English Faculty

English Faculty

JAMES BERKEY
Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Studio
B.A. Keene State College; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University – Bloomington
Scholarly/Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-Century American Literature; war literature; print culture, periodical studies, and the history of the book; American Studies; and writing studies
Joined campus faculty in 2015.
Email: jhb5255@psu.edu

KIMBERLY BLOCKETT
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Eastern Michigan University, M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Scholarly/Research Interests: Research interests include 19th and 20th century African American literature, women's writing, trans-Atlantic and diaspora studies, and travel literature.
Joined campus faculty in 2001.
Email: kdb13@psu.edu

PAUL J. deGATEGNO
Professor of English
B.A., Norwich University; M.A., University of Rhode Island; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
Scholarly/Research Interests: eighteenth-century British literature; the Scottish Enlightenment; and peace and conflict studies.
Joined the campus faculty in 2007.
Email: pjd15@psu.edu

MAUREEN FIELDING
Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies
B.A., M.A., Rhode Island College, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts.
Scholarly/Research Interests: postcolonial and colonial literature; women’s studies; creative writing; composition; and business writing.
Joined campus faculty in 1999.
Email: mdf6@psu.edu

PATRICIA HILLEN
Assistant Teaching Professor of English
B.A., Fairfield University; M.A., Villanova University.
Scholarly/Research Interests: creative non-fiction; writing process; contemporary American literature and pop culture.
Joined campus faculty part-time in 1995, full time 1998.
Email: pah14@psu.edu

KATHLEEN KENNEDY
Associate Professor of English
B.A., University  of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Scholarly/Research Interests: medieval culture; Book Studies; art history; British history; and pop culture.
Joined campus faculty in 2008.
Email: kek16@psu.edu

DEBORAH LAMB OUSEY
Coordinator, Multilingual Student Programs
Co-Coordinator, Multilingual Student Course Cluster
Lecturer in English
B.A., Loyola University Maryland; M.A., West Chester University
Scholarly/Research interests: Multilingual and bicultural learners, developmental and at-risk learners, writing instruction, international student engagement, student transitions to college, and comprehensive approaches to student success in college.
Joined campus faculty part-time in 2002, full-time in 2014.
Email: dlo4@psu.edu

ELIZABETH C. WOMACK
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Baylor University; M.A., Ph.D., Rice University
Scholarly/Research interests: Victorian literature and culture with a focus on urban poverty and women and gender studies.
Joined campus faculty in 2012.
Email: ecw12@psu.edu