Faculty and Staff
Dr. William Hemminger
Olmsted Hall 329
Bill Hemminger earned his B.A. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in literature from Ohio University. He studied piano at Juilliard and French at the University of Paris, Sorbonne, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal,| and later became a Fulbright professor in Madagascar and Cameroon. In addition to his work as a literary critic and as a translator, particularly of works by African writers, Dr. Hemminger writes poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction. His 'Friend of the Family' won the 1994 Syndicated Fiction Project competition sponsored by National Public Radio. His book, African Son, was published in 2012. He teaches French, literature, and world cultures.
Dr. Arthur Brown
Olmsted Hall 326
Arthur Brown has a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Davis, and an MA in English from the University of New Mexico. He has published essays on Poe, Henry James, and Faulkner in critical anthologies and literary journals, including| Short Story Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Mississippi Quarterly, Studies in Short Fiction, Colby Quarterly, and American Literary Realism. His book of poems, The Mackerel at St. Ives, was published by David Robert Books, and he has published poems in Poetry, Michigan Quarterly Review, Southwest Review, AGNI, American Arts Quarterly, The Malahat Review, and other journals. His poems have won the Morton Marr Poetry Prize and the American Literary Review Poetry Prize. His one-act play 'Augustina' won the Arts & Letters Drama Award. He is a recipient of the Dean of Arts & Letters' Teaching Award.
Dr. Larry Caldwell
Olmsted Hall 324
Larry Caldwell received his B.A. in English and German from Central College, his M.A. in English and Germanic Languages from the University of Nebraska, and his Ph.D. in English, likewise from the University of Nebraska.| He has been named Outstanding Teacher of the Year and has published articles on cinema, Norse saga, and utopian literature, especially the works of George Orwell and H.G. Wells. Dr. Caldwell teaches Norse myth, British literature from the medieval period through the Romantics, and First Year Seminar.
Dr. Mark Cirino
Olmsted Hall 325
Mark Cirino received his Ph.D. at the Graduate Center-CUNY. He is the co-editor of Ernest Hemingway and the Geography of Memory (Kent State UP 2010) and is the author of Ernest Hemingway: Thought in Action (U of Wisconsin Press 2012).| He serves as the General Editor for Kent State University Press's 'Reading Hemingway' series, for which he is writing the volume on Across the River and into the Trees. He taught creative writing and American literature at New York University for eight years, and he is the author of two novels, Name the Baby (Anchor 1998) and Arizona Blues (Rogner & Bernhard 2000). His fiction has been published in Drunken Boat, and his scholarly work has been published in The Hemingway Review, The Mailer Review, Papers on Language and Literature, Voices in Italian Americana, and PMLA. He teaches American literature, and also hosts 'Important Words,' a radio talk show on WUEV devoted to literature.
Dr. Kristina Hochwender
Olmsted Hall 330
Kristina Hochwender earned her B.A. from Cornell College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Washington University. Dr. Hochwender specializes in Victorian fiction, with her primary research centering on 19th century clerical novels,| particularly on the intersection of national and spiritual representation in the person of the Victorian clergyman. Her focus on literature of faith and doubt has led to presentations on works by Margaret Oliphant, George MacDonald, Harold Frederic, and W.H. Auden. She is a contributor to the Victorian Web, and teaches surveys of English and American literature; topics courses in the English Novel and Victorian Literature; and writing intensive first-year seminars.
Mrs. Katherine Martyn
Administrative Assistant/English & History