Faculty

Julie Empric

Julie Empric
Professor of Literature
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Leya Landau head shot

Leya Landau
London Study Centre Lecturer in Literature
Ph.D, University College London

Sarah Osment
Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature
Ph.D., Brown University

Daniel Spoth

Daniel Spoth
Assistant Professor of Literature
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Jared Stark
Professor of Literature and Comparative Literature
Ph.D., Yale University

Scott Ward

Scott Ward
Professor of Literature and Creative Writing
M.A., University of South Carolina

Affiliated Faculty

The Literature major at Eckerd has strong ties with Creative Writing; majors in the latter are required to take Literature courses, while Literature accepts a Writing Workshop class as progress toward the major. Many Literature majors choose to double major or minor in Creative Writing.

Jon Chopan
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
MFA, The Ohio State University

K.C. Wolfe

K.C. Wolfe
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
MFA, The Ohio State University

Literature majors, especially those who choose a major in Comparative Literature or a double major / minor with one of the language departments, are also encouraged to broaden their conception of world culture through literature classes in other disciplines. Some courses offered by faculty in those disciplines may count toward the Literature degree.

Heather Vincent

Heather Vincent
Associate Professor of Classics
Ph.D., Brown University

Ashley Scheu

Ashley Scheu
Assistant Professor of French
Ph.D., Duke University

Lee Hilliker

Lee Hilliker
Associate Professor of French
Ph.D., Duke University

Yanira Angulo-Cano

Yanira Angulo-Cano
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., Florida State University

Thomas DiSalvo

Thomas DiSalvo
Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Yolanda Molina-Gavilan

Yolanda Molina-Gavilan
Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., Arizona State University

Adriana Tolentino

Adriana Tolentino
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Jing Shen

Jing Shen
Professor of Chinese Language and Literature
Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis

Eileen Mikals-Adachi

Eileen Mikals-Adachi
Associate Professor of Japanese
Ph.D., Ochanomizu University

Emeritus Faculty

Sterling Watson

Sterling Watson
Emeritus Professor of Literature & Creative Writing
Co-director, Writers in Paradise

Jewel Spears Brooker

Jewel Spears Brooker
Professor Emerita of Literature

Peter Meinke

Peter Meinke
Emeritus Professor of Literature & Creative Writing
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Albert Howard Carter, III

Albert Howard Carter, III
Professor Emeritus of Literature
Ph.D., Iowa