Assistant Professor of English
David O'Neil serves as the coordinator of USI's English Teaching program, and he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in linguistics, composition, the history of English, English grammar, Latin, Ancient Greek, developmental writing, and writing pedagogy. He started at USI in 2018 after earning a Ph.D. in English Language and Linguistics from Purdue University.
Dr. O'Neil's research interests include historical linguistics, applied linguistics, medieval studies, and the history of English. He has published work in World Englishes, The Mediaeval Journal, Philological Quarterly, Studia Anglica Posnaniensia, Enarratio, and Essays in Medieval Studies. In his current project, he is investigating how grammatical changes in medieval English influenced the evolution of poetic meter.