English Faculty

Brennan Adcock

Brennan Adcock

Instructor, English
x6838, CA115

  • 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
  • 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:  415 poems published in 177 literary journals, 10 prose pieces (fiction and non-fiction) in 6 literary journals. Doolittle has also been selected at a Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for eastern North Carolina.
  • 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

Division Chair/Instructor, English
x6176, CA113

  • 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
  • College Activities: Writer’s Center Coordinator

Andrea Herrmann

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Andrea Herrmann

Instructor, English/Student Success Facilitator
x6177, CA104

  • Areas of Interest:  Adult and Community College education; Community College Leadership; Completion and Transfer; Rhetoric and Composition; Writing Across the Curriculum; Technical and Professional Communication
  • Courses Taught: ENG 111, ENG 112, ACA 111, ACA 122, and OST 164
  • Education:  B.A. – East Carolina University
    M.A. – East Carolina University
  • Memberships:  College Transfer Program Association, Eastern Representative; North Carolina Community College Faculty Association; North Carolina Community College Advising Association; Golden Key International Honour Society; Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education; Kappa Delta Pi, Omicron Rho, North Carolina State University Chapter ; Council of Writing Program Administrators, National Council of Teachers of English, Southeastern Writing Center Association, Two-Year College English Association – National, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Two-Year College English Association – Southeast
  • College Activities:  ACA 122 Steering Committee, ACA 122 Coordinator; Faculty Advising Training Coordinator; Faculty Advisor; Faculty Assembly Vice Chair; Bylaws Committee, Chair; Faculty Mentor; Writer’s Center Consultant; Board Member, New River Anthology; One Book, One Campus; LRC Innovations Committee

Colin Halloran

Colin Halloran

Instructor, English
x6175, CA106

  • Areas of Interest: Creative Writing (poetry, non-fiction), Literature of War, British Literature
  • Courses Taught: ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 125, ENG 126
  • Education: B.A. – Central Connecticut State UniversityM.F.A – Fairfield University
  • Memberships: Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, NC Conference of English Instructors, The Military Writers Guild.
  • Publication:
  • Shortly Thereafter, Icarian Flux, The Road Ahead: Fiction from the Forever War, Retire the Colors: Veterans and Civilians on Iraq and Afghanistan, Why We Write, and other journals and anthologies.
  • College Activities: Board Member, New River Anthology

Bethany Hunter

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Bethany Hunter

Instructor, English
x6188, CA115

  • 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: Writer’s Center Coordinator, Faculty Advisor; Faculty Mentor

Cara Ketchum

Cara Ketchum

Instructor, English
x6344, CA109

  • Areas of Interest: Literature (fantasy, fairy tale), Creative Writing (fiction), Composition/Rhetoric
  • Courses Taught: ACA 85, DRE 97, DRE 98, ENG 111, ENG 112
  • Education: B.A. – Campbell University
    M.Ed. – Campbell University
    M.A. – Southern New Hampshire University
  • Memberships: Sigma Tau Delta, Phi Kappa Phi
  • College Activities: Storytelling Showcase

Holly Lynn

Holly Lynn

Instructor, English
x6134, CA119

  • Areas of Interest: Composition, Literature, Special Authors (J. R. R. Tolkien), Sex and Gender Studies
  • Courses Taught: DRE 097, 098; ENG 111, 112, 114, 231, 232; ACA 121
  • Education: B.A. English, Malone University
    M.A. English, UNCW
  • Publication: “I’m Sorry, Mr. Jackson, I am Not Real,” Amon Hen, no. 272, July 2018.
  • Memberships: Sigma Tau Delta Alumni
    The Tolkien Society
  • College Activities: DRE Storytelling Showcase

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 098, ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 232, ENG 241, 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:  Faculty mentor, Professional Development Committee, DRE Committee

Ami Raggio

Ami Raggio

Instructor, English
x6849, CA117

  • Areas of Interest: Rhetoric and Composition, Literature as History, American Literature, British Literature, World Literature, and Transnational Literature.
  • Courses Taught: ACA-122, DRE-098, ENG-111, ENG-112, ENG-114, ENG-231
  • Education: BA: English LiteratureMA: English with concentration in Multicultural and Transnational Literature
    East Carolina University
  • PublicationMohsin Hamid, Precarity, and the (Re)Education of Western Audiences in Post-9/11 West Asian Literature
  • Memberships: Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor SocietyNational Council for English Teachers
  • College Activities: Storytelling Showcase

Davonna Thomas

Davonna Thomas

Instructor, English/DRE Coordinator
x6222, CA109

  • Areas of Interest:  Developmental Reading/Writing Instruction and Assessment, Literature Discussion/Response Groups (literature circles), Academic Literacy (including mindset and motivation), and the Craft of Storytelling.
  • Courses Taught:  ACA 085, ACA 122, DRE 096, DRE 097, DRE 098, DRE 099, ENG 111, ENG 125, and ENG 126
  • Education:  B.A. – Indiana University
    M.A.M. – Columbia College Chicago
    M.A. – Loyola University Chicago
    Ph.D. – Middle Tennessee State University
  • Memberships:  National Association for Development Education (including the North Carolina state chapter), North Carolina Community College Faculty Association (replace what I currently have listed with just these)
  • College Activities: CCCC Storytelling Showcase, Faculty Advisor, Faculty Mentor, Faculty Association Bylaws Committee, Student Organization Advisor (Club Minerva), ACA 122 Steering Committee (same deal – replace current stuff with this stuff)
  • Publications: Against the Grain (February 2015), Journal of College Literacy and Learning (April 2018), and Journal of College Reading and Learning (forthcoming)

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