About Us

Department Chair

Brian Whaley

Brian Whaley

Brian Whaley is an associate professor of English who specializes in twentieth- and twenty-first-century British and Irish literature. His training includes a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara, an MA from the University of Montana, and a PhD from the University of Oregon. He has studied in Salamanca, Spain and Canterbury, England. In addition to modern and contemporary literature, he teaches world literature, special topics, and honors courses featuring intersections between science and the arts. He has significant experience as a former director of university writing programs and is keenly interested in rhetoric and composition. He has directed the UVU London study program on several occasions.

Assistant Chair

Robert Cousins

Robert Cousins

Robert’s PhD is in American Studies, the interdisciplinary examination of American literature, history, and culture. He researches and teaches colonial and nineteenth-century American literature; areas of particular interest include slave narratives, captivity narratives, and the role of literary texts in the construction and deconstruction of national identity and public memory. Robert also is interested in innovative pedagogical approaches, such as hybrid delivery, which he both employs and critically examines in his classes. This interest dovetails with his engagement in the broader discussion and research on effective and relevant General Education (he currently serves on UVU’s Re-Evaluating the Undergraduate Experience Committee).

As Assistant Chair and chief scheduler for the English & Literature Department, Robert’s goal is to provide a considered and methodical schedule that maximizes students’ access to the classes they need to progress toward their degrees. He welcomes feedback and suggestions at robert.cousins@uvu.edu.

Jamie Holdaway
 

Jamie Holdaway

Administrative Support III
jamieh@uvu.edu

  • Faculty and Staff Support
  • Questions for the Chair

Sara Munoz de Silva

Administrative Support II
munozdsa@uvu.edu

  • Book Appointments with Advisors
  • Department Policy Questions
  • Direct Students to Faculty Offices