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College of Arts and Sciences

Affiliated Faculty

Bobby J. Donaldson   Associate Professor

Kent Germany           Associate Professor

Qiana Whitted            Associate Professor

Valinda Littlefield       Associate Professor

Drucilla K. Barker       Professor

Monica Barra               Assistant Professor

Laura Kissel                Associate Professor

  • Current project, "Cotton Row," examines globalized labor and cotton.  "Cotton Road" is a humanistic story about the transnational flow of cotton and the people who make our clothing. From farms in South Carolina to factories in China, this travelogue for the 21st century lifts the veil on the industrial processes and people in a conventional cotton clothing supply chain. Visit the website or Facebook.  Also read about its screening at Kartemquin Films in Chicago, Illinois, here.
  • Recent project, "Htar tar" is a short video about Mu Pree, a woman from Myanmar, who recently arrived to her new home in Columbia, South Carolina.  In this video she shares the tradition of weaving that she learned in the refugee camps in Burma where she lived for the majority of her adult life.  Produced for the South Carolina Arts Commission's Arts Participation project.  View it here.

Kathleen Robbins       Associate Professor

  • "In Cotton" featured on CNN's Photo Blog.
  • Robbins' photographs are also currently on display at: The Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans), The Southeast Museum of Photography (Daytona Beach, FL), the Katrina Research Center at USM (Long Beach, MS),  Rebekah Jacob Gallery in Charleston and the Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta.

Herrick Brown            Assistant Curator, South Carolina Herbarium

John B. Nelson           Chief Curator, South Carolina Herbarium

Katherine Adams                Associate Professor

Elise Blackwell                    Associate Professor

  • “Before Texas,” in A Shared Voice: a Conversation in Narrative by Twenty-four of the Finest Fiction Writers in America, anthology edited by Tom Mack and Andrew Geyer, Lamar University Press, July 2013.
  • “Secessio,” Witness (Spring 2013).
  • “Warehouse,” Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine 5, no. 2 (Oct 2012).
  • “Necrotic,” The Newport Review (Winter 2012). (winner of The Newport Review flash fiction contest).
  • Presentation at the Institute on Contemporary Literature, Santa Fe, NM, July 7-10, 201.
  • Fiction readings:
    • Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT, April 23, 2013.
    • Write Thing Reading Series, Medaille College, Buffalo, NY, December 6, 2012.
    • Widener University, Chester, PA, October 25, 2012.
    • Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, September 26, 2012 (craft lecture and reading).

Robert H. Brinkmeyer        Professor

Susan Courtney                           Associate Professor

Greg Forter                          Associate Professor



  • Chapter on Faulker in Gender, Race, and Mourning in American Modernism (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011).
  • “Faulkner and Trauma: The Problem of Sanctuary," forthcoming in Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner, ed. John T. Matthews (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2014).
  • “Trauma, Postcoloniality, and (Neo)Modernism: Faulkner and Arundhati Roy,” Modernist Studies Association, Buffalo, NY, October 7, 2011.
  • Current book project treats recent fiction of the transatlantic slave trade, "Atlantic and Other Worlds: Critique and Utopia in Postcolonial Historical Fiction."

Anne W. Gulick                   Assistant Professor

Leon Jackson                       Associate Professor

  • ‘“The Rage for Lions”: Edgar Allan Poe and the Culture of Celebrity,’ in Poe and the Remapping of Antebellum Print Culture, ed. J. Gerald Kennedy and Jerome McGann (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press, 2012), 31-61.
  • “A Species of Literature Almost Beneath Contempt”: Edgar Allan Poe and the World of Literary Competitions,’ in Edgar Allan Poe: Beyond Gothicism, ed. James Hutchisson (Newark: Univ. of Delaware Press, 2011), 151-169.
  • ‘The Talking Book and the Talking Book Historian: African American Cultures of Print The State of the Discipline,’ Book History 13 (2010): 251-308.
  • ‘Making Friends at the Southern Literary Messenger,’ in An Extensive Republic: Books Culture and Society in the New Nation, ed. Robert Gross and Mary Kelley, Vol. 2, A History of the Book in America (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2010), 416-421.
  • ‘Blackmail in American Literature: The Example of Poe,’ Local Americanists' Lecture Series, University of Maryland, December 2012.
  • ‘Doing the Police in Different Voices: Poe's 'Purloined Letter' and the Antebellum Culture of Blackmail,’ Louisiana State University, November 2012.
  • ‘Response: Textual Scholarship and African Americanist Studies,’ Modern Language Association Convention, Seattle, January 2012.
  • Currently working on ‘“You shall be a dead man in six months”: The Threatening Letter in Nineteenth Century America,’ The Edinburgh Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Letters and Letter-Writing.


Dianne Johnson                    Professor

Ed Madden                           Associate Professor

Tara F. Powell                     Assistant Professor

Sara Schwebel                     Assistant Professor

David Shields                      McClintock Professor of Southern Letters

Scott Trafton                        Associate Professor

Tracey L. Weldon                Associate Professor

Qiana Whitted                     Associate Professor


Katherine Chaddock           Professor

 Cary Mock                         Professor

Lucy Annang                       Assistant Professor


Deborah Billings                  Assistant Professor


Rachel Davis                        Assistant Professor


Edward A. Frongillo, Jr.       Professor & Chair

  • Co-author, "Children are aware of food insecurity and take responsibility for managing food resources," Journal of Nutrition  141 (2011): 1114-1119.
  • Co-author, "Higher generational and acculturation status are associated with poorer diet and greater body weight among Mexican American adolescents," Journal of Nutrition 142 (2010), 298-305.
  • Co-author, "Development and validation of a child-report assessment of child food insecurity and comparison to parent-report assessment," Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition 8 (2013), 128–145.
  • Co-author, "Roles for schools and school social workers in improving child food security," in Children and Schools (in press).
  • Funded Projects:
    • Comparative Effectiveness of Group Prenatal Care on Women's Psychosocial Health.   Funded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
    • Comparative Effectiveness of Group Prenatal Care on Women’s Food Insecurity and Psychosocial Health.  Funded by US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Southern Development Research Center.
    • Food for Thought.  Funded by Nord Family Foundation/United Way of the Midlands.
    • The comparative effectiveness of Centering Pregnancy vs. individual prenatal care among low income women in relation to preterm birth, psychosocial outcomes and postnatal utilization of health services.  Funded by Institute for Advancement of Health Care, Grenville Hospital System.

Thomas J. Brown                Associate Professor

Matt D. Childs                      Associate Professor

Bobby J. Donaldson            Associate Professor

Don H. Doyle                       McCausland Professor of History

Lacy Ford                             Professor & Chair

Kent Germany                    Associate Professor

Daniel C. Littlefield    Carolina Professor of History & Director, IAAR

Valinda Littlefield                Associate Professor

Mark M. Smith                     Carolina Distinguished Professor

Marjorie Julian Spruill        Professor

Patricia A. Sullivan             Associate Professor

Robert R. Weyeneth           Professor


Daniel C. Littlefield    Carolina Professor of History & Director, IAAR

Lana Burgess    Faculty Curator

Claire Jerry   Chief Curator of Collections & Research

Edward Puchner    Curator of Exhibitions

Stephanie Y. Mitchem         Professor and Chair

Kevin Lewis                         Professor & Director of Graduate Studies

  • "America's Heirloom Comfort Song: 'Amazing Grace,'" Journal of Implicit Religion 16, no. 3 (September 2013).

Dennis L. Poole          Professor and Dean

Madilyn Fletcher        Professor

Robin Copp        Tenured Professor/ Librarian

Herb Hartsook   Tenured Professor/ Librarian

Allen Stokes       Director, South Caroliniana Library

Katherine Adams       Associate Professor & Graduate Director

Drucilla K. Barker       Professor & Director

Deborah Billings         Assistant Professor

Ed Madden                  Associate Professor 

  • “South Carolina,” in Proud Heritage: People, Issues, and Documents of the LGBT Experience. Chuck Stewart, ed. Santa Barbara CA: ABC-CLIO, 2014. In press.
  • Nest.  Cliffs of Moher, Ireland: Salmon Poetry, 2014.  In press.
  • “Calling” [memoir essay], in Crooked Letter I: Stories of Coming Out in the South, edited by Connie Griffin and David Hooks.  Book under consideration at New South Press.
  • “James Dickey: In Touch with Darkness,” in The Limelight: A Compendium of Contemporary Columbia Artists, Vol. 1.  Cynthia Boiter, ed.  Columbia: Muddy Ford Press, 2013.  13-24.  To be reprinted in the James Dickey Review, winter 2013.
  • “An Arkansas Omnibus?: Reflections on a Poetics of Place in Contemporary American Poetry” [essay on the poetry of Ed Madden, Lea Graham, and Greg Brownderville], by Michael C. Smith, Arkansas Review 44.1 (spring / April 2013): 3-9.

Steve Lownes    Assistant Professor

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