Emeritus Faculty

Joseph Alkana Joseph Alkana, Ph.D. (Texas, 1990)
Professor Emeritus 

Fields: 19th-century American literature, Jewish literature.

Author, The Social Self: Nineteenth-Century Psychology and the Writings of Hawthorne, Howells, and William James (1996). Co-editor, Cohesion and Dissent in America (1994).

Ronald B. Newman, Ph.D. (Michigan, 1972) Ronald B. Newman, Ph.D. (Michigan, 1972)
Professor Emeritus 

Fields: Composition, rhetorical theory, Victorian literature.

Author, The Prentice-Hall Diagnostic Test for Writers (1980), The Rinehart Workbook(1988, 2nd ed. 1990), The HBJ Composition Workbook (1992).

Editor, The Life: The Folk Poetry of the Black Hustler (1976).

Sandra P. Paquet, Ph.D. (Connecticut, 1977) Sandra P. Paquet, Ph.D. (Connecticut, 1977)
Professor Emerita 

Professor Sandra Pouchet Paquet teaches Caribbean literature and African-American literature. She is the author of The Novels of George Lamming (1982); Caribbean Autobiography (2002), andco-editor of Music, Memory, Resistance: Calypso and the Caribbean Literary Imagination (2007). She has published widely in Caribbean literature in the leading journals in the field and is the editor of Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal. Dr. Paquet's active research interests include the areas of women's studies, diaspora studies, and autobiography.  

Lindsey Tucker, Ph.D. (Delaware, 1981) Lindsey Tucker, Ph.D. (Delaware, 1981)
Professor Emerita

Fields: Contemporary American, African American and British literature,  postmodern theory, women’s and gender studies, film theory, African New World cultures.

Publications:  Stephen and Bloom and Life’s Feast: Alimentary Symbolism in James Joyce’s “Ulysses”  (1984;  Textual Escap(e)ades: Mobility, Maternity and Textuality in Contemporary Fiction by Women  (1994); editor,  Critical Essays on Iris Murdoch  (1994); editor,  Critical Essays on Angela Carter (1998)

Recently Completed  Project:  The Spaces of Conjure: Fiction, Ethnography and  Diaspora Time