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 Instructorwmboyle@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.
Adjunct Instructorrjbriggs@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.
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 | 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).
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
Adjunct Instructorbrcrane@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. Member of the W&R Assessment Committee.
Instructor (Speech)email@example.com | 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.
Graduate Instructorjfergus2@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.
Graduate Instructortjgowan@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.
Adjunct Instructorswgray1@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.
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.
Graduate Instructorvhenry@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.
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)firstname.lastname@example.org | 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 | 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.
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)email@example.com | 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.
Instructorbomccoy@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.
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.
Adjunct Instructorahmeisel@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.
Assistant Dean & Adjunct Instructorsmonroe@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.
Adjunct Instructor| Lester Hall 311
Teaching LIBA 102: Self, Substance, and Ma-chine: Humanity in the 21st Century.
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.
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 |
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 | 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.
Graduate Instructorljschroc@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.
Adjunct Instructor (Speech)email@example.com | 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.
Instructorecspence@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.
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.
Adjunct Instructordtrott@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.
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.
Graduate Instructorswood1@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.
Instructor (Speech)firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.