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David W. Newton, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of English and Philosophy

Professor of English

Office TLC 2-234

Tel.(678) 839-4877

Fax (678) 839-4849



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Please contact the department secretary at 770-839-6512 or email dnewton@westga.edu to schedule an appointment.




Ph.D., English Linguistics, Emory University

M.Div., Historical Theology, Candler School of Theology

B.A., English, The College of Charleston


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.