Faculty Experts Directory

Pacific University's outstanding faculty is comprised of professors who are prominent experts in their respective fields of study and research. News media members needing assistance in reaching an expert, or have a topic not listed, are encouraged to contact Joe Lang at jlang@pacificu.edu or 503-352-2902.

Photograph of Professor Tavares.

As assistant professor of Medieval and Renaissance literature in the English department at Pacific University, Dr. Tavares serves as editor for IJURCA and Silk Road Reviewas well as advises the Pacific chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society.

Ellen Margolis serves as chair of Theatre & Dance and director of Theatre. Her classes include all levels of acting, playwriting, directing, audition techniques, phonetics & dialects, among others. She holds an MFA in acting from the University of California at Davis and a PhD in theatre history from the University of California at Santa Barbara.