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Joseph Brown, SJ; Ph.D


Joseph Brown

Telephone: (618)453-7147
Fax: (618)453-7131
Office: Faner 4024
E-mail: jbrownsj@siu.edu
Office hours: By appointment

B. A. St. Louis University 1968 M. A. Johns Hopkins University, 1969 M. A. Yale University, 1983 Ph.D. Yale University, 1984 Research Interests From my earliest pre-school days I have been fascinated by the stories old people told, all around me. What else is “history”? Listening to ...read full profile >>

Frank Chipasula


Frank Chipasula

Telephone: (618) 453-7147

Fax: (618) 453-7131

Office: Faner 4028

Office hours: TR 3:30-4:20 pm


Biography Malawian poet, editor and fiction writer, born on 16 October 1949; B.A. (with Credit) University of Zambia, 1976; M.A. (Creative Writing) Brown University, 1980; M.A. (Afro-American Studies) Yale University, 1982 and Ph.D. (English Literature—Yeats) Brown University, 1987. Currently an ...read full profile >>

Leonard Gadzekpo

Interim Chair, Associate Professor

Leonard K. Gadzekpo

Telephone: (618)453-7152

Fax: (618)453-7131 

Office: Faner 4022

Office hours: TR 11:30-12:30, 15:20-16:20

E-mail: gadzekpo@siu.edu

Biography Dr. Leonard Kodzo Gadzekpo was born in Cote d'Ivoire and grew up in Ghana. He got his first degree from the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, and taught in Ghana and Nigeria. He spent four years in Germany as an artist working on religious art pieces for the St. Stepanus ...read full profile >>