Academic Programs

“The professors at Transylvania are unlike teachers at any other school, and you can tell the difference the minute you walk into a classroom. It’s the look they get in their eyes when they begin teaching, it's the way they smile when students really get into discussion. They care about what they teach, and they care that we, as students, are learning. And that makes all the difference. At Transy, our professors don’t treat us like numbers; we’re more than just names on a roster. We are learners, and they are here to teach us everything they can, to make sure the passion lives on.”
— Della McDonald ’14

English Faculty

  • Kremena Todorova

    Kremena Todorova, Associate Professor of English; Program Director

    Ph.D., M.A., University of Notre Dame, 2003, 2001; B.A., Hope College, 1997
  • Martha Billips

    Martha Billips, Professor of English; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

    Ph.D., M.A., University of Kentucky, 1997, 1987; B.A., Transylvania University, 1978
  • Liz Corsun

    Elizabeth Corsun, Associate Professor of English

    Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2005; B.A., University of California–Santa Cruz, 1991
  • Maurice Manning

    Maurice Manning, Professor of English

    M.F.A. University of Alabama, 1999; M.A. University of Kentucky, 1996; B.A. Earlham College, 1988
  • Bethany Packard

    Bethany Packard, Assistant Professor of English

    Ph.D., M.A., Vanderbilt University, 2010, 2006; A.B., Washington University, 2005
  • Richard Taylor

    Richard Taylor, Kenan Visiting Writer

    Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1974; J.D., Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, 1967; M.A., University of Louisville, 1964; B.A., University of Kentucky, l963
  • Anthony Vital

    Anthony Vital, Professor of English

    Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1982; M.A., University of Cape Town, 1977; B.A., University of Cape Town, 1974
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