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David Curtis

David Curtis, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Specialization: Early American Literature; African American Literature
Email: Dr. Curtis | Bio

David Curtis, Ph.D.

Linda Holt, Ph.D.

Linda Holt

Associate Professor and Chair of the English department
Ph.D., University of Louisville
Specialization: Rhetoric and Composition
Email: Dr. Holt
Bio
Sarah Blomeley, Ph.D.
Sarah Blomeley

Associate Professor
Ph.D., in English, Miami University
Specialization: Rhetoric and Composition
Email: Dr. Blomeley
Bio

Susan Finch, Ph.D.
Susan Finch

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Florida State University
Specialization: Creative Writing with an emphasis in fiction
Email: Dr. Finch
Bio

Charmion Gustke, Ph.D.
Charmion Gustke

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., George Washington University
Specialization: Twentieth-Century American Literature and Postcolonial Theory
Email: Dr. Gustke
Bio

Amy Hodges-Hamilton, Ph.D.
Amy Hodges Hamilton Associate Professor
Ph.D., Florida State University
Specialization: Rhetoric and Composition
Email: Dr. Hodges Hamilton
Bio
Caresse John, Ph.D.
Caresse John

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
Specialization: Twentieth-Century American Literature
Email: Dr. John
Bio

Jason Lovvorn, Ph.D.
Jason Lovvorn

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Specialization: Writing, literacy, culture, and technology
Email: Dr. Lovvorn
Bio

Marcia McDonald, Ph.D.
Marcia McDonald

Professor
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Specialization: Shakespeare and early modern literature
Email: Dr. McDonald
Bio

Gary McDowell, Ph.D.
Gary McDowell



Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Western Michigan University
Specialization: Creative Writing and contemporary American poetics
Email: Dr. McDowell
Bio

Maggie Monteverde, Ph.D.
Maggie Monteverde Professor
Ph.D., Ohio State University
Specialization: Medieval Literature
Email: Dr. Monteverde
Bio
Douglas Murray, Ph.D.
Dr. Doug Murray

Professor
Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Specialization: Eighteenth-Century British Literature
Email: Dr. Murray
Bio

Joel Overall, Ph.D.
Joel Overall

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Texas Christian University
Specialization: Rhetoric and Composition
Email: Dr. Overall 
Bio

John Paine, Ph.D.
John Paine

Professor
Ph.D., Emory University
Specialization: World Literature
Email: Dr. Paine
Bio

Robbie Pinter, Ed.D
Robbie Pinter

Professor
Ed.D., Vanderbilt University
Specialization: Writing
Email: Dr. Pinter
Bio

Annette Sisson, Ph.D.
Annette Sisson

Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University
Specialization: Victorian Literature
Email: Dr. Sisson
Bio

Bonnie Smith Whitehouse, Ph.D
Bonnie Smith Whitehouse

Associate Professor 
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Specialization: Writing and Rhetoric
Email: Dr. Smith Whitehouse
Bio

Andrea Stover, Ph.D.

Andrea Stover Professor
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Specialization: Writing
Email: Dr. Stover
Bio

Sue Trout, M.A.
Sue Trout

Assistant Professor
M.A., University of South Carolina
Specialization: American Literature
Email: Professor Trout
Bio

Jayme Yeo, Ph.D.

Jayme Yeo

Assistant Professor and Director of the English Graduate Program
Ph.D, Rice University
Specialization: Renaissance devotional poetry, nationalism, and civil unrest
Email: Dr. Yeo
Bio

Kim Balding, M.A.

Kim Balding

Lecturer 
M.A., Belmont University
Specialization: Irish culture and literature
Email: Professor Balding
Bio

Wyeth Burgess, Ph.D.

Dr. Wyeth Burgess

Lecturer
Ph.D., Emory University
Specialization: Writing, Myth Studies, World Literature
Email: Dr. Burgess
Bio

Victoria Doner, M.A.

Vikki Doner

Lecturer
M.A., University of Iowa
Specialization: Writing
Email: Professor Doner
Bio



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