Writing and Rhetoric Teachers
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Adjunct Instructorgatkins@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall 217
B.A. University of Mississippi 1989
M.A. University of Memphis 1997
Before joining the Department for Writing and Rhetoric in 2013 to teach WRIT 101/102e, Ms. Atkins directed marketing and public relations efforts for the National Center for Physical Acoustics and acted as Interim Assistant Dean for Student Services for the School of Engineering.
Adjunct Instructorwmboyle@olemiss.edu |
Author of GRAVESEND and DEATH DON'T HAVE NO MERCY (Broken River Books). Writing has appeared in L.A. REVIEW OF BOOKS, SALON, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, and other magazines and journals. Has taught first year writing and creative writing at University of Mississippi, SUNY Maritime, and SUNY New Paltz.
Graduate Instructortlbullin@go.olemiss.edu | Off Campus Office
Thomas Bullington is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English. His research interests include British literature of the Long 18th Century and ecocriticism. He currently lives off campus in Warner Robins, Georgia, where he steadily hammers away at his dissertation and shows off his collection of fabulous bowties.
Instructor & Oxford Writing Center Directormbcampbe@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall Suite C
Brad Campbell joined the University of Mississippi as the Oxford Campus Writing Center Director in January 2014. He comes to Ole Miss from Mississippi State University where he served as the Interim Director of the Writing Center and Coordinator of the Online Writing Center. His research interests include writing center theory, composition theory, and cultural studies.
Adjunct Instructorjlcomola@gmail.com |
Jessica Comola is a recent graduate of the University of Mississippi where she received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing: Poetry. She now teaches composition at Ole Miss and co-hosts the poetry reading series Trobar Ric in Oxford. She is the author of the poetry chapbook, What Kind of Howly Divine (Horse Less Press, 2014).
Instructorefcooley@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall Suite B, Room 4
My interest in the intersection of culture and writing led me to obtain a BA in English and Anthropology. In 2011, I completed my MA in Literature and joined the University of Mississippi’s Department of Writing and Rhetoric. I teach composition and LIBA courses focusing on culture, literature, food sustainability, and the environment. I have also served UM as editor of Venture Online, a journal of freshman writing and art.
Betty Anderson Crane
Instructor| Lamar Hall Suite B, Room 24
Adjunct Instructorswgray1@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall 216
Ms. Gray earned her bachelor's degree in secondary education from University of Mississippi and her MA in Rhetoric and Writing from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock (UALR). She taught composition and technical writing at UALR, as well as scientific writing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) before becoming a full-time health care administrator at UAMS.
Core Instructorakgreen2@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall 415
From 2009 until 2012, I was Asst. Professor of English and QEP Writing Specialist at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. From 2006 until 2009 I served as Assistant to the Director of the Writing Intensive Program at the University of Georgia.
Adjunct Instructormharper1@go.olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall Suite B, Room 4
Meredith Harper has taught for the University of Mississippi since 2010. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Alabama in 2010. In 2013, she earned a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from the University of Mississippi.
Adjunct Instructorbmhester@olemiss.edu | Martindale 350
Bridget Hester is an academic advisor in the Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience serving freshmen in science and math majors within the College of Liberal Arts. She is from Hammond, Louisiana, and is currently working to complete her doctoral degree in Political Science from the University of Mississippi. Her research and teaching interests include political philosophy, American political history, and the United States Supreme Court.
Instructor (Speech)email@example.com | Lamar Hall 203
Kate Hooper has been an Instructor of Speech for the University of Mississippi since 2008 and joined the Department of Writing and Rhetoric in 2012. She received an MFA from UCLA's School of Theatre, Film and Television and a specialty Graduate Certificate in Communication Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Additionally, Kate has years of professional experience as an actor, voice and diction specialist, secondary performance arts teacher, and performance coach.
Director of the Tupelo Writing Center & Instructorrejohns3@olemiss.edu | 239D UM Tupelo Campus
Rachel E. Johnson is the director of the UM-Tupelo Campus Writing Center. She has been with the Department of Writing and Rhetoric since January 2014 on the Oxford campus as an instructor and began her work in Tupelo in July 2014.
Instructorjmeek@olemiss.edu | Off Campus Office
Jane B. Meek is an Online Instructor of Composition and Rhetoric, teaching courses from her home in Miami Beach, Florida. She earned a Master’s degree in English from the University of Alabama and another in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati.
Associate Chairamyatt1@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall Suite B
Alice Myatt is the associate chair of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, which administers first-year and advanced composition courses at the University of Mississippi. In addition to teaching composition, she supervises the professional development program for the University’s writing center consultants.
Adjunct Instructorsolsen@go.olemiss.edu |
Sara Olsen is a PhD student in the English department at the University of Mississippi. She studies colonial and early American literature using a circum-Atlantic approach. Her interests are in the development of racial identities in captivity narratives, gender identity, and "agency" both as it’s constructed in the field and in narratives. In her writing classroom, Sara focuses on the connection between her students’ agency and identity as they come to understand their role in college composition.
Adjunct Instructor (Speech)firstname.lastname@example.org | Hume Hall 227
Sarah Smitherman is a part-time speech instructor for the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. Additionally, she is an Academic Mentor and Director of the FASTrack Peer Mentoring Program and the State Coordinator for the Mississippi College Corps program. Prior to coming to UM in 2013, she spent the last decade teaching in Virginia, Georgia, and Florida. Her academic interests include interpersonal/gender communication, student development, and public service.
Adjunct Instructorjgthomas@olemiss.edu | Barnard Observatory
James G. Thomas, Jr. is the associate director for publications at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. He holds a BA in English and philosophy and an MA in Southern Studies, both from the University of Mississippi. In 2003 he began work as managing editor of the 24-volume New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Before joining the Center staff, Thomas worked as an editor for publications in New York and Oxford, Mississippi.
Mary Brooks Tyler
Instructormwatkins@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall, 3rd Floor, Rm. B12
Marc Watkins joined the Department of Writing and Rhetoric in 2011. His fiction and nonfiction are wildly published and appear or are forthcoming in the Pushcart Prize, Boulevard, Foxing Quarterly, Slice Magazine, Story Quarterly, Third Coast, Texas Review, and elsewhere. He is the current nonfiction editor for New Stories from the Midwest. In his spare time he enjoys writing bios in third person, and impersonating Ron Swanson at Libertarian wood carving conventions.