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.
He teaches courses on the modern novel, postcolonial literature, the history of autobiography, Shakespeare, queer studies, and essay writing. He is the Coordinator of the English Program on the Lima campus.
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.
John Hellmann (Office: Galvin 402-E)
Dr. John Hellmann 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 been awarded grants to serve abroad as a Senior Fulbright Lecturer: in 1985 at the University of Antwerp in Belgium, and in 1992-1993 at the University of Bonn in Germany. He has been the recipient of a full year's grant from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). He is currently working on a book on major literary and cinematic texts of the 1960s. He is a Full Professor and specializes in American literature and film.
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 and the introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Doug Sutton-Ramspeck (Office: Galvin 310-F)
Doug Sutton-Ramspeck (writing under the name Doug Ramspeck) is the author of five collections of poetry and one collection of short stories. He is the winner of the 2016 Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction for The Owl That Carries Us Away, which will be published by BkMk Press (University of Missouri-Kansas City) in 2017. He is also the winner of the 2013 Michael Waters Poetry Prize for Original Bodies (2014), published by Southern Indiana Review Press; Mechanical Fireflies (2011), selected by Mary Ruefle for the Barrow Street Press Poetry Book Prize; and Black Tupelo Country (2008), which received the 2007 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. The poetry book Possum Nocturne was published in 2010, and the chapbook Where We Come From appeared in 2009. Several hundred poems have been published by literary journals that include The Kenyon Review, Slate, The Georgia Review, and The Southern Review. His short stories can be found in Iowa Review, Southwest Review, Green Mountains Review, Gargoyle, and other journals. He is a two-time recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award.
Co-Editor with Erika Schnepp of the undergraduate online literary journal Asterism, Doug Sutton-Ramspeck works with students and fellow faculty to produce a yearly showcase of poetry, fiction, and art by OSU-Lima students and undergraduates from across the country and beyond.