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BrendaBuckleyHughes
Brenda Buckley-Hughes
bbuckley-hughes@judsonu.edu
As a generalist, her interests are in a variety of areas: communication, worship, drama in the church, higher education, and popular culture. Doctoral studies at the University of Tennessee expanded research in communication, culture, and theater.
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Pat Hargis
Pat Hargis
phargis@judsonu.edu
847-628-1061
Pat A. Hargis, Emeritus Professor of Writing and Literature, began teaching at Judson in 1987. In 2018, he became the Writing Center Coordinator.
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Sharon Kim
Sharon Kim
Chair
skim@judsonu.edu
847-628-1067
A graduate of Yale University, Dr. Kim specializes in U.S. Literature of the late 19th to early 20th century, with emphasis on Christian religion and spirituality, as well as theory and methodology related to religion in literary studies.
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Varghese Mathai
Varghese Mathai
vmathai@judsonu.edu
847-628-1065
 
Dr. Varghese Mathai specializes in metaphysical and modern poetry, but his research interests include African-American slave narratives and accounts of miracle literacy. He teaches both writing and literature and is the director of Chapel for the adult education program.
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Janet Riehecky 2
Janet Riehecky
jriehecky@judsonu.edu
A part-time writing instructor at Judson, Janet Riehecky teaches both expository and creative writing. She has published more than a hundred books for children and has won a Best Children's Nonfiction Award. She is a dedicated member of an extra-curricular writers’ group for Judson professors and students.
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Terry Wandtke
Terrence Wandtke
twandke@judsonu.edu
847-628-1066
 
Terrence Wandtke teaches “old” and “new” media and the connections between the two in classes such as Hero and Anti-Hero, Media Theory, and Comic Books and Graphic Novels. He is the author and editor of several books focused on comic books and their relationship to trends in contemporary literature and film.
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Doc Ryder
Stuart "Doc" Ryder
sryder@judsonu.edu
Dr. Stuart Ryder, Emeritus Professor, was awarded for 50 years of service to Judson in 2018. Before his retirement in 2003, he taught linguistics, literature, and writing. Educated at Yale, he is the original architect of the English program and the division of Communication Arts.
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