Department Chair
Adrienne Su
Associate Professor of English, Poet-in-Residence (2000).
East College Room 404
sua@dickinson.edu
(717) 245-1346
Department Faculty
Elise Levine
Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (2013).
East College Room 307
(717) 254-8097 | levinee@dickinson.edu
B.A., University of Toronto, 1989; M.F.A., Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2008.

Levine teaches introductory and advanced fiction writing. She also teaches literature courses focusing on the craft and forms of fiction. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, her published works include the story collection Driving Men Mad and the novel Requests and Dedications.
Contributing Faculty
Carol Ann Johnston
Professor of English, Martha Porter Sellers Chair of Rhetoric and the English Language (1990).
East College Room 410
(717) 245-1268 | johnston@dickinson.edu
B.A., Baylor University, 1978; M.A., 1980; M.A., Harvard University, 1983; Ph.D., 1992.

Her teaching interests include literature of the Early Modern period, poetry workshop, and Southern Women Writers. Her current research investigates subjectivity and agency in seventeenth-century English poetry. She has written a book on Eudora Welty and is working on a manuscript placing poet Thomas Traherne in the context of seventeenth-century visual traditions.
Sharon J. O'Brien
Professor of English and American Studies, James Hope Caldwell Professor of American Cultures (1975).
Denny Hall Room 316
(717) 245-1497 | obrien@dickinson.edu
B.A., Radcliffe College, 1967; M.A., Harvard University, 1969; Ph.D., 1975.
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1985-1986.

Sharon O'Brien teaches interdisciplinary courses in the American Studies and English Departments, looking at the multiplicity of American cultures through the lenses of race, class, gender, and ethnicity. The author of a biography of Willa Cather and of a family memoir, she is now teaching and writing memoir and personal essay. Teaching and research interests include the politics of memory; illness and narrative; and lifewriting.
Susan Perabo
(Director, Norwich Humanities Program in England, 2013-15)
Associate Professor of English, Writer-in-Residence (1996).
East College Room 307
(717) 245-1847 | perabo@dickinson.edu
B.A., Webster University, 1989; M.F.A., University of Arkansas, 1994.
Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2001-2002.

She teaches beginning and advanced workshops in fiction, as well as modern and contemporary literature classes that focus heavily on form and technique. Her recent published work includes a collection of short stories, a novel, and non-fiction essays for magazines and anthologies.
Siobhan K. Phillips
Assistant Professor of English (2011).
East College Room 409
(717) 245-1729 | phillisi@dickinson.edu
B.A., Yale University, 1999; M.Phil., Oxford University, 2001; M.A., University of East Anglia, 2002; Ph.D., Yale University, 2007.

She teaches and writes about poetry, modernism, and contemporary literature, particularly American literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Her book, The Poetics of the Everyday: Creative Repetition in Modern American Verse, was published by Columbia University Press in 2010. Her current project examines the ethical and political implications of poets' letters in the post-war period. She has published poems and essays in Harvard Review, Modernism/modernity, PMLA, Southwest Review, Twentieth Century Literature, and other journals.
Adrienne Su
Associate Professor of English, Poet-in-Residence (2000).
East College Room 404
(717) 245-1346 | sua@dickinson.edu
B.A., Radcliffe College, 1989; M.F.A., University of Virginia, 1993.

Her central course offerings include creative writing (poetry), The Craft of Poetry, and Writing about Food and Culture. Recipient of a 2007 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, she is the author of three books of poems, 'Middle Kingdom' (1997), 'Sanctuary' (2006), and 'Having None of It' (2009).
Adjunct Faculty
Darrach S. Dolan
Adjunct Faculty in English
East College Room 308
(717) 245-1219 | doland@dickinson.edu
B.A., Trinity College, Dublin, 1988; R.S.A., The Language Center of Ireland, 1988; M.F.A., University of Iowa, 2000.