Dr. Alma Rosa Alvarez

CE 254, (541) 552-6629

Alma Rosa Alvarez teaches a wide array of topics within U.S. Literature. Among these are Modernism and U.S. Ethnic Literature. She has a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition to teaching, Alma Rosa enjoys reading and writing poetry.

Dr. Alvarez is the English Program Chair.

"Aside from enjoying good conversation with students about texts we are reading in class, I am a nerd--I love meeting with students to workshop their papers and work on their writing skills."


Dr. Edwin Battistella

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CE 245, (541) 552-6620

Edwin Battistella teaches linguistics and writing.  He has a PhD in linguistics from the City University of New York and is the author, most recently, of Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology (Oxford University Press, 2014).

"The most important thing I teach is for students to enjoy learning."


Dr. Bill Gholson

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CE 248, (541) 552-6630

Bill Gholson teaches rhetoric and the nonfiction essay.  He has a PhD in English with concentrations in rhetoric and contemporary American literature.  A former high school English teacher, he has directed writing programs and has published on Kurt Vonnegut and rhetoric.

"The goal of teaching and learning is not to remedy deficits, but to realize a certain kind of human potential."


Dr. Charlotte Hadella

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CE 246, (541) 552-6627

Charlotte Hadella teaches literature and English Education courses. She has a PhD in American Literature from the University of New Mexico. She is the author of a number of critical articles and one book on the work of John Steinbeck.

"My goal in the classroom is to help students become self-directed learners and independent critical thinkers."

Dr. Diana Maltz

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CE 250, 552-6634

Diana Maltz teaches classes in British literature and has a research specialization in Victorian Studies. She received her PhD in English Literature from Stanford University. Her most recent publication is a critical edition of Arthur Morrison’s 1896 slum novel A Child of the Jago.

"I enjoy introducing students to stories from the past and discussing how the issues survive into the present."


Dr. Margaret Perrow

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CE 257, (541) 552-6632

Margaret Perrow teaches English education and writing. She has a PhD  in Language, Literacy, and Culture in Education, from UC Berkeley. As director of the Oregon Writing Project at SOU, she works closely with K-12 teachers to support effective writing instruction in schools.

"I love watching English majors become writers, teachers, and communicators who will make a difference in the world!"

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