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Curriculum Vitae

Paul T. Corrigan
ptcorrigan@gmail.com • paultcorrigan.com

Education _________________________________________________________

Ph.D. English (Literature) University of South Florida 2015

M.A. English (Literature) North Carolina State University 2009

B.S. English & Intercultural Studies Southeastern University 2007

Teaching Experience _______________________________________________

Assistant Teaching Professor University of Tampa 2022–now

Visiting Assistant Professor University of Tampa 2020–2022

Associate Professor Southeastern University 2016–2020

Assistant Professor Southeastern University 2009–2016

Teaching Assistant North Carolina State University 2007–2009

Manager of Tutoring Center Southeastern University 2006–2007

Scholarly Articles and Chapters _______________________________________

Pedagogical Studies

FORTHCOMING: “Scaffolding Critical Reading.” Teaching & Learning Inquiry.

“Reading’s Many Branches: Robert Scholes’s Canon of Methods.” Reading and Writing Instruction in the
Twenty-First Century: Recovering and Transforming the Pedagogy of Robert Scholes, edited by Ellen
Carillo, pp. 23-37. Utah State UP, 2021.

“The Reading Moves of Writing Teachers Debating Online.” Teaching Critical Reading/Writing in the Era
of Fake News, edited by Alice Horning and Ellen Carillo, pp. 19-32. Peter Lang, 2020.

“Conclusion to Literature.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College 46.1 (Sep., 2018): 30–48.

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“The State of Scholarship on Teaching Literature.” Pedagogy 18.3 (2018): 415–32.

“Whether Wit or Wisdom: Resisting the Decline of the Humanities from Within.” Profession. Mar. 22, 2018.

“Oblivious Interpretation: Teaching Mark Twain’s ‘The War-Prayer.’” Teaching American Literature: A
Journal of Theory and Practice 9.1 (Summer 2017): 118–26.

“Attending to the Act of Reading: Critical Reading, Contemplative Reading, and Active Reading.” Reader
65–66 (Fall 2013/Spring 2014): 146–173.

Literary Studies

“Nepantlera as Midwife of Empathy.” Building Womanist Coalitions: Writing and Teaching in the Spirit of
Love, edited by Gary L. Lemons. U of Illinois P, 2019, 136–48.

“Postsecular Young Adult Literature; or, Harry Potter and the New Religious Landscape.” Teens and the
New Religious Landscape: Essays on Contemporary Young Adult Fiction, edited by Jacob Stratman.
McFarland, 2018. 9–24.

“Language and the Spirit: Prophetic Reading with the Poetry of George Herbert.” Sewanee Theological
Review 56.3 (2013): 219–241.

“Wrestling with Words and Meanings: T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets and Scholarly Writing about Literature.”
Yeats Eliot Review 29.1/2 (2012): 19–32.

“Generative Tension between ‘God’ and ‘Earth’ in Mary Oliver’s Thirst.” God, Grace, and Creation:
Annual Volume for the College Theology Society, edited by Philip J. Rossi. Orbis, 2010. 43–58.

“The Complicated Spiritual Vision of Elizabeth Bishop.” Literature and Belief 28.2 (2008): 1–27.

Other Essays ______________________________________________________

FORTHCOMING: “Reading Is Only Dangerous If You Do It Right.” Sykes College of Business Ethics
Newsletter. Spring 2022.

“Antiracist Ways of Reading.” FEN Blog. May 16, 2022.

“Fake News: A First Year Writing Course.” Writing Commons. Fall 2021.

“Empathetic Information Literacy.” Writing Commons. Fall 2021.

“Why Are You Going to College?” Florida Trend's NEXT (2021-22): 36.

“Three Strategies for Teaching Writing Remotely During the Pandemic.” Center for the Advancement of
Teaching, Wake Forest University. April 14, 2020.

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“What Our Responses to Palestine Reveal About Our Faith.” Relevant, May 18, 2018.

“How the ‘Good Samaritan’ Story Teaches Us About Racial Empathy.” Feb. 21, 2018.

“Jobs Will Save the Humanities.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 28, 2018.

“Your Body Is as Important as Your Mind.” The Thesis Whisperer, May 31, 2017.

“How to Get Strong Letters of Recommendation from Professors.” Dear English Major. Jan. 8, 2017.
Reprinted in Fitchburg State University’s English Studies Student Guide, 2017.

“Students, Keep Your Books.” Inside Higher Ed. June 3, 2016.

“Pedagogy and Koinōnia.” The Pentecostal Educator 3.1 (Spring 2016): 18–28.

“Error in Student Writing: A Balanced, Developmental Approach.” The Writing Campus. Sep. 10, 2015.

With Cameron Hunt McNabb. “Re: Your Recent Email to Your Professor.” Inside Higher Ed. Apr. 16, 2015.
Reprinted in Fitchburg State University’s New Horizons Program Monthly Newsletter (May 2015): 2–3.

“Students Are Horrible in Every Way.” The Conversation. Chronicle of Higher Education. 16 June 2014.

“To Lecture or Not to Lecture?” TheAtlantic.com. 23 Dec. 2013.

“Teaching in the Shadow of a Dead God.” International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and
Learning 7.2 (2013): Art. 26.

“The Writing Process.” The Teaching Professor 27.2 (2013): 4. Reprinted in Grading Strategies for the College
Classroom: A Collection of Articles for Faculty. Ed. Maryellen Weimer. Madison, WI: Magna, 2013.

“Supporting Learning: What Faculty Want from Administrators.” Academic Leader 28.12
(2012): 2, 5. Reprinted in Administrator Leadership and Faculty Support: Best Practices for
Supporting Faculty. Magna, 2015. 4–5.

“How I Came to Understand That My Students Would Need Training Wings in Order to Learn to Fly.”
College Teaching 59.4 (2011): 127–128.

“Silence in Progressive Teaching.” Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice 24.1 (2011): 8–11.

“Spirituality and Literary Studies.” Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice 23.4 (2010): 47–51.

“Teaching for Inner Growth.” The Teaching Professor 24.6 (2010): 1, 5.

“Lecture When It Works, Don’t Lecture When It Doesn’t.” Interviewed by Gene Purcell. Central Time.
Wisconsin Public Radio. 30 Dec. 2013.

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“Painting as a Reading Practice.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language,
Composition, and Culture 12.1 (2012): 168–175.

With Allison Wise. “Philosopher Martha Nussbaum Speaks on Humanities and Democracy.” Inklinks: The
[USF] English Graduate Student Newsletter 5.4 (2010): 2–4.

Creative Writing ____________________________________________________

Poems

FORTHCOMING: “How Ravenous that Wolf.” Ruminate. 2022.


Finalist in Ruminate’s broadside contest.

“Call Home Your Ships.” About Place Journal 6.4, Oct. 2021.

“I Have No Problem with the Existence of Yellow.” Book of Matches. Jan. 2021.

“Quarantine.” The Ekphrastic Review. Sep. 18, 2020.

“Deportation Mass.” Poets Reading the News. Sep. 1, 2019.

“Wildflowers.” Artist Choice Winner of March 2018 Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge. Apr. 19, 2018.

“I Took My Daughter to the Protest.” Poets Reading the News. Apr. 3, 2018.
This poem was republished at the end of year as one of the publication’s five most read poems of
2018. “The Most Popular Poetic Journalism of 2018.” Dec. 30, 2018.

“You Moved Your Whole Town.” Artist’s Choice Winner of October 2017 Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge. 23
Nov. 2017.

“Father Taylor’s Sermon.” Saint Katherine Review 5.3 (2017) 12.

“Singing that One True and Final Shanty of the Sea.” Saint Katherine Review 5.3 (2017) 10–11.

“St. Joseph’s.” Saint Katherine Review 5.2 (2017): 34.

“Stained Glass Memorial for Citrus.” Saint Katherine Review 5.2 (2017): 32–33.

“Story of the Northern Lights.” Saint Katherine Review 5.1 (2016): 10–11.

Creative Nonfiction

“Writing a Letter Is an Act of Love.” RelevantMagazine.com. Dec. 7, 2017.

“The Dock on Lake Holloway.” Places to Stand in Florida. Saw Palm. 2010.

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Book Reviews _____________________________________________________

“Teaching What We Do in Literary Studies.” Review essay of Rhetorical Strategies and Genre
Conventions in Literary Studies, by Laura Wilder, and Digging into Literature, by Joanna Wolfe and
Laura Wilder. Pedagogy 17.3 (2017): 549–56.

“The God of the Gaps.” Review of Religion and Ecology: Developing a Planetary Ethic, by Whitney A.
Bauman. The Goose 16.1 (2017): 1–4.

“Messy Thresholds.” Review of Ecocriticism at the Edge: The Anthropocene as a Threshold Concept, by
Timothy Clark. The Goose 15.1 (2016): 1–3.

“Whispers of Faith in Contemporary American Literature.” Review essay of Partial Faiths, by John A.
McClure; Postmodern Belief, by Amy Hungerford; and On Mount Vision, by Norman Finkelstein.
Christianity & Literature 63.4 (Summer 2014): 521–32.

Review of The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology, by Douglas E. Christie. ISLE:
Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 20.4 (2013): 901–02.

Review of Religion, Consumerism and Sustainability: Paradise Lost?, ed. Lyn Thomas. Ecozon@ 3.2
(2012): 217–220.

Interviews _________________________________________________________

FORTHCOMING: Lemons, Gary L. and Paul T. Corrigan. “You Poured Your Soul Into This Work: A Dialogue
about Black Male Outsider and Teaching Womanist Writing.” Woke: Radical Black Feminist and
Womanist Pedagogical Practices, edited by Gary L. Lemons and Cheryl Rodriguez. Under review at
the State University of New York Press.

“Kindness, Politics, and Religion: An Interview with Naomi Shihab Nye.” MELUS 44.2 (2019): 173–188.

“A Conversation with Li-Young Lee.” Image: Art, Faith, Mystery 86 (2015): 55–66.

Note: I have many additional author interviews posted on my blogs, Corrigan Literary Review and
Teaching & Learning in Higher Ed.

Presentations ______________________________________________________

Pedagogical Studies

“Reading Is (Not) Magic: Nnedi Okorafor’s Trickster Pedagogy.” MELUS, New Orleans, Mar. 26, 2022.

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“Facilitating Challenging Student Conversations in and after COVID.” Wake Forest University, Center for
Advancement of Teaching. Apr 1, 2021.

“Cross-Pollinating Dialogue Across Campuses: A Conversation about a ‘Diversity & Dialogue’ Course.”
14th Annual Summit on Transforming Learning: The Erosion of Democracy? Rollins College, Winter
Park, FL. Feb. 15, 2019. A panel discussion with Nancy Chick and Ray Allen.

“Scholes’ Canon of Methods: Critical Reading in the Curriculum and Classroom.” And Gladly Teach?
Pedagogy, Practice and the Teaching of Literature. The University of Delaware, Wilmington, DE. 20
Apr. 2013.

“Teaching Nature Poetry to Students Who Dislike Nature and Poetry.” South Atlantic Modern Language
Association, Atlanta, GA. 4–6 Nov. 2011.

“The Dock on Lake Holloway: Pedagogy, Place, and Planet—An Experiment.” English Graduate Student
Association Colloquium. (Out of) Place. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. 14–15 Apr. 2011.

“Painting as a Reading Practice.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA.
4–7 Nov. 2010.

“The Limits of Language and the Place of Silence in the University.” English Graduate Student
Association Conference. “Anything But Silence: Politics, Poetry, and Pedagogy.” University of South
Florida, Tampa, FL. 25–27 Mar. 2010.

“Student Behavioral Change in the Writing Classroom.” North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing.
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. 14 Sep. 2009.

“A Community of Questions.” North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing. North Carolina State
University, Raleigh, NC. 18 Oct. 2008.

“A Pedagogy of Space, Or the Asphyxiation of Frederick Douglass.” MELUS. Columbus, OH. 28 Mar. 2008.

“(Re)Integrating Spirituality and Academics, Breaking Academic Taboo.” English Graduate Student
Association Conference. UNC-Charlotte, NC. 25 Jan. 2008.

Creative Writing

“Ekphrasis as Conversation.” Polk State College Writing Talks. Invited guest workshop. June 4, 2021.

“Sea Poems.” Isolation Break v.7, New York Writers Workshop and Asia Pacific Writers and Translators.
Nov. 21, 2020.

“Occasional Poems: Dialing Expectations Up or Down.” Polk State College Writing Talks. Invited guest
workshop. Apr. 1, 2021.

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“Reading Poetry Can Transform How You Relate to the World.” Keynote Address at International
Conference on Changing Paradigms of Individual And Society: Conflicts, Negotiations and Growth.
DAV University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India. Mar. 31, 2021.

“Conundrums in Writing Occasional Poems.” Polk State College Creative Writing Club. Invited guest
workshop. June 9, 2020.

Literary Studies

“Why Engineering and Science Students Should Read Poetry.” DAV University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India.
Invited guest lecture (online). June 2, 2020.

“Big God, Small Kindness: Religion in the Poetry of Naomi Shihab Nye.” MELUS. Boston. April 27–30, 2017.

“Religious Exile in Li-Young Lee’s Poetry.” MELUS. Charleston, SC. Mar. 3–6, 2016.

“Poets, Storytellers, and Global Environmental Crisis: Cautionary and Postcautionary Literature.” Global
Governance and Sustainable Communities Interdisciplinary Conference. University of South Florida,
Tampa, FL. 12 Apr. 2013.

“The Function of Form in Narrative Poetry: Reading Robert Hass’ ‘A Story About the Body.’” South
Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA. 4–6 Nov. 2011.

“Orthodox Christian Imagery and Eco-Spirituality in Mary Oliver’s Thirst.” American Academy of Religion,
Montreal. 7–10 Nov. 2009.

“Generative Tension between ‘God’ and ‘Earth’ in Mary Oliver’s Thirst.” College Theology Conference.
University of Notre Dame. 28–31 May 2009.

“Reading George Herbert (as) a Prophet.” Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature.
Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA. 3–4 Apr. 2009.

“Emily Dickinson and Spiritual Desire.” Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 6–8 Mar. 2009.

“Complicated Spirituality in Geography III.” Conference on Christianity and Literature. Bridgewater, VA.
17 Oct. 2008.

“Theory and Christian Spirituality.” English Graduate Student Association Conference. UNC-Greensboro,
NC. 27 Sep. 2008.

Faculty Development

“Teaching Diversity & Dialogue,” The University of Tampa, CTL Talk, Feb. 1, 2022.

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“Facilitating Challenging Student Conversations in and after COVID,” Wake Forest University, Center for
the Advancement of Teaching, Apr 1, 2021.

“Teaching Critical Reading in Every Discipline,” The University of Tampa, CTL Talk, Mar. 4, 2021.

“Agency, Aims, and Actions: Responding to Student Writers with Purpose and Technology.” Fashion
Institute of Technology, SUNY. Nov. 24, 2020.

“Experiential Learning.” Southeastern University, Best Ideas. Jan 28, 2020. Panel.

“Collaborative Learning.” Southeastern University, Workshop in the Provost Connections. Jan 7, 2020.

“Students Aren't Qualified to Evaluate Me, Are They? Validity, Pains, and Uses of Student Course
Evaluations,” Southeastern University, Best Ideas, Sep. 22, 2017.

“Pedagogy and Assessment,” Southeastern University, Assessment Day, Aug. 22, 2018. Presented with
Bev Lampp.

“Critical Reading Across the Curriculum,” Southeastern University, Best Ideas, Mar. 19, 2019.

“Pedagogy and Assessment.” Southeastern University, Assessment Day. 2019. With Marleen Milner.

“Practices for Faith Integration in the Classroom.” Southeastern University, Best Ideas, Apr. 25, 2016. Panel.

“Teaching Writing for Fun and Profit.” Southeastern University, Best Ideas, Nov. 30, 2015. With Grace Veach.

“Responding to Student Writing.” Southeastern University, Writing Across the Curriculum, Nov. 15, 2013.

“The Integration of Faith, Learning, and Life—A Faculty Perspective.” Southeastern University, Faculty–
Board Dinner 2012.

“Faculty and Student Development Dialogue on Student Academic Engagement.” Southeastern


University, Best Ideas, Sep. 24, 2012.

“The Student Culture of Academic Non-Engagement.” Southeastern University, Best Ideas, March 26, 2012.

“Developing a Learning Community of the Spirit at SEU.” Southeastern University, Best Ideas, Feb. 27, 2012.

Courses Taught ____________________________________________________

University of Tampa

AWR 201 Writing & Research


Poetic Forms
Poetry Writing I
Poetry Writing II

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Southeastern University

English Composition I
English Composition II
Advanced Poetry Writing
Advanced Creative Nonfiction
Dialogue & Diversity
American Literature
African American Literature
Native American Literature
World Literature
Contemporary Literature
Latina/o Literature in the U.S.
Literature and Spirituality
Literature and the Environment
Ecology, Theology, and Literature
Contemporary World Poetry
Poetry of the 1950s
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Humanities
English Practicum: Research on Teaching Literature
Women’s Literature

North Carolina State University

Academic Writing and Research

Faculty Development Programs _______________________________________

• Directed Dialogue on Teaching, Southeastern University, 2014–2018.

• Chaired Faculty Development Committee, Southeastern University, 2019–2020.

• Chaired Grants & Publications Committee, Southeastern University, 2017–2019

• Facilitated Faculty Scholars Lunches, Southeastern University, 2018–2019.

• Co-Facilitated New Faculty Seminar, Southeastern University, 2010–2017.

• Facilitated Writing Across the Curriculum Small Groups, Southeastern University, 2012–2013.

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Awards ___________________________________________________________

University of Tampa

• Learning Enrichment Grant $1500 (2021)

Southeastern University

• Research Sabbatical (2018–19)

• Faculty Achievement/Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (December 2016)

• Faculty Research Course Release (2015–16)

• Faculty Research Course Release (Spring 2015)

• Teaching Faculty Award for the Support of Information Literacy (2011–12)

• Library Special Projects Fund Grant $500 (2010–11)

University of South Florida (PhD)

• Pass with Distinction on Dissertation (Spring 2015)

• Alice Hearne Award for Outstanding Doctoral Candidate (2014–15)

• Irving H. Rubin and Mollie M. Rubin Award for Outstanding Graduate Student (2014–15)

• Pass with Distinction on Qualifying Exams (Spring 2013)

• Carolyn L. Cooley Award in American Literature (2012–13)

• John Iorio Award for Outstanding Graduate Student (2011–12)

• Jack B. Moore Memorial Scholarship (2010–11)

North Carolina State University (MA)

• Teaching Assistantship with Tuition Waiver and Stipend (2007–09)

Southeastern University (Undergraduate)

• Summa Cum Laude (2007)

• Most Outstanding Graduate in Major (2007)

Updated May 28, 2021

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