Elizabeth P. Dennis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

 

B.A., Gardner-Webb University
M.A., Clemson University
Ph.D., East Carolina University

Hines Hall
epdennis@barton.edu | 800-345-4973 x6453

 

Elizabeth Dennis is a 2003 graduate of Gardner-Webb University where she studied mass communications and public relations and minored in English with a writing emphasis.  From there, she went on to receive her Master of Arts degree in Professional Communication from Clemson University in 2005.  After taking two years off to teach at North Carolina State University, Dennis returned to school and received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication from East Carolina University in 2014.  She is currently an associate professor of English in the Barton College School of Humanities and the Director of the First-Year Seminar Program.

Dennis has varied research interests including online identity creation, rhetoric, and writing studies and pedagogy.  She has presented her research at various places including annual the College Composition and Communication Conference, the Carolina Rhetoric Conference, and the Computers and Writing Conference.  Her dissertation research focused on the intersection of high school AP English and first-year writing in college.  She hopes her research will be used to better inform both high school and college instructors about the issues related to the transfer (or lack of transfer) of writing skills and knowledge.

She is married to her college sweetheart, Kerry Dennis; and they have one child, Gavin, and a dog, Maggie.  When she isn’t grading or writing papers, Mrs. Dennis enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with her family.

 
Jeff Broadwater, J.D., Ph.D.

Professor of History
School of Humanities

Hines Hall
800-345-4973 x6443
ojbroadwater@barton.edu

John M. Bublic, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science
School of Humanities

Hines Hall
800-345-4973 x6446
jbublic@barton.edu

James A. Clark, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Dean, School of Humanities
Elizabeth H. Jordan Chair of Southern Literature

Hines Hall
800-345-4973 x6450
jclark@barton.edu

Elizabeth P. Dennis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English
School of Humanities

Hines Hall
800-345-4973 x6453
epdennis@barton.edu

Michael S. Fukuchi, Ph.D.

Professor of English
School of Humanities

Hines Hall
800-345-4973 x6452
mfukuchi@barton.edu

Rebecca L. Godwin, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Director, The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center
School of Humanities

The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center
800-345-4973 x6364
rlgodwin@barton.edu

Alan D. Lane, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History
School of Humanities

Hines Hall
800-345-4973 x6494
alane@barton.edu

Elaine Marshall, Ph.D.

Professor of English
School of Humanities

Hines Hall
800-345-4973 x6458
emarshal@barton.edu

Shawn P. McCauley, M.A.

Visiting Assistant Professor of English
School of Humanities

Hines Hall
800-345-4973 x6455
spmccauley@barton.edu

Sharon K. Montano, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish
Coordinator of Spanish Teacher Licensure
School of Humanities

214-B Hines Hall
800-345-4973 x6460
smontano@barton.edu

Jane S. Webster, Ph.D.

Professor of Religion and Philosophy
School of Humanities

Hines Hall
800-345-4973 x6440
jwebster@barton.edu

Rodney A. Werline, Ph.D.

Professor of Religion and Philosophy
Leman and Marie Barnhill Endowed Chair in Religious Studies
School of Humanities

Hines Hall
800-345-4973 x6447
rawerline@barton.edu