Rhonda Armstrong

Professor

Rhonda Armstrong

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of English & World Languages

College of Nursing
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing

The Graduate School

  • (706) 667-4427
  • AH E226

Education

  • Ph.D., American/United States Studies/Civilization St Louis University, 2005

  • MA, American/United States Studies/Civilization St Louis University, 1999

  • BA, English Language and Literature, General Western Kentucky University, 1995

Awards & Honors

  • Rose Library Short Term Research Fellowship Stuart A. Rose Manuscripts and Rare Books Library, Emory University, 2017

  • Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor Summer Institute National Endowment for the Humanities, 2014

  • Regional Study and the Liberal Arts: Appalachia Up Close Summer Institute National Endowment for the Humanities, 2004

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • ENGL 1101

    College Composition I
  • ENGL 2132

    American Lit II
  • ENGL 1102

    College Composition II
  • HONR 3900H

    Honors: Breaking Boundaries
  • HUMN 4950

    Selected Topics: Appalachian Studies
  • ENGL 4330

    Studies in Popular Culture

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Opening the Canon: OERs in Literary Studies, 2020
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • Review: Revelation and Convergence, 2018
    Book Review
  • "Cross-Pollinating Appalachian Communities: Insider/Outsider Knowledge in Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer", 2017
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • The Allegiances of Strangers, 2017
    Book Review
  • Reading around the Narrator in Lee Smith’s Oral History, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Department Service

  • Sigma Tau Delta International Honor Society, Eta Mu Chapter 2020 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Faculty Research and Development 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Sigma Tau Delta International Honor Society, Eta Mu Chapter 2009 - 2016

    Role: Faculty Advisor

University Service

  • University Faculty Development Committee 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Evaluation Alignment Steering Committee 2021 - 2022

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Evaluation Alignment Tenure Workgroup 2021 - 2022

    Role: Task Force Chair
  • University Promotion and Tenure 2020 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society 2013 - 2017

    Role: Reviewer, Conference Paper
  • Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society 2011 - 2013

    Role: Committee Member
  • College Literature 2009 - 2011

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article

Public Service

  • Columbia County Board of Education 2019 - Present

    Role: Reviewer