Carol A. Pulham
Chair of the Department of History, Literature, and Languages
B.A. in English, Cedar Crest College
M.A., Ph. D., Lehigh University
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).
She won the Alumnae Teaching Faculty Award in 2019.
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.
LuAnn McCracken Fletcher
B.A. in English and Psychology, Lehigh University
M.A. in English, Lehigh University
Ph.D. in English, University of California, Los Angeles
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.
Assistant Professor of English
B.A. in English, Drew University
M.A. in Literature, Villanova University
PhD. in English, Lehigh University
Peter Nagy studies American literature, modernism, gender studies, queer studies, and even comic books.
He teaches courses on superheroes, film, and American fiction and poetry.
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
Alison Wellford is Assistant Professor of Writing and Internal Director of the Pan-European MFA in Creative Writing at Cedar Crest College. She published the novel, INDOLENCE, and wrote the screenplay adaptation that has been optioned for film. Her work has appeared in The Gettysburg Review and The Barcelona Review, among other journals, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has received fellowships from Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and The MacDowell Colony.