Meet our Faculty & Staff

Dan O'Donnell

Dan O'Donnell

Faculty (Department Co-chair)
Office: B810B (University Hall) 
(403) 329-2377

Adam Carter

Department Co-chair
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

Noa Reich

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


Dr. Barbara Bordalejo

Dr. David Kootnikoff

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.