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Department Chair

NameTitleCampusContact InformationTeaching & Research Interests
Russell WillertonProfessorStatesboro & Armstrong

1118B Newton Building (S)

Gamble Hall 228 (A)


Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2005

Plain Language, Technical Editing, Ethics in Technical Communication, Document Design

Administrative Assistants

NameCampusContact Information Title
Patricia ByrdStatesboro

1118A Newton Building


Senior Administrative Assistant
Cynthia DeVoeArmstrong

Gamble Hall 105


Senior Administrative Assistant
Debbie LawrenceStatesboro

1118 Newton Building


Staff Assistant


William Belford Lecturer Armstrong

Gamble Hall 233


Ph.D., Florida State University

Creative Writing, British and American Literature, Composition

Renee Berry Lecturer Armstrong

Gamble Hall 143


M.A., Binghamton University

Composition and Rhetoric, Literature, Basic Writing/Reading, Children’s and YA Literature, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Public Speaking, Mark Twain

Marie Bliemeister Limited Term Faculty Statesboro

2219D Newton Building



Keller Bright Limited Term Faculty Statesboro

2224 Newton Building


Margaret Brockland-Nease Lecturer Armstrong

Gamble Hall 235


M.A., University of Florida

First Year Composition

Donette Brown-Ansah Limited Term Faculty Statesboro

1120B Newton Building


M.A., Georgia Southern University

First Year Composition, Professional & Technical Communications

Christopher Cartright Lecturer Armstrong

Gamble Hall 208


M.F.A., Florida State University, 2012

Composition, Creative Writing, First Year Experience, Gender Studies, Literature, Information Literacy, Global Popular Media, Political Discourse & Ideology

Cameron Rocker Clements Lecturer Statesboro

2225A Newton Building


M.A., Georgia Southern University, 2013

First-Year Writing, English Literature, Irish Studies, Adolescent Literature

Lisa A. Costello Professor Statesboro

2221D Newton | 2288C-D Carroll

912-478-5561 | 912-478-7879

Ph.D., Louisiana State University & A&M College, 2007

Rhetoric & Composition, Holocaust Memorialization, Gender Studies, Autobiography, Culture & Memory Studies

Janet Dale Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Statesboro

3305E Newton Building


M.F.A., Georgia College & State University, 2013

First-Year Writing, Composition Studies, Creative Writing, Flash Fiction, Lyrical & Narrative Nonfiction, Found Poetry, Feature/News Writing, Gender & Women’s Studies, Gothic American Lit, Pop Culture

Bill Dawers Lecturer Armstrong

Gamble Hall 132


M.A., Washington University

Composition, Sophomore Literature, Media Ethics

Amy Dohm Limited Term Faculty Statesboro

2222E Newton Building


M.A., Northern Arizona University

Professional and Technical Writing, Digital Literacy, Service Learning

Julie Douberly Lecturer Statesboro

1119C Newton Building


M.A., Georgia Southern University, 2003

First-Year Writing, Instructional Technology, Fandom Studies

Benjamin Drevlow Senior Lecturer Statesboro

3304A Newton Building


M.F.A., Minnesota State University, 2006

Short Stories & The Novel, First-Year Writing, Digital Literacy, Memoir/Autobiographical Fiction, Southern Gothic Literature, Grit Lit, Satire & Humor

Lisa Dusenberry Associate Professor Armstrong

Gamble Hall 141


Ph.D., University of Florida, 2013

Technical & Professional Communication Pedagogy, Collaboration, Design Thinking, Coding & Game Design, Digital Tools & Writing Pedagogy, Multimodal Communication, Children’s Digital Culture

Katherine Fallon Lecturer Statesboro

2225E Newton Building


M.F.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 2006

First-Year Writing, Creative Writing (Poetry), Pop Culture, Mass Media, Gender Studies, Women’s Studies, LGBTQ Studies

Brianna Frentzko Limited Term Faculty Statesboro

1122E Newton Building


Christopher Garland Associate Professor Statesboro

2224B Newton Building


Ph.D., University of Florida, 2014

Interdisciplinary Writing, Visual Rhetoric, Caribbean Studies, Nonfiction, Postcolonial Literature

Carolyn Geraci Limited Term Faculty Statesboro

2218D Newton Building


M.Ed., University of Houston Victoria

Timothy Giles Professor Statesboro

1122G Newton Building


Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2004

Technical Communication, Metaphor Studies, Classical Rhetoric, Postmodern Rhetoric, Rhetoric of Science & Technology, Technical Communication Pedagogy

Breanna Harris Limited-Term Faculty Statesboro

2219A Newton Building


M.A., Georgia Southern University

The American Short Story, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, 20th Century American Literature, and Irish Literature

Amanda Hedrick Senior Lecturer Statesboro

1120D Newton Building


M.A., University of Maine, 2009

First-Year Writing, Rhetoric & Composition, Gender & Women’s Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Social Media Composition, Professional Writing, National Writing Project

Abigail Hey Limited Term Faculty Statesboro

2219E Newton Building


Natalie James Ingalsbe Lecturer Statesboro

1122B Newton Building


M.A., University of Delaware, 2013

First-Year Writing, Rhetoric & Composition, Identity Studies, Pedagogical Methods with Digital Media, Postcolonial Literature & Theory

Carol Jamison Professor Armstrong

Gamble Hall 238, Newton 2224


Ph.D., University of Georgia

Chaucer, Early English Literature, History of the English Language, Advanced Grammar, Arthurian Literature

June Joyner Principal Lecturer Statesboro

1122F Newton Building


M.A., Georgia Southern University, 2002

First-Year Writing, Critical Thinking, Teaching Writing, National Writing Project, Popular Culture, Professional Development in Higher Ed

Drew Keane Senior Lecturer Statesboro

1119D Newton Building


M.A., Georgia Southern University, 2012

First-year Writing, Rhetoric, Early modern English, History of Technical Writing, Orality in Writing

Marti Lee Lecturer Statesboro

1122A Newton Building


Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2019

First-Year Writing, English Literature, Critical Thinking, Popular Culture, Postcolonial Studies, Nationalist Literature, Medieval Literature, Irish Studies

Danelle LeJune Limited-Term Faculty Liberty Center

Gamble Hall 227

Jinrong Li Associate Professor Statesboro

2218C Newton Building


Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2012

TESOL, L2 Writing Instruction and Assessment, Corpus Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Language Testing, and Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

Nan LoBue Principal Lecturer Statesboro

2219C Newton Building


M.A.L.S., Wesleyan University, 1984

First-Year Writing, Sociolinguistics, Composition Pedagogy, Writing Assessment, Grammar, 18th Century English Literature, History of Rhetoric

Brandon Loper Lecturer Statesboro

1119D Newton Building


M.A., University of Tennessee, 2003

First-Year Writing, Cultural Studies, Post-War American Literature, Critical Theory

Heather Lowry Limited Term Faculty Armstrong

Gamble Hall 241


M.A., Youngstown University, 2010

Margaret Mauk Limited Term Faculty Statesboro

2221B Newton Building



Laurie Mascolo Limited Term Faculty Statesboro

1119A Newton Building


Ed.D., Georgia Southern University, 2014

GA Certified Teacher PK-12 English, K-12 Special Education,  and Educational Leadership; Using Children’s Literature with Adults


Brandon McCoy Limited Term Faculty Statesboro

Gamble Hall 243


Annie Mendenhall Associate Professor Armstrong

Gamble Hall 235


Ph.D., Ohio State University

Rhetoric, Writing, Composition Theory and Pedagogy, Archival Research

Marcus Mitchell Lecturer Liberty Center

Liberty Center 117


Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Victorian Literature and Culture, First-Year Writing, Technical and Professional Communication, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Brandi Moody Lecturer Statesboro

2222B Newton Building


M.A., Georgia Southern University, 2015

First-Year Writing, Writing Center Pedagogy & Practice, Shakespeare & the Renaissance

Tony Morris Professor Armstrong

Gamble Hall 204


Ph.D., Florida State University

Creative Writing, Literature

Christy Mroczek Principal Lecturer Armstrong

Gamble Hall 133


M.A., Clemson University

Technical Writing, Publication Design, Writing for Non-profit Organizations

Claire Nelson Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Statesboro

1119B Newton Building


M.F.A. Florida State University, 2014

First-Year Writing

Sheila Nielsen Lecturer Statesboro

2218E Newton Building


M.A., Georgia Southern University, 2015

First-Year Writing, 20th Century American Literature, Writing Project, Interdisciplinary Studies, Writing Across the Curriculum

Christina Olson Associate Professor Statesboro

2221C Newton Building


M.F.A., Minnesota State University, 2007

Creative Writing (Poetry & Creative Nonfiction)

Aron Pease Lecturer Statesboro

2222B Newton Building


Ph.D., University of Florida, 2010

First-Year Writing

Michael Pemberton Professor Statesboro

1120C Newton Building


Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1989

Writing Centers, Writing Across the Curriculum, Computers & Writing, Writing Program Administration, Writing Theory, Comics Studies

Krista Petrosino Lecturer Statesboro

2222D Newton Building


Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2012

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Writing Studies, First Year Writing, Outcomes Assessment, Writing Assessment 

Curtis Ricker Professor Statesboro

1120E Newton Building


Joanna Schreiber Associate Professor Statesboro

2222C Newton Building


Ph.D., Michigan Technological University, 2013

Technical & Professional Communication, Usability & User Experience (UX), Business & Management Communication, Workplace Studies, Professional and Technical Editing, Project Management

Amanda Schumacher Senior Lecturer Statesboro

2221A Newton Building


M.F.A., Minnesota State University, 2011

Creative Writing (Fiction), Young Adult Literature, First-Year Writing

Jared Yates Sexton Associate Professor Statesboro

2224B Newton Building


M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, 2008

Fiction, Creative Writing, Narrative, Realism, Surrealism, Minimalism, Maximalism, Working Class Literature, Changing Masculine Roles, Screenwriting, Popular Culture, Publishing

Christopher Smith Lecturer Statesboro

3305D Newton Building


M.F.A., University of Nebraska in Omaha, 2009

Technical Writing, First-Year Writing, Creative Writing (Fiction & Nonfiction), Screenwriting, Online Education, Film Studies & Production, Animation, YA & MG Literature, Graphic Novels, Video Games in Academia

Scott Smith Limited Term Faculty  

2225D Newton Building


Jessica Spearman Lecturer Statesboro

2218A Newton Building


M.A., Georgia Southern University, 2014

First-Year Writing, Creative Writing (Nonfiction & Poetry), Writing about Social Issues (Social Responsibility & Social Justice), Philosophical Writing (Empiricism, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy & Transcendentalism), Writing about Self Identity

Robert Terry Associate Professor Armstrong

Gamble Hall 239


Ph.D., University of Louisville

Professional Communication, Creative Writing, Gender Studies, Game Studies, American Literature

Susan Thompson Part-Time Faculty Liberty Center

Liberty Center 227


Terry Thompson Assistant Professor Statesboro

2225C Newton Building


Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado, 1985

American & British Literature

Laura Valeri Professor Statesboro

1119E Newton Building


M.F.A., University of Iowa, 2002

M.F.A., Florida International University, 2000

Fiction, Screenwriting, Creative Writing, Nonfiction and Memoir, Creativity, Mythology, Comparative Religion, Teaching Online, Teaching Technology

LeighAnn Williams Senior Lecturer Statesboro

1124B Newton Building


M.A., Georgia Southern University, 1995

Creative Nonfiction, National Writing Project, First-Year Experience, Narratives, Multigenre/Multimodal Writing, LILAC Project (Learning Information Literacy Across the Curriculum)

Kelly Wolfsheimer Limited Term Faculty Armstrong


Department Technology Manager

NameCampusContact InformationTitle
Jenna BaytoStatesboroIAB Suite 1038

Technology Manager

Department of Writing & Linguistics

Department Academic Advisors

NameCampusContact InformationTitle
Megan BowenStatesboro

Suite 1038, IAB

Academic Advisor
Stephanie HerrenArmstrong

SSC 125

Academic Advisor

English Language Program

NameCampusContact InformationTitle
Amy PerryStatesboro

IAB 2012

Last updated: 8/24/2021