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Linda Gill

Linda Gill, Ph.D.

Professor of English

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Linda Gill, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Linda Gill specializes in Victorian England, development of the novel, literary theory and dramatic performance. Gill has written articles for Dickens World, The Journal of Popular culture and Victorian Institute. She has also presented papers on Victorian authors such as Bronte, Dickens and Kipling, in addition to papers on the Harry Potter novels at Popular Culture conferences. She is particularly interested in investigating identity construction, meaning making and power in narratives. In addition to teaching courses in Romantic and Victorian literature, Gill teaches courses in Acting and performs regularly in DAS productions.


Degrees

B.A., Andrews University
1984
M.A., La Sierra University
1986
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
1992

Georgina Barcelow Hill

Georgina Barcelow Hill, Ph.D.

Professor of English

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Georgina Barcelow Hill, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Georgina Barcelow Hill, Ph.D., specializes in rhetoric and writing, writing assessment, linguistics, and children’s literature. She is particularly interested in the rhetorical strategies for explanatory texts and rhetorical choices for academic persuasion. Hill has taught at Andrews University and at Western Michigan University, where she directed the first-year writing program. She has been an active presenter at the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Hill serves as director of the Honors Program at PUC.


Degrees

B.A., Atlantic Union College
1977
M.A, Andrews University
1979
Ph.D., Purdue University
1988

Sara Kakazu

Sara Kakazu, Ph.D.

Professor of English

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Sara Kakazu, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Sara Kakazu has presented research at the College English Association, NeMLA, and the International Conference on Narrative. Her teaching and research interests include nineteenth-century American literature, early American literature, and African American literature, with particular focus on women's, captivity, slave, encounter, and travel narratives. She also teaches creative nonfiction and poetry.


Degrees

B.A., Walla Walla College
2002
M.A., Western Washington University
2004
Ph.D., University at Buffalo, New York
2012

Peter Katz

Peter Katz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

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Peter Katz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Peter Katz specializes in the history and philosophy of science (particularly theories of embodiment, emotion, and cognition) and the History of the Book (particularly popular readers, the history of literary studies, and reception theory). His research has been published in Victorian Literature and Culture and the Journal of Victorian Culture, as well as edited collections. Katz teaches courses in science and literature, literary theory, and online creative writing and publication, and was 2018 Educator of the Year.


Degrees

B.A. Pacific Union College
2010
Ph.D. Syracuse University
2015

Maria Rankin-Brown

Maria Rankin-Brown, Ph.D.

Professor of English

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Maria Rankin-Brown, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Maria Rankin-Brown specializes in composition studies, rhetoric, sociolinguistics, multicultural studies, non-Western literature, and creative writing. She has taught English and Communication in higher education, and has taught English as a Second Language in Intensive English Programs, as well as for a non-profit organization. Rankin-Brown’s research studies how social and cultural norms are represented in non-Western literature. She serves as the Composition Coordinator for the PUC English Department.


Degrees

B.S., Pacific Union College
1995
M.A., University of Northern Colorado
1997
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2005

Judith Rose

Judith Rose, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

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Judith Rose, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English


Degrees

Marlboro College, BA
1973
Indiana University, MLS
1978
University of California, Davis, MA
1990
University of California, Davis, Ph.D.
1999