English Department Faculty
Creative Writing Program Faculty
English Department Staff
James Elliott, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English
Textual editing; historical/cultural/bibliographical research; issues of race, class, gender, and historicism in the 19th and 20th centuries
Fern Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of English
Dr. Johnson is a sociolinguist specializing in the study of ethnicity, race, and gender in discourse. Her teaching and research center on the relationship of cultural systems to language-in-use, especially ideological codes in discourse and language policy issues. She has written on topics including cultural models for understanding language diversity, language policy, gender and discourse, and the language of advertising as cultural text.