Faculty

Kirk L. Curnutt
Ph.D. (Louisiana State University)
Professor and Chair of English
Office: Building 136, Room 115, Montgomery Campus | 334-241-9701 
E-mail: kcurnutt@troy.edu

Aimee Burr
M.S. Adult Education, Troy University
Lecturer in English
Teaching interests include Rhetoric and Composition as well as American Literature, especially non-traditional forms of Contemporary American Literature. Research interests include Public Pedagogy in Composition, Gender and Sexual Identities in Literature.
Office: Adams Hall, room 400H, (334) 983-6556, ext. 21-398
Email: aburr@troy.edu

James G. Davis
M.F.A. (University of Alabama)
Assistant Professor of English
Office: Smith Hall, Room 248  |  334-670-3287  |  Fax: 334-670-3519
E-mail: jdavis@troy.edu

Ashley Eakes-Henderson
M.S. (Troy University), English Lecturer.
Composition, World Literature, Developmental English. 
Office: Smith Hall, Room 186 | 334-670-3349 | aeakes@troy.edu

Theresa M. Johnson
Ph.D. (North Central University); M.Ed. (Troy State University)
Assistant Professor of English
Director of English Language Arts; Teaching English to Students of Other Languages
Troy University 2019 Faculty Senate Excellence Award, 2013. Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, 2018. Advancement of Alabama Literacy Award. Officer, Troy University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. Sponsor, Pi Lambda Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. Charter Member, Mortar Board and Alpha Lambda Delta. Member, Association of College English Teachers of Alabama, National Council of Teachers of English, Troy Council of Teachers of English, and TESOL International. The Importance of Explicit Instruction of Writing Narrative Essays. Theory & Practice in Composition, Methods and Approaches in Language Teaching, Practicum and Assessments, Teaching Language Skills, Classical & Medieval Studies.
Office: Smith Hall, Room 272 | 334-670-3306 | Fax: 334-670-3519
E-mail: tmjohnson@troy.edu

Jonathan P. Lewis
Ph.D. (University of California-Riverside)
Associate Professor
Twentieth- and twenty-first-century American, Irish, and British literatures, with a particular interest in the intersections of race, power, and technologies in post-World War II narratives. Tomorrow Through the Past: Neal Stephenson and the Project of Global Modernization (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006). Essays published in Extrapolation, Pacific Coast Philology, Quarterly Horse, SFRA Review, Rougaroo, Notes on Contemporary Literature. Memberships: Science Fiction Research Association, Octavia E. Butler Society, NeMLA, Society for Utopian Studies.
Global Campus  |  334-357-6820 
E-mail: jlewis94822@troy.edu

Andrew D. "Lan" Lipscomb
Ph.D. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Professor of English
Office: Building 136, Room 119, Montgomery Campus  |  334-241-9702
E-mail: lanlipscomb@troy.edu

Priya Menon
Ph.D. (Georgia State University)
Associate Professor of English
Colonial and Postcolonial Theory, Contemporary Literary Theory, Feminist Theory, Contemporary Cosmopolitanism, Globalization, Postcolonial Diasporic Literature. Publications in Another Life: Horizons Anglophones (Montpellier: Pulm, 2012), Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies(2013), Language, Literature and Cultural Studies (2011), Revista Atenea (2011), Impressions (2010, Encyclopedia of Alabama (2012), Annotated Bibliography of English Studies (2009-2012), Ingalls Award (2008-2009), Member, Modern Language Association, SAMLA, SALA, British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (2005).
Office: Smith Hall, Room 251  |  334-670-3518  |  Fax: 334-670-3519
E-mail: pmenon@troy.edu

Theron Montgomery
Ph.D. (University of Southern Mississippi)
Professor of English
Contemporary Literature, Creative Writing. Fiction Editor, The Blue Moon Review; Founder, Alabama Literary Review. The Procession and Other Stories(United Kingdom Artists, forthcoming 2005); To Cry Is Not a Sin (Grossmont, 1978). Publications in Southern Writers in the Nineties (1992), Tampa Review, Texas Review, South Carolina Review, Habersham Review, Echoes Magazine, Red Mountain Review, CrossConnect, Blue Moon Review, Alabama Literary Review, The Sniper Review, The Paper, Product, and Three O'Clock at the Pines. Member, Sigma Tau Delta, National Council of Teachers of English, Alabama Council of Teachers of English, Alabama Writers' Forum, American Civil Liberties Union, and Amnesty International.
Office: Smith Hall, Room 242 | 334-670-3382 | Fax: 334-670-3519
E-mail: tmontgom@troy.edu

Festus Ndeh
Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English.
Office: Smith Hall, Room 249  |  334-670-3307  |  Fax: 334-670-3519
E-mail: fndeh@troy.edu

Richard Scott Nokes
Ph.D. (Wayne State University)
Associate Professor of English
Medieval Literature, World Literature, Film/Popular Culture. PEAA Award, Blog that Best Serves the Medieval Community (Unlocked Wordhoard, 2008). PEAA Award, Best Electronic Article on a Medieval Topic (“Valuing Anglo-Saxon-Studies”, 2008). White House Fellow Regional Finalist (2007). Fulbright Seminar, Guatemala (2003). Conflict in Southern Writing (ATSP, 2006), Global Perspectives on Medieval Literature and Culture (MIP, 2007). Publications in Anglo-Saxon England, Old English Newsletter, Medieval English Studies, Carmina Philosophiae, The Heroic Age, Coyote Wild, The JRR Tolkien Encyclopedia, Chaosium Digest, Whatever Remembers Us: An Anthology of Alabama Poetry, Companion to Pre-1600 British Poetry, and Alabama English. Presentations at International Congress on Medieval Studies, Southeastern Medieval Association, Medieval English Studies Association of Korea, Popular Culture Association, Red River International Conference on World Literature, Troy University Mythology Symposium, English Symposium: Celebrating the Western Tradition, Association of College English Teachers of Alabama, Daegu University Humanities Conference, Pusan University of Foreign Studies, National Collegiate Network, Michigan Academy of Science Arts & Letters Conference, Areopagus Lectures (Keynote Speaker, 2008). Popular presentations at InConjunction, Henry F. Schricker Public Library, Dragon*Con. Member, Medieval Academy of America, Medieval English Studies Association of Korea, Modern Language Association, Societas Magica, and Southeastern Medieval Association. Featured in Chivalry Today, Chronicle of Higher Education, Geekerati, Savannah Now.
Office: Smith Hall, Room 246  |  334-670-3303  |  Fax: 334-670-3519
E-mail: rsnokes@troy.edu

Michael Orlofsky
M.F.A. (University of Iowa Writers' Workshop)
Director of Creative Writing Program, and Professor of English
Creative Writing, World Literature, Composition. Publications in Postmodern Approaches to the Short Story (Praeger, 2003), The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing (Writer's Digest Books, 2002), Alabama Bound: Contemporary Stories of a State (Livingston, 1995), Writer's Guide to Creativity, WD Guide to Novel Writing, Writer's Digest (frequent contributor), Fiction Writer (frequent contributor), The Basics of Writing and Selling Fiction, Iowa Journal of Literary Studies, Prairie Schooner, Alabama Literary Review, and Pulpsmith. Distinguished Artist, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (1998). President, Association of College English Teachers of Alabama. Current project: Michelangelo in Rome (novel).
Office: Smith Hall, Room 247  |  334-670-3315  |  Fax: 334-670-3519
E-mail: morlof@troy.edu

Dr. James N. Ortego, II
Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
M.A., University of New Orleans.
B.A., University of New Orleans.
Associate Professor of English
Dr. Ortego is an Associate Professor of English who also serves as Associate Chair of the Department of English. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English from the University of New Orleans with minors in Classical Studies and American Literature, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette. Dr. Ortego teaches courses in Medieval and Renaissance Studies as well as composition; his research interests include textual studies of Shakespeare and Chaucer and cultural and folklore studies of Medieval Icelandic Literature.
Office: Adams Hall, Room 401G, Dothan Campus  |  (334) 983-6556, ext. 391
E-mail: jortego@troy.edu

Ben P. Robertson
Ph.D. (University of Tulsa)
Associate Professor of English
British Romantic Literature, Trans-Atlantic/Transnational Literature, Cultural Studies, Religion in Literature, Women's Studies. Bibliographer, Keats-Shelley Journal. Folger Fellow (2006, 2005). Editor, The Diaries of Elizabeth Inchbald, 3 volumes (Pickering & Chatto, 2007); General Editor, Themes of Conflict in the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature of the American South: The Proceedings of the 2004 Conflict in Southern Writing Conference (Mellen, 2007) and Conflict in Southern Writing (ATSP, 2006). Publications in Keats-Shelley Journal, The Catholic Church and Unruly Women Writers (Palgrave, 2007), James Joyce Quarterly, South Asian Review, Names: A Journal of Onomastics, South Central Review, South Atlantic Review, Companion to the British Short Story and Short Fiction (Facts on File, 2006), The University of Tulsa Graduate Review, The Learning, Wit, and Wisdom of Shakespeare's Renaissance Women (Mellen, 1997), Alpha Chi Recorder, and The Rectangle; forthcoming in Students' Companion to American Literary Characters, Companion to Twentieth-Century British Poetry, and Keats-Shelley Journal. Contributing Editor, Annotated Bibliography of English Studies. Member, Modern Language Association, North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Keats-Shelley Association, Byron Society of America, American Name Society, British Association for Romantic Studies, Wordsworth-Coleridge Association, South Central Modern Language Association, South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Current research, Inchbald, Hawthorne and the Romantic Moral Romance: Little Histories and Neutral Territories (Pickering & Chatto, forthcoming 2009).
Office: Smith Hall, Room 184  |  334-670-3672  |  Fax: 334-670-3519
E-mail: bprobertson@troy.edu  |  Website: http://spectrum.troy.edu/robertson

Dr. Kristin Ross
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
M.A., University of New Orleans
B.A., University of New Orleans
Assistant Professor, English
Assistant Professor of English and teaches courses in British and American literature. She has a B.A. and an M.A. in English literature from the University of New Orleans. She holds a Ph.D. in English literature from Louisiana State University with specialties in 19th-Century British literature, feminist theory, and gender studies.
Office: Adams Hall, Room 400H, Dothan Campus  |  (334) 983-6556 ext. 398
E-mail: kross63348@troy.edu

William Thompson
Ph.D. (University of Virginia)
Associate Professor of English
Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Creative Writing, World Literature, Composition. Conflict in Southern Writing (co-editor) (ATSP, 2006). Fashioned Pleasures: 23 Poets Play Bouts-Rimés with Shakespeare's Rhymes (Parallel Press, 2005). Publications in Alabama Literary Review, Antioch Review, Atlanta Review, Blink, Chautauqua Literary Review, Cumberland Poetry Review, Drastic Measures, The Gift of Experience, Iron Horse Literary Review, Meridian, Michigan Quarterly Review, Sequoia, Southern Poetry Review, St. John's Review, Western Humanities Review. Presentations at the West Chester Poetry Conference (West Chester University) and American Poetry in the 1950's Conference (University of Maine). Member, Modern Language Association, The Academy of American Poets, and the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics.
Office: Smith Hall, Room 254  |  334-670-3848  |  Fax: 334-670-3519
E-mail: wthompson25316@troy.edu

Katona Weddle
M.A. (Central Missouri State University)
Instructor of English
Essays in Publications of the Missouri Philological Association (CMSU Press, 1999 and 2002), Chair Academy Journal (International Chair Academy, 2002). Member, National Council of Teachers of English, Association of College English Teachers of Alabama.
Office: Smith Hall, Room 250  |  334-670-5670  |  Fax: 334-670-3519
E-mail: kdweddle@troy.edu

Leslie Whatley
Ph.D., English (Florida State University, 2008)
Lecturer
American Literature, World Literature, Composition, Creative Writing.
Location: Troy University, Columbus Campus, B-15 506 Manchester Expressway, Columbus, Georgia
E-mail: jlwhatley@troy.edu

Emily D. Wood
M.A. (James Cook University)
Writing Center Director – Dothan Campus, English Lecturer
Southern Literature, American Literature, Grit Lit, Women’s Literature, Literature and Adaptation.
Office: Adams 400G and Malone 115 (Writing Center)  |  334-983-6556 Ext. 465
E-mail: edwood@troy.edu  |  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DothanWritingCenter/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WC_Dothan