Faculty and Staff
Master of Arts in the Engaged & Public Humanities
The Master of Arts in the Engaged & Public Humanities is home to faculty who are leaders in disciplines across the humanities and whose work embodies their commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching.
Kathryn Temple, J.D., Ph.D.
Kathryn Temple, former chair and member of the English Department at Georgetown University, was the Georgetown principal investigator on the Mellon-funded grant “Connected Academics: Preparing Doctoral Students of Language and Literature for a Variety of Careers.” She publishes on subjects related to Law & the Humanities and the History of Emotion. Her most current book project, Loving Justice: Blackstone’s Commentaries, Legal Emotions, and Anglo–American Conceptions of Justice, was issued by NYU Press in Spring 2019.
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Derek Goldman, Ph.D.
Derek Goldman is Professor of Theater and Performance Studies at Georgetown University and co-Founding Director of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, based in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, which he co-founded with Ambassador Cynthia Schneider in 2012 with a mission “to harness the power of performance to humanize global politics.” In 2015 he was honored to receive the prestigious President’s Award for Distinguished Scholar–Teachers. He is an award-winning stage director, playwright, producer, adapter, developer of new work, teacher, and published scholar, whose artistic work has been seen around the country, Off-Broadway and at numerous major regional theaters, as well as internationally. From 2007–2016, he served as Artistic Director of the Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University.
Ricardo Ortiz, Ph.D.
Ricardo L. Ortiz is the Chair of Georgetown University’s Department of English and is an Associate Professor of U.S. Latino Literature and Culture. He has also served as Director of Graduate Studies for the English Department.. Prof. Ortiz’s first book, Cultural Erotics in Cuban America, was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2007; it was awarded Honorable Mention for the Modern Language Association’s 2008 Alan Bray Book Prize, which recognizes outstanding scholarly contributions to Queer Literary and Cultural Studies. His second book project, The Testimonial Imagination: Cold War Geo-Politics and U.S. Latino Literature, is well under way. While Prof. Ortiz specializes in U.S. Latino/a literature and cultures, he is also interested in teaching and research in hemispheric, transnational Americas studies, critical and cultural theory, cultural studies, intellectual history, race, gender and queer theory, political theory, and popular culture.
Matthew Pavesich, Ph.D.
Matthew Pavesich is a Teaching Professor of English and Associate Director of the Writing Program at Georgetown University. Trained in rhetoric and composition, his research areas include rhetorical ecologies, pedagogy and teaching practice, and writing program administration, and his teaching areas include writing, rhetoric, and design. From 2009 to 2011, he taught composition at Roosevelt University (Chicago) and joined the Georgetown faculty in 2011.
Sherry Linkon, Ph.D.
Sherry Linkon is Director of Writing Curriculum Initiatives and Professor of English. Along with extensive research, teaching, and leadership in Working-Class Studies, she has published and spoken widely on students’ learning in and across academic disciplines. She has led institutes on teaching about class, coordinated collaborative course development teams, and directed the program to train new graduate assistants in the teaching of writing. Her most recent book is Literary Learning: Teaching in the English Major. She is also the co-author of an online textbook, Reading Work: An Online Resources on Critical Reading and the Meaning of Work, that guides students in the use of a cross-disciplinary critical reading strategy while exploring the history and meaning of work. Within Working-Class Studies, she has collaborated on research and presentations with colleagues from many fields, from geography and sociology to labor studies, history, art, and writing.
Friederike Eigler, Ph.D.
Friederike Eigler is Professor of German and has been chair of the German Department since 2013. In 2009-10 and 2015-16 she also served as Convener of the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at Georgetown. She has widely published on 20th and 21st century literature and culture with special focus on memory, space/place, gender, and inter-art relations. Professsor Eigler was editor of The German Quarterly from 2004-6, and she is the author of Gedächtnis und Geschichte in Generationenromane seit der Wende (Schmidt, 2005). Other major publications include the volume Heimat: At the Intersection of Space and Memory/ Zwischen Raum und Gedächtnis (de Gruyter, 2012) which she co-edited with Jens Kugele, a special issue of German Politics and Society on “German-Polish Border Regions in Literature and Film” (2013) co-edited with Astrid Weigert, and a monograph titled Narratives of Place, Space, and Belonging: Toward a Transnational Approach to Flight and Expulsion (Camden House, 2014). Current research projects look at the relationship between literature and graphic art, literary responses to the influx of refugees into Europe, and competing notions of European cultural memory.
Scott Krawczyk, Ph.D.
Scott Krawczyk has held senior leadership and teaching positions at Long Island University, West Point, Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. At NEH, he oversaw the funding, review, and evaluation of public humanities programs conducted by 56 state and territorial humanities councils. His essays and reviews have appeared in the Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Studies in Romanticism, Religion and Literature, The Wordsworth Circle, and the Keats-Shelley Journal. He is the author of Romantic Literary Families (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and contributed a chapter to Anna Letitia Barbauld: New Perspectives (Bucknell UP, 2013). Currently he is co-editing Vol. 4 of the forthcoming Collected Works of Anna Letitia Barbauld (Oxford University Press).
Sara Schotland, Ph.D.
Sara Deutch Schotland teaches Disability Studies at Georgetown University; Immigration Studies, Utopia Studies, and War Stories, at the University of Maryland Honors College; Law and Literature at Georgetown University Law Center; and Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems at American University (courses vary by term). Her publications relate to her teaching and research interests, including law and literature, disability studies, immigration, and utopia/dystopia. Mrs. Schotland is Senior Counsel in the Washington office of Cleary, Gottlieb, an international law firm. Prior to retirement, her practice focused on litigation. She earned her B.A from Harvard University, her J.D. and M.A. from Georgetown, and her Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Maryland.
Annie Maxfield, Ph.D.
Annie Maxfield is the Director of Graduate Career & Professional Development at UT-Austin and has been helping graduate students pursue their career of choice for nearly 10 years. Prior to joining UT-Austin, Annie established graduate career services at UCLA and Duke University, where she integrated employer and faculty education into graduate student professional development. Nationally, she is the Design and Development Lead for ImaginePhD, an online, free and confidential career exploration and planning tool for humanities and social sciences. She also grew national employer education and recruitment for doctoral students by establishing the Virtual Master’s & PhD Career Fair, and worked with Connected Academics and the American Historical Association on initiatives such as Faculty Training, Humanists@work, and the MLA Doctoral Student Career Planning Guide.
John Paulas, Ph.D.
John Paulas, PhD, is president and founder of the career consulting and placement firm PhD Matters Ltd. He works with institutions of higher education, individuals, and organizations in all sectors to enable gainful and satisfying professional futures for the knowledge production community.
Graduate Program Coordinator
Christine Tolentino is the Graduate Program coordinator for the MAEPH program. Prior to joining Georgetown University, she was the Events Coordinator at Resources for the Future, a think-tank, non-profit organization that conducts independent research into environmental, energy, and natural resource issues, primarily via economics and other social sciences. Christine received her undergraduate degree at AI Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts in York, PA.
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Justin B. Perry
Justin Perry is the Project Manager for the MAEPH program, a Master’s student in Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, and a military paralegal. Prior to Georgetown, Justin served in both local and state government as a Liaison for the State of Rhode Island and as the Director of the Portsmouth Economic Development Committee. He completed undergraduate courses in Economics and Political Science at the University of Rhode Island and a Post-Baccalaureate in Classical Philosophy at Brown University.
He is reachable at: JP1849@georgetown.edu.