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Faculty and Staff of Norwich University
Professor
English
Chair, Department of English and Communications

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Lea M. Williams received her B.A. in comparative literature from the American University of Paris and her M.A. and Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Oregon.

Her dissertation was about the literature of war, a topic, though she did not realize it at the time, that would prepare her to take a position at Norwich University. Here, she regularly teaches military literature and other war-related courses, including special topics courses on women and war, World War I, and the Vietnam War — once taking students to Vietnam for a three-week study-trip.

Charles A. Dana Professor
English

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F. Brett Cox received a B.A. in English and philosophy from the University of South Carolina-Coastal Carolina College, an M.A. in English with emphasis in creative writing from the University of South Carolina-Columbia, and a PhD in English with emphasis in American Literature from Duke University.

Professor
Communications

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Narain D. Batra, PhD, Professor of Communications, is a public intellectual, an international journalist, and a scholar.

Professor
English

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Patricia J. Ferreira's intellectual focus is race, culture, and ethnicity, and her courses in American literature, world literature, and writing usually address and seek understanding through difference.

Professor
English

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Daniel W. Lane earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from Hamilton College, his Master of Arts from Binghamton University, and his doctorate in American Literature from the University of Delaware, where his doctoral research focused on nineteenth-century American shipwreck narratives and national identity.

Professor
English

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Kathleen McDonald  has been a member of the English faculty at Norwich since 2005, and specializes in early American literature, crime literature, and film studies. Promoted to professor in 2020, she also serves as the University Assessment Coordinator.

Associate Professor
Philosophy

Brian Glenney is Associate Professor in Philosophy. He is the co-editor of two volumes in Routledge’s Rewriting the History of Philosophy Book Series: Molyneux’s Question and the History of Philosophy and The Senses and the History of Philosophy.

Associate Professor
English
Director, Center for Writing

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Dalyn Luedtke received her B.A. in literature and writing with an emphasis on writing from California State University-San Marcos and her Ph.D. in rhetoric, composition, and the teaching of English from the University of Arizona.

Associate Professor
English

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Carl G. Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, an M. Litt. from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and a doctorate from Tufts University.

Associate Professor
English

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Kyle Pivetti is an Associate Professor of English, with research interests in Shakespeare, memory, and adaptation.

Associate Professor
English

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Sean Prentiss is a professor of creative writing. He is the author of Finding Abbey: A Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave, a memoir about Edward Abbey and the search for home. Finding Abbey  won the 2015 National Outdoor Book, the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, and the Utah Book Award.

Associate Professor
English
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Director, Undergraduate Research Program

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Amy Woodbury Tease  earned her B.A. in English from Boston College and her M.A. and PhD in English Literature from Tufts University.

Assistant Professor
Theater

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Jeff Casey is assistant professor of theatre and director of theatre. He directs the Pegasus Players, Norwich’s student theatre company. He teaches courses in theatre, public speaking, film studies, gender studies, and refugee studies.

Assistant Professor
Philosophy

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Daniel A. Morris holds a BA from Davidson College, an MA from Yale University, and a PhD from the University of Iowa, and has been teaching in higher education for eight years.

Lecturer
English

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Megan Cannella  teaches Composition & Literature, Public Speaking and Advanced Academic English in the Department of English and Communications at Norwich University. She also is the academic advisor for a group of international students on campus.  

Lecturer
English
Coordinator, International and Multilingual Curriculum

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Kate M. Donley  has been at Norwich University since 2007, and is a Lecturer in English.

Lecturer
Philosopy

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Justin E. Kuster  received his B.A. in philosophy from the University of Colorado Boulder, and his M.A. and PhD in philosophy from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Lecturer
English
Associate Director, Center for Writing

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Michan Myer, M.A., received her undergraduate degree in English and Creative Writing from Regent University and her graduate degree from Old Dominion University.

Lecturer
Communications

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Stephen M. Pite earned his BFA at the School of Visual Arts, and his MA at Columbia University, both in New York City, and completed his PhD at the University of Kansas in Philosophy of Education with minors in Evolutionary Ecology and Visual Anthropology.

Lecturer
English

Portriat of Anne Summers

Anne Summers received her B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University, and her PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She was a Graduate Council Fellowship recipient at Stony Brook and holds an additional graduate certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Lecturer
Liberal Arts Learning Specialist
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Mayumi Wagstaff –Blaise teaches English Literature and Composition I and II as well as Professional and Technical Writing at Norwich University. In addition, she is a Learning and Liberal Arts Specialist at the Academic Achievement Center at Norwich University.

Adjunct Faculty and Staff:

Adjunct Faculty
English
 

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Paul Acciavatti teaches introductory classes in literature and composition at Norwich University.

Adjunct Faculty
Assistant Commandant and Director of Bands

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Lieutenant Colonel Todd P. Edwards is an Assistant Commandant and Director of Bands at Norwich University.

Adjunct Faculty
English
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Lindsay Gacad teaches composition & literature and public speaking in the NU Department of English and Communications.

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