Faculty


  • Westcott 2016 FallAndrea Westcott
    BA (Alberta), MA (Queen's), PhD (Toronto)
    Instructor - English

    Andrea received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta in Honours English and her MA from Queen's in Kingston, ON. Her MA thesis  ... [more]


    Andrea ActisAndrea Actis
    BA (SFU), PhD (Brown)
    Instructor - English

    Andrea’s current research focuses on competing definitions of “seriousness” in modern and contemporary culture through the lenses of critical race stu ... [more]


    Anne-Stone-150Anne Stone
    BA (Concordia), MA (McGill)
    Creative Writing Instructor - English

    Anne Stone has taught at Capilano University since 2001. She teaches Creative Writing, Literature and Composition.  Writing and Publishing Anne  ... [more]


    Mahood 2016 FallAurelea Mahood
    BA (Hons.) (SFU), MA (Toronto), DPhil (Oxford)
    Coordinator, Liberal Studies/Instructor - English

    Aurelea Mahood coordinates the Liberal Studies BA. She is also the project lead on the Capilano University's E-Portfolio Project, where she is wo ... [more]


    Brian-Ganter-150Brian Ganter
    BA, Syracuse University; MAH, State University of New York (Buffalo); PhC., University of Washington (Seattle)
    Convenor, CultureNet / Instructor - English

    Brian joined the department in 2008. His areas of interest include post-modern and post-colonial print and digital literatures, representations  ... [more]


    Brook-Houglum-150Brook Houglum
    BA (Willamette U), MA, PhD (UBC)
    Instructor, English/Editor, Capilano Review - English

    Brook Houglum received her PhD from UBC; her studies focused on modernist poetry and radio. Her research and teaching interests include media stud ... [more]


    Reyes Fall 2016Carlos Reyes
    BA (Mathematics), MA, PhD (University of California, Berkeley)
    Instructor - English

    Carlos’s teaching interests include modern and contemporary literature, experimental writing, hybrid genres, visual culture (including comics and film ... [more]


    Cassidy PickenCassidy Picken
    BA Hons (SFU), MA (UBC), PhD (University of Chicago)
    Instructor - English

    Cassidy’s research interests include eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, the history of political economy, settler colonial studies ... [more]


    Crystal Hurdle portrait 2016 FallCrystal Hurdle
    BA, MA (UVic)
    Instructor - English

    Crystal Hurdle teaches English and Creative Writing at Capilano University. From UVIC, she obtained a BA (Honours) and MA in English, as well as certi ... [more]


    Dan MunteanuDan Munteanu
    MA (Bucharest), MA (UBC)
    Instructor - English

    Dan received his first Master's Degree in English from the University of Bucharest and his second, also in English, from the University of British Col ... [more]


    Hiro-Kanagawa-150Hiro Kanagawa
    BA (Middlebury), MFA (SFU)
    Instructor - English

    Like many Canadian artists Hiro has forged a career wearing many hats: actor, playwright, screenwriter, teacher.  His plays range from the war crime ... [more]


    Ian-Cresswell-150Ian Cresswell
    BA (Hons) (W. London), MA (UBC), Dip. (LSE), MLit. (Oxford)
    Instructor - English

    After several years spent collecting post-graduate degrees in English Literature, International Relations and Political Philosophy, Ian stumbled ... [more]


    Kent LewisKent Lewis
    BA (Hons.) (Queen's), MA (UBC), PhD (UVic)
    Instructor - English

    Kent Lewis has a BA from Queen’s University, an MA from UBC and a PhD from the University of Victoria. He has published scholarly work on a vari ... [more]


    Kim Minkus2Kim Minkus
    BA (Ottawa), MLIS. (UBC), MA (SFU)
    Instructor - English

    Kim Minkus is a poet with three books of poetry 9 Freight (LINEbooks 2007), Thresh (Snare Books 2009) and Tuft (BookThug 2013). She has had  ... [more]


    RaeRae Nickolichuk
    BA (Hons.) (Carleton), MA (UBC), DAHY (UBC)
    Instructor - English

    Rae Nickolichuk has taught many of the courses offered by the English department, but particularly enjoys English 100 because of the variety of st ... [more]


    Johanson_RegReg Johanson
    BA, MA (SFU)
    Instructor - English

    Reg Johanson teaches writing and contemporary literature from an anti-colonial and anti-capitalist perspective. He often teaches in Capilano’s Liberal ... [more]


    Farr 2016 FallRoger Farr
    BA Hons, MA (SFU)
    Instructor - English

    I joined the English Department at Capilano University full-time in 2004 and have been affiliated with the Creative Writing, Culture and Technology (R ... [more]


    Ryan-Knighton-150Ryan Knighton
    BA (Hons.), MA (SFU)
    Instructor - English

    Ryan Knighton is an internationally acclaimed author, screenwriter and performer who has taught at Capilano University since 1998. His two most recent ... [more]


    Sheila RossSheila M. Ross
    BA (UBC, English and Fine Arts), MA (UBC), PhD (SFU)
    Coordinator English, Instructor - English

    Dr. Sheila M. Ross’s areas of specialization are hermeneutics (the nature and practices of interpretation) and contemporary narrative literat ... [more]


    Timothy-Acton-150Tim Acton
    BA (Victoria), MA, PhD (Calgary)
    Instructor, Chair of the Humanities - English

    Tim was born and raised on Vancouver Island. After receiving a BA from the University of Victoria, he wandered inland in search of further education a ... [more]


    Vicky_Ross_150Vicky Ross
    BA (Hons.) (Anglia Ruskin University, U.K.), MA (UBC)
    Instructor - English

    Vicky teaches fiction, British literature (Medieval to Modern), and literature into film courses at Capilano. She’s worked in publishing in  ... [more]