Faculty & Staff in English

English Office Information
Department Chair:
Dr. Margaret Koehler
Location:
Towers Hall 228, 1 S. Grove St.
Hours: Monday – Friday (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Contact: Margaret Koehler, Department Chair
Phone: 614-823-1211
Email: mkoehler@otterbein.edu

Tammy Birk

Tammy Birk

Associate Professor of English & Director of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program


Tammy Birk is an Associate Professor of English and has been director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program since 2009. She regularly teaches in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality…

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Phyllis Burns

Associate Professor


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Norman Chaney

Norman Chaney

Professor


Born and reared in Brazil, Indiana
Military Service Army Medical Corps
Taught at:

Quinnipiac University, Connecticut
Elgin Community College (Illinois)
The University of…

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Beth Daugherty

Beth Daugherty

Professor


Growing up in southeast Ohio, Dr. Daugherty always wanted to be a teacher, and she feels lucky to have spent almost all her adult life doing just that: at Union Local High School, Rice…

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James Gorman

Professor


Dr. Gorman has served Otterbein since 1979, teaching composition, literature, journalism and creative writing, especially fiction writing. Since 2003, he has served as the university’s Faculty…

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Terry Hermsen

Professor


Dr. Terry Hermsen taught in the Writers in the Schools program for the Ohio Arts Council from 1979 – 2003, visiting schools all across the state. He has conducted “poetry night hikes” in…

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Margaret Koehler

Professor & Department Chair


Margaret Koehler grew up in rural upstate New York; earned her B.A. in English at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT; and earned her Ph.D at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She specializes in…

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Shannon Lakanen

Associate Professor


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Jeremy Llorence

Jeremy Llorence

Assistant Professor


Jeremy Llorence is a Black American playwright from Metro-Detroit. His ten-minute, one act and full-length plays have been seen in venues all over the Midwest, including Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo,…

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Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith

Professor


Dr. Smith’s interdisciplinary degree in Comparative Literature focused on the interrelations of religion, philosophy, and literature and he has continued to pursue those interests both in teaching…

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Karen Steigman

Associate Professor


Karen Steigman is Associate Professor of English, specializing in 20th- and 21st-century American literatures, postcolonial literature and theory, literary theory, and film.  She completed her…

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Tess Schwarz

Administrative Assistant


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Part Time Faculty in English

Candyce Canzoneri

Part-Time Faculty in English


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Timothy Christensen

Part-Time Faculty in English


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