Norman Golar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professorgolar
141A, Wynn Humanities and Fine Arts Center
(205) 366-8867
ngolar@stillman.edu

Bio

Chair of the Department of English, Norman Golar is originally from Chicago, Illinois where he attended and graduated from King College Prep High School (formerly Martin L. King, Jr. High School). He graduated from The University of Alabama with his Ph.D. in English (concentration:  composition, rhetoric, and English studies). Golar also received his M.F.A. and B.A. in creative writing: the master’s from The University of Alabama and the bachelor’s from Knox College (Galesburg, Illinois). He began his tenure at Stillman College in the fall of 2010. He teaches general education  courses in English and upper level English courses.

Research Interests

Personal Narratives
Narrative Poetry
Poetry (general)
Fiction (short story)
Collaborative Pedagogy
Computers and Technology

Papers/Publications

  • “Personal Narratives for Students, Practitioners, and Scholars.” (Presentation) 22nd Annual Research Network Forum, 60th Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, March 2009
  • “The New Work of Peer Revision: Utilizing Online Peer Critiqueto Improve Student Writing.” (Panel presentation). Thomas R.Watson Conference, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, October 2008
  • “Like Old England.” Temenos (Spring 2006) <http://www.chsbs.cmich.edu/creative_writing/temenos/>
  • “The 66 CHICAGO.” Temenos (Spring 2006) <http://www.chsbs.cmich.edu/creative_writing/temenos/>
  • “Standing in Fat Joe’s Footlong Dogs while Waiting for a Bus.” Poetry Southeast : Online Journal, (Spring 2006) <http://www.poetrysoutheast.com>
  • “Air Is Thick.” Poetry Southeast : Online Journal (Fall 2005) <http://www.poetrysoutheast.com/current.htm>
  • “G.H.E.T.T.O.” Touchstone 36 (2004): 25
  • “February 17th.” Touchstone 36 (2004): 73
  • “Hide-N-Seek” (short story). CATCH, Vol. 34.1 (2001): 85-92
  • “Gender Identity in Timothy Seibles’ Collection of Poetry: A Feminist Point of View.” McNair Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (2001)

Education

The University of Alabama; Ph.D. - English (composition, rhetoric, and English studies)
The University of Alabama; M.F.A. - Creative Writing (poetry)
Knox College; B.A. - Creative Writing

Grants/Awards/Honors

UNCF/Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow Mentor, June 2012 –present
UNCF Mellon Programs Office (Atlanta, Georgia)
Young Alumni Achievement Award, 2012
175th Founders Day. Knox College (Galesburg, Illinois)
Southern Regional Education Board State Doctoral Scholar, 2007 – 2010
SREB Scholars Program / Alabama Commission on Higher Education

 

Courses Currently Taught

ENG 131 & 132: English Composition I and II
ENG 230: Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 331: Advanced Rhetorical Grammar
ENG 333: Writing Argument
ENG 438: Senior Thesis in English

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