The Ohio State University at Lima

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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