Program Information

Ben Click, Chair
Professor of English

Office staff: 240-895-4225

Faculty Spotlight

Refocusin Chaplin

Professor of English Ben Click's new co-edited volume, Refocusing Chaplin: A Screen Icon through Critical Lenses, was published by Scarecrow Press in Fall 2013. 

Student Spotlight

Maria Smaldone

Maria Smalldone finds doors opening for her in Oxford, while studying at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.


Associate Professor of English

Africa and African Diaspora Studies
Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Montgomery Hall 124
(240) 895-4240

Jeffrey Lamar Coleman received his B.A. in Communications, with an emphasis in journalism and advertising, from Winthrop University, his M.F.A. in Creative Writing, with an emphasis in poetry, from Arizona State University, and his Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Words of Protest, Words of Freedom: Poetry of the American Civil Rights Movement and Era  and Spirits Distilled: Poems, published by Red Hen Press. He also serves as poetry editor of The Journal of Hip Hop Studies. His teaching interests include contemporary multicultural American literature, African-American literature, creative writing and literature of the human condition. His teaching interests include literature and music of social protest, African-American literature, creative writing and literary and cinematic representations of 9/11. His poetry and essays have appeared in several publications, including Post-War Literature: 1945-1970, Blue Mesa Review, Black Bear Review, Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz and Literature, Critical Essays on Alice Walker and Journal of Social and Political Thought.. With support from the Maryland Humanities Council, he is a frequent guest lecturer throughout the state and country on the history and poetry of the American Civil Rights Movement.