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English Faculty

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

Adjunct Professor
Areas of Interest: Young adult literature; human trafficking; pop culture studies
Maureen Barry
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: 18th-century literature; legal history; theater
Melissa Bissonette
Associate Professor
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.
Jim Bowman
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of English; Program Director, Film and Television Studies
Areas of Interest: American studies; modernism; film; sport; crime culture; popular culture
Stephen Brauer
Visiting Assistant Professor and Program Director, Women and Gender Studies
Areas of Interest: US and global queer studies; disability studies; critical race theory
Lisa Cunningham
Professor
Areas of Interest: American studies; Philippine-American studies; multiculturalism; World War II-Pacific theater
Sharon Delmendo
Visiting Artist-in-Residence
Anastasia Nikolis
Adjunct Faculty
Areas of Interest: American studies; activism; social justice; inequities in education; interprofessional collaboration
Jesse Redlo
Writing Center Faculty Tutor and Visiting Instructor (English)
  • Office:Golisano Gateway Upper Level, 204E
  • Phone:(585) 385-7299
  • Email:fregan@sjfc.edu
Fionnuala Regan
Assistant Professor of African-American and/or Ethnic American literature
Cassandra Scherr
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Early modern and Renaissance literature; technical writing; higher education in prison
Jonathan Shelley
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Women and gender studies; indigenous literature; world literature
Jebaroja Singh
Adjunct Professor
Areas of Interest: Film studies, American film history, queer film and feminist film theory, cultural studies in film, Hitchcock
Deborah Sutherland
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Rhetorical criticism and theory, U.S. rhetorics of social reform and progressive politics, women's gender and sexuality studies, composition pedagogy and administration
Jill Swiencicki
Professor
Areas of Interest: Medieval literature; history of the English language; Arthurian literature and film; digital humanities
Deborah VanderBilt
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: creative writing, visual art practice, contemporary literary publishing, gender, and masculinity
Stephen West