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English Faculty

Our faculty believe strongly in direct interaction with students, and many of our students develop lasting relationships with faculty that continue well beyond the four years spent at the college.  This close link between students and faculty is one of the distinct advantages of an education at a small, liberal arts college like Saint Anselm.

Professor Gary Bouchard

Gary Bouchard (chair)
Ph.D. 1988, Loyola University of Chicago

Specializing in the poetry of 16th and 17th century England, Professor Bouchard has published essays on several poets. He teaches a wide variety of literature and writing courses, as well as Public Speaking. Each April 23rd Professor Bouchard brings people from far and near to campus to recite into the spring New Hampshire air all 154 of William Shakespeare's sonnets. Visit the Shakespeare Celebration website» 

Professor Meoghan Cronin

Meoghan Cronin
Ph.D. 1993, University of Delaware 

Dr. Cronin specializes in Romantic and Victorian literature. She teaches survey courses in these areas, as well as courses that focus on individual nineteenth-century British writers such as Thomas Hardy, Mary Shelley, and Charlotte Bronte, as well as advanced composition.

Fr. Jerome, O.S.B.

Fr. Jerome Day, O.S.B.

Fr. Jerome teaches communication-related courses.

Professor Edward Gleason

Edward Gleason, Ph.D.

Dr. Gleason's teaching emphases are nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature, twentieth century Irish literature, and creative writing (poetry and fiction).

Saint Anselm College English professor Jonathan D. Lupo

Jonathan D. Lupo, Ph.D.
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Dr. Lupo teaches in the Communication major. He specializes in film and television studies, as well as questions of media aesthetics and taste cultures.

Professor Landis Magnuson

Landis Magnuson, Ph.D.
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Landis K. Magnuson specializes in theatre direction, acting for the stage, and American theatre history. He has served of the director of the Anselmian Abbey Players since fall of 1988. In this capacity he annually directs the fall production and produces the remaining four theatre productions presented by the Abbey Players during the school year. 

Dr. Bindu Malieckal

Bindu Malieckal, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. Bindu Malieckal specializes in Early Modern literature, with a focus on the representation of Indians, Jews, Muslims, and women in 15th to early 18th century texts. She has additional interests in genocide studies, Postcolonial literature from India, and African American literature. 

Saint Anselm College English professor Chani Marchiselli

Chani Marchiselli, Ph.D.
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Dr. Marchiselli teaches courses in media studies, rhetoric and human communication. Her research interests include media history and theory, gender, and cultural studies. Her current research focuses on early twentieth century music and sound culture.

Professor Norton

Ann Norton
Ph.D. 1992, Columbia University, English

I teach nineteenth and twentieth-century British literature, as well as introductory and special topics courses in English. My research focuses on twentieth-century women writers from several countries, and I am currently exploring film adaptations of their literature.

Professor Sherry Shepler

Sherry Shepler
Ph.D. 2002, Wayne State University, Communication

Dr. Shepler received her Ph.D. in Communication from Wayne State University in Detroit where she specialized in rhetorical theory and criticism and developed a particular interest in studying the intersection of community conflict, ethnicity and communication. Her current research includes both historical and contemporary projects related to this topic.

Professor Thorn

Jennifer Thorn
Ph.D. 1994, Columbia University, English 

I work in the area of transatlantic eighteenth century studies, with special interest in race, reproduction, and time.

Professor Williams

Keith Williams
Ph.D., Cornell University

Dr. Williams teaches nineteenth and twentieth-century African American Literature and American Literature. In addition to general survey courses in these areas, he teaches specialized topics on such areas as the U.S. Civil War and the Harlem Renaissance.

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Elona Lucas, Ph.D.

Dr. Lucas joined the faculty at Saint Anselm College in 1981 and over the years has taught a variety of courses, including Linguistics, History of the English Language, Medieval Literature, Chaucer, Arthurian Legends in Literature, African American Literature, and seminars on Jane Austen and Willa Cather.


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Denise Reagan
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