English Department

Faculty & Staff

Terry Engel

Department Chair

Terry Engel, Ph.D.

Univ. of Southern Mississippi - at Harding since 2001
Email: tengel@harding.edu
American Studies 301
501-279-4622

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

Charles Bane, Ph.D.

Louisiana State University - at Harding since 2014
Email: cbane@harding.edu
American Studies 306
501-279-4925

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
Email: nboone@harding.edu
American Studies 310
501-279-4474

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

Heath Carpenter, M.S.E.

Harding University - at Harding since 2008
Email: hcarpent@harding.edu
American Studies 306
501-279-5274

About Dr. Carpenter

Mr. Carpenter's special interests are composition, rhetoric, and cultural studies. He also teaches general writing courses.

Michael Claxton

Michael Claxton, Ph.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - at Harding since 2003
Email: mclaxto1@harding.edu
American Studies 303
501-279-4618

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.

Dr. Claxton contributes a regular column, "Just the Clax," for The Bison, the campus newspaper, and recently published a biography.

 

 

Kathy Dillion

Kathy Dillion, Ph.D.

Arkansas State University - at Harding since 1995
Email: kdillion@harding.edu
American Studies 315
501-279-5122

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

Stephanie Eddleman, Ph.D.

University of Mississippi - at Harding since 2004
Email: szeddleman@harding.edu
American Studies 319
501-279-4431

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

Ken Hammes, Ph.D.

Texas Tech University - at Harding since 1989
Email: khammes@harding.edu
American Studies 321
501-279-4628

About Dr. Hammes

Dr. Hammes serves as director of the Writing Center and teaches advanced composition, 18th-century British literature, Romantic poetry, and film as literature. His specialty is modern British poetry. He also teaches Critical Thinking and Speaking in the Honors College and co-sponsors the Harding Film Studies Association.

Nathan Henton

Nathan Henton, M.A.

University of Mississippi - at Harding since 2010
Email: nhenton@harding.edu
American Studies 305
501-279-4271

About Mr. Henton

Mr. Henton teaches general-education writing courses and Systems of English Grammar, both among his areas of special interest. Other interests include Zora Neale Hurston, Ernest Hemingway, and Latin American literature. He co-sponsors Scribblers, the English department’s creative writing club.

Larry Hunt

Larry Hunt, Ph.D.

University of Georgia - at Harding since 2000
Email: lhunt@harding.edu
American Studies 317
501-279-4168

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.

Ken Hammes

Russell L. Keck, Ph.D.

Purdue University - at Harding since 2014
Email: rlkeck@harding.edu
American Studies 318
501-279-4613

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

Greg Laing, Ph.D.

Western Michigan University - at Harding since 2010
Email: glaing@harding.edu
American Studies 308
501-279-4215

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.

Larry Long

Larry R. Long, Ph.D.

Ohio State University - at Harding since 1976
Email: llong@harding.edu
Administration 102
501-279-4335

About Dr. Long

Dr. Long, Provost, holds the rank of Distinguished Professor, having received the Distinguished Teacher Award three times.

Amy Qualls

Amy Qualls, Ph.D.

Auburn University - at Harding since 2011
Email: aqualls@harding.edu
American Studies 309
501-279-4422

About Dr. Qualls

Dr. Qualls's special interests are early American literature and women's literature. She also teaches general writing courses.

Jon Singleton

Jon Singleton, Ph.D.

Syracuse University - at Harding since 2011
Email: jsingleton@harding.edu
American Studies 307
501-279-4306

About Dr. Singleton

Dr. Singleton's special interests are Victorian literature and theology. He also teaches general writing courses.