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    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    May 26, 2022  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Allen R. Dunn, Head
Dawn D. Coleman,
Director of Graduate Studies

Anderson, M.G. (Young Professor), PhD – Vanderbilt
Atwill, J.M., PhD – Purdue
Dunn, A.R. (Carroll Teaching Professor), PhD – Washington
Elias, A.J., PhD – Penn State
Garner, Jr., S.B., PhD – Princeton
Haddox, T.F., PhD – Vanderbilt
Harjo-Sapulpa, J., MFA – Iowa
Henry, N.E. (Distinguished Humanities Professor), PhD – Chicago
Hirschfeld, H.A. (Young Teaching Professor), PhD – Duke
Howes, L.L., PhD – Columbia
Jennings, L.D. (Distinguished Humanities Professor), PhD – North Carolina
Kallet, M. (Goslee Professor), PhD – Rutgers
Knight, M., MFA – Virginia
Liuzza, R.M., PhD – Yale
Lofaro, M.A., PhD – Maryland
Maland, C. (Bruce Professor), PhD – Michigan
Papke, M.E. (Hodges Teaching Professor), PhD – McGill (Canada)
Smith, A.E., PhD – Houston
Stillman, R.E. (Curry Professor), PhD – Pennsylvania
Zomchick, J.P. (Interim Provost), PhD – Columbia

Associate Professors
Billone, A.C., PhD – Princeton
Chiles, K.L., PhD – Northwestern
Cohen-Vrignaud, G.G., PhD – Chicago
Coleman, D.D., PhD – Stanford
Commander, M.D., PhD – Southern California
Dean, M.L., MFA – Michigan
Dzon, M.C., PhD – Toronto (Canada)
Griffin, M., PhD – California (Los Angeles)
Hardwig, W.J., PhD – Florida
Hirst, R.K., PhD – Rensselaer Polytechnic
Lee, B.F., PhD – Virginia
Ndigirigi, J.G., PhD – California (Los Angeles)
Schoenbach, L.M., PhD – Virginia
Seshagiri, U.S., PhD – Illinois
Welch, A.K., PhD – Yale

Assistant Professors
Grieser, J.A., PhD – Georgetown
Havens, H.C., PhD – McGill (Canada)
Hebert, C.J., MFA – Michigan
King, L.M., PhD – Kansas
Morey, S.W., PhD – Florida
Ringer, J.M., PhD – New Hampshire
Saenkhum, T., PhD – Arizona State

Adjunct Faculty
Benson, K.F., EdD – Tennessee
Smith, S., PhD – Texas A&M

Distinguished Lecturer
Larsen, W.B., PhD – Tennessee

Senior Lecturers
Addicott, R.M., PhD – Florida
Barrow, R., PhD – Iowa
Brouwers, M.H., PhD – Western Michigan
Harris, S.C., PhD – Tennessee
Hewitson, J.K., PhD – Toronto (Canada)
Hoffer, L.A., PhD – Penn State
Knox, L. B., MA – Indiana
MacCartey, K.D., PhD – Warwick (UK)
McCue, K., MA – Tennessee
McKinstry, D.K., PhD – Tennessee
Meredith, E.G., MA – Tennessee
Murphy, A.A., PhD – George Washington
Newburn, H.F., PhD – Illinois (Carbondale)
Nicks, R.J.G., PhD – Florida
Pelletier, E.Y., PhD – Toronto (Canada)
Sheffield, C.L., MA – Radford
Smith, E.S., PhD – S. Mississippi
Spirko, R.L., PhD – North Carolina

Brawn, W.A., PhD – Louisiana State
Capps, S.E., PhD – Tennessee
Dean, L.M., PhD – Tennessee
Efird, T.J., PhD – Tennessee
Gentry, E., MA – Tennessee
Greene, T.C., PhD – Tennessee
Havens, K.L., PhD – Tennessee
Jarvis, J.E., PhD – Wisconsin-Madison
Jones, W.E., PhD – Tennessee
Locke, J.P., PhD – Tennessee
MacKenzie, S.H., PhD – Tennessee
Massey, K.L., PhD – Tennessee
Maxwell, K.A., PhD – Cincinnati
McLeod, J.P., PhD – Tennessee
Melton, S.E., PhD – Tennessee
Nicolas, C., – Indiana of Pennsylvania
Snellen, A.M., PhD – Tennessee
Swanson, V.H., PhD – Tennessee
Tabone, M.A., PhD – Tennessee
Turner, S.A., PhD – Virginia
Yost, R., M.A. – Tennessee

Writing Center Director
Benson, K.F., EdD – Tennessee


English MA
   Literature, Criticism and Textual Studies concentration   
  Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics concentration  
  Writing concentration  
Creative Writing MFA
English PhD
   Creative Writing concentration  
  Literature, Criticism and Textual Studies concentration  
  Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics concentration  

The Department of English offers the Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a major in English. Concentrations for the MA are available in: Literature, Criticism, and Textual Studies (thesis or non-thesis option); and Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics (thesis option only); and concentrations for the PhD are available in Creative Writing (with creative dissertation); Literature, Criticism, and Textual Studies; and Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics.

Detailed information about the master’s and doctoral programs and individual graduate courses may be obtained by writing the Director of Graduate Studies in English, 306 McClung Tower. A prospective student may contact the Graduate Admissions Office for  procedures or may download them from the Graduate Admissions website at For additional information, please visit the Graduate Studies in English pages through the Department of English website at

The Department of English does not accept students in nondegree or provisional status. A student who wishes to enter the department must apply in degree-seeking status for his/her application to receive consideration for admission to any graduate program in English.

Important Note: Students enrolling in English graduate courses must first register in the Office of the Director of Graduate Studies in 306 McClung Tower.

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