Professor Richard D. Kitchen - Visiting professor 2008/9

Richard Kitchen is a professor of history at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico.   He received his Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and his Master of Arts in History at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, after which he earned his Doctor of Philosophy in History at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona in 2002.  His doctoral work concentrated on American Indian history, early US history, and modern Europe with an emphasis on Germany.

His areas of research and teaching interests include cultural interaction, the 19th Century American West, American Indian history, and public memory. His teaching experience includes subjects such as United States history, American Military History, American Indian history, Modern Western civilizations, Ancient Western civilizations.  He has co-authored a work with Robert S. McPherson titled “Much Ado About Nothing: The San Juan River Gold Rush, 1892-93”, as well as a work with Brian Q. Cannon titled “Indenture and Adoption of Native American Children by Mormons on the Utah Frontier, 1850-70”.

Richard Kitchen also has experience in utilizing distance learning technologies.

Professor Maude Hines - Visiting professor 2006/07

FIELDS: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture; Early Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture; African-American Literature; Cultural Studies; Children's Literature; Gender and Literature; Critical Theory

SPECIAL INTERESTS/ AUTHORS: Maude Hines received her Ph.D. in Literature from Duke University in 1998, along with graduate certification in African-American Studies and Women's Studies. She specializes in American Literature. Her teaching and research focuses on Anglo-American Children's Literature, African American Literature, and Cultural Studies. She is currently completing a manuscript on citizen formation in late nineteenth-century American children's literature. She is also working on a project about the treatment of racial transformation in American cultural production. Her published work includes articles on Philip Pullman, Alice Walker and Paule Marshall, Ecocriticism in Children's Literature, and Louisa May Alcott.


Professor Ann Marie Fallon - Visiting professor 2004/05

Ann Marie Fallon is a Visiting Junior Lecturer in American Literature. She originally holds a post as Assistant Professor at the Portland State University after previously having taught at the University of Virginia. Ann Marie Fallon received a BA in English Literature from Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania in 1994, before she completed a MA program in 1997 in English Literature and Women's Studies and a PhD ("The World is Full of Islands": Literary Revision and the Production of a Transnational Robinson Crusoe") in 2003 both at the University of Virginia.

Her areas of research and teaching include Twentieth century American and British literature and culture; Postcolonial Literature and Theory; African-American fiction; Women’s fiction; Literature of the Border; Eighteenth Century Studies and British Colonialism; Feminist Theory and Gender Studies; Cultural Theory; Modernism, Post-modernism; and Community-based Learning. She is faculty advisor and founding editor for the undergraduate research journal INQ ( and was a member of the editorial board of Archipelago: an International Journal of Literature, Arts and Opinion from 1998 to 2000. She was further engaged in a Community-Based Learning Committee in University Studies (2003-2004), a Faculty Development Lecture Series (2002-2003), a Diversity Committee (2003-2004) all at the Portland State University and carried out faculty advisory functions at a University Studies Student Advisory Council (Portland State University) and at an Undergraduate Research Conference which took place in Portland, Oregon in May 2004.

Professor Suzanne Ferriss - Visiting professor 2004/05

Suzanne Ferriss is professor of English at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Born in Toronto, Canada, she received her MA (1986) and PhD (1990) from the University of Miami.  She also studied at the School of Criticism and Theory at Dartmouth College (1987).

Her areas of research and teaching include Romantic and Modernist literature, literary criticism, gender theory, and cultural studies.  She co-edited two volumes on the cultural study of fashion: On Fashion (1994) and Footnotes: On Shoes (2001). She is also co-author of A Handbook of Literary Feminisms (2002), and has written articles about Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and the Brontë sisters, as well as popular films based on literary texts by Austen, Virginia Woolf and Helen Fielding. Most recently, she co-edited two companion volumes on “chick culture” with Mallory Young: Chick Lit: The New Woman’s Fiction (2006) and Chick Flicks: Contemporary Women at the Movies (2008).

Her work on fashion and cultural studies has also led her into the emerging area of motorcycle studies.  She contributed an essay on biker fashion to Harley-Davidson and Philosophy and, with Steven Alford, she is the author of the book Motorcycle.  She also edits the International Journal of Motorcycle Studies. 


Professor Steven E. Alford - Visiting professor 2004/05

Steven E. Alford is a Professor of Humanities at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.   He received a B.A. in the Humanities Honors Program at the University of Texas, Austin, in 1973.  He received an M.A. (1978) and Ph.D. (1982) in Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and, in 1980-1981 was a Fulbright Scholar at Albert Ludwigs Universität in Freiburg.

His areas of research and teaching include early German and English Romanticism, Film Criticism and Theory, and American Literature, in particular the Contemporary American Novel and the work of Paul Auster.  More recently, he has published work on motorcycle culture, including work published in The Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia and Harley-Davidson and Philosophy.  In 2008, along with Suzanne Ferriss, he published Motorcycle, an examination of motorcycle design, community, images, and aesthetics with Reaktion Press in London.  He is also Associate Editor of the International Journal of Motorcycle Studies (