Michael Brantley

Michael K. Brantley, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Communications

B.S., Barton College
M.A., East Carolina University
M.F.A., Queens University of Charlotte

Roma Hackney Music Building
mkbrantley@barton.edu | 800-345-4973 x6370

Michael K. Brantley is the author of two nonfiction books: Galvanized: The Odyssey of a Reluctant Carolina Confederate (University of Nebraska Press/Potomac Books, 2020), about the Civil War in North Carolina, and Memory Cards: Portraits from a Rural Journey (Black Rose, 2015), a memoir about growing up in eastern North Carolina. Brantley worked as an award winning journalist and photographer and as an English professor prior to coming to Barton College and holds a Master Photographer Craftsman degree from the Professional Photographers of America. His photographs have won three Fuji Masterpiece Awards, three Southeastern Professional Photographers Association (SEPPA) Distinguished Awards, as well as a Best of Show in North Carolina. He continues to freelance for national magazines, and has published a number of essays, short stories, and poems in literary journals in the U.S. and internationally. His research and writing interests include North Carolina history, baseball, bluegrass and roots music, American history, Southern culture, business, agriculture, and folklore. He advises the Barton College student newspaper, The Collegiate.