English Faculty & Staff

Faculty

  • Maimuna Islam, PhD

    Associate Professor of English, Department Co-Chair
    Phone:
    208 459-5114
    Expertise:

    Postcolonial, transnational, and immigrant literature and human rights and social justice, with emphasis on the histories and politics of South Asian and Middle Eastern cultures and societies through literature.

  • Rochelle Johnson, PhD

    Professor of English and Environmental Studies, Department Co-Chair
    Phone:
    208-459-5894
    Expertise:

    American literature, natural history writing, the literature of slavery, and the environmental humanities

  • Scott Knickerbocker, PhD

    Associate Professor of English and Environmental Studies (On sabbatical for 2014-2015 academic year)
    Phone:
    208-459-5895
    Expertise:

    American literature, poetry and poetics, creative nonfiction, environmental studies

  • Alan Minskoff

    Director of Journalism Minor
    Phone:
    208-459-5669
    Expertise:

    Journalism, poetry, historic preservation, the arts, urban issues, wine and wine making

  • John Ottenhoff, PhD

    Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty; Professor of English
    Phone:
    208-459-5334
    Expertise:

    English Renaissance literature, including Shakespeare, Milton, and Donne; general linguistics; assessment of student learning and academic programs; off-campus study

  • Diane Raptosh

    Professor of English
    Phone:
    208-459-5892
    Expertise:

    Poetry writing, criminal justice studies

    Idaho Writer in Residence 2013-2016

    Poet Laureate of Boise, 2013

     

  • Susan Schaper, PhD

    Professor of English (On sabbatical for 2014-2015 academic year)
    Phone:
    208-459-5837
    Expertise:

    Modern British literature, Victorian studies, ghost stories, detective fiction, regionalisms, children's literature, and the pedagogy of off-campus study

  • Eric Spencer, PhD

    Professor of English
    Phone:
    208-459-5832
    Expertise:

    English literature before 1800, the works of Shakespeare

Staff