English Faculty

Fisher faculty are dedicated, highly credentialed professionals who consistently make the advancement of scholarship in their respective fields a top priority.

Adjunct Professor
Areas of Interest: Gender studies; spoken word poetry; queer culture and history; pop culture studies
Megan Backer
Adjunct Professor
Areas of Interest: Young adult literature; human trafficking; pop culture studies
Maureen Barry
Associate Professor and Director, Honors Program
Areas of Interest: 18th-century literature; legal history; theater
Melissa Bissonette
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Rhetorical studies; Middle Eastern studies; professional writing
Jim Bowman
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: American studies; modernism; film; sport; crime culture; popular culture
Stephan Brauer
Visiting Assistant Professor and Program Director, Women and Gender Studies
Areas of Interest: US and global queer studies; disability studies; critical race theory
Lisa Cunningham
Professor
Areas of Interest: American studies; Philippine-American studies; multiculturalism; World War II-Pacific theater
Sharon Delmendo
Lecturer of Creative Writing and Director, Arts Program
Areas of Interest: Creative writing; 20th-century American and British literature; world literature; arts
Professor and Director, Health and Humanities Program
Areas of Interest: Detective fiction; film and TV analysis; Victorian and modern British literature; visual rhetoric
Lisa Jadwin
Adjunct Professor
Areas of Interest: Medieval literature; history of the English Language; modern fantasy
Coordinator, Center for Academic Excellence
Areas of Interest: Fairy tales and folklore; student mentoring
Theresa Nicolay
Writing Center Faculty Tutor and Adjunct Professor (English)
Areas of Interest: Cultural studies; Irish literature and culture; pop culture
  • Office:Golisano Gateway Upper Level, 204E
  • Phone:(585) 385-7299
  • Email:fregan@sjfc.edu
Fionnuaza Regan
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Game studies; digital rhetoric; social media; ethnography
Wendy Sierra
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Women and gender studies; indigenous literature; world literature
Jebaroja Singh
Associate Professor and Program Director, African American Studies
Areas of Interest: African American studies; American literature; young adult fiction; women and gender studies
Arlette Miller Smith
Adjunct Professor
Areas of Interest: Renaissance English plays, including Shakespeare
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Rhetorical history, theory, and methods; writing studies; literacy studies; women and gender studies
Jill Swienciki
Professor and Chair, Department of English
Areas of Interest: Renaissance literature; women writers; Shakespeare; postcolonial studies; sustainability
Deborah Uman
Professor
Areas of Interest: Medieval literature; history of the English language; Arthurian literature and movie; digital narratives
Deborah VanderBilt
Professor
Areas of Interest: Modern and contemporary literature; poetry; African American literature
William Waddell
Writer in Residence
Areas of Interest: Creative writing; contemporary literary publishing; visual arts
Stephen West