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USC Aiken Directory


Amanda Warren, PhD


PhD, English, Western Michigan University, 2006


Amanda Rachelle Warren received her bachelor’s in English from Ohio State University, her masters in Creative Writing from Ohio University, and her doctorate in Creative Writing, Contemporary Poetry, and American Literature (pre- and post- civil war) from Western Michigan University.

Dr. Warren has served as an instructor in both English and Humanities departments at Ohio University, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and Georgia Regents University. She also served as Editor for Quarter After Eight and Third Coast, two of the nation’s premiere graduate student-run literary journals and the possibly the best journals ever to exist with numbers in their titles.

Her interest in teaching Freshman Composition, Composition and Literature, and Writing in the University at the University of South Carolina Aiken, centers on helping students expand their worlds through critical thinking and improve their ability to communicate their ideas to others in a clear, concise, and effective manner to a variety of audiences. She works directly with students in UofSC Aiken’s bridge programs, with UofSC Aiken's international student population, and with disciplines from nursing to engineering.

Dr. Warren’s academic interests are diverse. Her main interests lay in creative writing (particularly poetry and creative non-fiction), composition, sociolinguistics, writing center research, intersectional theory, minority and regional US literature, pop culture/media studies, professional and freelance writing, and editing and publishing.

In her secret, double-life as a writer Dr. Warren’s poetry, fiction and non-fiction has been published in journals and anthologies both in print and online. She has TEN big projects in the works which would be finished if she were not so dedicated to her teaching (she has the award to prove it).