English Faculty

Michele Castleman Michele Castleman
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, MFA, Chatham University, B.A., Michigan State University
Assistant Professor of Education

Dr. Michele Castleman received her PhD from The Ohio State University in Teaching and Learning, focusing on young adult and children's literature. She also obtained a specialization in folklore to complete her dissertation on the use of myth in contemporary children’s literature. She also...
mcastlem@heidelberg.edu
(419)-448-2129

Charity Henderson Charity Henderson
M.F.A., University of California, Irvine
Adjunct Faculty
chender1@heidelberg.edu
(419)-448-2118
Douglas Collar Douglas Collar
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English & Integrated Studies
Associate Dean of the Honors Program

Q: How long have you been teaching at Heidelberg? What do you enjoy about teaching or being here that’s kept you here?
Since the fall of 1999. I enjoy teaching here because Heidelberg is a teaching institution. I love sharing my interests with students—who are...
dcollar@heidelberg.edu
(419)-448-2047

Emily Isaacson Emily Isaacson
Ph.D., University of Missouri at Columbia
Assistant Professor of English
  • Article, “Step-Dame Study’s Purpose: Early Modern Literature and Critical Thinking” published in Winter/Spring 2013 issue of the CEA Forum (42:1)
  • Presented: “Satirizing the Artificer in Ben Jonson’s A Tale of a Tub” at the Midwest Modern...
    eisaacso@heidelberg.edu
    (419)-448-2184
David Kimmel David Kimmel
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of English

Q: How long have you been teaching at Heidelberg? What do you enjoy about teaching or being here that’s kept you here?
I came in the fall of 1997. I like this department and the chance to work closely with great students over the years.

Q: Describe your...
dkimmel@heidelberg.edu
(419)-448-2049

William Reyer William Reyer
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of English

Q: How long have you been teaching at Heidelberg? What do you enjoy about teaching or being here that’s kept you here?
I came in the fall of 1982 teaching as an adjunct while working on my Ph.D. There’s a shared leadership in the department, not a hierarchy...
wreyer@heidelberg.edu
(419)-448-2048

James Scherf Jr. James Scherf Jr.
M.H., Tiffin University; B.A., Heidelberg University
Adjunct Faculty
jscherf@heidelberg.edu
(419)-448-2118
Ruth Wahlstrom Ruth Wahlstrom
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of English

Q: How long have you been teaching at Heidelberg? What do you enjoy about teaching or being here that’s kept you here?
43 years. I enjoy teaching and meeting a new “crop” every semester. I love the opportunity to teach seminars and create new courses like...
rwahlstr@heidelberg.edu
(419)-448-2100

Name Title(s) Phone Number
Bethany McKinney Adjunct Professor of English
Courtney Jade Ramsey Adjunct Instructor of English (419)-448-2118
William Toth Adjunct Professor of English (419)-448-2118