Seretha D. Williams earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University,
a master's degree and doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Georgia,
and a master's degree in library information science from Valdosta State University.
A professor of English and affiliated faculty in the Women's and Gender Studies Program,
Williams specializes in Africana literatures and digital humanities. She is a content
expert on Margaret Walker, the Harlem and Black Chicago Renaissances, the Black Arts
Movement, and Afrofuturism. Williams is a Black Book Interactive Project scholar (University
of Kansas), a co-editor of the essay collection Afterimages of Slavery, and co-founder and co-managing editor of Third Stone, a digital journal for Afrofuturism.
She is the digital humanities fellow for Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and
Social Sciences and the facilitator for the college's digital humanities course, Human
Experience and Meaning.
Dr. William's current research project focuses on Margaret Walker's unpublished manuscript "Goose Island and 1930's Chicago.
Dr. Spencer Wise is the author of the novel The Emperor of Shoes. His work has appeared in journals such as Narrative Magazine, Cincinnati Review, The Literary Review, and New Ohio Review, among others. He was awarded the 2017 Gulf Coast Prize in nonfiction and fellowships and residencies to Ragdale, Vermont Studio Center and Napa Valley' Writer's Conference. He previously worked in journalism at Time Out NY and Sports Illustrated. He earned his BA from Tufts University, his MA at the University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD from Florida State University.
Blaire Zeiders specializes in early modern literature and the history of books and print culture. Specifically, she is interested in intersections between medieval and Renaissance literature, as well as the ways in which readers contributed to early modern cultural change via their demand for particular books in print. Her article on the medieval origins of Glenn Kaino's kinetic sculpture was published by Arthuriana in 2014; and her current research projects include an article on 16th century polymath John Dee and a book on the national implications of Arthurian legend printed as history, romance, pageantry, and drama from 1485-1685. At Augusta University, she teaches Shakespeare, Milton, Renaissance literature, the History of the Book, and composition.
Jun Zhao, a bilingual speaker of English and Mandarin, obtained her bachelor's degree in China, master's degree in Canada and her doctoral degree in the United States. Her wide research interests originate from her interdisciplinary training in applied linguistics, such as Second Language Acquisition, Sociocultural theory, Systemic Functional Linguistics, Pragmatics, Sociolinquistics, Intercultural Rhetoric, etc. She teaches writing and linguistic courses to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her TESOL background leads her to research in second language writing, particularly for academic purposes. Her current research project is on development of academic writing skills for non-native students of English.
Dr. Jana Sandarg, Professor Emeritus of Spanish
Anthony Kellman, Professor Emeritus of English and Creative Writing
Dr. Walter Evans, Professor Emeritus of English
Rick Davis, Associate Professor Emeritus of English
Dr. Elizabeth Fanning, Professor Emerita of English
Dr. James W. Garvey, Professor Emeritus of English
Dr. Elizabeth B. House, Professor Emerita of English and Dean Emerita, Pamplin College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Lillie B. Johnson, Professor Emerita of English
Dr. Mary C. McCormack, Associate Professor Emerita of English and Associate Chair Emerita
Dr. Lester O. Pollard, Assistant Professor Emeritus of English
Dr. Norman Prinsky, Associate Professor Emeritus of English
Dr. James Duncan Robertson, Professor Emeritus of French
Dr. John R. Dick Stracke, Professor Emeritus of English
Dr. Margaret J. Yonce Ward, Professor Emerita of English
Dr. Terence Fred Wharton, Professor Emeritus of English