Authors Circle

Your professors are professional storytellers. They are skilled poets, short story writers and critics. They experiment with form and are part of the contemporary literary landscape.

Their books have been praised, and their work has been published everywhere from The New York Times and The Los Angeles Review of Books to NH Poet Laureate Showcase and The Rumpus. They are experts in their craft and are ready to pass on their knowledge to you.

  • Patrick D. Anderson

    Professor, School of Arts & Sciences
    603.526.3639 | panderso@colby-sawyer.edu

    Professor Anderson joined the faculty in 1977. He earned an A.B. from the University of Notre Dame, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from University of Michigan. Professor Anderson teaches courses in American studies, American literature, Native American culture and American and international film.

    He is especially interested in exploring the interdisciplinary links between history, literature, culture and the arts. His courses support the English and Communication Studies Majors and the American Studies, Film Studies and Women's and Gender Studies minors. These include The West in American Culture, The American Dream in Literature and Film, Native American Literature, Movie Mavericks, Women in Film, International Film, American Film and Literary Modernism.

    The author of a book and numerous published articles on film, Professor Anderson lectures frequently on film, literature and indigenous cultures throughout the state. He recently completed a sabbatical leave that took him to New Zealand, where he studied Maori culture, and to several Moundbuilder sites in the Midwestern U.S., where he studied the indigenous people who constructed them.

  • Donna E. Berghorn

    Associate Professor, School of Arts & Sciences
    603.526.3659 | berghor@colby-sawyer.edu

    Professor Berghorn teaches writing, journalism, digital publishing, first amendment studies and comics, as well as serving as advisor to the Colby-Sawyer Courier, the student newspaper.

    A published poet, Professor Berghorn received her Ph.D. in communication and rhetoric from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She recently returned to print media with The Concord Monitor during. She is a student of mythology, folklore and the occult. read more…

  • Ewa Chrusciel

    Associate Professor, School of Arts & Sciences
    603.526.3645 | echrusciel@colby-sawyer.edu

    Professor Chrusciel joined the faculty in 2006. She studied English, Polish and world literature at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, and earned her Ph.D. in literary studies and contemporary poetry from Illinois State. With a background in American contemporary poetry and cognitive poetics, Professor Chrusciel takes an interdisciplinary and international approach to her teaching and research. She is an award-winning bilingual poet with three books written in Polish and three books of poems in English. Her poetry has been translated and published internationally.

    Professor Chrusciel's teaching and scholarly interests 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 literature, composition, poetry and contemporary prose. read more…

  • Craig Greenman

    Professor, School of Arts & Sciences

    Professor Greenman joined the faculty in 2004. He earned a Ph.D. from the Loyola University of Chicago in 2002. Professor Greenman's teaching and research interests are grounded in contemporary continental philosophy and the history of philosophy, and include aesthetics, social and political philosophy, and applied and social ethics. He is also the advisor for the Philosophy Club. read more…

  • Mike Jauchen

    Associate Professor, School of Arts & Sciences
    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. read more…

  • Ann Page Stecker

    Professor, School of Arts & Sciences
    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. read more…