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English & Writing Faculty

Dr. Kelly Walter Carney (2008), Department Chair; Co-Director, Women's Studies; Associate Professor of English; B.A., Oral Roberts University; M.A., Vanguard University; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.
Phone: (910) 630-7376
E-Mail:
Office: T-225

Mrs. Nancy Alexander (1992), Associate Professor of English, B.A., M.A., North Carolina State University.
Phone: (910) 630-7695
E-Mail:
Office: T-334

Mr. William H. Billings (2009), Instructor of English; B.A., Methodist College; M.A, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Phone: (910) 630-7086
E-Mail:
Office: T-114

Dr. Michael A. Colonnese (1989), Professor of English; Director, Creative Writing Program; Managing Editor, Longleaf Press. B.A., University of Bridgeport; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton. His area of expertise is modern literature, especially fiction and poetry.
Phone: (910) 630-7085
E-Mail:
Office: T-219

Ms. Beth Copeland (2007), Assistant Professor of English (2014); B.A., St. Andrews Presbyterian College; M.F.A, Bowling Green State University. Her poetry book, Traveling Through Glass, received the 1999 Bright Hill Press Poetry Book Award, and her personal essays have been published in The Chicago Tribune, Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2, and Christian Science Monitor.
Phone: (910) 630-7163
E-Mail:
Office: T-213

Dr. Delmas S. Crisp, Jr. (2007), Professor of English; Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the University; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi.
Phone: (910) 630-7031
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Office: Horner Administration Building

Ms. Robin Greene (1996), McLean Professor of English; Director, Writing Center; B.A., University of Bridgeport; M.A., State University of New York at Binghamton; M.F.A., Norwich University. Publications include: Memories of Light (poetry, 1991), Real Birth (nonfiction, 2000) Lateral Drift (poetry, 2002). Office: T-216
Phone: (910) 630-7110
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Office: T-216

Ms. Brenda S. Jernigan (2007), Assistant Professor of English (2014); B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S., Old Dominion University; M.F.A., North Carolina State University. Her second book is Every Good and Perfect Gift.
Phone: (910) 630-7454
E-Mail:
Office: T-214

Ms. Laura Lamm (2011), Instructor of English; Coordinator, English Education; B.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.Ed., Campbell University. Following her retirement from the public school system with thirty-one years of experience, she joined the staff at MU through The Writing Center (2009). She has appeared in many films and stage productions both locally and regionally.
Phone: (910) 630-7637
E-Mail:
Office: T-336

Ms. Whitney D. Larrimore Strickland (2005), Instructor of English; B.A., Methodist College ; M.A., Fayetteville State University. Ms. Larrimore is a Fayetteville native who formerly worked in the Methodist University Writing Center.
Phone: (910) 630-7360
E-Mail:
Office: T-226

Dr. Emily Leverett (2007), Assistant Professor of English; B.A., Claremont McKenna College; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University. Her interests include Medieval and Renaissance English Literature, particularly medieval romance and heresy.
Phone: (910) 630-7453
E-Mail:
Office: T-333

Dr. Amber Fernald Rach (2010), Assistant Professor of Writing, Director of the Professional Writing Certificate Program; B.S., Shenandoah University; M.A., Ph.D., East Carolina University. Ms. Rach specializes in the field of technical and professional discourse.
Phone: (910) 630-7103
E-Mail:
Office: T-200-A

Ms. Megan Roberts (2011), Instructor of English; B.A., University of North Carolina at Wilmington; M.A, East Carolina University; M.F.A., North Carolina State University.
Phone: (910) 630-7655
E-Mail:
Office: T-233

Ms. Shannon Ward (2010), Instructor of English; B.A., Methodist University; M.F.A., North Carolina State University.
Phone: (910) 630-7045
E-mail:
Office: T-120

Dr. Emily Powers Wright (2002), Professor of English; B.A., Emory University; M.A.T., Georgia State University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University. Her research interests include Southern literature, composition and rhetoric, and women's studies.
Phone: (910) 630-7551
E-Mail:
Office: T-200-B

 

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