Welcome to my website. I have been a faculty member at Southern Poly since 1999. I received a B.A. degree in English (with teacher certification) from the University of Dayton in 1983. I then taught high school English for six years: three years in Morocco, Indiana, and three years in St. Petersburg, Florida. I received my M.A. (1991) and Ph.D. (1995) from Florida State University where I studied the literature of the American South and rhetoric and composition. In the Spring of 1996, I won the Russell Reaver Award for Outstanding Dissertation in American Literature or Folklore from Florida State University for my dissertation, Separate and Communal Selves: Eudora Welty's Investigations of Human Relationships. At the time of my award I was teaching at Montgomery College in Conroe, Texas where I taught for four years.
While at SPSU I served as the honors director of the University Honors Program from 2003 - 2013. I now enjoy teaching writing and literature and working in the writing center.
For my research I am interested in the intersections between critical theory and rhetoric/composition theory, literature and composition, and the personal and social aspects of writing. I am also interested in the ways in which culture impacts literature, writing, and education. I like to publish and present papers on issues of honors education as well as the culture of higher education and its impact on disabled faculty. I also like to research the teaching of composition and the writings of Eudora Welty.
If you would like to know more about me, please access my e-portfolio at Orgsync:
https://my.orgsync.com/nancyreichert. Additional information concerning my current classes can be found at http://nancylreichert.com.
April is National Poetry Month. The Academy of American Poets declared April National Poetry Month in 1996. Attending a poetry reading is one of the 30 ways the Academy suggests celebrating the month: http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/94.
Rick Campbell, poet and the director of Anhinga Press, will be reading his poems and talking about getting published at SPSU on April 17, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. in the I Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Executive Dining Room. The event is public and the parking deck will be open to visitors.
Follow this link to the poems he will read: Poems by Rick Campbell.
If you would like to learn more about Rick Campbell, read the interview with Nin Andrews of Best American Poetry.
If you would like to know more about Anhinga Press follow the link.