English


Photo of Scott Borders

Dr. Scott Borders

Chair, Department of English; Professor of English

Dr. Scott Borders is chair of the English department and its senior member, having joined the faculty in 1985. With a BA in English from Anderson, he attended Purdue University for both his master’s and doctoral degrees. His doctoral dissertation was on family structures in the fiction of nineteenth-century writer Thomas Hardy. With primary training […]

Read More

Photo of Peter Elliott

Peter Elliott

Instructor of English

Professor Elliott primarily teaches first-year writing courses, including Rhetoric and Composition plus Rhetoric and Research. These courses are designed to give new AU students the writing skills they need — and hone the skills they already have — to be successful in their college coursework, regardless of the majors they choose. Elliott is also a […]

Read More

Photo of Elizabeth Imafuji

Dr. Elizabeth Imafuji

Director of First Year Composition; Associate Professor of English

Elizabeth Imafuji teaches first-year writing and a variety of courses on writing and language, including Composing Arguments, History of the English Language, English Grammar and Style, and the Honors Program course Journeys and Migrations in the Western Tradition. As Writing Program Director, she provides leadership for the university’s first-year writing sequence. She also co-directs the university’s Honors Program. […]

Read More

Photo of Cara Miller

Cara Miller

Instructor of English

Professor Cara Miller first came to Anderson University to study journalism. As an undergraduate, she wrote for the school newspaper, was active in a social club, went on a trip to Spain, experienced several valuable internships, and graduated summa cum laude. She enjoyed AU so much that she returned to work on campus less than […]

Read More

Photo of Deborah Miller-Fox

Deborah Miller-Fox

Associate Professor of English

Professor Deborah Miller-Fox teaches creative writing, composition, cross-cultural American literature, two courses in the First Year Experience sequence and the Senior Seminar course required for all English and writing majors. Since 1997 when she began teaching in the English department, her course load has included a variety of other courses such as argument, literary non-fiction […]

Read More

Photo of Jason Robert Parks

Dr. Jason Robert Parks

Associate Professor of English

Dr. Jason Parks hold s a Ph.D. in literature from Ball State University. Prior to joining the faculty at AU in 2008, Jason earned his Master of Arts in English at Butler University. His love of southern literature and absurdly long sentences led him to write a thesis on the links between modern historiography and […]

Read More

Photo of Kevin Radaker

Dr. Kevin Radaker

Professor of English

Kevin Radaker earned his Ph.D. in English with a specialization in American Literature from Penn State University in 1986. He joined the English department in 1987, and he served as chair of the department for twenty-five years, from 1988 to 2013. His current teaching assignments include American Literature of the Nineteenth Century, American Literature of the Twentieth […]

Read More

Photo of Elizabeth Ranfeld

Elizabeth Ranfeld

Instructor of English

Professor Liz Ranfeld graduated from Taylor University with a BA in English and from the University of New Hampshire with an MFA in Creative Nonfiction. Her MFA thesis was a research-based memoir about the ethical and moral implications of international youth missions work. At Anderson, she teaches freshman composition, nonfiction, creative writing, and the both […]

Read More