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Ruth Ellen Porter

Ruth Ellen Porter holds the Grace Lorentzsen Hyatt Chair of English, and she is also Associate Professor of Foreign Languages at Brewton-Parker College. Dr. Porter has B.A. degrees from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Communication, Biology, and English. She holds an M.A.in English/Writing from Hollins University, and her Ph.D. is from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in comparative literature.
Dr. Porter has studied and traveled widely in Europe and Latin America. Her scholarly interests include medieval women writers, nineteenth century American and Russian short stories, and contemporary Latin American fiction. She is also very interested in under-graduate education in general and the teaching of writing in particular. Dr. Porter holds several teaching awards, and she believes that teaching is a vital profession.


When she is not reading or writing for professional duties, Dr. Porter enjoys reading for relaxation. She likes the work of a number of popular contemporary novelists--including mystery writers! Dr. Porter also enjoys hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, refinishing furniture, and playing the piano when time allows.

Dr. Porter can be reached for information about any of the division's programs at (912) 583-3101 or at rporter@bpc.edu.

Harry Bayne

Harry Bayne was educated at Clemson University (BA, MA) and the University of Mississippi (PhD).  Dr. Bayne, an Associate Professor of English, joined the Brewton-Parker faculty in 1990.  He teaches courses in composition, introductory literature, poetry, the novel, 19th-century British literature, Southern literature, African-American literature, 20th-century American literature, and film.  

Dr. Bayne is president of the Georgia Philological Association.

Dr. Bayne can be reached for information about the English program at (912) 583-3105 or at hbayne@bpc.edu.

Zeke Addison

Zeke Addison is Associate Professor of Art. He joined Brewton-Parker’s faculty in 1987. He studied at both Georgia Southern University and the University of Georgia. He holds the terminal degree in his field (MFA), and has done extensive further study in art history and criticism. He has studied art in Italy, and has traveled widely in Europe and the Americas. His interests include cinema history, gardening, and the diversity of southern pork bar-b-que.

Professor Addison can be reached for information about the Art program at (912) 583-3106 or at zaddison@bpc.edu.

Don Wallace

Don Wallace is a Professor of Communication and teaches courses for the Communication degree. He has taught at BPC since 1986. Dr. Wallace had a strange background as a booking agent, advertising creator, actor, musician, and professional student before the process of elimination left him in the field of higher education. He holds a B.S. in Mass Communication/ Advertising, an M.S. in Interpersonal Communication, and a Ph.D. in Communication Theory from Florida State University where he did not play football. He has received several teaching awards, developed a cur-riculum for the Communication degree, and served as advisor to Gamma Beta Phi, First Stage Productions, local civic organizations, BSU, college drama produc-tions, and other college-related programs. He has developed seminars in communication and spoken for community and church groups from Seattle, Washing-ton, to Biloxi, Mississippi. He is active in local churches and currently serves as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Glenwood, Georgia. He plays guitar, bass, dulcimer, harmonica, piano, and performs with his brother, Dave, on the coffee house circuit. Other hobbies include photography, pottery, and other music related activities. He lives with his wife, Sherri, and son, James, in Mt. Vernon; his daughter, Betsy, is currently living in the dorm at BPC.

Dr. Wallace can be reached for information about the Communication program at (912) 583-3100 or at dwallace@bpc.edu.

Vicki Hill joined the faculty at Brewton-Parker College in 2002 as Assistant Professor of English. Educated at Vanderbilt University (MA, PhD), Dr. Hill specializes in the British Novel and the Victorian period. In addition to her graduate literature specialties, her past teaching experience has been concentrated in rhetoric and composition, and Dr. Hill also supervises the college’s Writing Center. Her current research interests include a variety of late Victorian genre fictions – Stoker’s Dracula, Wells’ science fiction, Conan-Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories.

Dr. Hill can be reached for information about the English program and the Writing Center at (912) 583-3158 or via email at vhill@bpc.edu.

Thom Brucie

Thom Brucie, PhD, assistant professor of English, teaches creative writing and American Literature. He has a BA in English from Hobart College, Phi Beta Kappa. He received an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, where he studied with Mr. Ernest Gaines. His PhD in Creative Writing was awarded by Binghamton University, where he studied with Mr. Jack Vernon. Other interests include:  folklore, story-telling, and mythology.  Dr. Brucie’s fiction and poetry have appeared in a variety of literary journals. His short story collection, Still Waters, was a 2007 Georgia Author Of The Year nominee.

Dr. Brucie serves as the general editor for The Journal Of The Georgia Philological Association.  He acts as faculty advisor for Oracle, the student-run literary journal at Brewton-Parker. He also hosts the college's annual Young Writers Conference.

Dr. Brucie may be reached at (912) 583-3104 or via email at tbrucie@bpc.edu.

Mark Stokes is the Instructor of Film Studies and Drama at Brewton-Parker College, where he began his teaching career in 2005. He has an M.A. in Screen-writing and Film Studies from Hollins University in Roanoke, Va., where he is currently completing an M.F.A. in Screenwriting. He graduated from Brewton-Parker College with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Creative Writing. He spent a year as a general assignment reporter at The Press-Sentinel in Jesup, GA, where he earned second place in hard news writing from the Georgia Press Association. Professor Stokes writes monthly film reviews for His Voice (a Christian newspaper in central Georgia), and he is on staff with Hollywood Jesus (an internationally-recognized website that seeks to create religious dialogue with the culture using mainstream film, music and literature as launching-off points).

Professor Stokes recently completed a documentary on Western film star Dub Taylor, which premiered on April 14, 2007, at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, GA.  He also serves as a producer and screenwriter.

Professor Stokes can be reached for information at (912)583-3102 or mestokes@bpc.edu.

George Mosley is an instructor of English at Brewton-Parker. He has been teaching college English for nine years, and he has also taught high school English, library science, and technology. He has a B.A. from Emory University, an M.A. from the University of Georgia, and the coursework of a Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His academic interests include 18th century British literature, rhetoric, medieval litera-ture, and literary history.

Mr. Mosley can be reached at gmosley@bpc.edu.

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