Meet Our Faculty

Faculty in the Department of English are educators dedicated to teaching students and preparing them for work. Our faculty consistently receives high student evaluations, is nationally recognized scholars, and has real-world experience. All of that adds up to an active learning environment that recognizes professional potential and fosters excellence—where continuous learning is a hallmark.

Philip EubanksPhilip Eubanks

Chair of the Department
Professor
Rhetoric and Composition, Professional Writing

Office: Reavis Hall 216B
Phone: 815-753-0615
Email: eubanks1@niu.edu

Michael DayMichael Day

Director, First-year Composition Program
Professor
Rhetoric, Technical Writing, Composition Pedagogy

Office: Reavis Hall 215B
Phone: 815-753-6603
Email: mday@niu.edu  

Bradley PetersBradley Peters

Director, Writing Across the Curriculum
Professor
Rhetoric and Professional Writing

Office: Zulauf Hall 1022
Phone: 815-753-6718
Email: bpeters@niu.edu

Jessica ReymanJessica Reyman

Director, NIU-STC Institute for Professional Development
Assistant Professor
Rhetoric and Professional Writing

Office: Reavis Hall 333
Phone: 815-753-6644
Email: jreyman@niu.edu

John SchaefferJohn Schaeffer

Professor
Rhetoric, Renaissance and 17th-century Literature

Office: Reavis Hall 234
Phone: 815-753-6614
Email: jschaeff@niu.edu