Faulkner University

DR. KELLY MORRIS' VITA

CONTACT INFORMATION

OFFICE

ADDRESS: Faulkner University
Brooks Hall 421
5345 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, Alabama 36109
OFFICE PHONE: 334-386-7312
E-MAIL: kmorris@faulkner.edu

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • PH.D. ENGLISH 1983, UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
  • CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, FAULKNER UNIVERSITY, 1992-2008
  • TAUGHT COLLEGE COURSES IN ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE AND ENGLISH COMPOSITION, 1984 TO PRESENT

EDUCATION

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (1983), UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

MAJOR: AMERICAN AND ENGLISH LITERATURE
DISSERTATION: Stephen Crane and Gothic Tradition

MASTER OF ARTS (1976), ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY.

MAJOR: English Literature

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (1974), HARDING UNIVERSITY.

MAJOR: English; Minor: French

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA (1970), MARS HILL BIBLE SCHOOL.

MAJOR: In College Preparatory Studies.

CONTINUING EDUCATION-PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (RECENT)
Attended lectures and participated in faculty discussions of Institute for Faith and the Academy, Faulkner University, 2003-2008.

SPECIALIZATION AREAS
English and American Literature, English Composition

CURRENT EXPERIENCE
PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH , DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, AUGUST 1992 TO PRESENT
Description: Chair of Department. Teach courses in literature and composition. Perform faculty duties such as student advisement and career guidance. Serve on faculty and university committees.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND FINE ARTS, FAULKNER UNIVERSITY. August 1992 to ????.
Description: Chair of Department. Teach courses in literature and composition. Perform faculty duties such as student advisement and career guidance. Serve on faculty and university committees.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Assistant Professor of English, Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1990-1992.
Assistant Professor of English, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma, 1988-1990.
Assistant Professor of English and Chair, Humanities Division, Faulkner University, Montgomery, Alabama, 1984-1988.
Instructor of English, Northwest Mississippi Community College, Evening Extension Program, Oxford, Mississippi, 1981-1984.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Mississippi, 1978-1982.
Editorial Assistant, University of Mississippi Studies in English, 1982-83.
Instructor of English, Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas, 1977-78: Filled a one-year vacancy in freshman composition.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas, 1975-1976.
Secondary English and French teacher, Ozark, Arkansas, 1974-1975.

HONORS
Who's Who Among American College and University Students, 1974

ACTIVITIES: UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Faulkner University

Curriculum Committee, 1992-2008
Assistant Sponsor of Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Alabama Delta Chapter, 1993-2008
Steering Committee Chair and General Editor for SACS Self-Study, 1996-1999
Teacher Education Committee, 1995-2008
Committee on Committees, Chair, 1996-97; 2007-08
Tenure and Promotion Committee, 1995-1996; 2003-2004; 2004-2005; 2006-2007
Benefits Committee, 1992-1996
Institutional Effectiveness Committee, 1993-1995
Faculty Grievance Committee, 1993-1995
Developmental Course Committee, 1995-96
Curriculum Committee, Chair, 1985-1988
Faculty Advisory Committee, 1984-1987

ACTIVITIES: COMMUNITY SERVICE

MEMBER OF GRACE POINTE CHURCH OF CHRIST

Co-leader of small group Bible study

ACTIVITIES: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Annual conference of Association of College English Teachers of Alabama, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007.
Attended lectures and participated in faculty discussions of Institute for Faith and the Academy, Faulkner University, 2003-2008.
Annual meeting of South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA, 1999, 1995.
Annual meeting of Conference on College Composition & Communication, Atlanta, GA, 1999, 1988.
Assisted in planning and hosting 1994 annual conference of ACETA at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery, Alabama.
Conference of Nobel Laureates in Literature, Cultural Olympiad, Atlanta, GA, 1995.
National grant-writing workshop for college and university Upward Bound programs, Washington, D.C., 1994.
National meeting of Learning Disabilities Association, Washington, D.C., 1994.
Annual conference of South Central Modern Language Association, 1989, 1977.
Spring convention of National Council of Teachers of English, Houston, TX, 1985.
Chair: "Twentieth-Century American Fiction," Mississippi Philological Association, 1984.

ACTIVITIES: PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Annual conference of Association of College English Teachers of Alabama, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007.

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
"Illusion and Unfulfilled Intention in Hardy's The Woodlanders," Tennessee Philological Association, 1991.
"Edwin Arlington Robinson's Portraits of the Elderly," College Session of Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English, 1990.
"Parris and Hale: Contrasting Motivations in Arthur Miller's The Crucible," Arkansas Philological Association, 1982.
Translated from French into English, "Edgar Poe and France: Toward the End of a Myth?" by Roger Forclaz, for Poe and Our Times, ed. Benjamin F. Fisher IV, by The Edgar Allan Poe Society, 1985.

GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT
EH 6351 STUDIES IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, FALL 2007

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT
Freshman Composition
Shakespeare
Introduction to Literature
American Novel
Developmental English
American Short Story
Survey of American Literature I
Early American Literature
Survey of American Literature II
Major American Writers: 19th Century
Survey of English Literature I
Major American Writers: 20th Century
Survey of English Literature II
Literature of the South
Advanced Composition
Studies in the English Language
Creative Writing
American Writers Since 1800

References
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