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.
Assistant 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. Read his Oxy Story profile.
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.
Associate Professor, English
B.A., UCLA; M.A., Ph.D., UC Irvine
Neti teaches in the fields of postcolonial Anglophone literature and theory, 19th and 20th century British literature, and literary and cultural criticism.
A.B., Pomona College; Ph.D., Harvard University
Jean Wyatt teaches courses in contemporary American fiction, modern British literature, and race and gender studies. She is the recipient of the 2003 Sterling Award for outstanding scholarship and teaching.