Regular Faculty

Headshot of James Ford III

James Ford III, Chair

Associate Professor, English and Black Studies
B.A., Morehouse College; M.A., Ph.D, University of Notre Dame
James Edward Ford III’s teaching and scholarship focus on three fields: The Aesthetics of Black Radicalism; Black Popular Culture; and Western Political Thought.
Professor Ross Lerner

Ross Lerner

Associate Professor, English
B.A., Haverford College; M.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., Princeton University
Ross Lerner specializes in medieval and Renaissance British literature, especially poetry.
Professor Warren Montag

Warren Montag

Louis M. Brown Family Professor in Literature in English
B.A., UC Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School
Warren Montag teaches 18th-century British and European literature with particular reference to political philosophy; he also teaches 20th-century European critical theory.
Leila Neti

Leila Neti

Professor, English
B.A., UCLA; M.A., Ph.D., UC Irvine
Leila Neti teaches in the fields of postcolonial Anglophone literature and theory, 19th and 20th century British literature, and literary and cultural criticism.

Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Chekwube O. Danladi

Writer in Residence; Visiting Assistant Professor, English
B.A., Oberlin College; M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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