We would like to introduce you to ...

The Department of English proudly introduces you to our excellent new faculty members:

Dr. Catherine Pierce comes to us from the University of Missouri, where she earned her PhD in English literature and creative writing, with a specialty in poetry. These interests manifest themselves in Katie's seven poems published in 2007 (see Faculty Awards and Achievements) and in her forthcoming collection of poems, Famous Last Words, which won the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize for 2007.

Dr. PIerce
Dr. Michael Kardos also completed his PhD in literature and creative writing at the University of Missouri, where he focused on fiction writing and won a prestigious award for teaching. In addition to publishing three short stories in 2007, Mike has taken on the role of faculty advisor to our chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the national fraternity of English majors. Dr. Kardos
Instructors We have also promoted three of our best lecturers to the rank of instructor: (shown l-r) Sarah Sneed, MA, University of New Orleans; Ashley Leonard, MA, MSU; and Shelly Sanders, MA, MSU.
Additionally, Dr. Dan Siddiqi has served this year as visiting assistant professor of linguistics. Dr. Siddiqi
lecturers We have hired five new lecturers: (l-r) Tiffany Curtis, MA, MSU; Stephen Brandon, MA, Ole Miss; Leslie Youngblood, MFA, UNC-Greensboro; Ashley Lancaster, PhD, Ole Miss; and (not pictured) Michele Crescenzo, PhD, Emory University.