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Department of English, Theater, and Liberal Studies


Mollie Barnes

Mollie Barnes, Assistant Professor, English
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Transatlantic Studies, Feminist and Revisionist Literary Histories, Expatriate Literature, Travel Literature, Composition

JC Bowen

J.C. Bowen, Adjunct Faculty, English
M.A. and J.D., University of South Carolina

James Duffy

James A. Duffy, Adjunct Faculty, English
M.A., University of Missouri, St. Louis
Composition, Business and Technical Writing

Lauren Hoffer

Lauren HofferAssociate Professor, English
Department Chair
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Victorian Literature and Culture, Romantic Literature, the Novel and Narrative theory, Women's and Gender studies

Kimberly Galloway Holmes

Kimberly Galloway HolmesInstructor, English
M.A., The College of Charleston and The Citadel
Composition and Literature, Medieval Literature, Online Learning

Robert Kilgore

Robert KilgoreAssociate Professor, English
Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Medieval to Early Modern Literature and Culture, Shakespeare, the Bible, Professional Communication, Literary Theory

Amy Leaphart
Amy Leaphart
Instructor, English
M.A., University of South Carolina; M.S., The Citadel
Composition, Professional Communication, Medical and Health Humanities

P. Ellen Malphrus

P. Ellen MalphrusProfessor, English and
Ph.D., M.F.A., University of South Carolina
Creative Writing, American Literature, Southern Literature, Western Literature, William Eastlake

Erin R. McCoy

Erin R. McCoyAssistant Professor, English and Liberal Studies
Program Coordinator, B.A. in Liberal Studies
Ph.D., University of Louisville
Composition, American Studies, Cultural History, the Vietnam War

Jeffrey McQuillen

Jeffrey McQuillenInstructor, English
M.A., Clemson University
Composition and Literature, Medieval literature, Science Fiction, Rhetoric, Film Theory and Criticism

George Pate

George PateAssistant Professor, English and Theater
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Theater, Dramatic Literature, Composition

Karey Perkins

Karey Perkins, Adjunct FacultyEnglish 
Ph.D., Georgia State University
Southern Literature, Contemporary American Literature, Composition,
Professional Writing, Philosophy (Ethics, Existentialism and Pragmatism)

Libby Ricardo

Libby RicardoAssistant Professor, Theater
M.F.A., University of Georgia
Acting, Directing, Performance





Sarah Swofford, 
Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Composition and Rhetoric