Professor Ellen Malenas Ledoux

Ellen Malenas Ledoux is an Associate Professor in the English and Communication Department and Directs the undergraduate Liberal Studies program at Rutgers–Camden. Her recent book, Laboring Mothers: Reproducing Women and Work in the Eighteenth Century (Virginia 2023), examines how Enlightenment ideas about the public sphere and maternity both created and foreclosed professional opportunities for women. Her first book, Social Reform in Gothic Writing: Fantastic Forms of Change, 1764-1834, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013. She has published widely on Gothic writing and women’s cultural history during the long eighteenth century in venues such as Studies in RomanticismThe Eighteenth Century: Theory and InterpretationWomen’s Writing, and Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture.


Part-Time Lecturers


Tina Crafton

A graduate of Douglass College and the English Graduate Program of Rutgers–New Brunswick, Tina Crafton has been teaching for both the Liberal Studies and English and Communications departments of Rutgers–Camden since 2004. She designs and teaches a variety of English and American literature courses as well as Mastering the Liberal Arts 1 and 2 for the Liberal Studies program. She really enjoys interacting with students and believes this interaction/discussion is the key to important learning. She tries to bring that philosophy to all the courses she teaches. Liberal Studies is a fantastic major because it allows students to see connections between different disciplines and invites them to apply what they learn to real-world experience. In turn, students use these real-world experiences and observations in the classroom. Learning is a reciprocal and collaborative process–that’s what makes it interesting.


Mike Miller

Adjunct Professor and Part-time Lecturer Mike Miller began his career as a Teaching Assistant while earning his BA and MA in English at Rutgers–Camden. While a student, Mike won awards for best graduate and best undergraduate essay in the English department.  His teaching interests are in the field of composition, literature, and film analysis. Specifically, Mike teaches Great Literary Origins, Rhetoric and Composition, Argument and Persuasion, and advanced writing electives for the Liberal Studies program at Rutgers. His primary research interests include literature, film, composition and rhetorical pedagogy and theory. Currently, Mike Miller resides at the Jersey Shore in Brigantine, N.J. with his family and faithful dog, Summer. In his spare time, he is a devoted gardener and film enthusiast.


Academic Advising


Assistant Dean Jennifer Thiel

I took a long and winding way through higher education to establish my New Jersey roots here in the College of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers–Camden.  I have been with the Office of Advising since the winter of 2009. My advising interests include professional development of students and collaborating with different offices for the betterment and empowerment of Rutgers–Camden’s students.  For fun, I love to spend time with my husband and son, travel to new places, eat Asian food, and volunteer at my church and Collingswood Farmers Market. My favorite authors are Amy Tan and Truman Capote.