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Patrick Naick
Administrative Coordinator of American Studies and African American Studies programs
Assistant Professor of English
B.A. University of California, Berkeley
M.A. Purdue University
Ph.D. University of Iowa

Patrick Naick's teaching and research focuses on 20th-century American literature and culture with specific interests in African American literature and urban studies. He also serves as coordinator for the American Studies and African American Studies programs.

Amber Shaw
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Rhodes College
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Dr. Shaw studies 19th century American and transatlantic literature and is particularly interested in the history of the novel, material culture, and gender studies. She teaches courses in early and 19th century American literature, 19th century fiction, American women writers, the Black Atlantic, and transnationalism across the long 19th century.

Brie Swenson Arnold
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Concordia College - Moorhead, MN
M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Phone: 319-399-8135
Email: barnold@coe.edu

Dr. Swenson Arnold teaches United States history, specializing in early American history, the Civil War, and women's and gender history. Her research focuses on gender, politics, and popular culture in the Civil War era.

Christy Wolfe
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
B.A., Saint Mary's College
J.D., Ph.D. Director of Master of Arts in Teaching Program, University of Iowa
Office: 402B Stuart Hall
Phone: 319-399-8263
Email: cwolfe@coe.edu