Dr. Meg Pearson was chosen for a 2010 COAS Excellence in Scholarship Award.
Dr. Rebecca Harrison presented a paper entitled “Fiction, Autobiography, & Captivity: Evelyn Scott’s Escapade[s] with Genre” at the American Literature Association Symposium in Savannah, GA, and recently became the new faculty co-sponsor of Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society).
Dr. Chad Davidson had a poem appear in Michigan Quarterly Review.
Drs. Greg Fraser, Randy Hendricks, and Chad Davidson had a panel accepted at the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP).
Prof. Rod McRae presented a paper entitled, “Dead Reckoning: The Road as Cormac McCarthy’s Revision of the Apocalyptic” at the 16th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (a University of Mississippi Graduate Student event held in conjunction with the university's Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference at Ole Miss in Oxford, MS) where he also received the Kullman Prize for the most outstanding presentation at the conference.
Dr. Fran Chalfant had an article published on the afternoon field meeting and evening lecture on Hardy and Larkin at the Thomas Hardy Society Birthday Weekend (June 4-6), accompanied by her own photographs, in Thomas Hardy Journal, 6:2. She also wrote a review of UWG's production of Rent that appeared in a September edition of Times-Georgian.
Promotions and Tenures:
Dr. Josh Masters—tenured
Dr. Emily Hipchen—tenured
Dr. Barbara Brickman—tenured and promoted to Associate Professor
Prof. Mitzi McFarland—promoted to Senior Lecturer
Prof. Brandy Robinson—promoted to Senior Lecturer
Prof. Amanda Campbell—promoted to Lecturer
Dr. Katie Chaple—promoted to Lecturer
Dr. Melanie Jordan—promoted to Lecturer
Prof. Brooke Parks—promoted to Lecturer
Prof. Crystal Shelnutt—promoted to Lecturer
Prof. John Sturgis—promoted to Lecturer