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



Jill Hebert Carlson

Language and Literature Department Chair
English Program Director
Communications Program 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
Email: hebert26@stmary.edu
Phone: 913-682-5151 ext. 6491
Office: 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
Email: RaserJ@stmary.edu
Phone: 913-758-682-5151 ext. 6489
Office: Saint Mary 315




Susan Rieke, SCL

McGilley Chair for Liberal Studies
Professor in English

B.A., Saint Mary College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa
Email: RiekeS@stmary.edu
Phone: 913-758-6214
Office: 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
Email: KolichR@stmary.edu
Phone: 913-758-4377
Office: Saint Mary 311