Faculty and Staff

Larry Caldwell

Dr. Larry Caldwell


Olmsted Hall 324

Larry Caldwell received his BA in English and German from Central College, his MA in English and Germanic Languages from the University of Nebraska, and his PhD 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.
Robert Baines

Dr. Robert Baines

Assistant Professor/English

Olmsted Hall 327

Robert Baines earned his BA in English Language and Literature from Oxford University, and his M.Phil. in Anglo-Irish Literature and his PhD in English from Trinity College Dublin. Dr. Baines specializes in twentieth-century British and Irish literature, and his research focuses on James Joyce. He has published articles and reviews in such journals as the Journal of Modern Literature, European Joyce Studies, and Modern Fiction Studies. He teaches twentieth-century literature, Shakespeare, both halves of the British literature survey and first-year seminars.
Mark Cirino

Dr. Mark Cirino

Associate Professor/English and Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature

Olmsted Hall 325

Mark Cirino received his PhD at the Graduate Center-CUNY. He serves as the General Editor for Kent State University Press’s “Reading Hemingway” series, for which he wrote the volume on Across the River and into the Trees (2016). His previous book was Ernest Hemingway: Thought in Action (U of Wisconsin P 2012). He is the co-editor of the essay collections Hemingway’s Spain (Kent State UP 2015) and Ernest Hemingway and the Geography of Memory (Kent State 2010). His next book is Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Library. 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.
Kristina Hochwender

Dr. Kristina Hochwender

Associate Professor/English

Olmsted Hall 330

Kristina Hochwender earned her BA from Cornell College, and her MA and PhD 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.


Katherine Martyn

Mrs. Katherine Martyn

Administrative Assistant/English & History
Olmsted Hall 322

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