Faculty Affiliates

Jason Black, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair, Communication Studies

Communication Studies Areas of interest: Rhetorical studies and social change American Indian resistance LGBTQ community discourses Black liberation Read More

Paula Connolly, Ph.D.

Professor, English

English Areas of Interest: Multicultural children’s literature American and British children’s literature Visual images and children’s literature 19th century American literature Images of slavery in literature, film and popular culture

Jonathan Crane, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Communication Studies

Department of Communication Studies Areas of Interest: Media Film Popular culture

David Dalton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Spanish

Paula G. Eckard, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair, English
Fretwell 276F

Daniel A. Grano, PhD

Professor, Communication Studies
Communication Studies
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Jeffrey Leak, Ph.D.

English, American Studies

Department of English Areas of Interest: Twentieth-century African American novel Gender and cultural studies Biography

Janaka B. Lewis, Ph.D.

Director, Women's and Gender Studies; Associate Professor, Department of English
Women's and Gender Studies, English
Fretwell 245M

Sean McCloud, Ph.D.

Professor, Religious Studies

Department of Religious Studies Areas of Interest: American religions Theories and methods for the study of religions New and combinative religious movements

Shepherd McKinley, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, History

Department of History Areas of Interest: South Carolina phosphate and fertilizer industries Southern industrialization, emancipation Reconstruction Southern conservatives 1865-1920 Southern business and labor 1865-1920 Convict labor Jim Crow Industrial pollution Advertising