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Bill Jolliff

Professor of English

Telephone: 503-554-2604
Email: wjolliff@georgefox.edu

William Jolliff (PhD, The Ohio State University) has a range of interests including 19th-Century American literature, Appalachian literature, and contemporary American poetry. His poetry and criticism have been published in a variety of respected literary magazines and journals. When not reading and writing, he enjoys playing a variety of Appalachian folk instruments, including the five string banjo.  Learn more...

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Kathleen Heininge

Associate Professor of English

Telephone: 503-554-2606
Email: kheininge@georgefox.edu

Kathleen Heininge's (PhD, University of California at Davis) main interests are Irish literature, especially drama, British modernism, postcolonial and comic theories, and Stephen King. She recently published a new book, Buffoonery in Irish Drama: Staging Twentieth-Century Post-Colonial Stereotypes, by Peter Lang Publishing.  Learn more...

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Melanie Springer Mock

Professor of English

Telephone: 503-554-2605
Email: mmock@georgefox.edu

Melanie Springer Mock's (PhD, Oklahoma State University) scholarly interests include nonfiction writing, composition and rhetoric, and autobiography. She has published several books, including the recent collection The Spirit of Adoption: Writers on Religion, Adoption, Faith, and More (Cascade Books, 2014)  and  Just Moms: Conveying Justice in an Unjust World (Barclay Press, 2011). Melanie's other-worldly interests range from running to spending time with her husband and her sons, Benjamin and Samuel.  Learn more...


Gary Tandy

Professor of English
Chair, Department of English and Theater

Telephone: 503-554-2602
Email:  gtandy@georgefox.edu

Gary Tandy (PhD, University of Tulsa) is the English department chair. He teaches writing and British literature courses and serves as the associate director of the Academic Resource Center. His personal academic interests focus on the works of C.S. Lewis and Christianity and literature. Gary has extensive experience as a professional technical writer and is also the faculty advisor for our English Honors Society.  Learn more...

Abigail Favale

Abigail Favale

Associate Professor of English
Director, William Penn Honors Program

Telephone: 503-554-2601
Email: afavale@georgefox.edu

Abigail Favale (PhD, University of St. Andrews) has primary scholarly and teaching interests in religion and literature, gender theory, ancient world literature, and fiction writing. Her book,  Irigaray, Incarnation and Contemporary Women's Fiction (Bloomsbury, 2013) was awarded the 2014 Feminist and Women's Studies Association Book Prize. She has also published works of literary criticism, creative non-fiction, and short fiction in various journals and edited  collections. Learn more...

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Brooks Lampe

Assistant Professor of English and Writing Program Director

Email: blampe@georgefox.edu

Brooks Lampe joined the Department of English and Theatre as an assistant professor of English and writing program director in 2016. In the year prior, he was a post-doctoral researcher in writing pedagogy in the Department of English at the University of Delaware. Previously, he was an adjunct instructor in the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies (2014) and a teaching fellow (2007-2012) at The Catholic University of America. Learn more...

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Polly Peterson

Assistant Professor of English

Email: ppeterson@georgefox.edu

Polly Peterson is an assistant professor of English, teaching mainly first-year composition courses (English Skills and College Writing) and grammar. Over the course of the last 10-plus years of teaching at George Fox, she has developed a passion to help students become close readers, critical thinkers, clear communicators and confident writers. She takes a holistic approach to writing, caring as much about what the writer wants to say as how she says it, how he tells it – helping first-year students enter into the conversations at the university. Learn more...