English Faculty

Brennan Adcock

Brennan Adcock

Instructor, English
x6838, CA113

  • Areas of Interest: Composition, Literature, Film Theory & Criticism, Speculative Fiction, Myth
  • Courses Taught: ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 114
  • Education: B.A. – East Carolina University
    M.A. – East Carolina University
  • Memberships: NC Council of English Instructors

Thomas Beverage

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Thomas Beverage

Instructor, English
x6186, CA106

  • Areas of Interest:  Literature  (general introduction, fiction, poetry, and drama mixed with research to the survey courses of American, British, or World literature)
  • Courses Taught:  Almost every course offered over the years since 1984
  • Education:  B.S. – East Carolina University
    M.A. – East Carolina University
  • College Activities:  Faculty Advisor, Faculty Evaluation Committee, Onslow County Spelling Bee, CCCC College Foundation Representative, CCCC United Way Representative

Melanie Bruce

Melanie Bruce

Instructor, English
x6185, CA117

  • Areas of Interest:  College Composition, Business/Technical/Professional Writing, Victorian Literature, British Literature, Creative Writing, Editing
  • Courses Taught:  ENG 111, ENG 113, ENG 114, ENG 125, ENG 232, and ENG 242
  • Education:  B.A. – University of North Carolina Wilmington
    M.A. – University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Publications:  Excellent Catholic Parishes, Excellent Protestant Congregations, editor of Redemption series, numerous journal/ newspaper articles including Shipping and Trucking News, Touchstones, Island Breeze
  • College Activities:  Faculty Advisor; Board Member, New River Anthology; Co-Chair, Book-to-Movie Series; Member Welfare Committee

Anna Maria Cancelli

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Anna Maria Cancelli

Instructor, English
x6213, CA108

  • Areas of Interest:  Research & Documentation; American, World, and African American Literature
  • Courses Taught:  ACA 111, ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 113, ENG 115, ENG 232, ENG 261, and ENG 273
  • Education:  A.A. – Catherine College
    B.A. – University of North Carolina Wilmington
    M.A. – University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Memberships:  NC Conference of English Instructors – Board Member: Eastern Area Representative
  • College Activities:  Faculty Advisor

Deborah Doolittle

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Deborah Doolittle

Instructor, English
x6187, CA108

  • Areas of Interest:  Writing and Literature
  • Courses Taught:  ENG 111, ENG 125, ENG 126, DRE 098, and DRE 099
  • Education:  B.A. – University of Colorado
    M.A. – George Washington University
    M.F.A. – San Diego State University
  • Memberships:  NC Conference of English Instructors, NC Poetry Society, Association of Writers and Writing Programs, NC Community College Faculty Assembly, Georgia Historical Society
  • Publications:  333 poems in 161 journals or anthologies (print or electronic), 10 stories in 6 journals or anthologies (print or electronic), No Crazy Notions and That Echo (chapbooks available in LRC) book art, Eight Posies for African American History Month (also available in LRC).
  • College Activities:  Faculty Advisor; Co-Chair, Book-to-Movies Discussion Series; Editorial Board Member, New River Anthology; DRE Committee member

Ashley Ess

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Ashley Ess

Instructor, English
x6176, CA117

  • Areas of Interest:  Rhetoric and Composition; Critical Race Theory and Multicultural Studies
  • Courses Taught:  ACA 111, ENG 111, ENG 112, and ENG 273
  • Education:  B.S. – Appalachian State University
    M.A. – University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Memberships:  NC Conference of English Instructors, National Council of Teachers of English
  • Publications:  Contributor–Encore Magazine (2007-8); Editor–The 27s, Mobile Acres, Stone City, and various other freelance publications.
  • College Activities:  Faculty Advisor

Kellie French

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Kellie French

Instructor, English
x6135, CA106

  • Areas of Interest:  Developmental Reading and Writing, Composition, Contemporary Multicultural Literature, Ethnic American Food Memoirs
  • Courses Taught:  ACA 111, ENG 102, ENG 90, ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 232, DRE 97, DRE 98, and DRE 99
  • Education:  A.A. – Coastal Carolina Community College
    B.A. – University of North Carolina Wilmington
    M. A. – East Carolina University
  • Memberships:  Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, NC Conference of English Instructors, Two-Year College English Association – Southeast, North Carolina English Teachers Association
  • College Activities:  QEP Developmental Task Force, DRE Committee, and Reading Committee

Beth Hauser

Beth Hauser

Instructor, English
x6173, CA119

  • Areas of Interest: Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Across the Curriculum, Critical Animal Theory, Feminist Rhetoric and Literature, 20th Century American and British Literature
  • Courses Taught: ENG 111, ENG 112
  • Education: B.A. – Western Carolina University
    M.A. – Appalachian State University
  • Memberships: Southeastern Women’s Studies Association

Andrea Herrmann

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Andrea Herrmann

Instructor, English
x6177, CA104

  • Areas of Interest:  Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Across the Curriculum, Technical and Professional Communication
  • Courses Taught:  ENG 111, ENG 112, ACA 111, and OST 164
  • Education:  B.A. – East Carolina University
    M.A. – East Carolina University
  • Memberships:  Council of Writing Program Administrators, National Council of Teachers of English, North Carolina College Faculty Association, Southeastern Writing Center Association, Two-Year College English Association – National, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Two-Year College English Association – Southeast
  • College Activities:  Faculty Mentor; Faculty Advisor; Board Member, New River Anthology

Bethany Hunter

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Bethany Hunter

Instructor, English
x6188, CA113

  • Areas of Interest:  Postcolonial Literature, Feminist Literature, Multicultural Literature, Gothic Literature, Literary Theory, and Literary Criticism
  • Courses Taught:  ACA 111, ENG 80, ENG 90, ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 113, ENG 231, and ENG 262
  • Education:  B.A. – University of North Carolina Wilmington
    M.A. – Northern Arizona University
  • Memberships:  Modern Language Association, Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Conference of English Instructors
  • College Activities:  Faculty Advisor; Faculty Sponsor, Coastal Alliance: LGTBQIA; Faculty Mentor

MaryEllen Martino

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MaryEllen Martino

Instructor, English
x6134, CA119

  • Areas of Interest:  Literature and Creative Writing
  • Courses Taught:  ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 113, ENG 114, ENG 125, and ENG 232
  • Education:  B.A. – Hamilton College
    M.F.A. – University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Memberships:  Association of Writers and Writing Programs, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, NC Conference of English Instructors
  • Publications:  Still Life and Other Stories
  • College Activities:  Faculty Advisor; Co-Chair, New River Anthology

Elisabeth Pitts

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Elisabeth Pitts

Instructor, English
x6824, CB117

  • Areas of Interest:  Rhetoric and Composition, Medieval Literature, World Literature, History of the English Language, Public Speaking
  • Courses Taught:  DRE 096, DRE 097, DRE 098, ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 262, ACA 115, and COM 231
  • Education:  M.A. in English – University of Rhode Island
    M.S. in Communication – North Carolina State University
  • Memberships:  Sigma Tau Delta
  • College Activities:  DRE Committee

Kelly Terzaken

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Kelly Terzaken

Division Chair, English
Instructor, English
x6131, CA115

  • Areas of Interest:  Developmental Reading and Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Across the Curriculum, Post-Colonial Literature
  • Courses Taught:  ACA 111, DRE 98, DRE 99, ENG 90, ENG 111, and ENG 231
  • Education:  B.A. – University of North Carolina Wilmington
    M.A. – Appalachian State University
  • Memberships:  North Carolina Association of Developmental Education, NC Conference of English Instructors, National Teachers of English, NC Community College Faculty Assembly
  • College Activities:  Faculty Advisor, DRE Coordinator

Davonna Thomas

Davonna Thomas

Instructor, English
x6222, CA109

  • Areas of Interest:  Integrated Developmental Reading and Writing (Strategy) Instruction, Academic Literacy, Skill Transfer, Sociocultural Perspectives, Affective Concerns (Mindset & Motivation), and Reading/Writing Assessment
  • Courses Taught:  DRE 096, DRE 097, DRE 098, DRE 099, and ENG 111
  • Education:  B.A. – Indiana University
    M.A.M. – Columbia College Chicago
    M.A. – Loyola University Chicago
    Ph.D. – Middle Tennessee State University
  • Memberships:  International Reading Association (plus College Language and Literacy Special Interest Group and state/local councils), International Dyslexia Association, National Council for Teachers of English (plus Two Year College English Association – Southeast), College Reading and Learning Association, National Association for Developmental Education, North Carolina Community College Faculty Association
  • College Activities:  DRE Coordinator, DRE Committee, Faculty Advisor, Faculty Mentor, Student Welfare Committee

Eric Vithalani

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Eric Vithalani

Instructor, English
x6195, CA104

  • Areas of Interest:  Creative Writing (poetry, fiction), World Literature, Composition
  • Courses Taught:  ACA 111, ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 113, ENG 125, ENG 231, and ENG 261
  • Education:  B.F.A. – University of North Carolina Wilmington
    M.F.A. – University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Memberships:  NC Conference of English Instructors, Association of Writers and Writing Programs, NC Community College Association of Distance Learning
  • Publications:  Lilies and Cannonballs Review, Kakalak: An Anthology of Carolina Poets, Blood Orange Review, Inscape Literary Journal, Sliver of Stone Literary Journal, Phantom Drift Limited, Emerge Literary Journal, Cedars Literary Journal, Citron Review
  • College Activities:  Faculty Advisor; Board Member, New River Anthology