Our Faculty

Hope Norman Coulter (A.B., Harvard University) teaches creative writing, both fiction and poetry. She has published two novels: The Errand of the Eye (1988), which won the 1989 Porter Fund Award for Literary Excellence, and Dry Bones (1990). She has studied African Literature at the University of Zambia on a Rotary Fellowship, and she has published stories and poems in a number of journals. website

Alice Hines (Ph.D., Texas Woman's University), in addition to teaching courses in Great Books, Seventeenth-Century and Eighteenth-Century British poetry, prose, drama, and fine arts, she recently wrote the test items to accompany the tenth edition of the Harbrace College Handbook. Professor Hines also serves as coordinator of our college-wide Writing Across the Curriculum Program. 

Pat C. Hoy II (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is the Mellon Visiting Professor of English. He has held appointments at the U.S. Military Academy, Harvard, and New York University. Author of numerous textbooks on composition, his essays have appeared in Sewanee Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Agni, Twentieth Century Literature, South Atlantic Review, Rhetoric Review, and the Wall Street Journal; ten have been “Notables” in Best American Essays. Instinct for Survival was a “Notable” collection in Best American Essays of the Century. He won the 2003 Cecil Woods, Jr. Prize for Nonfiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

Tyrone Jaeger (Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln) teaches courses in creative writing and literature. He is the author of the lyric novella The Runaway Note (2012). His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry is published in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, in such journals as the Oxford American, The Literary Review, Southern Humanities Review, The Toad Suck Review, West Branch Wired, Indiana Review, Descant, Prism International, the anthology Tartts: Incisive Fiction by Emerging Writers, and many others. website

Toni Wall Jaudon (Ph.D., Cornell University) teaches courses in American literatures before 1900. She writes about religion and the liveliness of objects in the literatures of the nineteenth-century Americas and likes to think and teach about material culture, histories of reading, secular sensibilities, dissident sensations, and things that do things. Her essay "Obeah's Sensations: Rethinking Religion at the Transnational Turn" received the Norman Foerster prize, given annually in recognition of the year's best essay in American Literature, in 2012. Her work also appears in a special issue of American Literary History on the intersections of literary and religious studies.

Giffen Maupin (Ph.D., Cornell University) teaches 19th century British literature and poetry.

Kristi McKim (Ph.D., Emory) teaches courses in film studies. Her teaching and research explore the ways that cinema can enrich our perception by correlating our experience of time (through clocks, calendars, bodies, histories) with environmental changes (gravity, weather, seasons) and human emotion (such as nostalgia, desire, love, melancholia). Her publications include Love in the Time of Cinema (2011) and the forthcoming Cinema as Weather: Stylistic Screens and Atmospheric Change. She has published on Hirokazu Kore-eda's After Life (in Camera Obscura), Agnès Varda's Jacquot de Nantes (in Studies in French Cinema, and Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers (in Cinephilia in the Age of Digital Reproduction, vol. 2); her work also appears in Film Philosophy, Senses of Cinema, Film Quarterly, and Film International.

Dorian Stuber (Ph.D., Cornell University) teaches 20th and 21st century British literature, literary theory, psychoanalysis, and film. He has published on D. H. Lawrence, Doris Lessing, J. G. Farrell, Pat Barker, and Todd Haynes, as well as various aspects of Holocaust literature. His current research examines the afterlife of modernism in mid- and late-twentieth century texts.

Alex Vernon (Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) teaches post-1900 American literature as well as writing. He is the author of two memoirs, most succinctly bred (2006) and The Eyes of Orion: Five Tank Lieutenants in the Persian Gulf War (1999; Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award); two books of literary criticism/history, Soldiers Once and Still: Ernest Hemingway, James Salter, and Tim O'Brien (2004) and Hemingway's Second War: Bearing Witness to the Spanish Civil War (spring 2011); the cultural study On Tarzan (2008); and three edited collections, Arms and the Self: War, the Military, and Autobiographical Writing (2005); Approaches to Teaching the Works of Tim O'Brien (2010); and Critical Insights: War (2012). website

Carol West   (Ph.D., Yale University), teaches courses in early English literature, the British novel, and African literature. In recent years, she has received five fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and has traveled to Africa and Europe to conduct research.