English and Reading Faculty

The English and Reading Department faculty provide students with the resources to complete core course requirements as well as with opportunities to enrich and challenge themselves with electives in such areas as literature, film and creative writing.


2019-20 Departmental Faculty

Torria Norman, M.A.
Department Chair
Professor, English
309-796-5432
QC Building 1, Room 422
Nicole Banks, M.A.
Associate Professor, English
Phi Theta Kappa (QC) advisor
Sigma Kappa Delta co-advisor
309-796-5422
QC Building 1, Room 362B
Phi Theta Kappa office, Room 362A
Andrew Hoogheem, M.A. 
Assistant Professor, English
Sigma Kappa Delta co-advisor
309-796-5417
QC Building 1, Room 376
Mary Beth Kwasek, M.A.
Professor, English
309-796-5330
QC Building 1, Room 359B
Galen Leonhardy, M.A.
Professor, English
309-796-5433
QC Building 2, Room 254
Sharon Smith, M.A. 
Associate Professor, English
309-854-1815
EC Building A, Room 245
Toni Smith, M.A.
Assistant Department Chair
Professor, English
309-796-5986
QC Building 1, Room 357
Jenni Wessel-Fields, M.S.
Coordinator & Professor, Reading
309-796-5331
QC Building 1, Room 359A
Verity Whitley, M.S.
Associate Professor, English
309-796-5413
QC Building 2, Room 256