Department Contacts

  • Chair

  • Alan Michael Parker
    Chair of English
  • Departmental Coordinator

  • Mark Riley
    Departmental Coordinator for English

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The English Department's faculty members specialize in a broad range of topics, and each of us holds a Ph.D. or M.F.A. We support independent student research and writing in classes, independent studies, and through summer research programs and grants, and we involve students in our ongoing scholarship and creative work. Through a gift of Davidson alumnus John McGee, the college hosts a distinguished writer in residence one semester each school year who teaches creative writing classes, helps direct senior honor theses and contributes to the life of the college through readings and other appearances.

Shireen Campbell

  • Professor of English & Chair of Educational Studies | Director of the College Writing Program
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Suzanne Churchill

  • Professor of English
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Emily Drew

  • James K. Batten Professor of English

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Journalism
  • Television News Producing
  • Print and Television Reporting
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Maria Fackler

  • Associate Professor of English
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Brenda Flanagan

  • Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Professor of English
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Ann Fox

  • Professor of English

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Disability Studies in Drama and Art
  • Modern and Contemporary Drama
  • Visual and Cultural Studies


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Randi Gill-Sadler

  • Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and English

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • 20th Century African American Women's Literature
  • 20th Century Afro-Caribbean Women's Literature
  • Black Feminist Theory

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Randy Ingram

  • Professor of English
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Jack Jung

  • Assistant Professor of English

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Maddie Norris

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Medical Humanities
  • Gender Studies

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Alan Michael Parker

  • Chair & Douglas Houchens Professor of English

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Contemporary Literature
  • The Arts
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Andrew Rippeon

  • Assistant Professor of the Practice in Writing
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Mark Sample

  • Chair & Professor of Digital Studies
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Onita Vaz

  • Associate Professor of English
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Hudson Vincent

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Renaissance and Early Modern Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Carceral Studies


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