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Faculty and Staff

The English department faculty are located in the historic Humphrey House (unless noted). 

The Humphrey House is open during the academic year from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday, except holidays.

The Humphrey House is located on the hill on Academy Street next to the Fine Arts Building.

Oliver S. Bendorf

Phone: 269-337-7038

BA, University of Iowa
MFA, MLIS, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Room 211

Ryan Fong
Ryan Fong
Phone: 269-337-7046

BA, Whittier College
MA, PhD, University of California, Davis

Room 209

Dr. Fong is also the Director for the Women, Gender, & Sexuality program.

Marin Heinritz
Marin Heinritz
Phone: 269-337-5734

BA, Kalamazoo College
MS, Boston University
PhD, Western Michigan University

Room 212

Dr Heinritz is on sabbatical for the Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 quarters.


Bruce Mills
Phone: 269-337-7037

BA, Wartburg College
MA, PhD, University of Iowa

Room 208


Andy Mozina
Andrew Mozina
Phone: 269-337-7041

BA, Northwestern University
MA, Boston University
MA, PhD, Washington University

Room 210


Babli Sinha
Phone: 269-337-7075

Department Chair

BA, Washington and Lee University
MA, Indiana University, Bloomington
MA, PhD, The University of Chicago, Illinois

Room 203

Dr. Sinha is on leave for the Fall 2018 quarter.

Amy Smith
Phone: 269-337-7036

Acting Chair for 2018 Fall Quarter

BA, Allegheny College
MA, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Room 213


Shanna Salinas
Shanna Salinas
Phone: 269-337-7115

BA, University of California, Los Angeles 
MA, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

Room 108

Dr. Salinas is on leave for Fall 2017

Scott Bade
Phone: 269-337-7045

Visiting Professor

Room 212


Amelia Katanski
Phone: 269-337-7045
Arthur D. Winslow

Visiting Professor Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 quarters

BA, University of Maine
MA, Syracuse University

Room 212


Jason Yost
Phone: 269-337-7286

Visiting Professor

Room 203

Deia Sportel
Deia Sportel
Phone: 269-337-7043

Academic Office Coordinator

Certified Green Dot Instructor

BS in Business Management - Cornerstone University

Room 110

Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday:  8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm