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



Joy Raser

Digital Communications Program Director
Professor in English

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 913-758-682-5151 ext. 6489
Office: Saint Mary 315




Rosemary Kolich, SCL

Language and Literature Department Chair
Associate Professor in English

B.A., Saint Mary College
M.A., Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College
Ph.D., St. Louis University
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 913-758-4377
Office: Saint Mary 311




Jill Hebert Carlson

Associate Professor in English
B.A., College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University
M.A., University of Minnesota Duluth
Ph.D., Western Michigan University
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 913-682-5151 ext. 6491
Office: Saint Mary 314




Susan Rieke, SCL

McGilley Chair for Liberal Studies
Professor in English

B.A., Saint Mary College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 913-758-6214
Office: Saint Mary 313