English Faculty

Fisher faculty are dedicated, highly credentialed professionals who consistently make the advancement of scholarship in their respective fields a top priority.

Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: 18th-century literature, legal history, theater, place-based studies, historical fiction
Office:Basil 109
Phone:(585) 385-7397
Melissa Bissonette
Associate Professor and Chair
Areas of Interest: Rhetorical theory; hate rhetoric and demagoguery; Middle East and Turkish studies; writing studies; civic engagement and community-engaged learning; professional writing; editing and publishing.
Office:Basil 128
Phone:(585) 899-3791
Jim Bowman
Visiting Assistant Professor and Program Director, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Areas of Interest: US and global queer studies; disability studies; critical race theory
Office:Pioch 119
Phone:(585) 899-3723
Lisa Cunningham
Areas of Interest: American studies; Philippine-American studies; multiculturalism; World War II-Pacific theater
Office:Basil 123
Phone:(585) 385-8216
Sharon Delmendo
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office:Basil 121
Phone:(585) 385-8412
Anastasia Nikolis
Writing Center Faculty Tutor and Visiting Instructor (English)
Office:Golisano Gateway Upper Level, 204E
Phone:(585) 385-7299
Fionnuala Regan
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: African American Literature, African Literature, Speculative Fiction, Queer Theory, Black Feminist Thought, Rhetoric of Social Movements
Office:Fay 109
Phone:(585) 383-8267
Cassandra Scherr
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Early modern and Renaissance literature; technical writing; higher education in prison
Office:Basil 122
Jonathan Shelley
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Women and gender studies; indigenous literature; world literature
Office:Kearney 306C
Phone:(585) 385-8175
Jebaroja Singh
Adjunct Professor
Areas of Interest: Film studies, American film history, queer film and feminist film theory, cultural studies in film, Hitchcock
Office:Basil 022A
Deborah Sutherland
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: History of rhetoric; feminist rhetorical theory; the teaching of writing.
Office:Fay 102
Phone:(585) 385-8214
Jill Swiencicki
Areas of Interest: Medieval literature; history of the English language; Arthurian literature and film; digital humanities
Office:Fay 108
Phone:(585) 385-8193
Deborah VanderBilt
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: creative writing, visual art practice, contemporary literary publishing, gender, and masculinity
Office:Basil 114
Phone:(585) 385-5269
Stephen West