Dr. Anthony Milburn


Chairperson

Dr. Anthony Milburn received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.  While having formally studied and taught in all of the degree-granting disciplines housed within the Department of Humanities, his areas of expertise include American, African American and Native American, Russian/Soviet, Asian and World History, Literature, and Philosophy.  In addition, to teaching in th...[Read more]


Dr. Amy Hobbs Harris


Humanities Departmental Chair and Professor of English

Dr. Amy Hobbs Harris is the Humanities Department chair and Professor of English. She received her Ph.D. in American Literature in 2005 from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has published on Paul Laurence Dunbar, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and the Progressive Era Woman’s Club movement. Her current research on American poetry performances in the early...[Read more]


Dr. Jeffrey Crawford


Philosophy
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Dr. Emil Dansker


Journalism
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Lois McGuire


Theatre
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Dr. Ann Steiner


English
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Dr. David Evans


Adjunct Instructor
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Michael Gormley


Associate Professor

Mike Gormley has a Bachelors degree from Columbia University and a Masters degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Mr. Gormley teaches several journalism and media courses. Prior to joining the Central State faculty in 2002, Mr. Gormley worked as a television reporter in Alaska, Hawaii, Florida, and North Carolina. He has received a wide varie...[Read more]


Dr. Roger Anderson


Instructor

Dr. Roger Anderson received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University (Columbus) specializing in Foreign, Second, and Multilingual Education. He received his BA and MA in African Studies/French from the Ohio University (Athens), and an MA in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language from Middlebury College. As a native monolingual, English speaker, Roger is an avid language learner. He ...[Read more]


Rhaslyn McGhee


Instructor
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Anthony Milburn


Assistant Professor

E: amilburn@centralstate.edu

Dr. Anthony Milburn
received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.  While having formally studied and taught in all of the degree-granting disciplines housed within the Department of Humanities, his areas of expertise include American, African American and Native American, Russian/Soviet, Asian and World History, Literature, and Phil...[Read more]


Carol Bargeron


Associate Professor of History

Dr. Carol Bargeron, Associate Professor of History, comes to Central State University from Texas State University, where she inaugurated a systematic program in Middle East history and Arabic language study, as well as taught World Civilization. She specializes in Islamic and Modern Middle East history and will establish those fields of interest within the Department of Humanities ...[Read more]


Dr. G. Jahwara Giddings


Professor

Dr. G. Jahwara Giddings received his Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University in 2000 and is an expert in African American nationalist history, Pan-African cultures and Afrocentric pedagogy and Service Learning. Dr. Giddings is the author of Contemporary Afrocentric Scholarship: Toward a functional cultural philosophy (2003) and has won numerous travel grants...[Read more]


Dr. Yuegen David Yu


Assistant Professor

Yuegen David Yu, Ph.D. Dr. Yuegen (David) Yu was born in China, received his B.A. in philosophy from Zhejiang University, and M.A. in history from Tianjin University, both in China; and earned a Ph.D. in history from West Virginia University. Before joining the CSU faculty, he taught history and humanities for nearly a decade at Tianjin University of Science and Technology, and the Unive...[Read more]


Dr. Obiwu Iwuanyanwu


Assistant Professor

Dr. Obiwu Iwuanyanwu  (AKA “Obiwu”) studied in Nigeria at Abia State University and the University of Jos, and in the United States at Syracuse University. He earned a Ph.D. in English (with distinction) at Syracuse, where he wrote his dissertation on Lacanian analytic and South African literature. Obiwu is the author of four books on poetry, diaspora studies, and criticism, includi...[Read more]


Dr. Katie Shinkle


Assistant Professor
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Dr. Ken Hayes


Assistant Professor of English and Writing Program Coordinator

Dr. Ken Hayes is the Writing Program Coordinator and an Assistant Professor of English. B.A., M.A., Wright State University, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, (*2017)

E:  khayes@centralstate.edu

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Dr. Jonathan Holmes


Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Jonathan Holmes is an Assistant Professor of English. B.A., The Ohio State University M.A., Ohio University Ph.D., The Ohio State University, (*2016)

E:  jholmes@centralstate.edu

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Dr. Vincent Haddad


Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Vincent Haddad is an Assistant Professor of English and received his Ph.D .from Wayne State University in 2016. He teaches surveys of American and African American literature and special seminars on Detroit, race and comics, and the Black Lives Matter Movement. He has published peer-reviewed scholarly articles on these topics in the journals Inks, The Comparatist, ImageTexT...[Read more]


Dr. PJ Carlisle


Assistant Professor
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Dr. María del Mar Gámez García


Assistant Professor of Spanish

Dr. María del Mar Gámez García is an assistant professor of Spanish at Central State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Spanish and an M.A. in Spanish, both from the University of Cincinnati. She teaches Basic Spanish courses and other Minor in Spanish courses at CSU on Spanish and Latin American literature, cinema, and culture. Her resear...[Read more]


Terri Barker


Instructor
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Professor Sarah Armstrong Jones


Instructor

Professor Sarah Armstrong Jones is an adjunct professor of English. She holds a B.A. in English and a M.A. in English and Education. She has taught at CSU since 2014. She is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Transformational Leadership.Her personal interests include reading, mostly fiction or autobiography; writing poetry and short shorts; playing with her my dog, a Lhasa Apso nam...[Read more]


Professor William Abbott


Assistant Professor

Professor William Abbott received his MA from East Tennessee State University (2002) and his MFA from Miami University. Mr. Abbott is the author of Let Them Eat MoonPie, a history of poetry competitions in the Southeast in the 1990s, and has published poetry in Radius, The November 3rd Club, Yellow Chair Review, and The Sow's Ear. He teaches creative writing and poetry. His web...[Read more]