Meet the English and Communications faculty who will guide you at USM.

Jill Hebert Carlson

Language and Literature Department Chair
English Program Director
Communications Concentration Director

Assistant Professor in English
B.A., College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University
M.A., University of Minnesota Duluth
Ph.D., Western Michigan University | 913-682-5151 ext. 6491 | Saint Mary 314

Joy Raser

Spanish Minor Program Director
Professor in English 
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas | 913-682-5151 ext. 6489 | Saint Mary 315

Susan Rieke, SCL

McGilley Chair for Liberal Studies 
Professor of English 
B.A., Saint Mary College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa | 913-758-6214 | Saint Mary 313

Rosemary Kolich, SCL

Assistant Professor in English 
B.A., Saint Mary College
M.A., Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College
Ph.D. Candidate, St. Louis University | 913-758-4377 | Saint Mary 311