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Faculty & Staff

Ann Mattis

Ann Mattis

Main 5112, UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus

Ann Mattis is an Associate Professor in English and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. She teaches courses in writing, American literature, and popular culture. Her book Dirty Work:  Domestic Service in Progressive-Era Women’s Fiction is forthcoming with University of Michigan Press, and her new... Read more »

Charles Rybak

Charles Rybak

Chuck Rybak lives in Wisconsin and is currently a Professor of English and Humanities at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay, where he teaches the humanities, literature, and creative writing. He is the author of two chapbooks, Nickel and Diming My Way Through and Liketown. His full-length collection, Tongue and Groove, was released in 2007 by Main Street.
As Dean, he oversees the... Read more »

Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams

Assistant Professor
TH 383

Jennie Young

Jennie Young

Associate Professor
MAC B 328

Jennie Young is an Assistant Professor of English and the Director of the first-year writing program at UWGB. Her interests include rhetorical analysis, creative nonfiction, and professional writing. She loves teaching and writing and is a giant Word Nerd.

Selected Recent Publications

Rhetoric, Embodiment, and the Ethos of Surveillance: Student... Read more »

Jessica Van Slooten

Jessica Van Slooten

Associate Professor
H138

Jessica is a first generation college student who fell in love with higher education. A former Wisconsin Teaching Fellow, Jessica teaches American literatures, women writers, composition, creative writing, and gender studies classes. Her research focuses on feminist analyses of popular romance fiction and film, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Jessica is an avid reader, baker, yogi,... Read more »

Julialicia Case

Julialicia Case

Julialicia Case (PhD University of Cincinnati, 2019; MA University of California-Davis, 2006) teaches courses in fiction, creative nonfiction, digital writing, and literature, with a particular emphasis in game studies, speculative fiction, and worldbuilding. She is a co-director of the UWGB Center for Games and Interactive Media and an editor for the Digital, Multimodal, and Multimedia... Read more »

Kris Purzycki

Kris Purzycki

Associate Professor
TH373

Paul Belanger

Paul Belanger

Senior Lecturer

Rebecca Meacham

Rebecca Meacham

Rebecca Meacham (PhD-Cincinnati; MFA Bowling Green State University) is the author of two award-winning fiction collections. Her prose has been set to music, translated into Polish, and carved into woodblocks and letter-pressed by steamroller. Director of the Writing and Applied Arts program, co-Chair of English, and Director of the UWGB Teaching Press, Rebecca was a founding member of Green... Read more »

Rebecca Nesvet

Rebecca Nesvet

Associate Professor
TH 399

Rebecca Nesvet (PhD UNC-Chapel Hill 2014; MFA Dramatic Writing, New York University 2008) teaches nineteenth-century British literature, the British novel, modern world drama, and digital humanities. Her research concerns Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and (more recently) "Sweeney Todd" creator James Malcolm Rymer and his radical and Romantic contexts. 
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Tara DaPra

Tara DaPra

Senior Lecturer
MAC B329, UWGB

Tara DaPra has been teaching writing at UW-Green Bay since 2009. She’s certain that the process of writing is a great philosophy for most difficult tasks in work and life. While studying at the University of Minnesota, Tara received the Walter H. Judd Fellowship for research in Ireland and the Gesell Award for excellence in creative writing, poetry. Her writing has appeared in such... Read more »

Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier

Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier

Associate Professor
5108 (Sheboygan)

A Wisconsin native, Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier attended UW Oshkosh as an undergrad and then completed her MA and Phd in British Literature from Marquette University. She teaches courses in composition, literature, Women's and Gender Studies, and the Humanities. She is an Associate Professor for English and Women's and Gender Studies and currently serves the institution as the Assessment... Read more »

William Yazbec

William Yazbec

Lecturer
MAC B 324

Bill Yazbec is a Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay teaching writing foundations, creative writing, and literature. He has a Ph.D from Florida State University, an MFA from the University of Memphis, and a BA from Purdue University. His first novel, "Charlie's Bequest" (Vivat Libro Press) was published in 2016. He lives in Manitowoc with his wife, Diana, son, Will,... Read more »