American Studies Administration:
American Studies Faculty
Jennifer Forestal: Assistant Professor of Political Science; Ph.D., Northwestern University; M.A., Northwestern University; B.A., The Ohio State University; Political theory, political potential of social media.
Robert Gregg: Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities; Professor of History; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Edinburgh University; American history 1865-present, African-American history, comparative history.
Deborah Gussman: Professor of Literature; Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University; M.A., Rutgers, The State University; B.A., Temple University; colonial and 19th-century American literature, American Indian literature, women’s literature and feminist studies.
Adalaine B. Holton: Associate Professor of Literature; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; B.A., University of Maryland; 19th-and 20th-century American literature, African-American literature.
Kristin J. Jacobson: Professor of Literature; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; B.A., Carthage College; 20th – and 21st -century American literature and culture, popular culture, feminist theory and pedagogy, environmental and geographic approaches to literature, ecofeminism.
Nazia Kazi: Assistant Professor of Anthropology; Ph.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York; M.S.W., Columbia University; B.A., Northwestern University; Race, ethnicity, immigration, imperialism, Islamophobia.
Thomas Kinsella: Professor of Literature; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; B.A., Bucknell University, Restoration and 18th-century British literature, Milton, history of the book, medieval Irish literature, grammar and punctuation, South Jersey studies.
Nathan Long: Associate Professor of Creative Writing; M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.A., Carnegie Mellon University; B.A., University of Maryland; gender studies, history of the LGBT movement, intersexuality, queer theory.
Joe’l Ludovich: Associate Professor of Communication, M.F.A. Savannah College of Art and Design, Film and Television; Rowan University; B.A.; Radio/TV/Film; documentary film, Pre-Code Hollywood films, television, audio production and steadicam operation.
Gorica Majstorovic: Associate Professor of Spanish; Ph.D., New York University, New York; M.A., University of Southern California; B.A., University of Belgrade, Serbia; Latin American Studies, literature of the Americas, visual arts and theatre, cultures of cosmopolitanism, comparative literature, postcolonial studies.
Michelle McDonald: Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor of History; Ph.D., University of Michigan; M.A., George Washington University; M.A., St. John’s College; B.A.; University of California, Los Angeles; Atlantic history, comparative Caribbean history, business and economic history, public history, early American history.
Daniel Moscovici: Associate Professor of Environmental Studies & Sustainability; PhD, University of Pennsylvania; M.S., University of Pennsylvania; M.B.A., Villanova University; B.S. Lehigh University; environmental/regional planning, natural resource management, energy and conflict, environmental/sustainability pedagogy, international sustainability.
Sharon Ann Musher: Associate Professor of History; Ph.D., Columbia University; M.A., Columbia University; M.Phil., Columbia University; M.Phil., Oxford University; B.A., University of Michigan; 20th century US history, modern social-cultural history, women’s history, African-American history.
Robert Nichols: Professor of History; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; Indian Ocean history, South Asian history, social movements, historiography.
Sara Nović: Assistant Professor of Creative Writing; MFA, Columbia University; BFA, Emerson College; fiction and essay writing, human rights and genocide studies, disability studies, literary translation.
Kate Nearpass Ogden: Associate Professor of Art History; Ph.D., Columbia University; M.Phil., Columbia University; B.A., Gettysburg College; American and modern art, history of photography.
John O’Hara: Associate Professor of Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing; Ph.D., M.A., University of Miami; B.A., Kent State University: 20th-century and contemporary American literature, war literature and arts, gender studies, critical and interpretive theory.
Patricia Reid-Merritt: Distinguished Professor of Social Work and Africana Studies; DSW, University of Pennsylvania; MSW, Temple University; B.A., Cabrini College; Africana culture and Diaspora issues, African-American families, African-American social policy and leadership issues, African, Afro-Caribbean and African-American dance.
Michael S. Rodriguez: Associate Professor of Political Science: Washington Internship Program; Ph.D., Temple University; M.A., University of Texas at Austin; B.A., Princeton University; race and politics, constitutional law, political theory, American government, public administration, politics of diversity.
Francisco Javier Sánchez: Associate Professor of Spanish; Ph.D., The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; M.A., North Carolina Central University; B.A., Universidad de Salamanca, Spain; Spanish language and literature, comparative literature, 20th century narrative.
Wendel White: Distinguished Professor of Art; M.F.A., University of Texas at Austin; B.F.A., School of Visual Arts, New York; photography, digital imaging.