2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 24, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Major Requirements   Minor Requirements  


Allen R. Dunn, Head

Anderson, M.G. (Young Professor), PhD – Vanderbilt
Atwill, J.M., PhD – Purdue
Dunn, A.R., PhD – Washington
Elias, A.J., PhD – Penn State
Garner, S.B., Jr., PhD – Princeton
Haddox, T.F., PhD – Vanderbilt
Harjo, J. (Chair of Excellence), MFA - Iowa
Henry, N.E. (Distinguished Humanities Professor), PhD – Chicago
Hirschfeld, H.A. (Young Professor), PhD – Duke
Howes, L.L., PhD – Columbia
Jennings, L.D. (Distinguished Humanities Professor), PhD – North Carolina
Kallet, M. (Goslee Professor), PhD – Rutgers
Knight, M., MFA – Virginia
Liuzza, R.M., PhD – Yale
Lofaro, M.A., PhD – Maryland
Maland, C. (Bruce Professor), PhD – Michigan
Papke, M.E. (Hodges Teaching Professor), PhD – McGill (Canada)
Smith, A.E., PhD – Houston
Stillman, R.E. (Curry Professor), PhD – Pennsylvania
Zomchick, J.P. (Vice Provost), PhD – Columbia

Associate Professors
Billone, A.C., PhD – Princeton
Chiles, K.L., PhD – Northwestern
Cohen-Vrignaud, G.G., PhD – Chicago
Coleman, D.D., PhD – Stanford
Commander, M.D., PhD – Southern California
Dean, M.L., MFA – Michigan
Dzon, M.C., PhD – Toronto (Canada)
Griffin, M., PhD – California (Los Angeles)
Hardwig, W.J., PhD – Florida
Hirst, R.K., PhD – Rensselaer Polytechnic
Lee, B.F., PhD – Virginia
Ndigirigi, J.G., PhD – UCLA
Ringer, J.M., PhD – New Hampshire
Schoenbach, L.M., PhD – Virginia
Seshagiri, U.S., PhD – Illinois
Welch, A.K., PhD – Yale

Assistant Professors
González, L.C., PhD – Arizona
Grieser, J.A., PhD – Georgetown University
Havens, H.C., PhD – McGill (Canada)
Hebert, C.J., MFA – Michigan
Huth, T., PhD – Kansas
King, L.M., PhD – Kansas
Morey, S.W., PhD – Florida (Gainesville)
Saenkhum, T., PhD – Arizona State

Distinguished Lecturers
Harris, S.C., PhD – Tennessee
Larsen, W.B., PhD – Tennessee
Nicks, R.J.G., PhD – Florida

Senior Lecturers
Addicott, R.M., PhD – Florida
Brouwers, M.H., PhD – Western Michigan
Hewitson, J.K., PhD – Toronto (Canada)
Hoffer, L.A., PhD – Penn State
Knox, L.B., MA – Indiana
MacCartey, K.D., PhD – Warwick (UK)
McCue, K., MA – Tennessee
McKinstry, D.K., PhD – Tennessee
Meredith, E.G., MA – Tennessee
Murphy, S.A., PhD – George Washington
Newburn, H.F., PhD – Illinois (Carbondale)
Nichols, R.B., PhD – Iowa
Pelletier, E.Y., PhD – Toronto (Canada)
Sheffield, C.L., MA – Radford
Smith, E.S., PhD – Southern Mississippi
Spirko, R.L., PhD – North Carolina

Akers, H.S., PhD – Georgia
Backer, H.D., PhD – Georgia
Bannon, B.D., PhD – Western Ontario (Canada)
Braun, W.A., PhD – Louisiana State
Capps, S.E., PhD – Tennessee
Dean, L.M., PhD – Tennessee
Gentry, E.L., MFA – North Carolina (Greensboro)
Greene, T.C., PhD – Tennessee
Havens, K.L., PhD – Tennessee
MacKenzie, S.H., PhD – Tennessee
Massey, K.L., PhD – Tennessee
Melton, S.E., PhD – Tennessee
Moore, J.A., PhD – Texas (Austin)
Saeli, H., PhD – Oklahoma
Snellen, A.M., PhD – Tennessee
Tabone, M.A., PhD – Florida (Gainesville)
Turner, S.A., PhD – Virginia
Yost, R.E., M.A. – Tennessee

Director of Composition
Ringer, J.M., PhD – New Hampshire

The English major provides students with the ability to analyze and interpret literary and other kinds of texts; to place those texts within historical, theoretical, and aesthetic contexts; to evaluate arguments according to their logical and rhetorical features; and to develop the skills of written and oral communication. While developing these abilities, students are also urged to discover their own critical and artistic voices by gaining proficiency in organizing complex material, addressing multiple audiences, and understanding the medium of language. In the spirit of liberal education, the English major attempts to satisfy society’s increasing need for a citizenry skilled in critical thought and communication.

Students planning to teach English in public schools should consult the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.