Northridge
M.A., English and American Literature, Brandeis University
A.B., Philosophy, Amherst College

McPeek-Villatoro, Marcos
Marcos McPeek-Villatoro, Director, Journalism & New Media
M.F.A., University of Iowa
M.A., University of Iowa
B.A., St. Ambrose University

O'Brien, George
Fr. George O'Brien, Associate Professor, English
Ed.D., University of Southern California
M.A., Loyola Marymount University
B.A., St. John's College

Sturgeon, Elizabeth
Dr. Elizabeth Sturgeon, Associate Professor, English
Ph.D., English, Northwestern University
M.A., English, Northwestern University
B.A., English, UC Irvine
B.A., History, UC Irvine

Adjunct Faculty

Ganjavi, Shadi
Shadi Ganjavi, Part-time Instructor, English
Ph.D., USC
M.A.(Theoretical Linguistics) & M.A.(Psychology of Linguistics), USC & California State University-Northridge
B.A., California State University-Northridge

Halperin, Dara
Dara Halperin, Part-time Instructor, English
M.A., English, Loyola Marymount University
B.A., English, Mount St. Mary's College

Johnson, Joan
Joan Johnson, Instructor, English
Playwright in residence, Studio One
MA, San Jose State University
BA, San Jose Sate University

Lennon, Frankie
Frankie Lennon, Part-time Instructor, English
M.A., Indiana University, Bloomington
B.A., Indiana University, Bloomington

Perez, David
David Perez, Writing Coordinator, Learning Assistance
M.A. English and American Literature, Mills College
B.A. Political Science, University of Arizona

Sandor, Jane
Jane Sandor, Part-time Instructor, English
M.F.A. Creative Writing, University of Alabama
B.A. English, Smith College

Walla, Tom
Tom Walla, Part-time Instructor, English
M.A. Communications, Northwestern University
B.A. English, Xavier University