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Full-time Faculty


Dr. Neal Bukeavich

Neal Bukeavich, Associate Professor of English, earned his Ph.D. from West Virginia University and his B.A. from King’s College. He teaches courses such as Postmodernism, Environmental Literature, Senior Seminar in Literature, and Effective Writing. He currently serves as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Arts and Sciences.


Dr. Corine Coniglio

Corine Coniglio, Assistant Technical Professor of English, earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and teaches such courses as Literature, Power, and Purpose, Methods of Teaching Secondary English, Native American Myths vs. Realities, Thinking and Writing, and Effective Writing. She participates in conferences centered on pedagogy and enjoys focusing on Women’s Literature and Gender Studies.


Dr. Robin Field

Robin E. Field, Professor of English, earned her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and her B.A. from Cornell University. She teaches such courses as Contemporary Literature, Immigrant Fictions, Contemporary Ethnic American Women’s Fiction, Literary Theory, Senior Seminar in Literature, Writing for Non-Profits, and Effective Writing. She is co-editor of Transforming Diaspora: Communities beyond National Boundaries (2011) and has published essays on Jhumpa Lahiri, Sandra Cisneros, Alice Walker, Jana Monji, and Lynne Sharon Schwartz. She is Associate Editor of the journal South Asian Review and was awarded NEH fellowships in 2011 and 2016.


Rev. Anthony Grasso

Fr. Anthony Grasso, CSC, Professor of English, has been teaching literature and writing at King’s since 1985. His major area of interest is 19th Century British Literature, especially the poetry of Tennyson; however, he is also interested in Urban Literature, Poetry Writing, and many modern writers. In addition, he teaches courses such as Literature & Society, Effective Writing, Imaginative Writing, Social Media, and British Literature Survey.


Dr. Charles Kraszewski

Charles S. Kraszewski, Professor of English, holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Penn State, where he specialized in Polish, Czech and French literatures. The recipient of two Fulbright grants, he studied and taught at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, before taking up his present position at King’s College. A Europeanist, Dr. Kraszewski enjoys teaching courses that go beyond the American and British canons. Besides scholarly works, he has published three volumes of poetry and many translations of poetry and drama. He is a member of the Association of Polish Writers (Kraków) and the Union of Polish Writers Abroad (London); in 2013 he was awarded that organization’s Prize for the Propagation of Polish Culture.


Dr. Michael Little

Michael Little, Associate Professor of English, earned his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. His major area of interest is contemporary American literature (particularly David Foster Wallace and Jonathan Franzen, and more recently Steve Erickson), but he also teaches such courses as Document Design, Writing About Science, and other professional and technical writing courses.


Dr. Megan Lloyd

Megan S. Lloyd, Professor of English, earned her Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky and teaches Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, Medieval Literature, Liberal Arts Seminar, and Effective Writing. Her research interests include Shakespeare and early modern staging conditions, Shakespeare and Wales, and Wales and Welshness in early modern literature. Her book “Speak it in Welsh”: Wales and the Welsh Language in Shakespeare examines Shakespeare’s use of Welsh characters.


Dr. Jennifer McClinton-Temple

Jennifer McClinton-Temple, Professor of English and Chair of the Department, earned her Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma with concentrations in Postcolonial Literature and Rhetoric and Composition. She teaches courses such as Introduction to Rhetorical Theory, Editing, Advanced Writing, Professional Writing Capstone, Effective Writing, and Irish Myth and Reality. She is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Themes in Literature and has published articles on Irish-American autobiography, modern Irish drama, and writing pedagogy.


Dr. Noreen O'Connor

Noreen O’Connor, Associate Professor of English, earned her Ph.D. from The George Washington University and teaches literature, writing, and film and media studies. In 2015, she participated in an NEH Summer Institute entitled “City of Print,” and in 2014 she studied in East Africa on a Fulbright-Hays funded project. A founding member of the Elizabeth von Arnim Society, she has written articles on Edith Wharton, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Ernest Hemingway, and Virginia Woolf. She is an advisor to The Crown, the King’s College student newspaper, and she regularly works with King’s radio station, WRKC. She edits the blogs “Wyoming Valley Stories,” which features podcasts about the Wilkes-Barre area, and “Black Diamond Comedies,” about the first Paramount comedies, produced in Wilkes-Barre.


Dr. Laurie Sterling

Laurie Sterling, Professor of English, received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Rochester and her B.A. in literature and history from Bucknell University. In addition to Effective Writing and Liberal Arts Seminar, she teaches courses on fairy tales, early and nineteenth-century American literature, Gothic literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Jane Austen, and the Bluebeard myth. She has published on authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Edith Wharton. She currently serves as Director of the Writing Center. In addition to her academic pursuits, Dr. Sterling enjoys spending time with her horses and her Greyhounds, and she has had her writing published in equestrian journals.


Dr. James Wallace

James Wallace, Professor of English, earned his Ph.D. from Lehigh University. He has taught the Liberal Arts Seminar, Effective Writing, Literature and Labor, The English Language, The Short Story, The Romantic Age in England, and Senior Seminar in Literature. He is a co-author of Critical Thinking: A Student’s Introduction and has published essays on Faulkner, Ambrose Bierce, and Woody Allen. He currently serves as Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences.


Ms. Jennifer Yonkoski

Jennifer Judge Yonkoski, Assistant Technical Professor of English, earned an M.F.A. in poetry from Goddard College.  She teaches Imaginative Writing, Introduction to Creative Writing, Workshops in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction, and Effective Writing.  She serves as advisor to Campion Literary Society and Scop Literary Magazine and is the coordinator of the Luzerne County Poetry in Transit Program.  Her poetry has appeared in Rhino, Blueline, Literary Mama, Under the Gum Tree, The Comstock Review, and Gravel, among others.  She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net 2018, and Best New Poets 2018.  In October 2018, her poem “81 North” was selected for permanent inclusion in the Jenny Holzer installation titled For Philadelphia 2018, which appears in the lobby of the Comcast Technology Building in Philadelphia.