Rebecca L. Godwin, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Director of The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center

 

B.A., Barton College
M.A., North Carolina State University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

 

Dr. Rebecca Godwin is a professor of English in the Department of English and Modern Languages in the School of Arts and Sciences and serves as the director of The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center.  She enjoys scholarly work on southern writers, many of them North Carolinians. She is president of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association for 2011-2013 and past chair of the North Carolina Writers Conference.  She serves on the board of the Thomas Wolfe Society and is an active member of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, the Society for the Study of Southern Literature, and the North Carolina Poetry Society.  Her presentations at state and regional conferences have explored the work of Robert Morgan, Eudora Welty, Doris Betts, Kaye Gibbons, and many other writers.  She has published a book on Lee Smith and essays on Smith, Josephine Humphreys, Fred Chappell, Tim McLaurin, and Thomas Wolfe in books as well as journals such as Mississippi Quarterly, Pembroke Magazine, and Southern Quarterly. Her book reviews of poetry and other genres have appeared in regional and national publications.  Dr. Godwin is a member of the editorial board of North Carolina Literary Review and the planning committee for the Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming.

At Barton College, she developed and teaches African-American Literature as well as Literature of the American South.  She also supervises students seeking teacher licensure in English and works with Ragan Writing Center tutors helping peers to become better writers.

As coordinator of the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Student Poet Series for eastern North Carolina, she helps burgeoning poets of all ages to connect with literary mentors as they become part of this state’s thriving writing community.

 

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James A. Clark, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Chair, Department of English, Modern Languages,
Religion, and Philosophy
Elizabeth H. Jordan Chair of Southern Literature
School of Arts and Sciences
Hines Hall

800-345-4973 x6450
jclark@barton.edu

Elizabeth P. Dennis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Department of English, Modern Languages,
Religion, and Philosophy
School of Arts and Sciences
Hines Hall

800-345-4973 x6453
epdennis@barton.edu

Michael S. Fukuchi, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Department of English, Modern Languages,
Religion, and Philosophy
School of Arts and Sciences
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

Department of English, Modern Languages,
Religion, and Philosophy
School of Arts and Sciences
The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center

800-345-4973 x6364
rlgodwin@barton.edu

Elaine Marshall, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Department of English, Modern Languages,
Religion, and Philosophy
School of Arts and Sciences
Hines Hall

800-345-4973 x6458
emarshal@barton.edu

Shawn P. McCauley, M.A.

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Department of English, Modern Languages,
Religion, and Philosophy
School of Arts and Sciences
Hines Hall

800-345-4973 x6455
spmccauley@barton.edu

Sharon K. Montano, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish
Coordinator of Spanish Teacher Licensure

Department of English, Modern Languages,
Religion, and Philosophy
School of Arts and Sciences
214-B Hines Hall

800-345-4973 x6460
smontano@barton.edu