Adam Stier, Ph.D. | Faculty

Associate Professor of English Director of Honors Program

1(440) 375-7171

Arts Humanities and Social Sciences

College Hall

College Hall 206

Dr. Adam Stier is an Assistant Professor of English and brings over ten years of experience working with students, faculty and staff to his new role.


  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University (2013)

  • M.A., The Ohio State University (2008)

  • B.A., Miami University (2006)


Dr. Stier's research and teaching interests include American literature, film and popular culture, narrative theory, critical thinking, and composition.

What makes Lake Erie College a unique place?

Classroom discussion—the open, respectful exchange of ideas—is central to all the courses I teach, especially those in literature and critical thinking. And nothing enriches discussion so much as a genuine sense of community. Fortunately, with its small class sizes and its focus on meaningful interactions among faculty and students, genuine community is exactly what Lake Erie College provides. In my short time here, I’ve found that LEC’s commitment to faculty-student mentorship in the liberal arts tradition makes it an excellent place to learn and work.

Courses Taught:

  • EN 100 - The Writing Process

  • EN 101 - Principles of Composition and Research

  • EN 102 - Honors Freshman Seminar

  • EN 140 - Principles of Critical Analysis

  • EN 221 - Major American Writers

  • EN 336 - Nineteenth-Century American Literature

  • EN 337 - Twentieth-Century American Literature

  • EN 338 - African-American Literature

  • EN 339 - Multi-Ethnic American Literature

  • EN 400 - Independent Study: Senior Seminar

  • EN 401 - Independent Study: Literary Theory and Criticism

  • CM 342 - Criticism of Film and Television

Research/Creative Activity Interests:

Primary focuses: American literature; narrative theory; intersections of literature and sociology; film and popular culture; rhetoric and composition

Awards/Professional Memberships:

Project Narrative

The Ohio State University Graduate Associate Teaching Award, 2012.


"Henry James’s ‘The Friends of the Friends’ and the Emergence of Social Network Theory,” LATCH: A Journal for the Study of the Literary Artifact in Theory, Culture, or History (2014).