Faculty Profiles


  • Associate Professor
201C Drown Hall
(610) 758-3319
Kate Crassons joined the faculty at Lehigh in 2004. Her research focuses on late medieval English literature and culture with a particular interest in religion. Crassons' book, The Claims of Poverty: Literature, Culture, and Ideology in Late...
  • Associate Professor of English
201A Drown Hall
(610) 758-3317
Elizabeth Dolan earned her doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the Senior Fellow in Literature & Medicine at the UNC-CH medical school. At Lehigh, she is Associate Professor of English, and of Health,...
  • Associate Professor
320B Drown Hall
(610) 758-3334
  • Associate Professor of English
117 Drown Hall
(610) 758-4441
Suzanne Edwards specializes in medieval literature and feminist theory. Her research and her courses in medieval literature and culture consider how study of the distant past can help us to think in new ways about ethics and justice in the present. A...
  • Associate Professor of English
217 Drown Hall
(610) 758-3315
Mary Foltz received her doctorate from the University at Buffalo in 2009. She specializes in contemporary American literature with a specific focus on ecocriticism, postmodern fiction and theory, and queer fiction and theory. Foltz teaches undergraduate...
  • Assistant Professor of English
302C Drown Hall
(610) 758-5795
Marilisa Jiménez García is an interdisciplinary scholar specializing in Latino/a literature and culture.  She is particularly interested in the intersections of race, gender, nationalism, and youth culture in Puerto Rican literature of the diaspora...
  • Professor of English
218 Drown Hall
(610) 758-3320
Scott Paul Gordon came to Lehigh University in 1995 and is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Chair at Lehigh. He teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in eighteenth-century transatlantic literature and in literary and cultural theory. He...
  • Assistant Professor
305 Drown Hall
(610) 758-5695
Derek G. Handley is an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition.  He earned his PhD in Rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University. His book project  "Rhetorical Citizenship and the Black Freedom Movement 1954-1970,"  looks...
Dawn Keetley
  • Professor of English
321A Drown Hall
(610) 758-3307
Dawn Keetley is Professor of English and Chair of the English Department. She earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in December 1994, with fields in women's literature, feminist theory, and nineteenth-century American...
  • Associate Professor of English
220 Drown Hall
(610) 758-3331
Michael Kramp specializes in Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Critical Theory. His scholarly interests include the Novel, Gender Studies, and Visual Culture. He is the author of Disciplining Love: Austen and the Modern Man (Ohio State...
  • Professor of English
320A Drown Hall
(610) 758-5624
Barry Kroll specializes in the field of Composition­Rhetoric. Within that broad field, he is particularly interested in arguments that involve intense disputes and serious disagreements, and his work has explored ways to ...
  • Associate Professor of English
310 Drown Hall
(610) 758-3308
Jenna Lay studies early modern English literature, with specific attention to post-Reformation religious culture, poetry and poetics, female authors, and the intersection of manuscript and print technologies. After receiving her Ph.D. from Stanford...