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Faculty and Staff

Kimberly Covington

Title: Instructor of English
Department: Humanities
USC Lancaster
Phone: 803-313-7041
Fax: 803-313-7106
Office: Founders Hall 214
Resources: Schedule


Winthrop University, 1994-1997
Completed a Master of Arts degree in English with a 4.0 average; Master’s thesis on the works of Eudora Welty.

Bob Jones University, 1985-1987
Completed a Master of Education degree in English Education with honors.

Bob Jones University, 1980-1984
Completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and minor in History; graduated cum laude.

Northwestern High School, 1977-1980
Graduated with honors.

Employment history:

1987 to present: English instructor, University of South Carolina Lancaster. Teach freshman English courses (English 101: Critical Reading and Composition and English 102: Rhetoric and Composition) and a sophomore level survey course (American Literature). Elected as faculty secretary (1997-2000). Elected as faculty chairperson (2004-2006). Served as chairperson of the Library Committee (1996-2003). Serve as chairperson of the Honors Day committee (2000-present). Elected to Instructor's Peer Review Committee (2014-present). Have served on other faculty committees and search committees.

1985-1987: Graduate Assistant, Bob Jones University. Taught English tutorial classes for freshman courses and helped in the lecture classes. Responsible for grading tests and essays and meeting individually with students.

Honors and Awards:

2003, 2006, 2012: Teacher of the Year nominee, Humanities Division
2003: Faculty Member of the Year, USCL Opportunities Scholars Program
1999, 2004, 2008: Distinguished Teacher of the Year, USCL Student Government Association