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    Language and Literature

  • Detailed Faculty Overview

    This page provides detailed faculty information for the Language and Literature department and the College of Arts and Sciences

    Christopher Blake

    • Year Hired at Lee
      2011
    • Academic Rank
      Assistant Professor of TESOL and Linguistics
    • Degrees and Schools
      Ph.D., M.A., B.A., Purdue University
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • English Language Structure and Theory
      • Language Acquisition and Development
      • English Language Center Seminar
      • Linguistics for TESOL
      • Intro to Linguistics
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8223
    • Office
      Vest 106-D
    • Office Hours
      • MWF 10:00-11:00
      • TR 2:30-3:30
       
     

     

    David Broersma

     

    • Year Hired at Lee
      2014
    • Academic Rank
      Assistant Professor of TESOL and Linguistics
    • Degrees and Schools
      MATESOL, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
        B.A., Purdue University
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • English Language Structure and Theory
      • Second Language Acquisition
      • English as a Second Language
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8217
    • Office
      Vest 106-B
    • Office Hours
      • M-F 10:30 - 12
       
     

    Kevin Brown

    • Year Hired at Lee
      2001
    • Academic Rank
      Professor of English
    • Degrees and Schools
      • Ph.D. in English, University of Mississippi
      • M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Murray State University
      • M.A. in English, East Tennessee State University
      • M.L.I.S., University of Alabama
      • B.A. in English, Milligan College
       
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • Contemporary Literature
      • The American Novel
      • U.S. Literature: Colonial Period to 1865
      • U.S. Literature: 1865 to the Present
      • Introduction to Writing Poetry
      • Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
      • Western Literature: Enlightenment to Postmodern
      • Rhetoric and Research
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8232
    • Office
      Vest 106-C
    • Office Hours
      • MWF 10:00-11:00, 1:00-2:00
      • TR 1:30-2:30
       
     

    Daniel Cutshaw

     

    • Year Hired at Lee
      2014
    • Academic Rank
      Visiting Assistant Professor of English
    • Degrees and Schools
      M.A., Ph.D., Old Dominion University
      B.A., Lee University
       A.A.S., Lord Fairfax Community College
       
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • Rhetoric for Writers
      • College Writing
      • Rhetoric and Research
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8230
    • Office
      Vest 106-A
    • Office Hours
      • need
      • need
       
     

    Gloria Brownlee

    • Year Hired at Lee
      1988
    • Academic Rank
      Instructor in Reading
    • Degrees and Schools
      • M.Ed., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
      • B.S., Atlantic Christian College
       
    • Courses Recently Taught
      Basic Writing Skills
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8221
    • Office
      Humanities 105
     

    Katherine Carlson

    • Year Hired at Lee
      2013
    • Academic Rank
      Assistant Professor
    • Degrees and Schools
      • Ph.D., M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      • B.A., Whitworth University
       
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • British Literature: 1798 to Present
      • Introduction to English Studies
      • Rhetoric and Research
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8215
    • Office
      Vest 104-E
    • Office Hours
      • MWF 10:00-10:50, 1:30-2:40
      • TR 12:15-1:15
       
     

    Christopher Coulter

    • Year Hired at Lee
      1994
    • Academic Rank
      Associate Professor of English
    • Degrees and Schools
      • Ph.D., M.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
      • B.S., George Peabody College For Teachers
       
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • Early Modern British Satire and Comedy
      • Western Literature: Ancient to Renaissance
      • Rhetoric and Research
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8220
    • Office
      Vest 104-B
    • Office Hours
      • MWF 9:00-10:00, 1:00-2:00, 3:00-4:00
      • TR 9:30-10:30
       
     

    Carolyn Dirksen

    • Year Hired at Lee
      1968
    • Academic Rank
      Professor of English
    • Degrees and Schools
      • Ph.D., University of Arizona
      • M.A., B.A., Northern Arizona University
       
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • Introduction to Linguistics
      • History of the English Language
      • English Language Structure and Theory
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8159
    • Office
      Mayfield Annex 101
     

    Jean Eledge

    • Year Hired at Lee
      1990
    • Academic Rank
      Professor of French
    • Degrees and Schools
      • M.A., Ed.D., University of Tennessee at Knoxville
      • B.A., Carson Newman
       
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • Senior Capstone Seminar for language majors
      • French
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8210
    • Office
      Vest 204-C
    • Office Hours
      • MWF 10:00-11:00
      • TR 9:30-10:30, 2:30-4:00
       
     

    Carmen Guerrero

    • Year Hired at Lee
      2007
    • Academic Rank
      Assistant Professor of Spanish
    • Degrees and Schools
      • Ph.D., University of Florida
      • M.A. Miami University of Ohio
      • B.A., Corporacíon Universitaria de la Costa
       
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • Spanish Conversation
      • Intermediate Spanish II
      • Elementary Spanish II
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8670
    • Office
      Vest 202-B
    • Office Hours
      • MWF 11:00-12:50
      • TR 11:30-12:30
       
     

    Stacey Isom

    • Year Hired at Lee
      2007
    • Academic Rank
      Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
    • Degrees and Schools
      • M.F.A., Old Dominion University
      • M.F.A., Regent University
      • B.A. Lee College
       
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • Writing Experience: Practicum
      • Introduction to Playwriting
      • Rhetoric and Research
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8219
    • Office
      Vest 106-F
    • Office Hours
      • MW 3:00-4:00
      • TR 11:30-1:00
      • F 9:00-12:00
       
     

    Arden Jensen

    • Year Hired at Lee
      2003
    • Academic Rank
      Professor of English
    • Degrees and Schools
      • Ph.D., M.A., Florida State University
      • B.A., Florida International University
      • A.A. Miami-Dade College
       
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • Topics in Asian Film
      • Rhetoric and Research
      • East Asian Literature
      • Japanese Language and Culture
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8207
    • Office
      Vest 204-F
    • Office Hours
      • MWF 11:00-11:30, 12:30-1:00
      • TR 8:50-10:20, 2:00-3:00
       
     

    Andrew Lee

    • Year Hired at Lee
      1996
    • Academic Rank
      Associate Professor of English
    • Degrees and Schools
      • Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
      • M.A., Wake Forest University
      • B.A., Lee College
       
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • Contemporary Literature
      • US Literature: 1865 to Present
      • 20th Century American Drama
      • Western Literature: Enlightenment to Postmodernism
      • Rhetoric and Research
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8214
    • Office
      Vest 104-D
    • Office Hours
      • MWF 9:30-10:50, 2-3
      • TR 12-1, 2:30-3
       
     

    Jose Minay

    • Year Hired at Lee
      1994
    • Academic Rank
      Associate Professor of Spanish
    • Degrees and Schools
      • Ph.D., M.A., University of Tennesee, Knoxville
      • B.A., Lee College
       
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • Arts, Culture, and Literature
      • Elementary Spanish II
      • Intermediate Spanish II Café
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8033
    • Office
      Vest 204-D
     

    Sara Ortega-Higgs

    • Year Hired at Lee
      2005
    • Academic Rank
      Associate Professor of Spanish and French
    • Degrees and Schools
      • Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico
      • D.R.L., M.A., B.A., Université Stendhal
       
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • Research Writing Seminar
      • Intermediate Spanish II
      • French Writing
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8034
    • Office
      Vest 202-A
    • Office Hours
      • MWF 10:00-11:00
      • MW 12:00-1:00
      • W 2:00-2:30
      • TR 10:00-10:30
      • T 1:00-2:30
       
     

    Rachel Reneslacis

    • Year Hired at Lee
      1999
    • Academic Rank
      Professor of English
    • Degrees and Schools
      • Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
      • M.A., Washington University, St. Louis
      • B.A., Randolph Macon Women’s College
       
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • Digital Rhetoric & New Media, Composition Theory
      • Seminar in Tutoring Writers
      • Rhetoric and Research
      • College Writing Workshop
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8218
    • Office
      Vest 106-E
    • Office Hours
      • M 1:00-4:00
      • T 2:30-4:00
      • W 2:00-4:00
      • R 12:00-1:00
      • F 1:00-2:00
       
     

    Chad Schrock

    • Year Hired at Lee
      2010
    • Academic Rank
      Assistant Professor of English
    • Degrees and Schools
      • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
      • M.A., James Madison University
      • M.Div., Eastern Mennonite University
      • B.A. Pensacola Christian College
       
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • English in Christian Perspective
      • Western Literature: Ancient to Renaissance
      • Rhetoric and Research
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8231
    • Office
      Vest 104-C
    • Office Hours
      • MWF 11:00-12:00
      • MF 2:00-3:30
      • TR 1:00-2:00
       
     

    Alexander Steffanell

    • Year Hired at Lee
      2007
    • Academic Rank
      Assistant Professor of Spanish
    • Degrees and Schools
      • Ph.D., University of Florida
      • M.A., Miami University of Ohio
      • B.A., Universidad del Atlántico
       
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • Spanish Writing
      • Spanish Structure for Proficiency
      • Contemporary Latin American Writers
      • Contemporary Latin American Culture
      • Spanish Linguistics and Culture
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8216
    • Office
      Vest 104-A
    • Office Hours
      • MWF 8:00-9:00, 12:00-1:00
      • TR 1:00-2:00
       
     

    Donna Summerlin

    • Year Hired at Lee
      1988
    • Academic Rank
      Professor of English
    • Degrees and Schools
      • Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
      • M.Ed., M.A., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
      • B.A., Lee University
       
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • Women Writers
      • Literary Criticism
      • Young Adult Literature
      • Appalachian Literature
      • Southern Literature
      • Rhetoric and Research
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8211
    • Office
      Vest 204-E
    • Office Hours
      • MWF 11:00-11:50
      • MW 2:00-2:50
      • TR 12:30-2:00
       
     

    James Wilkins

    • Year Hired at Lee
      1997
    • Academic Rank
      Professor of French
    • Degrees and Schools
      • Ph.D., M.A., The Ohio State University
      • B.A. Indiana University Northwest
       
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • French Civilization and Conversation
      • The Francophone World
      • Intermediate French II
      • Elementary French II
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8213
    • Office
      Vest 204-A
    • Office Hours
      • MWF 9:00-9:50
      • MW 2:00-3:00
      • TR 9:00-9:50
       
     

    William Woolfitt

    • Year Hired at Lee
      2012
    • Academic Rank
      Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
    • Degrees and Schools
      • M.F.A., Ph.D., the Pennsylvania State University
      • M.A., Hollins University
      • B.A., Fairmont State College
       
    • Courses Recently Taught
      • Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
      • Introduction to Writing Poetry
      • Technical/Professional Writing
      • Rhetoric and Research
       
    • Email
    • Office Phone
      (423) 614-8230
    • Office
      Vest 106-A
    • Office Hours
      • M 11:00-1:00
      • WF 11:00-12:00
      • T 11:30-1:00
      • R 12:00-1:00