Senior Lecturer & Associate Director of First Year Writing

Biography

After receiving my M.A. in English in 1997, I have worked at UWG for 20 years as an instructor, lecturer, and now senior lecturer in the department of English, teaching English 1101 (Composition I), English 1102 (Composition II), English 2130 (Survey of American Literature), and ENGL 2050 (Self-Staging).I also served as 10 years as the Director of the First Year Writing Program and 7 years as the Director of the University Writing Center. I am currently serving again this year as Interim Associate Director of First Year Writing. I am married to Guy Chambless, CFO of Coosa Valley Credit Union, and have a 16-year-old daughter, Sarah, who is a sophomore at Model High School, along with a step-daughter, Emmie (16), who is a junior at Model High School and a step-daughter, Ella Claire (19), who is a sophomore at the University of North Georgia. In addition, I am active in animal rescue, currently working with a local rescue group, Hickory Level Hound Rescue, rescuing and fostering primarily siberian huskies who have come from death row at animal shelters across the nation.

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., English, University of West Georgia, 1996
  • M.A., English, University of West Georgia, 1997