Faculty

English Department Faculty

  
The English Department: Dr. Matthew Oliver, Professor Dale Furkin, Dr. Sarah Stafford Sims, Professor David Harrity,
Dr. Mary Jane Chaffee, Dr. Judith Collins, Professor Justy Engle, Dr. Susan Wright, Professor Nathan Gower


 

Dr. Sarah Stafford Sims, Chair, Division of Humanities
B.A., Campbellsville College
M.A., Eastern Kentucky University
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Areas of specialty: 19th century British literature, 19th Century American literature, world literature

270-789-5053
sjstafford@campbellsville.edu


 
   

Dr. Mary Jane Chaffee
B.A., Vassar College
M.A., University of Birmingham, England
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Areas of specialty: Shakespeare, 17th and 18th century
British literature, British novel, drama, rhetoric

270-789-5023
mjchaffee@campbellsville.edu


 

Dr. Judith Collins
B.A., Transylvania University
M.A., Florida Atlantic University
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Areas of specialty: 20th century American literature, First World
War literature, popular culture, modern poetry

270-789-5242
jcmccormick@campbellsville.edu




 
   

Professor Justy Engle
B.A., University of Louisville
M.A., University of Louisville
Ph.D. in progress, University of Louisville
Areas of specialty: Medieval cultural studies, women’s literature

270-789-5519
jengle@campbellsville.edu


 

Professor Dale Furkin
B.A., Campbellsville College
M.A., Western Kentucky University
Rank I, Western Kentucky University
Areas of specialty: English grammar, rhetoric and composition

270-789-5406
dfurkin@campbellsville.edu


 
   

Professor Nathan Gower
B.A., Campbellsville University
M.F.A., Spalding University
Ph.D. in progress, University of Louisville
Areas of specialty: Creative writing (fiction and screenwriting), 
contemporary American literature, film as literature

270-789-5052
nngower@campbellsville.edu


 

Dr. Matthew Oliver
B.A., Evangel University
M.A., Missouri State University
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison
Areas of specialty: 20th century British literature, post-colonialism

270-789-5240
meoliver@campbelsville.edu


 
   

Dr. Susan Wright
B.A., Campbellsville University
M.A., University of Louisville
Ph.D., University of Louisville
Areas of specialty: Rhetoric and composition, creative writing,
contemporary popular culture

270-789-5436
sawright@campbellsville.edu


Professor David Harrity, Louisville Education Center
B.A., Bellarmine University
M.F.A., Spalding University
Areas of specialty: Composition, Literary Studies, Creative Writing (poetry), Spiritual Formation and Creativity

502-410-9441
dwharrity@campbellsville.edu

 

 

 

Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Robert L. Doty

A.S., Henry Ford Community College
B.A., Georgetown College
B.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A., University of Kentucky
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
further study, University of London



 
 

Dr. Shirley Meece

A.B., Berea College
M.A., University of Kentucky
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
post graduate study, Western Kentucky University


 

Ms. Clara L. Metzmeier

B.A., Western Kentucky University
M.A., Western Kentucky University
graduate study:
     University of Kentucky
     University of Louisville

 

 
 

 

Ms. Frances M. Roberts

B.A., Blue Mountain College
M.A., George Peabody College
graduate study, University of Georgia

 


In Memoriam

  

Dr. William R. Neal, Chair, Division of Humanities, 1991-2012

B.A., Arkansas College
M.A., University of Arkansas
Ph.D., University of Mississippi
Graduate study, University of Louisville
Areas of specialty: American Renaissance, 20th Century American Literature,
Southern American Literature, Modern English Grammar

 

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Robert Frost, "Birches"