Salita S. Bryant
(Assistant Professor, English): B.A. Georgia Southern University; M.F.A., New York University; M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Mississippi. From 2004-2007, Prof. Bryant taught expository writing at New York University, where she was a lecturer and teaching fellow. While earning her graduate degrees, she also taught English at the University of Mississippi.
In 2006, Prof. Bryant was awarded a year-long Starworks Fellowship to teach creative writing to hospitalized children in New York City. Her poem, “First Spring in New York,” won the Spoon River Poetry Review Editors’ Prize and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2005. She also won Iron Horse Literary Review’s 2005 Discovered Voices Award and was a finalist for the 2005 Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry.
In addition, Prof. Bryant was associate editor of Liberty’s Captives: Narratives of Confinement in the Print Culture of the Early Republic, published by the University of Georgia Press. She is currently co-editing Once Upon A Crime: A Reader for Critical Thinking and Writing, a textbook for freshman composition classes, and completing a poetry manuscript, The Memory of Forgetting.
This semester, she plans to pursue her interest both in Italian and in sculling, a form of competitive rowing.