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Clark Atlanta University
Department of English
223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.
Haven-Warren Building, Room 100

Atlanta, GA 30314
Phone: (404) 880-6733


Timothy Askew, Ph.D., Emory University
Full Professor of English
Dr. Askew teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Autobiography/Biography, African American Literature, American Literature, Southern Literature, and Advanced Grammar and Composition.  He is the Founding President of  Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at Clark Atlanta University and is a Sustaining Member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He is a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar. Dr. Timothy Askew is an  Aldridge/McMillan Scholar at Clark Atlanta University for  overall excellence in  teaching, research, and service.


Kelly DeLong, Ph.D., Georgia State University
Associate Professor of English
Kelly DeLong is the author of the novel The Poor Sucker and the non-fiction book The Freshman Year at an HBCU.  His short stories and essays have appeared in The Sun, Evansville Review, Jabberwock Review, The MacGuffin, Roanoke Review and Willow Review, among others.  He has won the Willow Review Fiction Award, the Agnes Scott Fiction award, and the Georgia State University Fiction award.  He has also been a finalist for the Spokane Prize in Short Fiction, the Sol Books Prose Contest and the St. Lawrence Book Award.
Dr. Delong teaches courses in American Literature and Creative Writing.


Charles Duncan, Jr., Ph.D., Emory University
Full Professor of English
Dr. Duncan teaches courses in British literature.

Georgene Bess-Montgomery, Ph.D., University of Maryland
Interim Chair, Associate Professor of English
Dr. Montgomery teaches courses in African Diasporic Literature.


Gwendolyn D. Morgan, M.A., Atlanta University
Assistant Professor


Viktor Osinubi, Ph.D., University of Lancaster, England
Full Professor of English
Dr. Osinubi teaches courses in Linguistics and Post-Colonial Studies.


Alma W. Vinyard, Ed.D., University of Tennessee
Associate Professor
Alma D. Walker Vinyard is Associate Professor of English, the immediate past chair of the English Department and past Coordinator of the Graduate English Program at Clark Atlanta University (CAU), where she also served as Chair of the Faculty  Assembly.  She has also served on the Strategic Academic Planning Implementation Committee, and the University Senate. Dr. Vinyard received the first Aldridge McMillan Faculty Merit Award for her Outstanding Service to Clark Atlanta University in 2000.  Dr. Vinyard teaches undergraduate major and core courses.