Below you’ll find the list of faculty, administration, and staff for summer 2023. Read detailed faculty bios on our Vermont, OxfordCalifornia, and Online Tutorial pages.

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

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

Vermont

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

Kimberly Blockett, BA, Eastern Michigan University; MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison. Professor and Chair of Africana Studies, University of Delaware.

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.

Brenda Brueggemann, BA, MA, University of Kansas; PhD, University of Louisville. Professor and Aetna Chair of Writing, University of Connecticut. Coordinator of the BLSE Change Curriculum.

Susan Choi, BA, Yale University; MFA, Cornell University. Lecturer in English, Yale University.

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, Middlebury College.

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

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 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.

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.

Michelle Bachelor Robinson, BA, Cameron University; MA, PhD, University of Louisville. Director of Comprehensive Writing and English Faculty, Spelman College. Recipient of 2023 Ruth and Lillian Marino Chair, BLSE.

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

Cheryl Savageau, BS, Clark University; MA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Poet, Memoirist, Storyteller, Artist.

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.

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.

Susanne Wofford, BA, Yale College; BPhil, Oxford University; PhD, Yale University. Professor of English and Individualized Study, New York University. Recipient of 2023 John M. Kirk Chair of Medieval and Early Modern Literature, BLSE.

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.

Oxford

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.

Isobel Armstrong, FBA, BA, PhD, University of Leicester. Emeritus Professor of English, Geoffrey Tillotson Chair, and Fellow, Birkbeck College, University of London, and Senior Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London.

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. Ida M. Chapman Professor of English, University of Tulsa.

Conrad James, BA, University of the West Indies, Mona; PhD, University of Cambridge. Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Caribbean Studies, University of Toronto.

Francis Leneghan, BA, PhD, Trinity College, Dublin. Professor of Old English, University of Oxford; Fellow, St. Cross College.

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.

Mark Turner, BA, Hampden-Sydney College; MA, PhD, University of London. Professor of English, King’s College London. Recipient of 2023 Robert Frost Chair of Literature, BLSE.

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

California

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.

Jonathan Fried, BA, Brown University; MFA, University of California, San Diego.

Mark C. Jerng, BA, Princeton University; PhD, Harvard University. Professor of English, University of California, Davis. Recipient of 2023 Frank and Eleanor Griffiths Chair, BLSE.

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

Jacques Lezra, BA, MPhil, PhD, Yale University. Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies, University of California, Riverside.

Stéphane Robolin, BA, Tulane University; MA, PhD, Duke University. Associate Professor of Literatures in English, Rutgers University.

Evie Shockley, BA, Northwestern University; JD, University of Michigan; MA, PhD, Duke University. Zora Neale Hurston Distinguished Professor of English, Rutgers University.

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.

Online Tutorials

Rochelle Johnson, BA, Bates College; MA, PhD, Claremont Graduate University. Professor of Environmental Studies, The College of Idaho.

Jacqueline T. Miller, BA, University of Rochester; MA, PhD, Johns Hopkins University. Professor Emerita of English, Rutgers University.

Administration and Staff

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 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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