Meet our Faculty & Staff

Adam Carter

Office: B810G (University Hall) 
(403) 329-2375

Elizabeth Galway

Office: B810J (University Hall) 
(403) 329-2374

Jay Gamble

Office: A840E (University Hall) 
(403) 382-7178

David Hobbs

Assistant Professor
Office:  B810C (University Hall)

Ian McAdam

Ian McAdam

Faculty (Acting Chair until August 31, 2023)
Office: B810F (University Hall) 
(403) 329-2371

Dan O'Donnell

Dan O'Donnell

Faculty (Acting Department Chair)
Office: B810B (University Hall) 
(403) 329-2377

Noa Reich

Office: B810A (University Hall)
Phone: (403) 380-1839

David Kootnikoff

Office:  B810D (University Hall)
Phone: (403) 329-2618

Research interests include decolonization within the Canadian context, particularly the space where Indigenous and settler literatures interact with issues like multiculturalism, reconciliation, and sovereignty.  In the area of Creative Writing, I enjoy exploring how politics and aesthetics merge to disrupt or confirm apprehensions of reality.  David has published poetry, journalism, and books on the rock band U2, and teaching in Japan, for which he won the Japan Festival Award for "furthering the understanding of Japanese culture."  He is currently at work on a novel about his family's experiences as Doukhobors.

David holds a PhD in English from the University of Alberta, a Masters in Fine Arts from UBC, and a Masters in Journalism and Media Studies and a Masters in Applied Linguistics from the University of Hong Kong.

Barbara Bordalejo

Office:  B810H (University Hall)
Phone:  403-329-2376

Bev Garnett

Administrative Assistant
Office: A812K (University Hall) 
(403) 380-1894

Retired Department Members

Dr. Maureen Hawkins retired in 2022.  Her research interests are Irish Literature, esp. 18th and 19th-century drama, Irish History and Culture, Drama, esp. 19th-century, modern and contemporary, World Literature, Gender, Race, Ethnic and Class Discourse, Postcolonial Studies, esp. Drama.

Dr. Goldie Morgentaler (Professor Emerita) retired in 2022.  Her research interests are 19th-century British and American Literature, esp. Dickens, Austen, Melville, and Dickinson, Jewish and Jewish-American Literature, Traditional Ballad and Folklore. She is the author of a book on Dickens called Dickens and Heredity, and of numerous articles on Dickens and Victorian literature. She is a past president of the Dickens Society. She is also the translator from Yiddish to English of much of Chava Rosenfarb’s work, including Rosenfarb’s epic Holocaust novel, The Tree of Life: A Trilogy of Life in the Lodz Ghetto. Her translations have won several awards including a Canadian Jewish Book Award and the Modern Language Association’s Prize for Yiddish Studies for the translation of Rosenfarb’s short story collection, Survivors. She is also the editor of Rosenfarb’s poetry collection, Exile at Last. In 2019, she was awarded a Canadian Jewish Literary Prize for a collection of essays by Chava Rosenfarb entitled Confessions of a Yiddish Writer.