Graduate Studies in English at NDSU

Our graduate students come to us from five continents: Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America. Representing almost 15 countries (such as Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, China, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, Sudan, Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Germany and Italy), our students create a diverse community of engaged scholars. Together we are committed to learning, collegiality, cultural exchange, world citizenship, civility, and social outreach.

We currently have 37 graduate students enrolled in our programs, 22 for the MA in English and 15 for the PhD in Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. While the majority of our students are financially supported through departmental teaching assistantships, two carry research assistantships outside of the department and one is funded through a dissertation fellowship. Five of our PhD students are self-funded and hold teaching, academic, or administrative appointments outside of the department or the university.

Meet Our Graduate Students

Akter, Syeda Salma MA Student/Graduate Instructor syeda.akter@ndsu.edu Minard318E34
Aljaberi, Ahmed PhD Student/Graduate Instructor ahmed.aljaberi@ndsu.edu Minard 318E14
Albright, Anthony PhD Candidate/Graduate Instructor anthony.albright@ndsu.edu  
Andreassen, Jo C PhD Student/Graduate Instructor jocandreassen@ndsu.edu Minard 318E18
Archer, Seth PhD Student seth.archer@ndsu.edu  
Belmihoub, Ibtissem PhD Student/Graduate Instructor ibtissem.belmihoub@ndsu.edu Minard 318E6
Bittner, Michael MA Student michael.j.bittner  
Campbell, Lindsay MA Student/Graduate Instructor lindsay.campbell@ndsu.edu Minard 318E34
Chinwongs, Luc PhD Student/Graduate Instructor luc.chinwongs@ndsu.edu Minard 318E6
Chrappah, Abigail MA Student/Research Assistant abigail.chrappah@ndsu.edu Minard 318B
Disrud, Stephen PhD Student stephen.disrud@ndsu.edu Minard 334K
Eggers, Kurt MA Student/Graduate Instructor kurt.h.eggers@ndsu.edu Minard 318E30
Farhan, Alan PhD Student/Graduate Instructor alan.farhan@ndsu.edu Minard 318E16
Farrenkopf, David MA Student/Graduate Instructor david.farrenkopf@ndsu.edu Minard 318E26
Froslie, Alexandra MA Student/Graduate Instructor alexandra.froslie@ndsu.edu Minard 318E2
Gomes, Shane PhD Candidate/Graduate Instructor shane.gomes@ndsu.edu Minard 318E6
Grider, Rachel MA Student rachel.grider@ndsu.edu  
Grube, Kaitlyn MA Student/Graduate Instructor kaitlyn.grube@ndsu.edu Minard 318E2
Gullickson, Lee MA Student/Graduate Instructor lee.gullickson@ndsu.edu Minard 318E34
Haley, Deborah MA Student/Graduate Instructor deborah.haley@ndsu.edu Minard 318E2
Kise, Samantha MA Student/Graduate Instructor samantha.kise@ndsu.edu Minard 318E2
Kristan, Ian MA Student/Graduate Instructor ian.kristan@ndsu.edu  
Lemmer, Stephanie PhD Student/Graduate Instructor stephanie.lemmer@ndsu.edu Minard 318E14
Meng, Yu (Vicki) PhD Student/Graduate Instructor yu.meng@ndsu.edu Minard 318E16
Pearson, Erin MA Student/Research Assistant erin.pearson@ndsu.edu Minard 318E26
Petts, Ashleigh PhD Candidate/Graduate Instructor ashleigh.petts@ndsu.edu Minard 316N
Pitkin, Benjamin MA Student/Graduate Instructor benjamin.pitkin@ndsu.edu Minard 318E34
Reko, Rachel MA Student rachel.s.reko@ndsu.edu  
Rickertsen, Vanessa MA Student/Graduate Instructor vanessa.rickertsen@ndsu.edu Minard 318E30
Renville, Whitney PhD Student w.renville@ndsu.edu  
Sorrells, Raymond Graduate Instructor raymond.sorrells@ndsu.edu  
Stevenson, Andrea PhD Student/Graduate Instructor andrea.stevenson@ndsu.edu Minard 318E16
Warner, Matthew GPS Coordinator matthew.b.warner@ndsu.edu  
Watts, Amanda PhD Student/Research Assistant amanda.watts@ndsu.edu Minard 318E18
Weerasinghe, Anushi MA Student anushi.weerasinghe@ndsu.edu Minard 318
Wegner, McKenna MA Student/Graduate Instructor mckenna.wegner@ndsu.edu Minard 318E30
Willden, Clair MA Student/Graduate Instructor clair.willden@ndsu.edu Minard 318E30

Meet Our Graduate Faculty

Dr. Anastassiya Andrianova anastassiya.andrianova@ndsu.edu 19th-c British Literature, Animal Studies, and Postcolonial Studies On leave 2019-20
Dr. Lisa Arnold lisa.r.arnold@ndsu.edu Histories of Writing Instruction, Writing Pedagogy, Writing Program Administration, Multilingual and Transnational Literacy Practices Director of First-Year Writing
Dr. Sean Burt Email:sean.burt@ndsu.edu Religious Studies, Critical Theory, Bible as Literature, Biblical Poetry, Poetics  
Dr. Kelly Cameron kelly.cameron@ndsu.edu Composition, Writing Studies, Feminist Pedagogy, Literacy Studies  
Dr. Adam Goldwyn adam.goldwyn@ndsu.edu Medieval Literature, Reception Theory, Translation, Byzantine Studies, Byzantine Ecocriticism On leave 2019-2020
Dr. Amy Gore Email:amy.gore@ndsu.edu Early Indigenous and American literatures, Book history, Gothic literature  
Dr. Alison Graham-Bertolini alison.bertolini@ndsu.edu Contemporary American Literature, Gender Studies, Ethnic Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Women's Studies  
Dr. Holly Hassel holly.hassel@ndsu.edu Writing Program Administration, Writing Assessment, Feminist Pedagogy, Placement, First-Year Writing, The Profession  
Dr. Daniel Kenzie daniel.p.kenzie@ndsu.edu Rhetoric and Composition, Professional & Technical Writing, Rhetoric of Health & Medicine, Disability Studies  
Dr. Mary McCall mary.mccall@ndsu.edu Rhetoric and Composition, Professional and Technical Writing, Writing Across the Curriculum, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies  
Dr. Bruce Maylath bruce.maylath@ndsu.edu Composition, International Technical Communication, Sociolinguistics, Translation Director of Upper-Division Writing
Enrico Sassi MFA enrico.sassi@ndsu.edu Creative Writing, Writing Center Administration Director of the Center for Writers
Dr. Kelly Sassi kelly.sassi@ndsu.edu English Education, Composition, Writing Assessment, Young Adult Literature, Teacher Education, Social Justice  
Dr. Verena Theile verena.theile@ndsu.edu Shakespeare, Early Modern Literature, Renaissance Drama, Witchcraft Studies, European Literature, Literary Theory Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Rebecca Weaver-Hightower r.weaverhightower@ndsu.edu Postcolonial Studies, Settler Narratives Chair of English
Dr. Emily Wicktor emily.wicktor@ndsu.edu Victorian Literature, Victorian Sexuality, Rhetoric/Composition/Pedagogy, Modern American and British Drama, Literary Theory  

Contact us


Verena Theile, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies

verena.theile@ndsu.edu
Office: Minard 318E40
Phone: 701-231-7152
            Michele Sherman
            English Adminstrative Assistant

        michele.sherman@ndsu.edu
             Office: Minard 318D
             Phone: 701-231-7143  
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