Our Faculty

Dr. Alan Davy—Associate Professor. Since arriving in 1993, Dr. Davy has taught Academic Writing and ESL courses, American literature surveys, English 302 (Advanced Writing), and English 424 (Argument and Persuasion). His major academic interests are American Literature, and Writing and Rhetoric. Originally from Kingsport, Tennessee, Dr. Davy received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from East Tennessee State University. He earned his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.                                                                                                      

Dr. Eric Dunnum—Assistant Professor. Dr. Dunnum joined Campbell’s English Department in 2013. In addition to teaching core curriculum courses (Academic Writing, Academic Writing & Literature, British literature surveys), Dr. Dunnum teaches courses in Renaissance literature, in Milton, and in Shakespeare. His primary scholarly interests are early modern drama, Milton, history of drama, and critical theory. A Midwest native, Dr. Dunnum received his B.A. and M.A. from Winona State University. He then completed his Ph.D. at Marquette University.

Ms. Shirley Jefferds—Instructor/Lecturer. Ms. Jefferds teaches Academic Writing and English Fundamentals. Having taught at Campbell as an adjunct instructor since 2000, Mrs. Jefferds came onto the faculty full-time in 2007. She has a varied background teaching at all levels of high school as well as in community colleges in Arkansas and Louisiana. Originally from Arkansas, she received her B.S.E. degree from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and a Master's degree from there as well. She received a Masters in Religious Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Her primary interests are in writing, grammar, and American literature.

Dr. Kenneth R. Morefield—Associate Professor. Since arriving in 2004, Dr. Morefield has taught survey courses in British and American literature, Academic Writing, and Literature and Film. His major academic interests are the history and practice of literary theory and the depiction of religious faith in art and popular culture. Dr. Morefield received his B.A. from Mary Washington College (now University of Mary Washington) and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University. He is the editor of Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema(Volumes I and II) and the founder of 1More Film Blog, an Internet journal devoted to examining contemporary film from a Christian perspective. Dr. Morefield is also a regular contributor to Christianity Today Movies & TV.”

Dr. Gina Peterman—Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English. Since arriving in 1992, Dr. Peterman has taught Academic Writing, American and British literature survey courses, English 407 (Nineteenth-Century American Literature), English 408 (Early Twentieth-Century Literature), English 415 (History of the American Novel), English 416 (Modern/Contemporary Fiction), English 417 (Modern/Contemporary Poetry), English 418 (Southern American Literature), and Seminars on William Faulkner, Literature of the Great War, and Women's Literature. She has also taught in the Honors Program. Dr. Peterman’s major academic interests are American Modernism, Southern Literature, and Literature of World War I. Originally from Harriman, Tennessee, Dr. Peterman received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Tennessee Tech University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Elizabeth Rambo—Associate Professor. Since returning to her home state in 1999 after teaching nine years at Biola University in Los Angeles, Dr. Rambo has taught Academic Writing, British literature survey courses, English 401 (Medieval Literature), English 409 (Chaucer), English 416 (Modern/Contemporary Fiction), and English 419 (Arthurian Legends Seminar). Her major academic interests are Medieval Literature, Chaucer, Celtic Studies, Arthurian Legends, and the works of William Langland. Dr. Rambo also studies popular culture, including historical fiction and TV. Dr. Rambo received her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Andrews Presbyterian College and her Master of Arts degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Mr. Jon Nathan Salsbury—Instructor/Lecturer. Since arriving at CU in 2000, Mr. Salsbury has taught Academic Writing and Academic Writing & Literature, Creative Writing, and surveys in American and British literature. His major academic interests are American Literature andAdventures of Huckleberry Finn.  Mr. Salsbury serves as the faculty adviser for both the Mabel Powell English Club and The Lyricist.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Carolina University in 1994.  He earned his Master of Arts degree from North Carolina State University in December of 2000.  He is originally from Highlands, North Carolina.

Dr. Sherry R. Truffin - Associate Professor.  Dr. Truffin joined Campbell’s English Department in 2011 after teaching at colleges and universities in Georgia, Illinois, and Ohio. Her primary scholarly interests are Modern American Fiction, Gothic literature, and Women’s Literature, but she has taught courses in Advanced Grammar and Composition, Editing, the History of the English Language, Postcolonial Literature, and the World Novel.  Her publications include the book Schoolhouse Gothic and articles on James Baldwin, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and the television show The X-Files. Dr. Truffin received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Baldwin-Wallace College, her Master of Arts degree from Cleveland State University, and her Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago.

Dr. Donna Waldron—Assistant Professor and Director, Campbell University Study Abroad. Since arriving in 2000, Dr. Waldron has taught Academic Writing and sophomore British literature surveys, World Literature, as well as History of the Novel, Victorian Literature, and Romanticism. She has also taught a course in the Literary Gothic for the Honor’s Program. Her major academic interests are British Eighteenth-Century Literature and Drama (1660-1800), and the Novel. Dr. Waldron received her Bachelor of Arts as well as her Master of Arts from Baylor University. A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Waldron earned her Ph.D. from Duquesne University.

Ms. Kimberly Ward—Instructor/Lecturer. Since arriving here in 2006, Ms. Ward has taught English Fundamentals, Academic Writing, English 453 (Teaching Methods for Secondary English), and English 204 (American Literature II). Her major academic interests also include African-American Literature and poetry. She is the faculty adviser for English education majors. Originally from Cary, North Carolina, Ms. Ward received her Bachelor of Arts and her Master of Arts from North Carolina State University.


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