Department of Writing and Rhetoric

Write Here, Write Now.

Writing and Rhetoric Teachers

Directory is organized by instructor last name. Click the alphabet range to expand.

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Natalie Aikens : Graduate Instructor

Natalie Aikens

Graduate Instructor

nmaikens@olemiss.edu | Leavell 304

Pursuing a Ph.D in English and teaching WRIT 101.

Michelle Ayers : Graduate Instructor

Michelle Ayers

Graduate Instructor

mlayers1@olemiss.edu | Leavell 202

Michelle Ayers is a Masters student in the
English Department with a focus on post-Civil
War Southern Literature. She received her B.A.
in English from the University of California Los
Angeles.

Cullen Brown : Graduate Instructor

Cullen Brown

Graduate Instructor

cbrown7@olemiss.edu | Leavell 205

Cullen Brown is pursuing a PhD at the University
of Mississippi.His research interests lie in early
American literature, readership, and natural
philosophy.

Andrew Dally : Graduate Instructor

Andrew Dally

Graduate Instructor

ardally@go.olemiss.edu | Leavell 209
Dominiqua Dickey : Adjunct Instructor

Dominiqua Dickey

Adjunct Instructor

ddickey@olemiss.edu | Somerville 208

Teaching WRIT 101

George Atkins : Adjunct Instructor

George Atkins

Adjunct Instructor

gatkins@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall 217

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. B.A. University of Mississippi 1989, M.A. University of Memphis 1997.

Trey Bagwell : Instructor

Trey Bagwell

Instructor

ttbagwel@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall B12

Graduate of Auburn University in Composition and Rhetoric. Instructor of WRIT 250 and Member of the Writing 250 Curriculum Committee.

Allie Blair : Graduate Instructor

Allie Blair

Graduate Instructor

mblair@olemiss.edu | Leavell

Pursuing a Ph.D in English and teaching WRIT 101.

Keith Boran : Instructor

Keith Boran

Instructor

pkboran@olemiss.edu | Off Campus Office

Received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Writing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Received a M.A in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Sheena Boran : Instructor

Sheena Boran

Instructor

sydenney@olemiss.edu | Online

Sheena Boran earned her B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and an M.A. in Teaching from Lee University. She is pur-suing a Ph.D. in 18th-century British literature at the University of Mississippi. Sheena teaches writing online, and is interested in visual rhetoric and adver-tising.

Jeffrey Bourdon : Adjunct Instructor

Jeffrey Bourdon

Adjunct Instructor

jbourdon@olemiss.edu | Somerville 202

Teaching LIBA 102: Writing History Through American Presidential Elections.

Kerry Bowers : Adjunct Instructor

Kerry Bowers

Adjunct Instructor

klbowers@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall B11

Kerry received her BA from The University of South Carolina, her Masters from Georgia State University, and her PhD from The University of Mississippi. At present, she mainly teaches Advanced Composition and First-Year writing courses. In her fifteen years as a college instructor, she has taught face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses in a range of subjects, including descriptive grammar and linguistics, literary theory, English education, science fiction literature, and surveys in both American and British literature.

Bill Boyle : Adjunct Instructor

Bill Boyle

Adjunct Instructor

wmboyle@olemiss.edu | Somerville 206

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.

Michelle Bright : Adjunct Instructor

Michelle Bright

Adjunct Instructor

mrdavis2@olemiss.edu | Somerville 212

Michelle Bright earned a B.A. in both Journalism and Literature from the University of Mississippiin 2009. She has been teaching in the DWR since Fall of 2013, after completing her Masters of Arts degree in Southern Studies. Her Master's thesis focuses on the intersection of Ecocriticism and social justice in Tennessee William's plays, which she argues contributes a queer ecology in his Mississippi Delta plays.

Jenny Bucksbarg : Instructor

Jenny Bucksbarg

Instructor

jabucksb@olemiss.edu | Lamar B03

teaching WRIT 101.

Gretchen Bunde : Instructor

Gretchen Bunde

Instructor

gtbunde@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall 218

BS in Middle Grades Education from Berry College in 2006

MA in English Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2012

Member of the Writing 102 Curriculum Committee

Dixon Bynum : Adjunct Instructor

Dixon Bynum

Adjunct Instructor

dixonbynum@gmail.com | Online

Dixon Bynum received his Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Mississippi in 2009. His research interests include creative nonfiction, memoir, and environmental literature. Recently, he was awarded a Creative Nonfiction Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and has an essay forthcoming in Midway Journal.

Brad Campbell : Instructor & Oxford Writing Center Director

Brad Campbell

Instructor & Oxford Writing Center Director

mbcampbe@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.

Emily Cooley : Instructor

Emily Cooley

Instructor

efcooley@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall C09

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 : Adjunct Instructor

Betty Anderson Crane

Adjunct Instructor

brcrane@olemiss.edu | Somerville 210

Bachelors, Masters, and Doctor of Philosophy (Curriculum and Instruction) degrees from the University of Mississippi. While studying here, taught Advanced Placement English and French in a high school; introduced writing for K-12 students in conjunction with school plays/musicals. Special Interests: Books with international settings, American writers’ works and lives, and editing. Member of the W&R Assessment Committee.

Andrew Davis : Instructional Technology Designer & Adjunct Instructor

Andrew Davis

Instructional Technology Designer & Adjunct Instructor

addavis@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall Suite B, Room 22
Chip Dunkin : Instructor

Chip Dunkin

Instructor

cdunkin@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall Suite B, Room 24

Chip Dunkin has been a writing instructor at the University of Mississippi since 2006. He teaches WRIT 101, WRIT 102, and WRIT 250. He also serves on the FASTrack Writing Curriculum Committee.

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Molly Gray : Graduate Instructor

Molly Gray

Graduate Instructor

mgray@olemiss.edu | Leavell 205

Pursuing Ph.D. in English. Teaching WRIT 101

Bill Hays : Adjunct Instructor

Bill Hays

Adjunct Instructor

wshays@olemiss.edu | Somerville 217

After earning a Doctor of Arts degree in fiction writing
from Ole Miss in 1981, he taught at Delta State
University until he retired from full-time academic
work in December of 2015. During his tenure at
Delta State, Dr. Hays earned the rank of Professor of
English, and he chaired the Division of Languages and
Literature for eight years. His work has been published
in The Kentucky English Bulletin, Front Street Trolley,
Quixote, The Mountain Review and Tapestry.

Marc Inman : Adjunct Instructor

Marc Inman

Adjunct Instructor

minman@olemiss.edu | Somerville 208
Amie Irwin : Adjunct Instructor

Amie Irwin

Adjunct Instructor

alirwin@go.olemiss.edu | Somerville 213
JoAnn Edwards : Instructor (Speech)

JoAnn Edwards

Instructor (Speech)

jedwards@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall 204

Edwards holds a BA in Speech Communication, and MA in Theatre, and a Graduate Certificate in Communication Education. In addition to teaching Speech 102, 102 and 314, she serves as coach to the University of Mississippi competitive speech and debate team as Director of Forensics and manages special projects for the Lott Leadership Institute.

Sean Ennis : Adjunct Instructor

Sean Ennis

Adjunct Instructor

sennis@olemiss.edu | Somerville 215

Sean Ennis received an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Mississippi, where he has taught writing and literature since 2005. He is the author of the short story collection, CHASE US (Little A/New Harvest).

LaToya Faulk : Instructor

LaToya Faulk

Instructor

llfaulk@olemiss.edu | Lamar B04

LaToya Faulk has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a master’s degree in Rhetoric and Writing (Critical Studies in Literacy & Pedagogy) from Michigan State University. She comes to Ole Miss from (Detroit) Wayne State University where she served as a lecturer in the English Department for over five years. Her professional interests include: critical pedagogy & student mentorship, creative fiction/non- fiction & screenwriting, critical race theory, and rhetoric & composition studies.

Shanna Flaschka : Adjunct Instructor

Shanna Flaschka

Adjunct Instructor

sflasch@olemiss.edu | Somerville 202

Shanna Flaschka has a BA from the Gallatin School
at New York University and an MA from Ole Miss in
English, where she specialized in Gothic Literature.
She spent several years as the food columnist for the
Oxford Eagle and is a trained barbecue judge for the
Memphis Barbecue Network. In addition, she also
scores the essay portions of numerous exams for
Educational Testing Service (ETS), including GRE,
CLEP, TOEFL, TOEIC, SAT, and AP Seminar

Karen Forgette : Core Lecturer

Karen Forgette

Core Lecturer

kforgett@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall Suite B, Room 20

Karen Forgette is a core instructor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Mississippi. She has been teaching in the UM first-year writing program since 2005

Jane Gardner : Adjunct Instructor

Jane Gardner

Adjunct Instructor

jgardne1@olemiss.edu | Off Campus

Jane Gardner is from Natchez, MS. She received her MA in English/Poetry from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. She teaches Writing 101/102 at the University of Mississippi.

Wendy Goldberg : Core Instructor

Wendy Goldberg

Core Instructor

goldberg@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall Suite B, Room 19

Wendy Goldberg is a core instructor in the Department of Rhetoric at the University of Mississippi.

Shirley Gray : Instructor

Shirley Gray

Instructor

swgray1@olemiss.edu | Somerville 203

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. She teaches WRIT 101, 102, and 410.

Angela Green : Core Lecturer

Angela Green

Core Lecturer

akgreen2@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.

Meredith Harper : Adjunct Instructor

Meredith Harper

Adjunct Instructor

mharper1@go.olemiss.edu | Somerville 210

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.

Virginia Henry : Adjunct Instructor

Virginia Henry

Adjunct Instructor

vhenry@olemiss.edu | Somerville 213

Virginia Henry is a second year poet in the MFA program. She has been a Teaching Assistant for surgery courses in Early American and Late British literature.This past summer, Virginia taught an advanced Creative Writing course in poetry. She has work experience in college and high school writing centers.

Alison Hitch : Instructor

Alison Hitch

Instructor

alhitch@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall Suite C, Room 11

Alison Hitch is an Instructor in Composition and Rhetoric (Fast Track). She earned the BA in English from the University of Tennessee at Martin and the MA in English from Murray State University.

Kate Hooper : Instructor (Speech)

Kate Hooper

Instructor (Speech)

kmhooper@olemiss.edu | 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.

Emily Howorth : Adjunct Instructor

Emily Howorth

Adjunct Instructor

ehoworth@olemiss.edu | Lester Hall 313

Emily Howorth teaches LIBA 102 and is a communications specialist in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs. She holds a B.A. in English from Vassar College and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Texas State University.

Whit Hubbard : Instructor

Whit Hubbard

Instructor

wahubbar@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall 218

Whitney Hubbard is an instructor in the Department for Writing and Rhetoric. He teaches Writing 102, Liberal Arts 102, and Writing 101. His academic interests are in popular culture and film studies. Mr. Hubbard has been at Ole Miss since 2005.

Jennifer Jackson : Instructor

Jennifer Jackson

Instructor

jajacks2@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall, Suite B, Rm. 11

As of August 2014, Jenny Jackson is an instructor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. Previously, she was an instructor of writing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello from January of 2013 to May of 2014. She received her Masters in Composition and Rhetoric from Missouri State University in 2011.

Rachel Johnson : Director of the Tupelo Writing Center & Instructor

Rachel Johnson

Director of the Tupelo Writing Center & Instructor

rejohns3@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.

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Shertok Lama : Graduate Instructor

Shertok Lama

Graduate Instructor

slama@olemiss.edu | Leavell 203

Pursuing an M.F.A. Teaching WRIT 101.

Ginny McCarley : Graduate Instructor

Ginny McCarley

Graduate Instructor

vcmccarl@olemiss.edu | Leavell 211

Pursuing Ph.D. in English. Teaching WRIT 101.

Stephen Monroe : Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

Stephen Monroe

Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

smonroe@olemiss.edu | Ventress 205

Teaching FASTrack WRIT 101

Elsa Nekola : Assistant Director of the Oxford Writing Center

Elsa Nekola

Assistant Director of the Oxford Writing Center

enkola@olemiss.edu | Writing Center

Assistant Director of the Writing Center, pursuing an M.F.A.

Scott Obernesser : Graduate Instructor

Scott Obernesser

Graduate Instructor

smoberne@olemiss.edu | Leavell 207

Scott Obernesser is in his fifth year of the
PhD program in English. He is focusing on
Environmental Literature and petroleum during
the 20th and 21st centuries.

George Kehoe : Adjunct Instructor

George Kehoe

Adjunct Instructor

gkehoe@olemiss.edu | Somerville 217

George Kehoe (M.A., 1986, UM, Victorian Literature) has been UM adjunct faculty since 2001. Interests include theatre history and playwriting. In 2009, his play Hungry, based on the prison writings of the 1980’s Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands, had a New York City debut at the Manhattan Theatre Source.

Guy Krueger : Core Lecturer

Guy Krueger

Core Lecturer

gkrueger@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall Suite B, Room 18

Guy Krueger is a Core Instructor and the Writing 101 Curriculum Chair in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric.

Karla Lyles : Core Instructor

Karla Lyles

Core Instructor

kmlyles@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall Suite B, Room 21
Kellye Makamson : Instructor

Kellye Makamson

Instructor

kmmakam1@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall, Suite B, Room 11

Kellye Makamson, a native of Jackson, MS, earned her B.A. and M.A. in English from Mississippi State, where she began teaching composition. She has also worked at St. Louis Community College and Columbia College, teaching exclusively online since 2009. Kellye recently moved to Oxford from Pass Christian, MS.

Kevin Malloy : Instructor (Speech)

Kevin Malloy

Instructor (Speech)

jkmalloy@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall 205

James Kevin Malloy has been at Ole Miss since 2006, first in the J.D. Williams library and now an Instructor in Public Speaking. He has a Bachelor’s, Speech Education/Northeastern Illinois University, a Master, Library Science/Central Michigan University, and a Graduate Associates degree/Communication from the University of Minnesota/Mankato.

Carrie McCormick : Instructor (Speech)

Carrie McCormick

Instructor (Speech)

crmccorm@olemiss.edu | Lamar 217

Carrie McCormick, an Instructor of Speech, received a BA in Communication from Mississippi State University, a MA in Communication from the University of Arizona, and a Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law. Carrie’s areas of interest are Speech Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Intercultural Communication.

Patrick McGinn : Adjunct Instructor

Patrick McGinn

Adjunct Instructor

pjmcginn@olemiss.edu | Somerville 204

Patrick McGinn received his M.A. in English from the University of Arkansas. He has studied Medieval literature at the University of Georgia and has taught both writing and literature courses at the University of Georgia and Columbus State University. He currently teaches writing at the University of Mississippi.

Jane Meek : Instructor

Jane Meek

Instructor

jmeek@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.

David Miller : Instructor

David Miller

Instructor

dbmiller@olemiss.edu | Somerville 206

Teaching Writing 101.

Claire Mischker : Director of the Graduate Writing Center & Instructor

Claire Mischker

Director of the Graduate Writing Center & Instructor

chmischk@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall 405

Claire Mischker is the director of The Graduate Writing Center as well as an instructor of Freshman Composition.

Ellie Moore : Instructor (Speech)

Ellie Moore

Instructor (Speech)

emmoore5@olemiss.edu | Lamar 204

Moore, a Speech Instructor, grew up in Southern California and holds a MA in Communication Studies from New Mexico State University. She has taught in southwest New Mexico, the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas to the farmlands of Iowa, and as far as rural portions of Chilé in South America. Her academic background includes organizational, political and nonverbal communication.

Sturgis Monteith : Adjunct Instructor

Sturgis Monteith

Adjunct Instructor

lsontei@olemiss.edu | DeSoto Campus

Teaching Writing 250.

Alice Myatt : Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair

Alice Myatt

Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair

amyatt1@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall B16

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.

Amber Nichols-Buckley : Instructor

Amber Nichols-Buckley

Instructor

asnichol@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall, Suite B, Room 25

Amber Nichols-Buckley, a University of Mississippi alumnus, has taught English for the past nine years. She enjoys teaching writing and takes pride in collaborating with educators across the state through her work with the University of Mississippi Writing Project. She resides in Tupelo with her husband, Charlie, and their daughter, Jane.

Sara Olsen : Adjunct Instructor

Sara Olsen

Adjunct Instructor

solsen@go.olemiss.edu | Somerville 207

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.

Jeanine Rauch : Director of the DeSoto Writing Center & Instructor

Jeanine Rauch

Director of the DeSoto Writing Center & Instructor

mjrauch@olemiss.edu | Room 332, UM/NWCC DeSoto Center
Chad Russell : ePortfolio Coordinator & Instructor

Chad Russell

ePortfolio Coordinator & Instructor

crussell@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall Suite B, Room 23

Instructor and ePortfolio Coordinator, Department of Writing and Rhetoric, Ole Miss, 2013-present

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Allison Serraes : Graduate Instructor

Allison Serraes

Graduate Instructor

amserrae@olemiss.edu | Leavell 311

Allison Serraes is a PhD student in the English
department. Her research examines twentiethcentury
U.S. literature with a particular interest in
literature(s) of Civil Rights.

Anne Spear : Graduate Instructor

Anne Spear

Graduate Instructor

aspear@olemiss.edu | Leavell

Anne is a third year Ph.D. student in the
department of English. She is interested in
medieval literature.

David Tran : Adjunct Instructor

David Tran

Adjunct Instructor

dctran@go.olemiss.edu | Somerville 208

Teaching WRIT 101

Katie Turner : Graduate Instructor

Katie Turner

Graduate Instructor

ctrurner4@olemiss.edu | Leavell 306

Pursuing a Ph.D. in English and teaching WRIT
101.

Drako Wells : Graduate Instructor

Drako Wells

Graduate Instructor

dwells2@olemiss.edu | Leavell 307

Pursuing an M.A. in English. Teaching WRIT 101.

Laura Wilson : Graduate Instructor

Laura Wilson

Graduate Instructor

lwilson1@olemiss.edu |

Laura is a PhD candidate in the University English
department, having moved to America from the
UK to pursue research in William Faulkner. Her
other academic interests include expatriate Modernism,
material culture, and post-structuralism.

Susan Wood : Graduate Instructor

Susan Wood

Graduate Instructor

swood1@olemiss.edu | Leavell 311

Pursuing an Ph.D. in English. Teaching WRIT 101.

Fara Shook : Adjunct Instructor

Fara Shook

Adjunct Instructor

feshook@olemiss.edu | Somerville 201

B.A. English, University of Mississippi
M.A. English, University of Mississippi
Five years teaching composition, ENG 101 and 102, University of Mississippi
Six years teaching at the South Panola Alternative School

Beth Spencer : Instructor

Beth Spencer

Instructor

ecspence@olemiss.edu | Leavell 109

Beth Spencer earned her B.A. and M.A. in English at the University of Mississippi. She obtained her M.F.A. in Poetry at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her poetry has been published in Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems, The Arden, The Arkansas Review, ISLE, and The Red River Review. She teaches WRIT 100 & WRIT 101.

Chris Stead : Adjunct Instructor

Chris Stead

Adjunct Instructor

omoccs@olemiss.edu | Online Only

Chris Stead holds a Masters in English with a short fiction emphasis from the University of Mississippi. He has taught a full load of online composition courses for the University of Mississippi beginning in August of 2001.

Brendan Steffen : Adjunct Instructor

Brendan Steffen

Adjunct Instructor

bsteffen@olemiss.edu | Somerville 207

Teaching Writing 101.

James Thomas : Adjunct Instructor

James Thomas

Adjunct Instructor

jgthomas@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.

Colleen Thorndike : Instructor

Colleen Thorndike

Instructor

cfthorn@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall, Suite C, Room 12

Colleen Thorndike received her M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, her B.A. in English from Francis Marion University, and is currently finishing her dissertation for her PhD in English at Kent State University.

Mary Brooks Tyler : Instructor

Mary Brooks Tyler

Instructor

mbtyler@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall, Suite B, Room 5

Teaching WRIT 101 in the FASTrack program.

Maggie Wallen : Graduate Instructor

Maggie Wallen

Graduate Instructor

mwallen@olemiss.edu | Leavell 206

Maggie Wallen is a Masters student in the Department of English and is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. Her area of study focuses on both theatre and women in British Literature. Despite being a lifelong Vol, she is happy to be at Ole Miss.

Marc Watkins : Instructor

Marc Watkins

Instructor

mwatkins@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall, 3rd Floor, Rm. B12

Marc Watkins joined the Department of Writing and Rhetoric in 2011. His fiction and nonfiction are widely 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.

Sarah Wilson : Instructor

Sarah Wilson

Instructor

swilson3@olemiss.edu | Lamar C12

Sarah Bartlett Wilson has taught writing and education courses at seven different graduate, undergraduate, and high school institutions and served as Assistant Provost and Director of Academic Honesty at Trinity Washington University. BA, Columbia University. MA, Georgetown University. MAT, Brooklyn College, CUNY. PhD (ABD), The Catholic University of America.

Henry Wise : Adjunct Instructor

Henry Wise

Adjunct Instructor

hawiseii@olemiss.edu | Somerville 205

Teaching WRIT 101.

Debra Yancy : Instructor (Speech)

Debra Yancy

Instructor (Speech)

dkyancy@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall 219

Debra, a speech instructor, completed both a BFA and MFA in Theatre. Additionally, she earned a certificate in Communication Education.  She coaches and travels with the Ole Miss Speech and Debate team as the assistant director of forensics. Previously, Debra was Controller for Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA.

Joseph Zendarski : Adjunct Instructor

Joseph Zendarski

Adjunct Instructor

jmzendar@olemiss.edu | Somerville 205

Joe Zendarski earned his MFA in Poetry from the University of Mississippi. He has been teaching first-year writing at UM since 2014.