Lee Campbell took a Ph.D. in rhetoric and linguistics at Purdue University in 1990 with a dissertation on the communication of rhetorical arguments. He has published and presented on argumentation, history of rhetoric, dialectology and composition theory, and stylistics.
Dr. Li-Mei Chen
Dr. Li-Mei Chen received her Ph.D. from Ohio State University. She teaches linguistic, grammar, and writing classes at VSU. Her research interests include technology-integrated language teaching, language testing and assessment, and L2 teacher education. The awards/grants she has received include Online Development Grant, Technology and Multimedia Award in English Teaching, and TOEFL Grant.
Dr. Maren Clegg Hyer
Dr. Maren Clegg Hyer received her PhD from the University of Toronto. As a medievalist (Anglo-Saxonist by training), her areas of interest, presentation, and publication include the material culture of Anglo-Saxon and later medieval England as it relates to medieval literature, application of liminal theory to medieval literature, and pedagogical experimentation with multimedia in the literature classroom (e.g. technology and performance).
Dr. Michael Davey
Dr. Michael Davey has a Ph.D. in American literature from The Ohio State University. He has published on James and Susan Fenimore Cooper and Herman Melville, and currently researches the representation of social class in the early American novel, the intellectual history of the early Republic, reception studies and narrative theory.
Darrell Fike teaches a variety of writing-related courses. He is a doctoral graduate of the Creative Writing Program at Florida State University, and has a master’s in professional writing and a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Memphis. His published work includes academic essays, creative non-fiction, poetry, and journalism.
Dr. Deborah Hall
Deborah L. Hall received her Ph.D. from Florida State University in 2004. Her studies focused on women in literature and creative nonfiction (especially the autobiography and the memoir). She is the author of a textbook and anthology about creative writing: The Anatomy of Narrative: Analyzing Fiction and Creative Nonfiction, 2007 and has published creative nonfiction and reviews in The Literary Review: An International Journal of Contemporary Writing, River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative, The Arkansas Review, The Sun, and Apalachee Review among others. She serves as the prose editor for Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies and has taught at Valdosta State University since 2007.
Theresa Mae Thompson received her doctorate from Washington State University in 1994. In 1998, she co‐edited and published a collection of critical essays on Stephen King Imagining the Worst: Stephen King and the Representation of Women. Her chapter “Rituals of Male Violence: Unlocking the (Fe)Male Self in Gerald’s Game and Dolores Claiborne” examines gendered violence in two of King’s gothic novels. Dr. Thompson has since published several articles on D. H. Lawrence, including a chapter in the Modern Language Association publication, Teaching Approaches to D. H. Lawrence. She has also published an article on Virginia Woolf. In August 2011, she presented a paper at the International Gothic Association Conference in Heidelberg, Germany, titled: “’The convent was now a madhouse’: Possession in Aldous Huxley’s The Devils of Loudun.” She has been a member of the VSU faculty since 1997, and a full professor since 2007. Her research interests include liminality, film, and British literature, 1910-1968.
Thomas Jeffrey Vasseur was raised on a small cattle farm. He is a native of Kentucky. He graduated from Transylvania University with a degree in English and Philosophy and received a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Utah.
He is the author of Discovering the World: Thirteen Stories, and Touch the Earth: An Aftermath of the Vietnam War. After leaving his native state, he traveled and worked odd jobs, spending extended periods in South America and Europe.
From 1992 to 1996 he served as MFA Coordinator at Virginia Commonwealth University, then joined the English Department at Valdosta State University. He has received a Utah Fiction Award, a North Point Fellowship, an NEH Grant to UC Berkeley, and is a two-time finalist for Georgia’s Townsend Award for fiction. He is currently completing a novel set in the Amazon basin region of Brazil and Bolivia.