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Department of English

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Michael Parker
Teaching Instructor

Office: OCB G306
Phone: 252-328-5560

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

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
American Literature
Teaching Composition
Native American Literature
Civil War History

Courses Taught
4090: Shakespeare’s Tragedies
3880: Writing for Business and Industry
3860: Introduction to Non-Fiction Writing
3810: Advanced Composition
3570: Introduction to American Folklore
3480: Science Fiction
3460: Classical Mythology
3420: The Short Story
2730: Functional Grammar
2200: Major American Writers
2000: Interpreting Literature
1200: Composition I
1100: Composition II
1000: Appreciating Literature