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Dr. Arthur "Chip" Rogers

Associate Professor, Coordinator of English Programs
Program Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Digital Communication

Department of English
Middle Georgia State University
100 University Parkway
Macon, GA 31206
(478) 471-5366
  chip@chipspage.com / chip.rogers@mga.edu
www.chipspage.com


EDUCATION

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  Ph.D. in English Literature, 2002.
  Dissertation: "Dickens and His Intrusive First-Person 'Authors.'" Director, Dr. Don R. Cox.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  M.A. in English Literature, 1992.
  Thesis: "Fielding and His Reader in Tom Jones." Director, Dr. Frederick N. Smith.

Duke University
  B.A. in English Literature, 1985.

Leningrad State University
  Certificate in Russian Language and Cultural Studies, 1985.


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ROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor, Middle Georgia State University, Department of English, 2007-present

  • English 1101, English Composition I
  • English 1102, English Composition II
  • English 2111, World Literature I
  • English 2121, British Literature I
  • English 2122, British Literature II
  • English 3106, Professional Communication
  • Professional Writing 3170, Practical Workplace Writing
  • Professional Writing 3180, Inquiry, Information, and Research Methods
  • English 3700, The Novel
  • English 3900, Modern Drama
  • English 3999, Special Topics: Literary Detective Fiction
  • English 4405, English Romanticism
  • English 4420, Modern European Literature in Translation
  • English 4470, Contemporary Literature
  • English 4500, 20th-Century British Poetry and Prose
  • English 4900, Senior Capstone Seminar
  • English 5106, Technical Writing in the Digital Age

  • 2013 Golden Award for Excellence in Teaching of Composition, Student Success in Writing Conference, February 8, 2013

Assistant Professor, Rogers State University, Dept. of Communications and Fine Arts, 2004-2007

  • English 0003, Basic Writing
  • English 1113, Composition I
  • English 1213, Composition II
  • English 1213H, Honors Composition II
  • English 2313, World Literature to 1600
  • English 2543, British Literature to 1700
  • English 2613, Introduction to Literature
  • English 2773, American Literature to 1865
  • English 3123, Advanced Composition
  • English 4223, Shakespeare

Visiting Assistant Professor, The Citadel, Department of English, 2003-2004

  • English 101, Composition and Literature I
  • English 102, Composition and Literature II
  • English 201, British Literature through the 18th Century
  • Supervised English Department's Adjunct Instructors

Visiting Instructor, College of Charleston, Department of English, 1999-2003, Adjunct Instructor 1998-1999

  • English 101, Composition and Literature I
  • English 102, Composition and Literature II

Graduate Teaching Associate, University of Tennessee, Department of English, 1993-1998.

  • English 101, Composition I
  • English 102, Composition II
  • English 202, Survey of British Literature from 1800 to the Present
  • English 258, Introduction to Fiction
  • Trained three graduate assistants for independent teaching

Tutor and Mentor, University of Tennessee, Women's Athletic Department, 1994-1998

  • Tutored English and writing across a variety of disciplines
  • Long-term mentoring of selected students in all aspects of academic performance

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Publications:

  • "The Dickens in Esther: Autobiographical Implications in Bleak House," South Atlantic Review, vol. 84, no. 1, 2017, pp. 66-84.
  • "Universality in The Death of Ivan Ilych." Tolstoy Studies Journal, vol. 21, 2009, pp. 49-55.
  • "John Grisham." Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction, edited by Geoff Hamilton and Brian Jones, Facts on File, 2009, pp. 137-39.
  • "Mitla Pass." Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction, edited by Geoff Hamilton and Brian Jones, Facts on File, 2009, pp. 247-48.
  • "'Guests of the Nation,' by Frank O'Connor." Companion to the British Short Story, edited by Andrew Maunder, Facts on File, 2006, pp. 174-75.
  • "John Fowles." Multicultural Writers Since 1945, edited by Alba Amoia and Bettina Knapp, Greenwood Press, 2004, pp. 216-20.
  • "Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn." Multicultural Writers Since 1945, edited by Alba Amoia and Bettina Knapp, Greenwood Press, 2004, pp. 473-77.
  • "Leon Uris." Multicultural Writers Since 1945, edited by Alba Amoia and Bettina Knapp, Greenwood Press, 2004, pp. 505-9.
  • The Jazz Age: Charleston and Beyond, edited by Arthur "Chip" Rogers, The College of Charleston, 2003. 150p.
  • "Charles Dickens." Multicultural Writers from Antiquity to 1945, edited by Alba Amoia and Bettina Knapp, Greenwood Press, 2002, pp. 87-90.
  • "Percy Bysshe Shelley." Multicultural Writers from Antiquity to 1945, edited by Alba Amoia and Bettina Knapp, Greenwood Press, 2002, pp.374-77.
  • "The Pianist and the Pitcher." Shadow Magazine Fall 1996, pp. 14-19. (fiction)

Conference and Workshop Presentations:

  • "Labor, Birth, Infancy: Birthing Graduate Programs in Technical Writing and Digital Communication," Georgia Council of Graduate Schools Spring 2018 Conference, Macon, Georgia, April 20, 2018.
  • "Class, Work and [Un]Fulfillment in David Copperfield, Bleak House, and Great Expectations," 2015 Victorians Institute Conference, Spartanburg, South Carolina, October 2, 2015.
  • "Building Bridges so You Don't Build Scaffolds: Interventionist Strategies for Plagiarism Prevention" (panel). Student Success in Writing Conference. Savannah, Georgia, February 8, 2013.
  • "The Dickens in Esther: Autobiographical Implications in Bleak House." 2011 Victorians Institute Conference: Charles Dickens: Past, Present, and Future. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, October 21, 2011.
  • "Using Websites in Large Multidisciplinary Projects," in "An Examination of Cross-Disciplinary Projects and the Intricacies of Staging and Planning." 2006 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Clemson, South Carolina, May 2006.
  • "Poetry, Everyday Life, and Composition." Spring Writing Symposium 2006. Oklahoma City Community College. April 2006.
  • "The Illusion of Universality in Tolstoy's Ivan Ilych." Colloquium for Humanities Research. Rogers State University. March 2006.
  • Discussion leader, "Composition and Theory: Literature in the Composition Classroom." National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. Indianapolis, Indiana, November 19, 2004.
  • Panelist, "Theme Day: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Learning." Second Annual Charleston Connections Conference: Innovations in Higher Education. The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina, May 31, 2002.
  • "Information Exchange/Resource for Course Materials," College of Charleston English Department workshop, September 1999.
  • "Productive Classroom Discussion," University of Tennessee English Graduate Student Teaching Seminar, August 1997.
  • "Student Conferences," University of Tennessee English Graduate Student Teaching Seminar, August 1996.
  • "Effective Peer Review," University of Tennessee English Graduate Student Teaching Seminar, August 1995.

ACADEMIC SERVICE

  • Coordinator of English Programs, Middle Georgia State University, 2015-present
  • Coordinator of Graduate Program in Technical Writing and Digital Communication, Middle Georgia State University, 2017-present
  • Provost's Ad-Hoc Committee on Retention, Progression, and Graduation, Middle Georgia State University, 2018
  • Coordinator of Core English, Middle Georgia State College, 2012-2016
  • Vice Chair, Middle Georgia State University Faculty Senate, 2014-2016
  • Middle Georgia State University Faculty Senate Steering Committee, 2014-2016
  • Middle Georgia State University General Education Council, 2013-present
  • Title IX Working Group, Middle Georgia State University, 2015-present
  • Title IX Investigator, 2016-present
  • Faculty Senate Liaison, Middle Georgia State University Graduate Studies Council, 2015-2016
  • Academic Advising Fellow, Middle Georgia State University, 2013-2015
  • English Department Curriculum Committee, Middle Georgia State University, 2015-present (Chair, 2016-present)
  • Academic Advising, Middle Georgia State University, 2008-present
  • Recorder, Macon State College/Middle Georgia College Consolidation Workgroup for the A.A. in English degree, 2012-2013
  • MGA School of Liberal Arts Teaching Circle, 2013-2014
  • Webmaster, Macon State College Department of English website, 2010-2011
  • Student Discipline Board, Macon State College, 2008-2011
  • Faculty Advisor, Alpha Rho Sigma (ARS), the  Middle Georgia State University chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, 2010-present
  • Board Member, Crossroads Writers' Conference, Macon, Georgia, 2009-2011 (Advisory Board, 2011-2012)
  • Recorder, English 99 Exit Essay Committee, Middle Georgia State University, 2012-present
  • Department of English Advising Committee, Middle Georgia State University, 2009-2016
  • Department of English Teaching Circle, Middle Georgia State University, 2017-present
  • Department of English Academic Success Committee, Macon State College, 2009-2011
  • University Curriculum Committee, Rogers State University, 2006-2007
  • Chair, Departmental Curriculum Committee, Department of Communications and Fine Arts, Rogers State University, 2006-2007
  • Chair, Plagiarism Task Force, Department of Communications and Fine Arts, Rogers State University, 2004-2007
  • Webmaster, Claremore Reads Together, Claremore, Oklahoma (http://www.claremorereads.com), 2006-2008
  • Assessment Committee, Department of Communications and Fine Arts, Rogers State University, 2004-2006. AA-Liberal Arts Chair 2004-2005
  • Strategic Planning Committee, Rogers State University, 2004-2005
  • Secretary, Enrollment Management Committee, Rogers State University, 2004-2006
  • Academic Advising, Rogers State University, 2005-2007
  • New Faculty Mentor, Rogers State University, 2005-2006
  • Senior Capstone Project Mentor, Rogers State University, 2005-2007
  • Faculty Advisor, Student Theatre Organization, Rogers State University, 2004-2005
  • Supervisor of The Citadel English Department's Adjunct Instructors, 2003-2004
  • Web page design/webmaster, College of Charleston 's Office of Summer Sessions website (http://summer.cofc.edu), 2002-2005
  • Web page design/webmaster, College of Charleston 's 2003 Jazz Age Retrospective website (http://www.cofc.edu/jazzage)
  • College of Charleston English Department's Technology Committee, 2000-2003
  • College of Charleston's Interdisciplinary Theme Day Committee, 1999-2003

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Nineteenth-Century British literature (Romantic and Victorian)
  • The novel (history and narrative theory)
  • Russian literature and culture
  • Composition
  • Technical writing and workplace writing

LANGUAGES

  • Reading knowledge of Russian
  • Reading knowledge of French

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Modern Language Association
  • South Atlantic Modern Language Association
  • Victorians Institute
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • The Tolstoy Society of North America
  • Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society