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Sheryl Mylan

Sheryl Mylan

Sheryl Mylan, Ph.D.

Professor, English

Tel.: (630) 942-3262
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2516F

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Developmental composition
  • American modernism and postmodernism

Recent Courses Taught:

  • Developmental English
  • American literature survey II
  • American modernist fiction
  • The Jazz Age
  • Postmodern American fiction

Current Projects:

  • Developmental text—focus on the visual

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • Voices and Visions: An Integrated Approach to Reading and Writing
  • "Sight and Insight: Mental Imagery and Visual Thinking in the Composition Classroom"
  • "The Mother as Other: Orientalism in Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior"
  • "'Witness the Words Being Born': The Miscarriage of Language in William Carlos Williams' Stecher Trilogy"


  • Ph.D. English University of California-Riverside
  • M.A. English San Diego State University
  • B.A. English Southern Illinois University

Awards and Recognitions

  • Nominated to serve on the Executive Committee for the Assembly of the Expanded Perspectives in Learning