Language and Literature Faculty 2015 

Members of the Language and Literature Faculty. From Left to Right, Front Row: Margaret Barnhart, Michelle Stevier-Johanson, Dorothy Renner, Marie Fichter 
Back Row: Dr. Holly McBee, Dr. Alan Church, Dr. Jim McWilliams, Dr. Peter Grimes, Andrea Cuervo Prados


Language and Literature Faculty

An outstanding faculty is one of the hallmarks of the Department of Language and Literature. DSU faculty members regularly publish stories, poems, essays and plays. Many have received national awards and regional recognition for their teaching, scholarship, and creative writing. The modern language instructors frequently provide translation service for personal, professional and commercial purposes.



Jim McWilliams Dr. Jim McWilliams
Chair of the Department of Language and Literature
Professor of English
Office: Stickney Hall 221
Phone: (701) 483-2145
Email: James.Mcwilliams@dickinsonstate.edu
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Ph.D.
Missouri State University, M.A., B.A.





Margaret Barnhart Margaret Barnhart
Lecturer of English
Office: Stickney Hall 214
Phone: (701) 483-2127
Email: Margaret.Barnhart@dickinsonstate.edu
Dickinson State University, B.S. 






Alan Church Dr. Alan Church
Professor of English
Office: Stickney Hall 221
Phone: (701) 483-2125
Email: Alan.Church@dickinsonstate.edu
University of Washington, Ph.D.
Arizona State University M.A., B.A. 





Andrea Cuervo PradosAndrea Cuervo Prados
Instructor of Spanish
Office: Stickney Hall 218
Phone: (701) 483-2472
Email: andrea.cuervoprados@dickinsonstate.edu
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, M.S., B.A.







Karen FosterDr. Karen Foster
Associate Professor of English (Emerita)
Email: karen.foster@dickinsonstate.edu
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Ph.D.
University of South Dakota, M.A.
Augustana College, B.A.


Peter Grimes Dr. Peter Grimes
Assistant Professor of English
Office: Stickney Hall 211
Phone: (701) 483-2142
Email: Peter.Grimes@dickinsonstate.edu
University of Cincinnati, Ph.D.
University of Florida, M.F.A.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A

Curriculum Vitae 



Holly McBee

Dr. Holly McBee
Associate Professor of English
Office: Stickney Hall 213
Phone: (701) 483-2002
Email: Holly.Mcbee@dickinsonstate.edu
Purdue University, Ph.D.
New Mexico State University, M.A.
University of Iowa, B.A.




Dorothy Renner Dorothy Renner
Instructor of German and Psychology
Office: May Hall 205
Phone: (701) 483-2832
Email: Dorothy.l.renner@dickinsonstate.edu
Capella University, M.S
University of Maryland, B.S.
Dickinson State University, B.A., B.S.




Michelle Stevier-JohansonMichelle Stevier-Johanson
Writing Center Coordinator and Adjunct Instructor of English
Office: Stickney 215
Phone: (701) 483-2999
Email: michelle.stevier@dickinsonstate.edu
Carleton College, B.A.
Indiana University, M.A.





Marie Fichter Marie Fichter
Administrative Secretary
Office: Stickney Hall 221
Phone: (701) 483-2316
Email: Marie.Fichter@dickinsonstate.edu