Department of English
Meet the English Faculty
David Adams (Office: Galvin 470-D)
David Adams's research focuses on twentieth-century British and postcolonial literature, literary theory, and cultural studies. He is the author of Colonial Odysseys: Empire and Epic in the Modernist Novel as well as various articles and translations.
David teaches courses on modern fiction, postcolonial fiction, the history of autobiography, Shakespeare, queer studies, the Bible, and essay writing.
This semester Dr. Adams is teaching English 1110.02H (Honors First-Year Writing), English 2280 (The English Bible), and English 4579 (Autobiography). In the spring he will teach English 2220 (Introduction to Shakespeare), English 2261 (Introduction to Fiction), and English 2367.03 (second writing class: Documentaries).
Sonya Fix (Office: Galvin 204-C)
Sonya Fix is from Columbus, Ohio. She received her B.A. in English linguistics and literature from Eastern Michigan University (1998) and her M.A. (2003) and Ph.D. (2011) in linguistics from New York University. Her doctoral work is in sociolinguistics and focuses on language, race, and identity. As a lecturer at our university, she teaches English composition and linguistics. Her other research and teaching interests include sociolinguistics (including American English regional and ethnic variation), ESL writing, educational linguistics, linguistic anthropology, and ethnography. She loves to do ceramics, leather craft, and gardening in her spare time.
This semester she is teaching English 1110.02, English 1110.03, and English 2367.01 (Language, Culture, in the American Experience).
Gosia Gabrys (Office: Galvin 410-A)
Malgorzata (Gosia) Gabrys comes from Poland. She received her Ph. D. in English literature from Ohio State University in 2000. Currently, as a lecturer at our university, she teaches writing and American literature after the Civil War. She loves literature, music, and hiking in the Rockies.
This semester she is teaching English 1110.01, English 1110.03, and English 2291 (U.S. Literature 1865-Present). Spring semester she will teach English 1110.01 and English 1110.03.
David Hartwig (Office: Galvin 420
David Hartwig has a BA in English from the University of Notre Dame, an MA in Shakespeare Studies from the University of Birmingham, England, and a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England. His research interests include Shakespeare, performance, and ecocriticism. His past publications can be found in Cahiers Élisabéthans and Green Letters, and he has presented papers at Shakespeare Association of America the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment conferences. Dave is also a stage actor and director, cyclist, hiker, and rock climber.
This semester he is teaching English 1110.02, English 1110.03, and English 2201 (British Literature, Medieval-1800). Spring semester he will teach English 1110.02, English 2201 (British Literature, Medieval-1800), and English 2367 (Second Writing Course: The American Experience in Literature).
John Hellmann (Office: Galvin 402-E)
Dr. John Hellmann is a Full Professor and Coordinator of the English program at the Lima Campus. He is the author of three books, Fables of Fact: The New Journalism as New Fiction (1981), American Myth and the Legacy of Vietnam (1986), and The Kennedy Obsession: The American Myth of JFK (1997). He has twice taught abroad as a Senior Fulbright Lecturer, once in Belgium and once in Germany, and has been the recipient of a full year's grant from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). His most recent publication is an article in the Hitchcock Annual on the film The Birds.
This semester he is on research leave. Spring semester he will teach English 2291 (U.S. Literature, 1865-present), English 2263 (Introduction to Film), and English 4563 (Contemporary Literature).
Beth Sutton-Ramspeck (Office: Galvin 470-B)
Beth Sutton-Ramspeck's specialty is Victorian literature and culture, especially Victorian women writers. She is the author of Raising the Dust: The Literary Housekeeping of Mary Ward, Sarah Grand, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Ohio University Press, 2004) and the editor of the novel Marcella by Mary Augusta Ward and of the utopian novel Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. She is working on a book about the Harry Potter series. She mainly teaches British literature courses, including the survey in British literature from 1800 to the present and seminars in Romantic-era poetry, Victorian poetry, the Victorian novel, and Victorian women writers. She also teaches a Harry Potter course.
This fall she is teaching English 1110.01, English 3398 (Writing for English Majors), and English 4564.02 (The Nineteenth-Century Novel). In the spring she will teach English 2202 (British Literature 1800 to the Present), and English 3372 (Harry Potter).
Doug Sutton-Ramspeck (Office: Galvin 310-F)
Original Bodies, was selected for the Michael Waters Poetry Prize and is forthcoming by Southern Indiana Review Press. Two earlier books also received awards: Mechanical Fireflies (Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize), and Black Tupelo Country (John Ciardi Prize, University of Missouri-Kansas City). Individual poems have appeared in journals that include Kenyon Review, Slate, Southern Review, Georgia Review, AGNI, and Alaska Quarterly Review.In addition to teaching creative writing, he directs the Writing Center and edits our campus literary journal, Hog Creek Review.
In Fall Semester, 2013, he is teaching English 2266 (Poetry Writing I); in Spring Semester, 2014, he is teaching English 4566 (Poetry Writing II) and English 4582 (Double Consciousness in African American Fiction, Poetry, Music, and Film).