Chair, Department of Humanities
Professor of English and Humanities
Ph.D., English, Georgia State University
M.A., English, East Tennessee State University
B.A., English, Milligan College
English 101, Critical Reading and Writing
English 206, Ancient World Literature
English 207, Medieval to Modern World Literature
English 375, Literary Theory and Criticism
English 425, 20th–Century Literature
Humanities 101, Introduction to Humanities
Humanities 311, Greek and Roman
Humanities 315, Medieval and Renaissance
Humanities 321, Baroque and Romanticism
Humanities 325, Modern World
Detailed Education Information:
Georgia State University; Atlanta, GA
Ph.D., English (with interdisciplinary work in art history), 2009
Coursework: 17th to 18th–century British Drama, 19th–century British Gothic Novel, 19th–century British Nonfiction, American English, Foundations of Modern Critical Theory, History of the English Language, Postmodern Literature, 20th–century Art, 20th–century Art Theory and Criticism, Roman Art and Architecture, Egyptian Hieroglyphic.
Dissertation: “Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan: Honing the Hybridity of the Graphic Novel.” Director: Michael Galchinsky.
East Tennessee State University; Johnson City, TN
M.A., English, 1994
Coursework: American Realism, Arthurian Literature, Seminar in William Carlos Williams, Women Writers since the Renaissance, Seminar in Hawthorne/Melville, African–American Literature, Study in Linguistics, Tragedies of Shakespeare in Text and Film, Methods of Research. Served as a graduate teaching assistant and attended an in–service program in college teaching for two years.
Thesis: “Imagery and Diction in The Scarlet Letter.” Director: R. Chesla Sharp.
Milligan College; Milligan College, TN
B.A., English, 1992
Coursework: Survey of American Literature I and II, Elizabethan Drama, Jacobean Drama, Renaissance Poetry and Prose, Medieval Literature, Contemporary Literature, Short Story, Advanced Grammar, History of the English Language.
“Jimmy Corrigan: A Mastery of Graphic Narrative”; read at the conference of The Popular Culture Association in the South, October 6–8, 2005.
Conference on Technology in the English Classroom. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, April 5–6, 2002.
“Silas Lapham, Paint, and the First Commandment”; read at the 92nd annual meeting of the Tennessee Philological Association, February 22, 1997.
Improving Writing Skills Through the Use of Computers in Writing Classes: Elementary
Through College Levels. Northeast State Technical Community College, April 19, 1996.
“Organic Imagery in Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God”; read at the 91st annual meeting of the Tennessee Philological Association, February 23, 1996.
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
The Popular Culture Association in the South/The American Culture Association in the South