"[T]he research skills that I learned from both the English major and PWTC have made every challenge a little less daunting. Thanks to the program, I know how to write for an audience—my job now is to find out what exactly that audience knows and more importantly, what they don’t know."
Jim Freeman, who retired last spring, was a member of our department for forty-seven years. An accomplished classicist, he translated numerous works from Greek and Latin and regularly taught a popular graduate course on classical influences on English literature. His research and teaching took him to several international venues, in Italy, Switzerland, Singapore, Ireland, Spain, and the Netherlands.
"As a cataloguer in the curatorial department of Winterthur Museum in Delaware, I specialize in textile and costume history, but am currently responsible for researching the museum’s collection of several thousand hand tools—woodworking, blacksmithing, etc.—which date from 1720 to 1940."
In the fall of 2014, we welcomed Caroline Yang to the faculty. A specialist in Asian American and African American studies, she earned her B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, her M.A. in English from Boston College, and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington.
Sean Moore graduated from UMass in 1991 with a B.A. (double major) in English and History. Along the way, he studied abroad at UMass's exchange program at Trinity College Dublin, which gave him a lifelong interest in Irish literature and history. He is now Associate Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire.