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University Hall 5022
(205) 975-4227

Research and Teaching Interests: Rhetoric and composition, American and British literature

Office Hours: By appointment


  • B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham, English
  • M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Sociology
  • M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham, English

Ron Guthrie teaches freshman composition and literature survey courses. His graduate course work focused on literary studies to complement his undergraduate concentration in creative writing. Ron’s thesis examined the development of female characters in Stephen King’s novels during the first thirty years of King’s career. Ron has taught two classes on King and is looking forward to teaching other Special Topic courses in the future.

Ron is an avid reader of modern American and British literature, especially epic fantasy, science fiction, and horror. When he is not teaching, he can usually be found writing fiction or losing himself in a variety of video games. Away from campus, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their extended family of six dogs and six cats at their home in rural Etowah County.

  • Recent Courses
    • Introduction to College English
    • Introduction to Freshman English I
    • Introduction to Freshman English II
    • American Literature II
    • Special Topics: Stephen King
    • English Composition I
    • English Composition II
    • Introduction to Literature
    • American Literature I
  • Academic Distinctions and Professional Societies
    • English Core Teaching Award, 2017
    • Modern Language Association