David W. Newton

David W. Newton, Ph.D.

Department Chair & Professor of English

Phone: 678-839-4877 | Fax: 678-839-4849

Email:  dnewton@westga.edu

Office: Technology Learning Center 2-234

Hours: Fall Semester 2013
TR 11:00 -12:20 pm; 2:00- 4:00 pm
Please call or email to schedule an appointment at an alternate time.

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • ENGL-3000 (Research and Methodology)    
    • ENGL-4300 (StudiesInEnglishLang:Grammar)    
    • ENGL-5300 (StudiesInEnglishLang:Grammar)    
  • Fall 2013 Sections
    • ENGL-3000 (Research and Methodology) Section: 03   [View Syllabus]
  • Spring 2013 Sections
    • ENGL-4300 (StudiesInEnglishLang:Grammar) Section: 01   [View Syllabus]
    • ENGL-5300 (StudiesInEnglishLang:Grammar) Section: 01


  • English, The College of Charleston, 1983
  • M.Div., Theology, The Candler School of Theology, 1988
  • American Literature and Linguistics, Emory University, 1993


My professional interests are in the areas of historical linguistics and Southern literature. My publications and research have focused primarily on the language, culture, and literature of the American South. I teach courses in linguistics (History of the English Language, American English Dialects, and English Grammar), Nineteenth Century American Literature, and Southern Literature.