Pitch: A Journal of Arts and Literature

If you've ever dreamed of sharing your writings, or artwork, with others,

submit your work to: Pitch

Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor


LuAnn McCracken Fletcher

LuAnn McCracken Fletcher

Chair of the Department of History, Literature, and Languages
B.A., M.A., Lehigh University
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Hartel Hall 121



B.A. in English and Psychology, Lehigh University
M.A. in English, Lehigh University
Ph.D. in English, University of California, Los Angeles

Career Highlights
LuAnn is a professor and department director in the English department at Cedar Crest College. She began teaching at Cedar Crest in 1993.

During her time at the college, she has taught more than 30 different literature and writing courses. She also advises Preterite, the college's literary club, and The Maurauders, a Harry Potter and fantasy club. She has previously served as department chair for Humanities.

Memberships & Awards
LuAnn is a member of the Modern Language Association (MLA), the Victorians Institute, the British Association for Victorian Studies, and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

Articles & Publications
LuAnn has co-edited an anthology of Victorian prose. She has also published scholarly articles on Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, and Virginia Woolf, and presented conference papers on George Gissing's New Woman novel, "The Odd Woman," and on J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series. Her current research focuses on the significance of mirrors in contemporary British literature.


Carol A. Pulham

Carol A. Pulham

B.A., Cedar Crest College
M.A., Lehigh University
Ph.D., Lehigh University
Hartzel Hall 110



B.A. in English, Cedar Crest College
M.A., Ph. D., Lehigh University

Career Highlights
Carol is a professor in the English department. She recently returned to full-time teaching after seven years of holding various administrative positions at Cedar Crest College, including associate provost, provost, and one year as acting president.

As an alumna, Carol chose to teach at Cedar Crest College to become part of our tradition of excellence that she first experienced as a Cedar Crest student. She strives to prepare students for careers, graduate school and life after college, and is also personally inspired by the students that she works with each semester.

Memberships & Awards

Carol is a member of the Modern Language Association (MLA).

Personal Interests

She enjoys traveling and organizes semi-annual week-abroad trips with Cedar Crest faculty and students. Most recently, Carol traveled to London, England with a group of alumnae, students and faculty to explore the literature of London.

Alison Wellford

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
B.A., University of Virginia
M.F.A., Queens University of Charlotte Hartzell Hall 111
Ext. 3394


Career Highlights

Alison is the author of the novel, Indolence. Her work has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, among other journals, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

She teaches both creative and professional writing and advises the editorial staff of Pitch, Cedar Crest College's literary journal.

Robert A. Wilson

Robert A. Wilson

Director of the Writing Program
Administrative Director of the Pan-European MFA in Creative Writing
Associate Professor
B.A., M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
PhD., Lehigh University
Hartzel Hall 113


B.A. in English, History and Pre-Law, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.A. in Literature, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
PhD. in English, Lehigh University

Career Highlights
Robert is the author of "Write Like Hemingway: Writing Lessons you Can Learn from the Master." He has also published scholarly essays on Henry James, Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

He currently serves as the director of writing at Cedar Crest College.

Memberships & Awards
Robert is a member of the Modern Language Association, the Pennsylvania College English Association, Popular Culture Association, and the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society.

Personal Interests
As an avid fan of American literature, Robert frequently teaches courses on Edgar Allen Poe, Hitchcock, American romanticism, Native American literature and more.

He greatly enjoys the diversity of learning opportunities offered at Cedar Crest College, and notes that the ability to explore various interests isn't just limited to students. Robert has been able to combine a passion for literature with a love of film and writing to allow students - and himself - to view the world in a new way.