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The Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes full-time regular faculty members of College of Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching.

The loss of logos — patterns of reasoning — in modern discourse inspired English Professor Bruce McComiskey, Ph.D., to write his new book, “Post-Truth Rhetoric and Composition,” from Utah State University Press.

October 17, 2017

Risk Takers

From changing majors to changing sports, these former football players, cheerleaders, majorettes, and Blazerettes stepped outside their comfort zones and transformed their student experiences–and future careers.

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Black immigrants who called Russia home in the early 1800s later laid the foundation for communism's appeal among black Americans, while Russian authors wrote about U.S. slavery to vent about European despotism, says assistant professor of English Jessie Dunbar, Ph.D., who is writing a book on the subject.
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Kerry Madden-Lunsford, associate professor and Director of Creative Writing, teaches her creative writing students to shape their life stories alphabetically.
April 19, 2017

Write On

Tucked into Sterne Library is one of UAB’s best kept—and most powerful—secrets: the University Writing Center.
October 07, 2016

Myth Busters

Here are the most common misperceptions of liberal arts majors and a breakdown of how valuable these degrees really are, as well as what UAB is doing to ensure our students find careers that are right for them.
Alumna Sarah Hicks will travel to the Galapagos Islands in an effort to enhance geographic knowledge in classrooms and local communities.
English Professor Alison Chapman — who has spent more than a decade enriching the intellectual lives of prison inmates — is the recipient of the 2016 Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award.
Doug Barrett, associate professor of graphic design in the Department of Art and Art History, is the recipient of the 2016 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Alison Chapman, professor and chair of the Department of English, is the recipient of the Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award.
Jessie Dunbar, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of English, has received a six-month Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
Her first book isn’t finished, but Ashley M. Jones’s words already are earning national accolades. Recently, the young poet and 2012 UAB alumna won the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award.
Lauren Slaughter is an Assistant Professor in the UAB Department of English. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, she teaches creative writing, poetry writing, late American and British literature, and composition. She sat down with graduate student Haley Cotton to talk about writing and teaching.
The Department of English Alumni Lecture series brings in nationally prominent writers and scholars twice each year to talk about ideas and issues related to the study of English. These lectures are free and open to the public.
November 24, 2015

Tell Me a Story

Designed for students looking to hone their writing skills, the EH 091 writing course has, for a couple of years, given students a platform to tell their own “literacy stories.”
UAB students gathered for the "Exploring Racism through Hip Hop" writing workshop at the Department of Theatre's acting studio on Nov. 13 to add their voices to a musical in the works.
Ashley Jones, who graduated with a degree in English in 2012, has been given the Writers’ Award by the Rona Jaffe Foundation.
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