Employee Profile

Donna Summerlin

Donna Summerlin, PhD

Chairperson, Department of Language and Literature
Professor of English
Specialty: American Literature, Young Adult Literature, & Women's Studies
Department of Language and Literature | Location: VST204B/C
Phone: (423) 614-8210
Dr. Donna Summerlin joined Lee’s faculty in 1988 and currently chairs the Department of Language and Literature. She regularly leads a cross-cultural trip to New England and has incorporated community involvement and service learning in her Multi-Ethnic U. S. Literature and Young Adult Literature classes. Summerlin received fellowships from the Appalachian College Association from 1992-93 and 1993-94. She is a recipient Lee’s Excellence in Advising Award, Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Janet Rahamut Award for service to students.

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