Faculty Profile

Humanities Faculty

Tim Mackin, PhD

Director of the Writing Program, Instructor of English

Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
B.A. Colgate University

Areas of Expertise:

Writing, Modernist Literature, Literature and Philosophy

Courses I Teach:


  • Advanced Academic Writing
  • The Art of Memory
  • College Writing
  • Modernist Poetry


  • Modern Civilization
  • The 20th Century

I specialize in American and British modernism with a particular interest in the relationship between modernism and contemporary philosophy of language and mind. My research attempts to place modernist conceptualizations of knowledge in dialogue with early-twentieth century logic and epistemology and focuses on the writings of Virginia Woolf, Ezra Pound, Bertrand Russell, and Gottlob Frege. I am also the former Associate Editor of English Literary History and served as Director of the Johns Hopkins University Writing Center.

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