Writing and Rhetoric Teachers
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Adjunct Instructorgatkins@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.
Instructorsydenney@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.
Adjunct Instructorklbowers@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.
Adjunct Instructorwmboyle@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.
Adjunct Instructormrdavis2@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.
Adjunct Instructordixonbynum@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.
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.
Instructorefcooley@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 Instructorbrcrane@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.
Adjunct Instructorwshays@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.
Instructor (Speech)firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
Instructorllfaulk@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.
Adjunct Instructorsflasch@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
Instructorswgray1@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.
Core Lecturerakgreen2@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 | 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.
Adjunct Instructorvhenry@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.
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.
Adjunct Instructorehoworth@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.
Instructorwahubbar@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.
Instructorjajacks2@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.
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.
Adjunct Instructorgkehoe@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.
Instructorkmmakam1@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.
Instructor (Speech)firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
Instructor (Speech)email@example.com | 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.
Adjunct Instructorpjmcginn@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.
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.
Instructor (Speech)firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
Assistant Professor and Assistant Chairamyatt1@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.
Instructorasnichol@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.
Adjunct Instructorsolsen@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.
Instructorecspence@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.
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.
Instructorcfthorn@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.
Graduate Instructormwallen@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.
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 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.
Instructorswilson3@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.
Instructor (Speech)email@example.com | 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.