UC Clermont

English, Languages & Fine Arts Faculty

Department Faculty Information

Department Chair

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Sharon L. Burns

Professor, CC English



Program Manager

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Nancy A. Reveal

Program Manager, English, Languages & Fine Arts


Department Personnel

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Stephanie Alcantar

Assistant Professor, CC Foreign Language



Stephanie Alcantar holds a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of Cincinnati. She completed her BA in Applied Mathematics from the Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango in Mexico before moving to Cincinnati to complete her MA in Spanish at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Alcantar has published five books of poetry and the book El orden del infinito: relectura de un tema borgiano. Her research consists of a semiotic study of mathematical concepts and their relationship to literary works. It focuses on hybrid texts, which are those that develop new meanings and unprecedented aesthetical experiences from the resignification of mathematical concepts.

Dr. Alcantar has taught Latin American Studies, Hispanic and Chicano Literature, and Spanish at the University of Cincinnati and Miami University.

Her creative writing is included in magazines and anthologies published in Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Spain, Poland, Mexico, and the United States.
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Victoria S. Appatova

Professor, CC English

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Victoria Appatova is Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College. She has more than thirty years of experience in post-secondary literacy instruction and research. She has served as President of the College Reading and Learning Association, Co-Director for the Teaching Academic Survival and Success national conference, and Chair of the College Literacy and Learning Special Interest Group of the International Literacy Association. She is also a Fellow of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at the University of Cincinnati and a Fellow of the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations, the highest honor in the USA conferred upon professionals in learning assistance, tutoring, and developmental education. Her scholarship is focused on post-secondary literacy as well as effective learning environments for different student populations and widening access and participation in global higher education.
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Anuradha R. Chatterjee

Associate Professor, CC English



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Kimberly A Clifford

Assistant Professor Educator, CC Foreign Language

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Brian Thomas Derico

Asst Professor - Educator, CC English



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Thomas Henry Dinsmore

Professor, CC Foreign Language

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Cassandra D Fetters

Professor, CC English

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Associate Professor of English.
Dr. Fetters received her PhD from the University of Kentucky. She is the Coordinator of the English and Liberal Arts Programs at UC Clermont, where she teaches composition and American literature courses.  
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Kelly Frigard

Professor, CC Fine Arts



Master of Fine Arts, University of Iowa
BA, North Park University
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Kimberly Jacobs-Beck

Professor, CC English



Kim Jacobs-Beck is Professor of English at UC Clermont. She joined the college in 2001. Dr. Jacobs-Beck teaches both literature and composition courses. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing - Poetry and a PhD in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, both from MIami University. She also serves as Clermont's assessment coordinator.
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Chao B. Li

Assoc Professor, CC English

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David G.C. Madrid

Assoc Professor, CC Foreign Language

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Dr. David Gomez-Cambronero Madrid is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at theDepartment English, Langauge and Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati's Clermont College campus. His primary research fields include 19th, 20th and 21st century Spanish poetry and he is currently working on his doctoral thesis entitled In Search of Elysium: Spanish Poetry of Diferencia at the Dawn of the 20th century. His ancillary interests include Spanish Golden Age and 20th century Avant-Garde theatre as well as theories on social systems. He has taught all levels of basic Spanish, is currently teaching an Online Spanish section, and will be an assistant teacher for a 19th and 20th century Spanish Novel course. Additionaly, he has chaired the 2013 Romance Lanuage Conference and is currently the Editorial Assistant of the Cincinnati Romance Review journal (cromrev.com). He has a journal article under revision and is completing a personal book of poetry.
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Phoebe P. Reeves

Prof., CC English



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Rebecca Leigh Proud

Doctor, CC English

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Rebecca Proud completed her undergraduate work at the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University.  She completed her MA at Eastern Kentucky Universty in Medieval Britisth Literature before moving to Waco, Texas where she earned  a PhD at Baylor University.  Her dissertation focused on the legend of King Arthur and Malory's Morte D'Arthur. She has been at UC Clermont since Fall of 2006.
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Gregory S Sojka

Professor, CC English

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Kim Rae Taylor

Assoc Professor, CC Fine Arts



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Jo Ann Thompson

Associate Professor, CC English

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Margaret Virginia Williams

Asst Professor, CC English



Margaret Williams completed her Bachelor's at the University of Alabama, her Master's of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina - Asheville, her Master's in composition & rhetoric at Western Carolina Univesity, and her PhD in Rhetoric at Texas Woman's University. She's also a former newspaper reporter and managing editor. Her research focuses on writing studies — especially rhetorical ecologies, digital rhetorics, feminist rhetorics, and multimodality. Her dissertation focused on the intersection of feminism and digital/multimodal rhetorics in a U.S. presidential election: "Absence and Rhetorical (Non) Circulation: 'Nasty Woman' Kamala Harris in 2020."