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Department Chair

NameTitleContact InformationTeaching & Research Interests
Beth HowellsProfessor

1118B Newton Building


Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Plain Language, Ethics in Technical ComWriting, Rhetoric, Gender and Women’s Studies, Composition Studies, 19th Century British Literature

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


NameTitleContact InformationTeaching & Research Interests
William BelfordSenior LecturerGamble Hall 233

Ph.D., Florida State University

Creative Writing, British and American Literature, Composition
Renee Berry
Interim Director, Armstrong Campus Writing Center
Lane Library 133A

M.A., Binghamton University

Composition and Rhetoric, Literature, Basic Writing/Reading, Children’s and YA Literature, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Public Speaking, Mark Twain
Margaret Brockland-NeaseLecturerGamble Hall 235

M.A., University of Florida

First Year Composition
Donette Brown-AnsahLimited Term Faculty1120B Newton Building

M.A., Georgia Southern University

First Year Composition, Professional & Technical Communications
Christopher CartrightSenior LecturerGamble Hall 208

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

Composition, Gender Studies, Creative Writing, Literature, Information Literacy, Popular Media, Global Studies
Cameron Rocker ClementsLecturer2225A Newton Building

M.A., Georgia Southern University, 2013

First-Year Writing, English Literature, Irish Studies, Adolescent Literature
Lisa A. CostelloProfessor2221D 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 DaleNon-Tenure-Track Faculty3305E 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 DawersSenior LecturerGamble Hall 132

M.A., Washington University

Composition, Sophomore Literature, Media Ethics
Necoloe DeLoachLimited Term
Julie DouberlySenior Lecturer1119C Newton Building

M.A., Georgia Southern University, 2003

First-Year Writing, Instructional Technology, Fandom Studies
Benjamin DrevlowSenior Lecturer3304A 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 DusenberryAssociate ProfessorGamble 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 FallonSenior Lecturer2225E 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 FrentzkoLimited Term Faculty1122E Newton Building

Carolyn GeraciLimited Term Faculty2218D Newton Building

Christopher GarlandAssociate Professor2224B Newton Building

Ph.D., University of Florida, 2014

Interdisciplinary Writing, Visual Rhetoric, Caribbean Studies, Nonfiction, Postcolonial Literature
Timothy GilesProfessor1122G Newton Building

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2004

Technical Communication, Metaphor Studies, Classical Rhetoric, Postmodern Rhetoric, Rhetoric of Science & Technology, Technical Communication Pedagogy
Natalie James IngalsbeSenior Lecturer1122B Newton Building

M.A., University of Delaware, 2013

First-Year Writing, Rhetoric & Composition, Identity Studies, Pedagogical Methods with Digital Media, Postcolonial Literature & Theory
Carol JamisonProfessorGamble Hall 238, Newton 2224

Ph.D., University of Georgia

Chaucer, Early English Literature, History of the English Language, Advanced Grammar, Arthurian Literature
June JoynerPrincipal Lecturer1122F 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
Marti LeeLecturerGamble Hall 241

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 LejeunePart-Time FacultyLiberty Center
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design, 2020
M.A., Iowa State University, 2006

Flipped Classroom, Curriculum Building, Hybrid Teaching, ADA Accommodation, Interdisciplinary, Active Learning, Workshop, Synchronous/Asynchronous, Diversity & Inclusion, Web Content, Educational Technology, Syllabus Adaptation, Composition, MLA/APA Citation, ESL, Gender Studies, Pop Culture, Spoken Word and Poetry
Jinrong LiAssociate Professor2218C 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 LoBuePrincipal Lecturer2219C 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 LoperLecturer1119D Newton Building

M.A., University of Tennessee, 2003

First-Year Writing, Cultural Studies, Post-War American Literature, Critical Theory
Brandon McCoyLimited Term FacultyGamble Hall 243

Nathan LuftLimited Term Faculty1119A Newton Building

Michael MalmbergPart-Time Faculty2219D Newton Building

Brandon McCoyLimited Term FacultyGamble Hall 243

Annie MendenhallAssociate ProfessorGamble Hall 235

Ph.D., Ohio State University

Rhetoric, Writing, Composition Theory and Pedagogy, Archival Research
Marcus MitchellSenior LecturerLiberty 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 MoodyLecturer2222B Newton Building

M.A., Georgia Southern University, 2015

First-Year Writing, Writing Center Pedagogy & Practice, Shakespeare & the Renaissance
Tony MorrisProfessorGamble Hall 204

Ph.D., Florida State University

Creative Writing, Literature
Christy MroczekPrincipal LecturerGamble Hall 133

M.A., Clemson University

Technical Writing, Publication Design, Writing for Non-profit Organizations
Claire NelsonNon-Tenure-Track Faculty1119B Newton Building

M.F.A. Florida State University, 2014

First-Year Writing
Sheila NielsenSenior Lecturer1120D Newton Building

M.A., Georgia Southern University, 2015

First-Year Writing, 20th Century American Literature, Writing Project, Interdisciplinary Studies, Writing Across the Curriculum
Christina OlsonAssociate Professor2221C Newton Building

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

Creative Writing (Poetry & Creative Nonfiction)
Aron PeaseSenior Lecturer2222B Newton Building

Ph.D., University of Florida, 2010

First-Year Writing
Michael PembertonProfessor1120C 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 PetrosinoSenior Lecturer2222D Newton Building

Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2012
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Writing Studies, First Year Writing, Outcomes Assessment, Writing Assessment 
Joanna SchreiberAssociate Professor2222C 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 SchumacherSenior Lecturer2221A Newton Building

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

Creative Writing (Fiction), Young Adult Literature, First-Year Writing
Scott SmithLimited Term Faculty2225D Newton Building

M.A., University of Houston, 2014

First-Year Writing
Christopher SmithSenior Lecturer3305D 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
Jessica SpearmanLecturer1119D 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 TerryAssociate ProfessorGamble Hall 239

Ph.D., University of Louisville

Professional Communication, Creative Writing, Gender Studies, Game Studies, American Literature
Susan ThompsonPart-Time FacultyLiberty Center 227

Terry ThompsonAssistant Professor2225C Newton Building

Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado, 1985

American & British Literature
Laura ValeriProfessor1119E 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 WilliamsSenior Lecturer1124B 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)

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

Last updated: 11/1/2022