Chairperson and Professor of English and Department Chair

Degrees: Ph.D., University of California Berkeley

Expertise: Victorian literature, colonial/postcolonial studies

John McBratney received his Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley in 1987 and specializes in Victorian literature and British imperial literature. He has written a monograph on Rudyard Kipling and is working on a book on Victorian cosmopolitan.  He is now the Chair of the Department of English. He was recently awarded the 2011 Distinguished Faculty Award.