Faculty & Staff
Terry Engel, Ph.D.
Univ. of Southern Mississippi - at Harding since 2001
About Dr. Engel
Dr. Engel's special interests are creative writing, business and professional writing, and Southwestern literature. He also teaches general education courses and sponsors The Scribblers, our creative writing club.
Charles Bane, Ph.D.
Louisiana State University - at Harding since 2014
About Dr. Bane
Dr. Bane specializes in film, 20th-century literature, theory, and BBQ. He also teaches general education courses in composition and world literature. He is co-author of A Primer of the Novel and has published articles on Stanley Kubrick, Russian documentaries, and Celtic Noir. He also co-sponsors the Harding Film Studies Association.
Nick Boone, Ph.D.
Auburn University - at Harding since 2007
About Dr. Boone
Dr. Boone teaches general education and American literature courses. His specialty is American poetry. His publications include articles on Poe, Hawthorne,Twain, Rita Dove, and Mark Strand. Dr. Boone is a co-sponsor of Souvenirs.
Heath Carpenter, Ph.D.
Arkansas State University - at Harding since 2008
About Dr. Carpenter
Dr. Carpenter's Ph.D. work focuses on contemporary Southern identity and culture. He teaches courses in Southern Literature and Culture, Film as Literature, and William Faulkner, along with World Lit and composition and critical thinking.
Michael Claxton, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - at Harding since 2003
About Dr. Claxton
Dr. Claxton specializes in Victorian literature. He teaches composition, world literature, and British literature courses. He also co-sponsors Souvenirs and Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society.
Kathy Dillion, Ph.D.
Arkansas State University - at Harding since 1995
About Dr. Dillion
Dr. Dillion teaches all levels of the general education English curriculum and supervises English teacher-education students. Her interests are cultural studies, particularly ethnic and post-colonial literature. Dr. Dillion also co-sponsors Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society.
Stephanie Eddleman, Ph.D.
University of Mississippi - at Harding since 2004
About Dr. Eddleman
Dr. Eddleman teaches all levels of the liberal arts English curriculum. Her areas of interest are Jane Austen, the 18th & 19th century British novel, and studies in Women's Literature.
Ken Hammes, Ph.D.
Texas Tech University - at Harding since 1989
About Dr. Hammes
Dr. Hammes has been awarded the title Professor Emeritus for his excellence in and dedication to teaching and service during his twenty-eight years at Harding University. He has served as director of the Writing Center and taught advanced composition, 18th-century British literature, Romantic poetry, and film as literature. He also taught Critical Thinking and Speaking in the Honors College and co-sponsored the Harding Film Studies Association.
Nathan Henton, Ph.D. Candidate
University of Memphis - at Harding since 2010
About Mr. Henton
Mr. Henton is completing his doctoral studies at the University of Memphis. His research is situated in Rhetoric and Composition. At Harding, he teaches general-education writing courses, Advanced Composition, and Systems of English Grammar. Other interests include Zora Neale Hurston, Ernest Hemingway, and Latin American literature.
About Dr. Hunt
Dr. Hunt 's specialty is medieval literature, and his current teaching assignment includes courses in the general education core, the nature and history of language, and C. S. Lewis. He is a sponsor of the Harding Film Studies Association.
Russell L. Keck, Ph.D.
Purdue University - at Harding since 2014
About Dr. Keck
Dr. Keck specializes in early modern English literature and culture. He is particularly interested in the English Renaissance, Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama, Arthurian Literature, and the History of the Book. He teaches composition, world literature, and Renaissance literature.
Greg Laing, Ph.D.
Western Michigan University - at Harding since 2010
About Dr. Laing
Dr. Laing teaches general education courses in composition and grammar, and specializes in medieval literature and languages. His areas of interest include Old and Middle English, Scandinavian literature, and Latin.
Amy Qualls, Ph.D.
Auburn University - at Harding since 2011
About Dr. Qualls
Dr. Qualls's special interests are early American literature and women's literature. She also teaches general writing courses.
Jon Singleton, Ph.D.
Syracuse University - at Harding since 2011
About Dr. Singleton
Dr. Singleton's special interests are Victorian literature and theology. He also teaches general writing courses.