Dr. Sarah Baechle, Assistant Professor

Middle English Language and Literature, Chaucer, Manuscript Studies

Dr. J. R. Hall, Professor Emeritus

Old and Middle English

Dr. Mary Hayes, Associate Professor and Director of the Medieval Studies Minor

History of the English Language, Old and Middle English Literature, Medieval Religious Literature, Magic and the Occult

Dr. Andrew Pfrenger, Visiting Assistant Professor

Old English, Old Norse, Middle English, Chaucer


Dr. Melvin S. Arrington, Professor Emeritus of Spanish

Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature

Dr. Valerio Cappozzo, Assistant Professor of Italian and Director of the Italian Language Program

Medieval Italian Dream Vision Poetry with special emphasis on the Islamic Dream

Dr. Brad Cook, Associate Professor of Classics

Medieval Latin, Classical Tradition in the Middle Ages, Byzantine Empire and Renaissance

Dr. Christopher Hutchinson, Assistant Professor of German

Medieval and Early Modern German Literature, Old Norse Literature, Print History, Medicine and Disease in Literature, Second Language Pedagogy

Dr. Veronica Menaldi, Assistant Professor of Spanish
Al-Andalus, premodern Iberian literature and culture, manuscript studies, magic and the occult, literary criticism

Dr. Chris Sapp, Associate Professor of German and Linguistics

Historical morphology, syntax of German, and Scandinavian Linguistics

Dr. Dan O’Sullivan, Professor of French

Manuscript and material culture, philology, historical linguistics and textual criticism of music and text


Dr. Lester L. Field, Jr., Professor of History

Middle Ages and Late Antiquity, Cultural and Intellectual History

Dr. Frances Kneupper, Assistant Professor of History

Religious and Cultural History of late Middle Ages, heresy, prophecy, dissent

Dr. Nicolas Trepanier, Assistant Professor of History

Medieval History, Middle East, Foodways, Anatolia

Dr. Jeffrey R. Watt, Kelly Gene Cook, Sr. Chair and Professor of History

Medieval and Early Modern History, Historiography, Social History, Witchcraft, the Reformation


Dr. Michael Gardiner, Assistant Professor of Music

Intersection of theological and musical space, Hildegard von Bingen

Dr. Warren Steel, Professor Emeritus of Music

Music History, Ethnomusicology, Applied Organ and Harpsichord

International Studies

Dr. Maria Garcia Otero, Croft Instructional Assistant Professor of Spanish

Castilian Hagiography, Medieval Castilian Geopolitical Hegemony, and Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Monasticism

Dr. William Casper Schenk, Associate Director for the Croft Institute of International Studies

French and Italian Medieval Literature

Religion and Philosophy

Dr. Mary Thurlkill, Professor of Religion

Early Church History, Medieval Christianity and Islam, Merovingian Gaul, Shi’ism, and Gender Studies

Art History

Dr. Nancy Wicker, Professor of Art History

Medieval Art History and Archaeology, Scandinavia, Early Medieval Reception of Roman Art,

Gender in Archaeology, Germanic-style Animal Art, Runic Literacy