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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Rebecca Albright : Graduate Instructor

Rebecca Albright

Graduate Instructor

raalbrig@olemiss.edu | Leavell 204

Rebecca Albright is completing her M.A. in English at the University of Mississippi where she studies con-temporary American literature and pop culture through the overlapping lenses of southern and queer studies

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, 3rd Floor, Rm. B12

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

Liam Baranauskas : Graduate Instructor

Liam Baranauskas

Graduate Instructor

lbaranau@olemiss.edu | Leavell 314

Liam Baranauskas is an MFA candidate in fiction from Philadelphia, PA.

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 | Lester Hall 321

Teaching LIBA 102: Writing History Through American Presidential Elections.

Kerry Bowers : Adjunct Instructor

Kerry Bowers

Adjunct Instructor

klbowers@olemiss.edu | Lester Hall 321

Teaching WRIT 250.

Bill Boyle : Adjunct Instructor

Bill Boyle

Adjunct Instructor

wmboyle@olemiss.edu | Lester Hall 321

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.

Bobby Briggs : Adjunct Instructor

Bobby Briggs

Adjunct Instructor

rjbriggs@go.olemiss.edu | Lester Hall 326

Bobby graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2006. Bobby's academic interests include American Literature with a particular focus in Environmental Literature. Bobby and his wife, Jaime, have three children, Meredith, Weldon, and Liam.

Michelle Bright : Adjunct Instructor

Michelle Bright

Adjunct Instructor

mrdavis2@olemiss.edu | Lester Hall 325
Tom Bullington : Graduate Instructor

Tom Bullington

Graduate Instructor

tlbullin@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.

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
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.

Rachel Cason : Graduate Instructor

Rachel Cason

Graduate Instructor

rcason@go.olemiss.edu | Leavell 209

Pursuing a Ph.D in English at the University of Mississippi.

Allison Combs : Graduate Instructor

Allison Combs

Graduate Instructor

accombs@olemiss.edu | Leavell 201

Pursuing a M.A. in English at the University of Mississippi.

Jessica Comola : Adjunct Instructor

Jessica Comola

Adjunct Instructor

jlcomola@gmail.com | Lester Hall 323

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).

Emily Cooley : Instructor

Emily Cooley

Instructor

efcooley@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 : Adjunct Instructor

Betty Anderson Crane

Adjunct Instructor

brcrane@olemiss.edu | Lester Hall 314

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.

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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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 | Lester Hall 311
Josh-Wade Ferguson : Graduate Instructor

Josh-Wade Ferguson

Graduate Instructor

jfergus2@olemiss.edu | Leavell 307

Josh-Wade Ferguson is a PhD student in the Depart-ment of English at the University of Mississippi. His area of study focuses on African American Literature and Blues. Josh-Wade received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Despite the lack of good poutine, he is happy to be in Mississippi.

Shanna Flaschka : Adjunct Instructor

Shanna Flaschka

Adjunct Instructor

sflasch@olemiss.edu | Lester Hall 326
Karen Forgette : Core Instructor

Karen Forgette

Core Instructor

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 | Lester Hall 323

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.

Temple Gowan : Graduate Instructor

Temple Gowan

Graduate Instructor

tjgowan@olemiss.edu | Leavell 203

Temple Gowan holds an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in secondary English education from the University of Mississippi. She is currently a second year M.A. student in English. Temple is from Kosciusko, Mississippi.

Mary Gray : Graduate Instructor

Mary Gray

Graduate Instructor

mgray@olemiss.edu | Leavell 205

I am a second year PhD student in the English Department, focusing on twentieth century American literature. I am originally from Nashville, TN, where I received my BA from Belmont University. I also have an MA in English from Ole Miss.

Shirley Gray : Adjunct Instructor

Shirley Gray

Adjunct Instructor

swgray1@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall 217

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.

Angela Green : Core Instructor

Angela Green

Core Instructor

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 | 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.

Jason Harrington : Graduate Instructor

Jason Harrington

Graduate Instructor

jeharrin@olemiss.edu | Leavell 304

Pursuing a M.F.A. in English at the University of Mississippi.

Virginia Henry : Graduate Instructor

Virginia Henry

Graduate Instructor

vhenry@olemiss.edu | Leavell 214

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.

Bridget Hester : Adjunct Instructor

Bridget Hester

Adjunct Instructor

bmhester@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.

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.

Mark Inman : Graduate Instructor

Mark Inman

Graduate Instructor

minman@olemiss.edu | Leavell 309
Pursuing a M.F.A. in English at the University of Mississippi. Teaching WRIT 101
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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George Kehoe : Adjunct Instructor

George Kehoe

Adjunct Instructor

gkehoe@olemiss.edu | Lester 314

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 Instructor

Guy Krueger

Core Instructor

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.

Ben Lowery : Adjunct Instructor

Ben Lowery

Adjunct Instructor

blowery@olemiss.edu | Lester 312

Teaching Writing 101.

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.

Briana McCoy : Instructor

Briana McCoy

Instructor

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

An instructor in the CWR since 2011, Briana McCoy teaches WRIT 101, 102, and 250.  In addition to teaching, Briana has served on curriculum committees and the assessment committee. In 2013, she produced a documentary for the TCW Symposium.  She is looking forward to leading a teaching circle this year.

Patrick McGinn : Adjunct Instructor

Patrick McGinn

Adjunct Instructor

pjmcginn@olemiss.edu | Lester 322

Teaching Writing 101.

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.

Abigail Meisel : Adjunct Instructor

Abigail Meisel

Adjunct Instructor

ahmeisel@olemiss.edu | Lester Hall 324

Abigail Meisel teaches writing 101 and 102. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she attended The Radcliffe Publishing Course at Harvard University and is the author of the book Investigating Depression and Bipolar Disorder: Real Facts for Real Lives. She is a contracted freelancer for The New York Times.

David Miller : Adjunct Instructor

David Miller

Adjunct Instructor

dbmiller@olemiss.edu | Lamar Hall 216

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.

Stephen Monroe : Assistant Dean & Adjunct Instructor

Stephen Monroe

Assistant Dean & Adjunct Instructor

smonroe@olemiss.edu | Ventress Hall 205

Stephen Monroe received his Masters and Ph.D. in English from the University of Mississippi. He serves as the Assistant Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and the Director of the FASTrack Program. He is teaching a section of FASTrack WRIT 101 this semester.

William Morris : Adjunct Instructor

William Morris

Adjunct Instructor

| Lester Hall 311

Teaching LIBA 102: Self, Substance, and Ma-chine: Humanity in the 21st Century.

Sturgis Monteith : Adjunct Instructor

Sturgis Monteith

Adjunct Instructor

lsontei@olemiss.edu | DeSoto Campus

Teaching Writing 250.

Alice Myatt : Associate Chair

Alice Myatt

Associate Chair

amyatt1@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.

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 |

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.

Kara Parham : Adjunct Instructor (Speech)

Kara Parham

Adjunct Instructor (Speech)

kara@olemiss.edu | Martindale 359

Kara Parham is an adjunct speech instructor for the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. She also is an Academic Advisor in the Health Professions Advising Office and teaches EDHE 105. She joined the University of Mississippi in 2010 after receiving a M.A. in communications from the University of Louisville.

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
Kerstin Rudolph : Instructor

Kerstin Rudolph

Instructor

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

Teaching WRIT 101 and WRIT 250.

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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Jordan Savage : Graduate Instructor

Jordan Savage

Graduate Instructor

jsavage@olemiss.edu | Leavell 312

Pursuing an M.A. in English at the University of Mis-sissippi. Teaching WRIT 101

Laura Schrock : Graduate Instructor

Laura Schrock

Graduate Instructor

ljschroc@olemiss.edu | Leavell 204

Laura Schrock is a fifth-year doctoral candidate at the University of Mississippi and is currently completing her dissertation on changes in the representation of human nature in the nineteenth-century American novel. She received her Master's Degree from Baylor University and her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Mobile.

Fara Shook : Adjunct Instructor

Fara Shook

Adjunct Instructor

feshook@olemiss.edu | Lester 313

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

Sarah Smitherman : Adjunct Instructor (Speech)

Sarah Smitherman

Adjunct Instructor (Speech)

sasmithe@olemiss.edu | 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.

Beth Spencer : Instructor

Beth Spencer

Instructor

ecspence@olemiss.edu | Leavell 106

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 | Lester 324

Teaching Writing 101.

Andrew Thomas : Graduate Instructor

Andrew Thomas

Graduate Instructor

athomas6@olemiss.edu | Leavell 311

Pursuing an M.A. in English at the University of Mis-sissippi. Teaching WRIT 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.

Don Trott : Adjunct Instructor

Don Trott

Adjunct Instructor

dtrott@olemiss.edu | Music Building

Dr. Donald Trott is currently the Director of Choral Activities and coordinator of the Graduate Choral Conducting program at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. His choirs have performed on several conventions, and at many prestigious venues including a 2012 performance in the White House where the Concert Singers met with President Barack Obama. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree cum laude from Westminster Choir College and both the Master of Music degree in choral conducting and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Oklahoma.

Mary Brooks Tyler : Instructor

Mary Brooks Tyler

Instructor

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

Teaching WRIT 101 in the FASTrack program.

Jonathan Veach : Graduate Instructor

Jonathan Veach

Graduate Instructor

jveach@olemiss.edu | Leavell 206

Pursuing an M.F.A. in English at the University of Mississippi. Teaching WRIT 101.

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 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.

Susan Wood : Graduate Instructor

Susan Wood

Graduate Instructor

swood1@olemiss.edu | Leavell 311

Susan Wood is currently working to complete her doctoral degree in the University of Mississippi English department. She received her master's degree from The University of Alabama. Her current research interests are 20th century American literature with a focus on the literary fairy tale.

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 | Lester 325

Teaching Writing 101.