Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Slippery Rock University

Languages, Literatures, Cultures, and Writing

Contact Info
ChairAssistant ChairSecretaryLocationDepartment Phone
Dr. Danette DiMarcoDr. Mark O'ConnorCatherine Saylor316 Spotts World Culture Building724-738-2043

Department Web Site URL

English Fact Sheet 

Modern Languages Fact Sheet

Faculty

Malick Coly
Instructor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
Ph.D., Purdue University
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
B.A., Cheikh Anta Diop University Dakar

Maria Cortijo
Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
Ph.D., University of California-Berkley
M.A., Texas Tech University
M.A., Universidad San Pablo-Madrid
B.A., Universidad Cumplutense de Madrid

William Covey
Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
Ph.D., Purdue University
M.A., Northern Illinois University
B.A., Northern Illinois University

Gisela Dieter
Associate Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.A., University of Pittsburgh
M.A., Youngstown State University
B.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Danette Dimarco
Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
Ph.D., Duquesne University
M.A., Duquesne University
B.A., Duquesne University

Elizabeth Geib
Assistant Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
M.A., Purdue University
B.A., Western Illinois University

Yukako Ishimaru
Instructor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
B.A., Saga University

Jessica Jopp
Assistant Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
M.F.A., University of Massachusetts
B.A., SUNY-Binghamton

Nicholas Katsiadas
Instructor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
M.A., Slippery Rock University
B.A., Slippery Rock University

Christopher Kreiser
Associate Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
Ph.D., Texas A & M University
M.A., Texas A & M University
B.A., Tulane University

Joshua Lee
Instructor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
M.A., Virginia Tech University
B.A., Virginia Tech University

Damarys Lopez
Assistant Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
M.A., The Pennsylvania State University
B.A., Universidad de Puerto Rico

Patrick McGinty
Assistant Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
M.F.A., Portland State University
B.A., Denison University

Julie Naviaux
Assistant Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
M.A., University of Louisville
B.A., Bellarmine University

Mark O'Connor
Associate Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
Ph.D., University of Houston
M.A., University of Houston
B.A., Georgetown University

Michaela O'Toole
Instructor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
M.Ed., Indiana University of PA
B.S., Indiana University of PA

Timothy Oldakowski
Associate Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
D.Ed., University of Pittsburgh
B.A., Duquesne University

Joan Peacock
Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
M.A., University of North Texas
B.A., University of Madras (India)

Marnie Petray-Covey
Associate Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
Ph.D., Purdue University
M.A., Purdue University
B.A., Arkansas Tech University

Derrick Pitard
Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
Ph.D., University of Rochester
M.A., University of Rochester
M.Phil., University of Oxford (England)
B.A., Washington and Lee University

Timothy Ruppert
Assistant Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
Ph.D., Duquesne University
M.A., Duquesne University
B.A., Duquesne University

Lauren Shoemaker
Assistant Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
Ph.D., Indiana University
M.A., Gannon University
B.S., Slippery Rock University

John Silvestro
Assistant Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
Ph.D., Miami University
M.A., Northern Kentucky University
B.S., Ohio University

Ryan Stryffeler
Assistant Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
Ph.D., Ball State University
M.A., Northern Arizona University
B.A., Hillsdale College

Jason Stuart
Assistant Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
M.A., Slippery Rock University
B.A., Immaculata University

Salwa Vandegrift
Instructor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
M.S., Mosul University
B.S., Mosul University

Frederick White
Associate Professor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles
M.A., Azusa Pacific University
B.A., Azusa Pacific University

Krista White
Instructor
Lang, Lit, Cult & Writing
M.A., Youngstown State University
B.A., Youngstown State University