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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) 880-8169


Timothy Askew, Ph.D. ILA, Emory University
Associate Professor

Timothy Askew is the Founding President, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Clark Atlanta University, 2013 He was the National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar, 2010.  He is a sustaining Member, Phi Beta Kappa.  Dr. Askew is teaches courses in autobiography and biography, advanced grammar and composition, and other specialty and core courses in English.


Kelly DeLong, Ph.D., Georgia State University
Assistant Professor
Creative Writing and American Literature


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.

Charles Duncan, Jr., Ph.D., Emory University

Felton Eaddy, M.A., Creative Writing, Johns Hopkins University

Georgene Bess-Montgomery, Ph.D., University of Maryland
Assistant Professor

Bansari Mitra, Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo
Assistant Professor

Bansari Mitra specializes in Victorian and Postcolonial Literature. Her other areas of interest include Folklore, Popular Culture and Film Studies. She has published a book on the migration of western folktales to the East, entitled The Renovation of Folktales by Five Modern Bengali Writers and an article on Bollywood adaptations of classic Hollywood films, Rebecca and The Prisoner of Zenda in Asian Cinema. She has taught in universities in Louisiana, Maryland, Georgia and New York, and she has been a research fellow in Trinity College Dublin and Birkbeck College, London.

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

Viktor Osinubi, Ph.D., University of Lancaster, England
Associate Professor

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.

Adjunct Faculty and Graduate Teaching Assistants

Genuyah Reuven

Genuyah S. Reuven is a native of Brooklyn, New York. Upon completing her bachelor’s degree (1999) from Hunter College, she relocated to Decatur, Georgia, and enrolled in Clark Atlanta University’s School of International Affairs and Development (S.I.A.D.) in the fall of 2000. As an undergraduate student, she studied creative writing:  she has written several works of poetry and prose on various subjects and topics. In 2005, she earned her master’s degree in International Affairs and Development and is, now, earning her doctorate through the Doctor of Arts in Humanities (D.A.H.) Program at Clark Atlanta U., where she is also an adjunct professor of English in the Department of English.

Benjamin Armstrong
Thayer Dortch

Stephine Winfrey

Keir Singleton