English Department Faculty

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The English Faculty

The Department of English is one of the largest at North Carolina Wesleyan College. Our faculty are experts in many areas of English literary and writing studies, including American and British literature, critical theory, cultural studies, digital rhetoric, journalism, professional, technical and creative writing, as well as English as Second Language.

We are an active and engaged department. Our faculty believe that teaching and advising are at the core of our professional identities. Moreover, as scholars and authors, we also publish books and scholarly articles, present our work at conferences, conduct research and continue to learn as part of a community of like-minded colleagues and students. The close professional ties that are forged between students and faculty crucially enhance the study of English at North Carolina Wesleyan.

Department Chair

Lee Templeton

Associate Professor
Chair, School of Humanities
Program Coordinator, English

Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

ltempleton@ncwc.edu
252.985.5142

I specialize in Medieval British literature, with emphasis on romance and Chaucer. My teaching interests further include Old-Norse/Icelandic literature, ancient literatures in translation, the history of the English language, gender studies, critical theory and Shakespeare. Read More

Full-Time Faculty

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James Bowers

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Florida State University

jbowers@ncwc.edu
252.985.5264

I specialize in 20th- and 21st-century American literature. My research and teaching interests include African-American literature, the literature of social movements, the literature of peace, the history of the novel and creative writing. Read More

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Bill Grattan

Associate Professor
Faculty Adviser to The Decree

Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

wjgrattan@ncwc.edu
252.985.5336

A generalist, I teach American and world literature, news and sports writing, and first-year composition. I’m the author of a novella, Ghost Runners, and a forthcoming novel, The Bully of Brantley, Pa.

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Keely Mohon-Doyle

Assistant Professor
Writing Center Director

Ph.D., Miami University

kdoyle@ncwc.edu
252.985.5237

I specialize in composition, rhetoric, and English as a Second Language. My teaching interests include cultural rhetorics, public rhetoric, professional writing and first-year composition. Read More

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Julie Perino

Assistant Professor
Director of the Writing Program

Writing Program Coordinator
Faculty Adviser to Anime Club

Ph.D., University of Kansas

jperino@ncwc.edu
252.985.5254

I specialize in digital rhetoric and composing practices, particularly ways of using digital tools to improve students’ learning. My teaching interests further include writing for multimedia, new media and technical writing. Read More

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Doreen Thierauf

Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of the Teaching and Learning Center
Faculty Adviser to Sigma Tau Delta

Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

dthierauf@ncwc.edu
252.985.5191

I specialize in 19th-century British literature, particularly in Romantic and Victorian women writers. My teaching interests also include contemporary literature and popular culture, gender studies, critical theory and undergraduate research methods. Read More

Visiting & Part-Time Faculty

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Lamont Cannon

Adjunct Instructor

lcannon@ncwc.edu

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Joanne Dunn

Adjunct Instructor

jdunn@ncwc.edu

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Sophronia Knott

Adjunct Instructor

M.A., East Carolina University

sknott@ncwc.edu

I studied creative writing and literature, with a research interest in non-fiction literature on mental illnesses written by female authors. My teaching interests include writing and composition. Read More

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Jamie Hathaway-Pollard

Adjunct Instructor

jhathaway-pollard@ncwc.edu

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Christopher McPhatter

Adjunct Instructor

cmcphatter@ncwc.edu

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Kyle Smith

Visiting Instructor of English
Faculty Adviser to SAFE: Students Advocating for Equality

M.A., East Carolina University

ksmith@ncwc.edu
252.985.5337

I love teaching and researching popular culture, especially as it relates to both composition and literature.

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George Yarusinsky

Adjunct Instructor

gyarusinsky@ncwc.edu