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Dr. Arthur "Chip" Rogers

Associate Professor, Coordinator of English Programs
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.
  • English 3700, The Novel.
  • English 3900, Modern Drama.
  • English 3999, Special Topics: Literary Detective Fiction.
  • English 4405, English Romanticism.
  • English 4470, Contemporary Literature.
  • English 4500, 20th-Century British Poetry and Prose.
  • English 4900, Senior Capstone Seminar.

  • 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 forthcoming in March 2017.
  • "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:

  • "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 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-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.

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.