Michael Parker

Title: Teaching Instructor
Office: OCB G306
Phone: 252.328.5834
E-Mail: parkerm@ecu.edu


Michael Parker joined the ECU faculty in 1989 as a Lecturer for the English Department. He has taught a variety of classes from freshman composition to classical mythology, non-fiction writing, and literature surveys. He completed his undergraduate degree in English at The Ohio State University in 1971, and earned his M.A. and certificate of advanced study at East Carolina. His research interests include American literature, theory of writing, Civil War history, and Native American literature. He was honored with the English Department's 2000-2001 Bertie Fearing Excellence in Teaching Award. He also holds two North Carolina Press Association awards.


B.A. The Ohio State University
M.A. East Carolina University
C.A.S. East Carolina University

Research Interests

American Literature
Teaching Composition
Native American Literature
Civil War History

Courses Taught

ENGL 4090: Shakespeare’s Tragedies
ENGL 3880: Writing for Business and Industry
ENGL 3860: Introduction to Non-Fiction Writing
ENGL 3810: Advanced Composition
ENGL 3570: Introduction to American Folklore
ENGL 3480: Science Fiction
ENGL 3460: Classical Mythology
ENGL 3420: The Short Story
ENGL 2730: Functional Grammar
ENGL 2201: Writing about the Disciplines
ENGL 2200: Major American Writers
ENGL 2000: Interpreting Literature
ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing
ENGL 1000: Appreciating Literature