Below you’ll find the list of faculty, administration, and staff for summer 2024. Read detailed faculty bios on our Vermont, OxfordCalifornia, and Online Tutorial pages.

Bread Loaf Faculty, 2024

Emily Bartels, Dean. BA, Yale College; MA, PhD, Harvard University. Professor of English, Rutgers University. 

Lyndon J. Dominique, Director. BA, University of Warwick; MA, PhD, Princeton University. Associate Professor of English, Lehigh University.


Barbara Black, AB, Bryn Mawr College; MA, PhD, University of Virginia. Professor, Tisch Chair in Arts and Letters, Skidmore College.

Angela Brazil, BA, California State University at Chico; MFA, University of Iowa. Director of Brown University/Trinity MFA Programs; Resident Acting Company Member, Trinity Repertory Company.

Dennis Britton, BA, University of Southern California; PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison. Associate Professor of English, University of British Columbia.

Dare Clubb, BA, Amherst College; MFA, DFA, Yale School of Drama. Associate Professor of Playwriting, Dramatic Literature, and Theory, University of Iowa. 

Tyler Curtain, BSc, University of Colorado at Boulder; PhD, Johns Hopkins University. Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Stephen Donadio, BA, Brandeis University; MA, PhD, Columbia University. John Hamilton Fulton Professor Emeritus of Humanities and Director Emeritus of the Program in Literary Studies, Middlebury College.

Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director, the Public Theater at Astor Place; Professor of Dramatic Writing, Arts, and Public Policy at New York University.

John M. Fyler, AB, Dartmouth College; MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley. Professor of English, Tufts University.

Shalom Goldman, BA, New York University; MA, Columbia University; PhD, New York University. Pardon Tillinghast Professor of Religion, Middlebury College. 

Michael R. Katz, BA, Williams College; MA, DPhil, University of Oxford. C.V. Starr Professor Emeritus of Russian and East European Studies, Middlebury College.

Rebecca Makkai, BA, Washington and Lee University; MA, Middlebury College. MFA Faculty at Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University; Artistic Director, Story Studio Chicago.

Craig Maravich, BA, MFA, George Washington University/Shakespeare Theatre Academy for Classical Acting. Director, Beyond the Page, Middlebury College.

Kate Marshall, BA, University of California, Davis; MA, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles. Associate Dean of Research and Strategic Initiatives, Director of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, and Professor of English, University of Notre Dame.

Brian McEleney, BA, Trinity College; MFA, Yale School of Drama. Founding Director of the Brown University/Trinity MFA Programs; Associate Director and Acting Company Member, Trinity Repertory Company. Recipient of 2024 Frank and Eleanor Griffiths Chair, BLSE.

Cruz Medina, BA, University of California, Santa Barbara; MFA/MA, Chapman University; PhD, University of Arizona. Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, Santa Clara University.

Ian Newman, BA, MA, University of Cambridge; PhD, University of California, Los Angeles. Associate Professor of English, University of Notre Dame.

Mark Rasmussen, BA, MA, Harvard University; PhD, Johns Hopkins University. Charles J. Luellen Professor of English, Centre College. Recipient of 2024 John M. Kirk Chair of Medieval and Early Modern Literature, BLSE.

Michelle Bachelor Robinson, BA, Cameron University; MA, PhD, University of Louisville. Director of Comprehensive Writing and English Faculty, Spelman College; Change Curriculum Coordinator, BLSE.

James Chase Sanchez, BA, MA, University of Texas at Tyler; PhD, Texas Christian University. Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric, Middlebury College.

Ben Steinfeld, BA, MFA, Brown University. Adjunct Professor and Artistic Associate at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University; Co-artistic Director, Fiasco Theater.

Robert Sullivan, AB, Georgetown University. Contributing Editor, A Public Space.

Sam Swope, BA, Middlebury College; MA, University of Oxford. Founder and President, Academy for Teachers.

David Bwire (Wandera), BEd, Moi University, Kenya; MA, MLitt, Middlebury College; PhD, The Ohio State University. Associate Professor of Special Education, Language and Literacy, The College of New Jersey; Director of the BLSE Writing Center. Recipient of 2024 Ruth and Lillian Marino Chair, BLSE.

Susanne Wofford, BA, Yale College; BPhil, Oxford University; PhD, Yale University. Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study and English, New York University. 

Bryan Wolf, BA, Rice University; MAR, Yale Divinity School; MA, PhD, Yale University. Jones Professor Emeritus in American Art and Culture, Stanford University; Visiting Professor, Yale University.


Jeri Johnson, Head Tutor. BA, Brigham Young University; MA, MPhil, University of Oxford. Peter Thompson Fellow in English, Exeter College; Professor of English, University of Oxford. 

Stephen Berenson, BFA, Drake University. Founding Director of the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs; Resident Acting Company, Trinity Repertory Company.

Lars Engle, AB, Harvard College; MA, Cambridge University; PhD, Yale University. Roxana McFarlin Chapman Chair in English, University of Tulsa.

Jennifer Green-Lewis, MA, Edinburgh University, PhD, University of Pennsylvania. Professor of English, George Washington University.

Mark C. Jerng, BA, Princeton University; PhD, Harvard University. Professor of English, University of California, Davis. 

Douglas A. Jones Jr., BFA, New York University; PhD, Stanford University. Associate Professor of English, Theater Studies, and African and African American Studies, Duke University.

Holly Laird, AB, Bryn Mawr College; PhD, Princeton University. Frances W. O’Hornett Professor of Literature, University of Tulsa.

Gwyneth Lewis, BA, University of Cambridge; DPhil, University of Oxford. Former Welsh Poet Laureate; 2014 Bain-Swiggett Visiting Lecturer in Poetry and English, Princeton University; Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for Services to Literature.

Annalyn Swan, BA, Princeton University; MA, King’s College, University of Cambridge. Visiting Lecturer, the Graduate Center, CUNY; Biographer. Recipient of 2024 Robert Frost Chair of Literature, BLSE. 

Mark Turner, BA, Hampden-Sydney College; MA, PhD, University of London. Professor of English, King’s College London.

Katherine Williams, BA, Arizona State University; MA, PhD, Rutgers University. Associate Professor, University of Toronto.


Amy Rodgers, On-Site Director. AB, Columbia University; PhD, University of Michigan. Associate Professor of Film, Media, and Theatre and Dean for the Senior Class, Mount Holyoke College.

Damián Baca, BA, West Texas A&M University; MA, Northern Arizona University; PhD, Syracuse University. Associate Professor of Mexican American Studies, University of Arizona.

Michael Cadden, BA, Yale College; BA, University of Bristol; DFA, Yale School of Drama. Former Chair, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University.

Dennis Denisoff, BA, Simon Fraser University; PhD, McGill University. McFarlin Professor of English and Film, University of Tulsa.

Ruth Forman, BA, University of California, Berkeley; MFA, University of Southern California. VONA/Voices Writing Workshop.

Valerie Traub, BA, University of California, Santa Cruz; MA, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Adrienne Rich Distinguished University Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Michigan.


Brenda Brueggemann, BA, MA, University of Kansas; PhD, University of Louisville. Professor and Aetna Chair of Writing, University of Connecticut. 

Rochelle Johnson, BA, Bates College; MA, PhD, Claremont Graduate University. Bernie McCain Chair in the Humanities and Professor of Environmental Studies, The College of Idaho.


Dianne M. Baroz, Office Manager; Vermont Campus Coordinator

Gail A. Borden, Oxford Campus Coordinator; Administrative Associate 

Karen Browne, California Campus and Online Program Coordinator; Assistant to the Director

Tyler Curtain, Summer Director of Student and Academic Support

Caroline Eisner, Technology Specialist

Claudia Johnson, Director of the Letterpress Program

Brian McEleney, Director of the Program in Theater and of the Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble

Tom McKenna, Communications Director, Bread Loaf Teacher Network

Beverly J. Moss, Director, Bread Loaf Teacher Network

Dana Olsen, Administrative Director 

Gillian Zieger, Administrative Associate; Assistant to the Bread Loaf Teacher Network Director

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