Humanities Building 204
(205) 934-8599

Research and Teaching Interests:  Freshman Composition, American Literature

Sherman Victor Camp. Office Hours: By appointment

  • BS, University of Alabama, Business Administration
  • MA, University of Alabama at Birmingham, English

Sherman Victor Camp holds a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama and an MA in English from UAB, receiving the John S. Coley Graduate Award in English in 2005 and writing his Master’s thesis on the literary reputation of Cormac McCarthy. He has been a full-time instructor of composition and literature since 2006 and was presented the Core Teaching Award in 2014.

Camp is reshaping his courses to focus more on the cognitive science of reading and writing and looking forward to leading a class in the spring of 2015 devoted to American detective and crime fiction that will explore the psychology that has made these genres so appealing to audiences over the centuries. He considers composition and literature our lifeblood and music and cycling cosmic.

  • English Composition I and II
  • American Literature I (before 1865)
  • American Literature II (1865 to present)
  • John S. Coley Graduate Award in English, 2005
  • Core Teaching Award, 2014