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Aaij, Michel

Phone: 334-244-3280
Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 357

Title: Associate Professor
Department: English and Philosophy
Phone: 334-244-3280
Email: [email protected]
Building: Liberal Arts

Bio

Michel Aaij is Associate Professor at Auburn University Montgomery, and specializes in Medieval literature and linguistics. He teaches courses in those field, as well as in English, American, and world literatures.

He is the co-editor of a volume on St Boniface in Brill’s series Companions to the Christian Tradition (2021). He has published journal articles on various saints, including Boniface and Elizabeth of Thuringia, and on the teaching of Judith. At professional conferences, he has presented on hagiography, on African literature, and on American medievalism and the Deep South. He has published dozens of book reviews and book articles, and he writes for, and presented at conferences on, Wikipedia.

Michel Aaij

Associate Professor
English and Philosophy

Boyle, Erin

Phone: 334-244-3376
Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 330A

Title: Lecturer
Department: English and Philosophy
Phone: 334-244-3376
Email: [email protected]
Building: Clement Hall

Bio

Erin M. Boyle is an English Lecturer at Auburn University at Montgomery where she teaches all levels of English composition. Prior to teaching composition, Erin worked as a tutor in the AUM Learning Center, where she gained valuable insights into the unique needs of the student population. These experiences ultimately led to her decision to complete the Master of Teaching Writing degree in Fall of 2019.

As a part of the English Composition Program, Erin has contributed to the development of a curriculum that focuses on reflection and teaching for transfer. One of Erin’s favorite parts of teaching composition is the opportunities she finds to learn alongside her students.

Outside of teaching, she enjoys writing poetry, crocheting, and spending time with her husband and four kids. She lives in Pike Road, Alabama, where she enjoys life in the country with her family.

Erin Boyle

Lecturer
English and Philosophy

Burrows, Elizabeth

Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 362

Title: Distinguished Senior Lecturer
Department: English and Philosophy
Email: [email protected]
Building: Liberal Arts

Bio

Elizabeth Burrows is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer in the Department of English & Philosophy at Auburn University at Montgomery. Her primary research interests are the rhetoric of popular culture, writing program administration, pedagogy, and online instruction. She teaches in the Honors program and University Success in addition to her composition courses and literature surveys. Ms. Burrows went to Auburn University as an undergraduate where she was a Senior Honors Scholar as well as a DJ and Station Manager at the campus radio station; she also graduated with a Master’s degree in English at Auburn before working as a full-time research assistant. As of 2022, she has been teaching college courses for over 15 years. On a personal note, Ms. Burrows is a New Jersey native; she also has three dogs: a pitbull named Night Fury, a Caribbean potcake named Snitch, and a half-husky/half-pitbull named Harley Quinn.

Elizabeth Burrows

Distinguished Senior Lecturer
English and Philosophy

Cobb, Aaron

Phone: 334-244-3403
Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 213

Title: Coordinator; Professor
Department: English and Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Studies
Phone: 334-244-3403
Email: [email protected]
Building: Clement Hall

Bio CV

I began working at AUM in 2010. Prior to that, I completed a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Saint Louis University, a M.A. in Philosophy from Western Michigan University, and a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from Greenville University.

My dissertation focused on 19th-century British philosophy of science. I was interested in debates among these philosophers concerning the role of experiment in the justification of scientific knowledge. Although my research focused in this area, my teaching experience at Saint Louis University focused broadly on applied ethics, the history of philosophy, and in philosophy of religion. Since coming to AUM, I have continued to teach courses in these areas. And my research interests have shifted to focus broadly on virtues and vices in both ethics and epistemology. I have written two books: A Virtue-Based Defense of Perinatal Hospice and Loving Samuel: Suffering, Dependence, and the Calling of Love, a philosophical and theological memoir on the life and death of his son. I’m currently working on a third book, under contract with Cambridge Elements series The Problems of God, tentatively titled Suffering, Virtue, and God.

In addition to my teaching and research within the Department of English and Philosophy, in 2017 I took on the role of coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Studies degree plan. In this role, I oversee all aspects of the program including advising students and teaching the Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone course.

 

Aaron Cobb

Coordinator; Professor
English and Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Studies
Dana Comi

Comi, Dana

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: English and Philosophy
Email: [email protected]

Dana Comi

Assistant Professor
English and Philosophy

Edwards, Tara

Phone: 334-244-3376
Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 337

Title: Administrative Associate
Department: English and Philosophy
Phone: 334-244-3376
Email: [email protected]
Building: Liberal Arts

Tara Edwards

Administrative Associate
English and Philosophy

Fowler, Angela

Phone: 334-244-3151
Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 330B

Title: Lecturer
Department: English and Philosophy
Phone: 334-244-3151
Email: [email protected]
Building: Liberal Arts

Bio CV

Angela Fowler is a lecturer at Auburn University at Montgomery where she teaches English Composition courses, with the occasional survey literature class. Her research interests lie in nineteenth-century literature, Sherlock Holmes, and gothic literature. She often injects popular culture themes into her composition courses, as she considers media literacy vital to writing and thinking.

Angela graduated from Mississippi State University in 2005 with a B.A. in English and in 2007 with an M.A. in English with an emphasis on creative writing. She taught at Mississippi State for a year before she was accepted into the doctoral program at Auburn University, where she graduated with a Ph.D in English in 2014. Her dissertation was titled “Arthur Conan Doyle and British Cosmopolitan Identity: Knights, Detectives, and Mediums.” She has also published the article “’The Great unifying force:’: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Spiritualist British Commonwealth” for English Literature in Transition.

Angela is currently working on a scholarly companion to Arthur Conan Doyle for McFarland Publications.

Angela Fowler

Lecturer
English and Philosophy

Fowler, Heath

Phone: 334-244-3151
Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 330D

Title: Senior Lecturer
Department: English and Philosophy
Phone: 334-244-3151
Email: [email protected]
Building: Clement Hall

Bio

Heath Fowler has taught English at Auburn University at Montgomery since Fall of 2013. He teaches composition courses as well as “Business and Professional Writing” and “Technical Writing.”

 

Heath graduated from Mississippi State University in December of 2003 with a B.A. in Communication and a double emphasis in Journalism and Public Relations. He then worked in newspapers for 7 years, serving as a copy editor, page designer, and assistant copydesk chief at the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal for four years before working as a copy editor and page designer at the Montgomery Advertiser for three years.

 

He then left newspapers to continue his education at Auburn University, earning his Master of Technical and Professional Communication degree in May of 2013, minoring in Rhetoric and Composition. Since then, he has continued his studies while teaching at AUM, earning his Certificate of Teaching Writing in Fall of 2019.

 

Outside of academia, his interests include music, travel, and attending sci-fi/fantasy conventions. He lives in Montgomery, Alabama, with his wife, Dr. Angela Fowler, and their dog, Goofy.

Heath Fowler

Senior Lecturer
English and Philosophy
Catherine Gooch

Gooch, Catherine

Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 354

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: English and Philosophy
Email: [email protected]
Building: Liberal Arts

Bio

Catherine Gooch is an Assistant Professor of English, specializing in Southern Literature, African American studies, Appalachian Studies, Environmental Humanities, and Social Theory. She earned her PhD in English from University of Kentucky in 2019.

Her most recent work appears in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment and Comparative American Studies. Her current project, The Black Pastoral: Reclaiming Southern Landscapes in African American Literature, challenges the traditional literary notions of the “pastoral” by considering how Black authors, artists, and musicians redefine the southern environment in empowering ways in order to lend nuance to the lived experience of Black southerners and illustrate complex affective ties to the land.

Catherine is a born and raised Kentuckian. She loves Ale-8 (IYKYK), crystals, and 90s hip-hop.

 

 

Catherine Gooch

Assistant Professor
English and Philosophy

Gray, Jason D.

Phone: 334-244-3771
Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 361

Title: Senior Lecturer
Department: English and Philosophy
Phone: 334-244-3771
Email: [email protected]
Building: Liberal Arts

Bio CV

Bio:

   I began teaching philosophy at AUM in 2016. Prior to 2016 I was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (2 years). I have also taught philosophy at Georgia State University.

   I received my PhD in Philosophy in 2013 from the University of California, Riverside. I hold two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Alabama and I received an MA in philosophy from Georgia State University (2005). My philosophical interests vary, but I specialized at the intersection of the metaphysics of free will and moral responsibility. the philosophy of death, and the philosophy of addiction.

    Although I was born in Maryland, I grew up in Tuscaloosa, AL. I am an avid football and baseball fan (Crimson Tide and the Atlanta Braves). I  enjoying reading non-fiction history (especiallt 19th. I have a fairly extensive collection of autographs from Hall of Fame baseball players. I have bungee jumped, stood on a glacier, repelled down a 100 foot wall, and once was so lost (along with everyone else in the car) that we weren’t sure whether we were in Luxembourg or France (“Excuse me, could you tell me what country I am in?).

 

Jason D. Gray

Senior Lecturer
English and Philosophy
Darren Harris-Fain

Harris-Fain, Darren

Phone: 334-244-3489
Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 336

Title: Honors Professor; Interim Department Chair
Department: English and Philosophy
Phone: 334-244-3489
Email: [email protected]
Building: Liberal Arts

Bio

Dr. Harris-Fain teaches and writes about British and American literature since the 1800s and popular culture. The topics of his publications include Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, H. G. Wells, Tarzan, James Bond, superheroes, Star Trek, Ray Bradbury, Ken Kesey, Kurt Vonnegut, New Wave science fiction, Harlan Ellison, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, and Alison Bechdel, among others. His courses include surveys of British and American literature as well as upper-level and graduate classes on editing, American film history, and science fiction, fantasy, and graphic novels. Dr. Harris-Fain was a reference book editor and writer before beginning his teaching career and has taught at AUM since 2011. In 2015, he was a three-day champion on Jeopardy!

Darren Harris-Fain

Honors Professor; Interim Department Chair
English and Philosophy
AUM-Shannon-Howard

Howard, Shannon K.

Phone: 334-244-3209
Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 144I

Title: Associate Professor
Department: English and Philosophy
Phone: 334-244-3209
Email: [email protected]
Building: Liberal Arts

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Shannon K. Howard

Associate Professor
English and Philosophy

Kelley, Joyce

Phone: 334-244-3449
Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 338

Title: Professor of English
Department: English and Philosophy
Phone: 334-244-3449
Email: [email protected]
Building: Liberal Arts

Bio

Bio:

Joyce E. Kelley is Professor of English at Auburn University at Montgomery where she teaches courses in nineteenth and twentieth-century British and American literature, children’s literature, and poetry writing.  She is the faculty sponsor of English Club and plays cello in the Montgomery Symphony.

Her articles have appeared in The Journal of Narrative Theory, Victorians, Virginia Woolf Miscellany, Children’s Literature, The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts, Critical Insights: Walt Whitman, Reading Transatlantic Girlhood in the Long Nineteenth Century, and in the collection Politics, Identity, and Mobility in Travel Writing.  Her books include a monograph on the women modernists and travel, Excursions into Modernism: Women Writers, Travel, and the Body (Ashgate, 2015), and an edited collection, Children’s Play in Literature: Investigating the Strengths and the Subversions of the Playing Child (Routledge, 2019).     

Joyce Kelley

Professor of English
English and Philosophy
Sara Kelm

Kelm, Sara

Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 328

Title: Lecturer
Department: English and Philosophy
Email: [email protected]
Building: Liberal Arts

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Sara Kelm

Lecturer
English and Philosophy

Klevay, Robert

Title: Associate Professor
Department: English and Philosophy
Phone: 334-244-3524
Email: [email protected]
Building: Liberal Arts

Bio

Robert Klevay received a BA in English and Classics from Hillsdale College.  His MA and PHD are from the University of Delaware, where his dissertation research focused on Henry David Thoreau’s use of classical literature.  At AUM, he has taught courses about American literature to 1865, World Literature, Greek and Roman Mythology, Film and Film Criticism, Travel Writing, and writers associated with the American Transcendentalist movement.  He has published articles in the Concord Saunterer, the Thoreau Society Bulletin, American Literary Realism, Mississippi Quarterly, and Salem Press’s Critical Insights series.      

Robert Klevay

Associate Professor
English and Philosophy

Locklear, Amy Lee Marie

Phone: 334-244-3811
Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 217

Title: Distinguished Senior Lecturer
Department: English and Philosophy
Phone: 334-244-3811
Email: [email protected]
Building: Liberal Arts

Bio CV

Amy Lee M. Locklear, PhD,  is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer and Honors Faculty in the Department of English and Philosophy. She specializes in digital writing and rhetoric, composition pedagogy, and learning sciences. Her research interests include teaching rhetoric in the composition classroom, cognitive science and education, digital writing spaces and rhetorical practices, and research writing. She has published a number of works related to the intersections of cognitive science and critical thinking and learning, especially in terms of writing pedagogy.

She teaches first year writing courses (English 0103, 1010, and 1020), as well as Advanced Writing (English 3050) and the first-year Seminars for the Honors Program (The Hero’s Journey Into Thinking – Honors 1757).

Dr. Locklear is originally from Virginia, and attended the College of William & Mary in Virginia for her B.A. in English Literature. From there she moved around the country as an Air Force spouse, ending up in Alabama in 2000. She earned her M.A. in English from Auburn University, specializing in rhetoric and literature, and recently earned her Doctorate from Old Dominion University in Digital Rhetoric and Composition. Her dissertation, “Concept Maps as Sites of Rhetorical Invention: Teaching the Creative Act of Synthesis as a Cognitive Process,” is based on interdisciplinary research on the brain, active learning, and writing pedagogy. Her other publications are pedagogical in focus, including writing and co-editing open-educational resources for first-year writing courses.

In addition to her teaching and research pursuits, Dr. Locklear is a fan of science fiction and dragons.

Amy Lee Marie Locklear

Distinguished Senior Lecturer
English and Philosophy
Luke Manning

Manning, Luke

Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 340

Title: Lecturer
Department: English and Philosophy
Email: [email protected]
Building: Liberal Arts

Luke Manning

Lecturer
English and Philosophy
AUM-Lilian-Mina

Mina, Lilian

Phone: 334-244-3634
Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 335

Title: Director; Associate Professor
Department: English and Philosophy
Phone: 334-244-3634
Email: [email protected]
Building: Liberal Arts

Bio

Lilian Mina is Associate Professor of English and the Director of Composition at Auburn University at Montgomery. She researches digital rhetoric with focus on multimodal composing and writing teachers? use of digital technologies. Her research in multilingual composition is centered around multilingual writers? use of digital technologies and examining their (digital)writing experiences. She is also interested in WPA scholarship, especially (technology)professional development of writing teachers, program assessment, and curriculum development. Her work has appeared in multiple journals and edited collections.

Lilian Mina

Director; Associate Professor
English and Philosophy
Anna Orlofsky

Orlofsky, Anna

Phone: 334-244-3376
Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 215

Title: Lecturer
Department: English and Philosophy
Phone: 334-244-3376
Email: [email protected]
Building: Liberal Arts

CV

Anna Orlofsky

Lecturer
English and Philosophy
Kent Quaney

Quaney, Kent

Title: Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Creative Writing
Department: English and Philosophy
Phone: 334-244-3516
Email: [email protected]

Bio

Kent Quaney is an Assistant Professor of English and the coordinator of the Creative Writing program at AUM. His areas of expertise include fiction writing, postcolonial criticism, and the contemporary literature of East Asia and the South Pacific.

Dr. Quaney has published several short stories in journals such as Literally Stories, Polari, Riversedge, and Chelsea Station. His first novel, One Breath from Drowning, is forthcoming from the University of Wisconsin Press in 2022.

Kent Quaney

Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Creative Writing
English and Philosophy

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