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  • Faculty Profiles

  • Adams, Ann Marie

    Professor of English, a.adams@moreheadstate.edu. Dr. Adams routinely teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in her primary area of specialization, twentieth-century British literature.

    Bessette, Lee Skallerup

    Instructor of English,  Ph.D.,  606-783-2196,  l.skallerup@moreheadstate.edu,  Garrett House 102 

    Carlson, Katy

    Katy Carlson received a B.A. in linguistics from Yale University in 1995, followed by a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2001.   Her research interests are primarily in psycholinguistics, focusing on how people understand sentences and how prosody and intonation affect comprehension.
     

    Coaplen, Carrie

    Assistant Professor English, Ph.D.,  606-783-2419,  c.coaplen-a@moreheadstate.edu,  Bert Combs Building 221 

    Colburn, Glen

    Glen Colburn earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990. He regularly teaches British literature surveys and courses in the English Novel.   His research interests are the history of the British novel, Augustan satire.

    Edington, Carmen

    Carmen Edington received her MFA in Fiction Writing from Texas State University and earned a BA and MA in English from Arkansas State University.  She has taught as an Instructor at Morehead State University since 2011.  

    Eklund, George

    George Eklund received his M.F.A from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa and has taught at MSU since 1989.  He has been awarded the Al Smith Fellowship in Poetry by the Kentucky Arts Council.   His work has appeared in The American Poetry Review.

    Engle, Bruce

    Instructor English PhD in English Literature Bruce Engle holds BA and MA degrees in English from Eastern Kentucky University and a PhD in English Literature from the University of Kentucky. He teaches courses in Literature, Composition, Film, Women's Studies, International Studies, and Honors. 

    Graves, Mark

    Mark Graves earned his Ph.D. in English from Bowling Green State University (OH) in 1992. Besides general education offerings in writing, literature, and film, he regularly teaches online versions of Eng 200, both halves of the American literature survey (Eng 341/342), and Eng 365 Literature of the South.

    Helphinstine, Frances

    Fran Helphinstine received her Ph.D. in English with a specialization in English Renaissance and Dramatic Literature in April 1978 from Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana. She regularly teaches undergraduate courses in Shakespeare, the English Renaissance.

    Henneberg, Sylvia

    Sylvia Henneberg received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Georgia in 1997. A specialist in twentieth-century American literature, she regularly teaches American survey and period courses, African American literature, and graduate and undergraduate courses in American poetry.

    Hicks, Paul

    Instructor of English, M.A., 606-783-2136, pxhick01@moreheadstate.edu, Bert Combs Building 101A

    Holbrook, Chris

    Chris Holbrook has an MFA in creative writing-fiction from the University of Iowa.   He has published short stories in a variety of literary journals including The American Voice, Appalachian Heritage, Wind, Night Train, Appalachian Journal.

    Mascle, Deanna

    Instructor of English,  606-783-5280,  d.mascle@moreheadstate.edu,  Bert Combs Building 421

    Mincey, Kathryn

    Kathryn Mincey has taught at Morehead State University for nearly thirty years, including courses in developmental and general education writing, general education literature, classical literature (for the MSU Honors Program), secondary teaching methods, and student teaching.

    Morrison, Ron

    Ronald D. Morrison earned his Ph.D. in English in 1988 from the University of Kansas, where he was trained as a Victorianist. At MSU, he teaches graduate courses in Romantic and Victorian literature and in literary criticism. In 2003, he won an Outstanding Teaching Award.

    Morrison, Sarah

    Sarah Robertson Morrison was awarded her Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas in 1984. She is a specialist in the Restoration and the 18th century and Milton. She regularly teaches ENG/WST 320: Women Writers & Feminist Perspectives, ENG 331: British Literature to 1750, ENG 638 Milton, and courses in the Restoration and eighteenth century. In 2002, she was named MSU Distinguished Researcher.

    Neeper, Layne

    Dr.  Neeper teaches courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature that include ENG 422: Studies in American Literature to 1900, ENG 424: Studies in Contemporary American Literature.

    Penn, Steven

    Instructor of English After many years in business I became a fulltime English Instructor at MSU in 1999. I teach rhetoric, composition, literature, developmental writing, practical writing, legal writing, and creative writing.

    Porter, Daniel

    Instructor or English,  M.A.,  606-783-2442,  d.porter@moreheadstate.edu,  Garrett House 101

    Reding, Tim

    Instructor of English,  M.A. 606-783-2306,  t.reding@moreheadstate.edu,  Bert Combs Building 417.

    Rovner, Jonathan

    Instructor of English,  606-783-2299,  jrovner918@gmail.com,  Garrett House 203

    Royar, Robert

    Associate Professor English Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition Dr. Robert Delius Royar earned his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Louisville in 1987. His Ph.D. focused on software design and its effects on teaching writing. His teaching interests center on writing.

    Salyers, Jared

    Instructor of English,  M.A.,  606-783-2371,  j.salyers@moreheadstate.edu,  Bert Combs Building 101D

    Sexton, Rebecca

    Instructor of English,  Ph.D.,  606-783-2275,  r.sexton@moreheadstate.edu,  Garrett House 113 

    Wilkinson, Crystal

    Visiting Assistant Professor English Crystal Wilkinson’s short stories have been described as “story poems.” She the author of two books, Blackberries, Blackberries (2000) and Water Street (2002), both published by Toby Press. Water Street was a long-list finalist for the prestigious Orange Prize award.

    Williams, Tom

    Department Chair Ph.D. English Dr. Tom Williams 606-783-2741 t.williams@moreheadstate.edu Bert Combs Building 103 

  • Staff Profiles

  • Sheila McDaniel Barber

    Academic Departmental Specialist M.A. Obtained B.A. and M.A. from Morehead State Univeristy. 606-783-9448 s.barber@moreheadstate.edu Bert Combs Building 103 true

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