Dr. Berlethia J. Pitts
Valley State University
232 H. M. Bond Building
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA
Office Hours: M/W 9:00 – 1:00
9:00 – 10:00
A native of Seneca, South Carolina. Joined the faculty of Fort Valley State University fall 2003.
Ph.D. in African American Studies, Temple University,
Philadelphia, PA – 2000
Masters in African American Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA – 1996
Masters in English, Clemson University, Clemson, SC – 1993
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, emphasis in Public Relations, University of Georgia, Athens, GA – 1991
Area(s) of Specialization
African American Literary , Cultural and Historical Studies
Courses Taught at FVSU
AFWS 1001 – Introduction to African World Studies
AFWS 2013 – Origins of African Thought
ENGL 099 – Developmental Writing II
ENGL 1001 – English Orientation
ENGL 1101 – Composition I
ENGL 1102 – Composition II
ENGL 2111 – World Literature I
ENGL 2121 – A Survey of English Literature I
ENGL 2122 – A Survey of English Literature II
ENGL 2131 – A Survey of American Literature I
ENGL 3203 – Technical & Professional Writing Internship
ENGL 3323 – American Romanticism
ENGL 3343 – Contemporary American Literature
ENGL 4113 – Shakespeare
ENGL 4183 – Capstone Senior Seminar (Literature)
FVSU 0100 – Introduction to the University
Writing Track English majors
Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC)
The FLAME, student yearbook
Dr. Keith Murphy
Dr. Murphy received a BA in Radio-Television from Morehead State University, a MA in Speech Communication
from Miami (Ohio) and a doctorate in Rhetoric from Ohio University. Keith coached intercollegiate speech and debate
for over 15 years. He taught for seven years at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne before heading south
for warmer weather. He has spent the last ten years teaching Literature, Composition, Speech, Mass Communication and
Philosophy for Fort Valley State University in Georgia where he is a full professor in the English Department. Along
the way, Keith has taught at the college level for over 20 years, worked over ten years in radio, and he has worked as an
actor, a magician, a webmaster, and a cave guide. As an author he has penned 2 book chapters, 11 articles for academic
journals, 20 articles for academic presentations, 52 articles for reference books, 17 articles for popular magazines and writes
as a stringer for arenafan.com. He and his wife Kathy run bunniwerks, a domestic rabbit rescue operation (www.bunniwerks.org) and currently care for 14 abandoned or abused buns. Keith has won numerous awards for teaching, having been
named to “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” 4 times. He received a faculty research grant
from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2003. In December of 2004, he was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel.
---. and Oreta M. Samples. "Emergency Care of Rabbits: A Clinical
Challenge." Veterinary Technician. Vol. 25 (5) (May, 2004), 336 - 341.
---. "Revisionist Reality: Alpha Flight 106 and the Marvel Universe."
Journal of the Georgia Association of Historians. (XX, 2000), 1-24.
- ---. "Little Green Secrets: An Archaeological Examination of the Development of the Roswell Metonym."
Storied Lives -- Lived Stories: The Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Narrative (6), Ed. Joachim
Knuf. (Lexington, KY: U. of Kentucky) In Press.
- ---. "The New Verbum: Issues of Ethos and the World Wide Web." Proceedings of the 67th Annual
Georgia Communication Association Conference . Ed. Jodeen Ducharme and Guy Warner (1998). 13-29.
- ---. "The Ultimate Narrowcasting: The World Wide Web's Construction of Credibility as a Narrative
Structure." Talking - Writing - Broadcasting: The Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Narrative (5).
Ed. Joachim Knuf. (Lexington, KY: U. of Kentucky) In Press.
- ---. "Curt Flood and Baseball's Reserve Clause: An Examination of Symbolic Martyrdom." The
Journal of the Georgia Association of Historians. (XVIII). 1997. 24-40.
- ---. "The Men In Black: The Use of Narrative to Establish Victimage in Conspiracy Theory." Self
and Other: The Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Narrative. Ed. Joachim Knuf. (In Press).
- ---. "Adversary: The Villain as Defining Moment in Comic Book Narrative." Unity and Diversity:
The Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Narrative. Studies in Language and Narrative (4) Ed. Joachim
Knuf. (Lexington, KY: U. Kentucky) 243-254.
- --- . "Magic as Cooperative Deceit." Studies in Popular Culture. (XVI:1) October, 1993.
- --- and Jonathan Tankel . "Collecting Comic Books: A Study of the Fan and Curatorial Consumption."
In Theorizing Fandom: Fans, Subculture, and Identity. Ed. Cheryl Harris and Alison Alexander. (Cresskill, NJ: Hampton
Press). 55 - 68.
- --- and Jonathan Tankel. "The Comic Book as "Micro- Narrative: Superman and the "Crisis at Hand."
Accepted for publication in Narrative Horizons: The Proceedings of the First Kentucky Conference on Narrative . Joachim
- ---. "Global Thermonuclear War as a Communication Exercise." The Journal of the Speech Communication
Association of Ohio. Vol. 24 (1986), 129-131.
- ---. "The Shadows of Boxing." Winning Orations: The Interstate Oratorical Association.
Dr. Jorgette Mauzerall
Associate Professor of English
Horace M. Bond Rm. 227
Office Hours: M/F 1:00-3:00
* and by appointment
Jorgette Mauzerall has been a member of the Department of English and Foreign
languages since 1995. She was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in the Northern Virginia area. earning her B.A. at George
Washington University. After teaching private high schools for several years, she earned her PhD at the University of Virginia
and an adjunct instructor at George Mason University. Dr Mauzerall's areas of expertise and interest are 19th and early 20th
century British Literature, American Romanticism, the novel, D.H. Lawrence, and gender studies.
At Fort Valley, Dr. Mauzerall has taught graduate courses in British and American Literature,
a Senior Seminar in Major Women Authors, Modern British Literature, British Romanticism, Victorian Literature, American Romanticism,
Genre: Fiction, Genre: Poetry, Major Authors, both halves of the surveys in British Literature and the first half of
the survey of American Literature. She also has extensive experience in the teaching of composition and, as Co-Chair of the
Freshman English Committee, helps oversee the administration and development of the composition program.
Dr. Mauzerall's professional experience includes numerous presentations at professional conferences, such
as those of the Modern Language Association, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, and Southern Conference on British
In 2005, Dr. Mauzerall received two nominations for, and was listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers.
Dr. Anna Holloway
Anna R. Holloway, Professor of English, received her B.A. and M.A. in English from the
University of Wisconsin , Madison , and her Ph.D. in English from Kent State University , with Victorian literature, American
Realism and English Romanticism as her major areas. She also earned graduate credits from the Institute for Teaching Technical
Communication, Jackson State University and the Denver Publishing Institute, University of Denver, and she attended institutes
in journalism such as the Dow Editing Seminar, Poynter Institute, and the American Press Institute. She served as coordinator
of the Mass Communications Program from 1990-1996. She has presented papers recently on detective fiction, online instruction,
and teaching the Maya epic, Popol Vuh; she has articles published on detective fiction and on Georgia authors Adrienne Bond
and Raymond Andrews, a page in the New York Times College Teaching resource section, and a number of published poems, along
with other publications.
Dr. Holloway is the recipient of the John W. Davidson faculty award for 2000 and the President’s Trailblazer’s
Award from FVSU in 2006, she was a Governor’s Teaching Fellow in 1995-96, and she has been a course developer and instructor
for the University System of Georgia’s online core, eCore™, along with other experiences related to online instruction.
In her department, Dr. Holloway has served as English Curriculum Committee Chair, major area assessment coordinator, and academic
advisor, while developing and teaching online courses for the department. She is a member of Georgia Council of Teachers of
English, North East Modern Language Association, International Association of Business Communicators, and the Southern British
Studies Conference along with other organizations. Dr. Holloway is currently serving as the Interim Dean of Graduate Studies
and Extended Education and Coordinator of Online Instruction.
Jane Harrell Winston
Retired assistant Professor
Currently serving as an adjunct Professor
Department of Languages and Foreign Languages
LS READ 0098
Department of Learning Support
825-6649, room 229, Horace Mann Bond Building
Office Hours: MWF 10:00-12:00 or by appointment
BS in Education, Indiana University
MS in Education, Fort Valley State University
Specialist credential in Learning Disabilities (University of California, Sacramento)
Reading add-on (Mercer University)
Published four Anthologies the result of a refereed contest: Voices of Michigan, An Anthology of Michigan
Currently write a newspaper column for the Houston Daily Journal
Active in Community Theatre and have appeared on stage in Perry and Warner Robins.
Member of American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the founder of their 5th grade
book club through Houston County known as GRITS (Girls Read It Together in School.)