english faculty

Patrick D. Anderson

Professor, Humanities
Gibney Distinguished Professor
(603) 526-3639 | panderso@colby-sawyer.edu

Joined faculty in 1977. A.B., from University of Notre Dame; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan. Professor Anderson teaches courses in American studies, American literature, Native American culture and film.

He is especially interested in exploring the interdisciplinary links between literature and the arts, and offers several courses to support the English and Media Studies Majors and American Studies minor, including The West in American Culture, The American Dream in Literature and Film, Native American Literature, American Film and Literary Modernism.

The author of a book and numerous published articles on film, Professor Anderson lectures frequently throughout the state and presents radio film reviews on a regular basis. He recently completed a sabbatical leave that took him to Belize, Mexico and Peru where he studied the links between ancient traditions and contemporary cultures of the Maya and Inca people.

Ewa Chrusciel

Associate Professor, Humanities
(603) 526-3645 | echrusciel@colby-sawyer.edu

Joined the faculty in 2006. Her educational background in Polish and world literature from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, as well as her Ph.D. in American contemporary poetry and cognitive poetics provide her with an interdisciplinary and international approach that facilitates and enriches her current teaching and research.

Her area of teaching and scholarly interest lies in pre-modern, modern, and postmodern world poetry, comparative literature, creative writing, translation, and cognitive poetics, including neurological theories of aesthetic experience. She teaches Creative writing, World Lit, Composition, Poetry, Contemporary Prose. | web site

Mike Jauchen

Associate Professor, Humanities
(603) 526-3884 | mjauchen@colby-sawyer.edu

Joined the faculty in 2009. B.A. in English from Wheaton College (IL); M.A. and Ph.D. in English from The University of Louisiana-Lafayette. His teaching and scholarly interests include creative writing, American literature, film history, modern British and Irish literature (especially Joyce and Beckett), contemporary experimental fictions and poetries, interdisciplinary approaches to textual creation and criticism, and autobiographical writing. His stories, essays, and poems have appeared in a number of print and online journals.

Thomas Kealy

Professor, Humanities
(603) 526-3457 | tkealy@colby-sawyer.edu

Ph.D., University of Oregon. Among the topics he has taught are Shakespeare, world literature, and composition. is an expert in world literature and writing, focused on science and nature; the relationship between literature and science; and wilderness education. Among Professor Kealy's numerous awards are a Fulbright fellowship, a doctoral fellowship for international leadership, and the Jack Jensen Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Paul Robertson

Assistant Professor, Humanities & Multidisciplinary Studies
(603) 359-3433 | paul.robertson@colby-sawyer.edu

Joined faculty in 2012-2013 as an adjunct in the Department of Humanities before becoming a teaching fellow in 2013 and an assistant professor in 2014. Received a B.A. in the interdisciplinary Classics/Religion major at Reed College in 2006, and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies at Brown University in 2013. Professor Robertson currently teaches courses in the fields of humanities, religion, literature, writing, and multidisciplinary studies.

His current research explores the letters of the early apostle Paul, using inter-disciplinary theory and quantitative mapping to understand and relate ancient Mediterranean social practices and texts from the purportedly different cultures of Greece, Rome, Judaism, and early Christianity that in fact suggest pan-Mediterranean phenomena. His other interests include early Christian group formation, tracing the origins and developments of Western morality, defining religion, the role of religion in human evolution and cognition, the multi-disciplinary overlaps between the humanities and sciences, and philological projects in Byzantine paleography and early Syriac literature.

Ann Page Stecker

Professor, Humanities
David H. Winton Endowed Teaching Chair
Coordinator, Wesson Honors Program

(603) 526-3644 | astecker@colby-sawyer.edu

Joined faculty in 1980. A.B. from Randolph-Macon Woman's College; M.A. from University of Virginia. Areas of teaching include environmental literature, autobiography, British literature, New England history and women's literature. Professor Stecker also teaches courses which support the foundation of the Women's Studies minor, an interdisciplinary minor which explores the social, intellectual and cultural construction of gender.

Professor Stecker is the coordinator of the Wesson Honors Program, which offers academic, cultural and social opportunities for the most highly motivated and capable of Colby-Sawyer's students who combine a solid work ethic and natural ability with intellectual curiosity.

A historian and writer, she is a published author of a New Hampshire history as well as a 19th-century women's history, and is the author of Our Voices, Our Town: The History of New London, New Hampshire, from 1950 to 2000.

Adjunct Assistant Professors

Rachel Cohen, M.S.

(603) 526-3645 | rachael.cohen@colby-sawyer.edu

Lisa Hayward-Wyzik, Ph.D.

(603) 526-3988 | lisa.hayward@colby-sawyer.edu

Rebecca Yvan, M.F.A.

(603) 526-3992 | rebecca.yuan@colby-sawyer.edu