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Professor Deborah Brothers

  • Professor
    Deborah Brothers
  • Office: MNRD 2262
  • Phone: 786-4966
  • deborah.brothers@llcc.edu
  • www.llcc.edu/dbrothers

Dr. Deborah Brothers teaches literature (children's lit; young adult lit; women's lit; novels; film as lit), composition, and women's studies at LLCC. Her PhD is in English Studies, with a special emphasis on children's literature. Her special research interests include writer Louisa May Alcott; the culture of childhood; and feminist theory, as applied to women's, young adult, and children's literature and film.

Dr. Brothers is the founding advisor of the student club FAC, she has sponsored the annual Banned Books Reading at LLCC since 2001, and she serves as a faculty editor to the The Lincoln Land Review. Each year she contributes several book reviews for ALA's Choice magazine and she conducts video interviews with area writers, artists, scholars for the LLR website. She recently received a 2011 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar Award.

 

  • Professor Jeri L Buckner
  • Office: MNRD 2257
  • Phone: 786-2328
  • jeri.buckner@llcc.edu

 

 

  • Associate Professor
    Jason M Dockter
  • Office: MNRD 2263
  • Phone: 786-4947
  • jason.dockter@llcc.edu

Jason Dockter attended Elgin Community College, where he found a love of learning. He went on to Eastern Illinois University and earned his B.A. and M.A., both in English, and has completed additional graduate coursework at Illinois State University. He teaches courses in the first-year composition sequence, primarily online.

 

  • Associate Professor Marlene M Emmons
  • Office: MNRD 2265
  • Phone: 786-2337
  • marlene.emmons@llcc.edu

Marlene Emmons, associate professor of English, graduated from Lincoln Land Community College in 1986. She went on to earn two B.A.s (psychology and English) and an M.A. in English. She has taught composition (104, 105, 111, and 112) as well as literature (introduction to the novel, introduction to drama, and detective fiction). She currently serves as the literature coordinator for the Arts and Humanities department and as secretary of the Faculty Senate.

 

  • Professor Mary A Fortner
  • Office: SGMN 0106
  • Phone: 786-2582
  • mary.fortner@llcc.edu

Mary Fortner, professor of English at Lincoln Land, also serves as the faculty coordinator of the college's writing center. She also teaches composition and literature, focusing on Composition II, the term paper course.

John P Jaramillo

  • Associate Professor
    John P Jaramillo
  • Office: MNRD 2281
  • Phone: 786-2376
  • john.jaramillo@llcc.edu
  • www.llcc.edu/jpjaramillo

John Paul Jaramillo grew up in southern Colorado and stole his MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Oregon State University. He is fiction editor of the Lincoln Land Review. His short stories have been featured on the television show Works in Progress, online in the Acentos Review as well as in the Antique Children Arts Journal; in the Copper Nickel Review , the Antique Children Arts Journal Quarterly and Crash Literary Journal; Fogged Clarity arts journal, Verdad Magazine, Polyphony Online and most recently in Paraphilia Magazine.

 

  • Professor
    Theresa M Kanoza
  • Office: MNRD 2262
  • Phone: 786-2343
  • theresa.kanoza@llcc.edu

Theresa Kanoza, Ph. D., is Professor of English at Lincoln Land Community College, where she teaches courses in composition and literature. Her field of special interest is American literature, and she has published essays in scholarly books and journals on works by Herman Melville, Rudolfo Anaya, John Steinbeck, Anne Tyler, Sandra Cisneros, and LeLy Hayslip. She has presented her work on topics ranging from the immigrant experience in American literature to the role of note-taking in the English classroom before the national conventions of such bodies as the Modern Language Association, the College English Association, the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, and the National Council of Teachers of English.

 

  • Professor
    Jean I Ladendorf
  • Office: SGMN 0106
  • Phone: 786-2582
  • jean.ladendorf@llcc.edu

 

Professor Wllliam McCall

  • Professor
    William W McCall
  • Office: MNRD 2264
  • Phone: 786-2336
  • bill.mccall@llcc.edu
  • www.llcc.edu/bmccall

William McCall, professor of English, came to LLCC in 1995. He attended a community college in Michigan and went on to earn two M.A.s (English and Religious Studies) and a Ph.D. in Literature. He has taught a variety of courses at LLCC, including World Religion, Early American Literature, Ethnic American Literature, Shakespeare, Film, and composition. He recently taught a course on Bob Dylan and has developed an upcoming course on Beat Literature. When not teaching or preparing to teach, he might be found playing with his kids, listening to music, or cooking dinner, often all at the same time.

Professor Greg Murray


 

 

  • Professor Liesl Smith
  • Office: MNRD 2226
  • Phone: 786-4953
  • liesl.smith@llcc.edu

 

 

  • Professor Alison Stachera
  • Office: MNRD 2263
  • Phone: 786-2330
  • alison.stachera@llcc.edu

 

 

 

  • Associate Professor
    Eric Stachera
  • Office: MNRD 2264
  • Phone: 786-4946
  • eric.stachera@llcc.edu

 

 

 

  • Professor Karl Suess
  • Office: MNRD 2283
  • Phone: 786-4963
  • karl.suess@llcc.edu

 

 

  • Assistant Professor
    Cara D Swafford
  • Office: MNRD 2265
  • Phone: 786-2398
  • Cara.Swafford@llcc.edu

 

 

  • Professor George T Vaughn
  • Office: MNRD 2257
  • Phone: 786-4945
  • gvaughn@llcc.edu

 

Paul Van Heuklom


Paul Van Heuklom has been a professor of Fine Arts & Humanities at Lincoln Land Community College since 1996. He has taught composition, film studies, and creative writing. Currently he teaches online courses in introductory humanities and advanced literature, including masterpieces of world literature and survey courses in British literature. He holds an M.A. in English from the University of California, Riverside.

 

  • Professor Mary E Wheeler
  • Office: MNRD 2266
  • Phone: 786-2332
  • mary.wheeler@llcc.edu

 

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