Welcome New Faculty!

The English Department is pleased to introduce our two new faculty members–Dr. Lindsey Drager and Dr. Jacob Craig. We welcome the new energy, new knowledge, and new ideas that they bring the English Department. An expanded interview with each will be published in December in Folio, or annual English Department Newsletter. But until then, here they are:

craigDr. Jacob Craig (PhD, Florida State University ’16) is a Writing Studies specialist and his research interests include theories of composing and digital rhetoric. Working at the intersections of those issues, Jacob has published on the design of digital texts like ebooks for mobile devices and the pedagogy of electronic portfolios in research-oriented writing classes. His current work examines the composing processes that writers develop over time and across a variety of contexts.

lindsey-drager-2015Dr. Lindsey Drager is the author of the novel The Sorrow Proper (Dzanc, 2015), winner of the 2016 Binghamton University John Gardner Fiction Prize and recipient of Silver in the 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in Literary Fiction. She has been a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference and received fully funded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Recent work has appeared in Black Warrior ReviewGulf CoastHayden’s Ferry ReviewModern Language StudiesThe Huffington Post, and the anthology Best Small Fictions 2015. A new novel, The Lost Daughter Collective, is forthcoming from Dzanc in Spring 2017. Lindsey holds a PhD from the University of Denver where she served as Associate Editor of the Denver Quarterly and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she was an intern for Dalkey Archive Press.