Penn State York’s faculty combine prestigious academic credentials with diverse professional backgrounds, which allows us to support you as you prepare to enter the workplace or to pursue further academic study.
- Dr. Jennifer Nesbitt, associate professor of English, teaches classes in women’s literature, Caribbean literature, modernism, and composition. Her research centers on feminist literature, Caribbean literature, and whiteness. Dr. Nesbitt is currently completing a book about rum in literature and has served as a commentator and lecturer on the TV series Downton Abbey. She is the winner of the 2020 University College Faculty Council Teaching Award.
- Dr. Noel Sloboda, associate professor of English, teaches creative writing, literature, and composition. He has served as a dramaturg for the Harrisburg Shakespeare Company, and he sits on the board of Gamut Theatre Group. He is also an active poet who reads and publishes creative work in a variety of venues. Recent publications have appeared in Crannog (Ireland), The Evansville Review, Prime Number Magazine, Riddle Fence (Canada), Spring: The Journal of the E.E. Cummings Society, and Quarter After Eight. Dr. Sloboda has won the James H. Burness Award for Excellence in Teaching campus award, the campus advising award, and the campus Research and Creative Accomplishments Award.
- Ann Fetterman, assistant teaching professor, teaches writing classes and organizes Penn State York’s PaSSS program; she is also a master tutor. A longtime member of the campus Cultural Diversity and Enrichment Committee, she is the driving force behind some of our campus’s most successful community fundraising drives, including the recent Not a Box Build-a-Thon. She has been honored three times by the Student Government Association for her contributions to the campus.
- Marcy Nicholas, lecturer in English, teaches a general education course called The Bible as Literature and writing courses. She has mentored honors students in a project that connected them with professionals in their fields and their workplace communication tasks.
- Judy Sides, part time instructor in English as a Second Language (ESL), teaches English composition for English language learners and has been working with newcomers to our community for many years. She is active in helping immigrant students gain access to higher education in the United States.
- Betsy Wentzel, part-time instructor in English as a Second Langiage (ESL) and writing tutor, teaches courses for English language learners and tutors at the Nittany Success Center. She is also involved in Penn State’s Experiential Digital Global Engagement (EDGE), which joins universities around the globe. Locally, she works with American Field Service Intercultural Programs and volunteers at an area food bank.
- Millie Mickle, associate professor of English at the Penn State Greater Allegheny campus, specializes in African American poetry and fiction and will teach an online course.
- Art Henne, a retired full-time instructor, returns to York occasionally to teach classes in writing.
- Sara Shaw, adjunct lecturer in English, teaches writing courses for first-year students.