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Department of English

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Barri Piner
Teaching Instructor

Office: OCB G331
Phone: 252-328-1544

Barri Piner received her BA in English Literature from UNC-Wilmington in 1994 before attending graduate school at ECU. She joined the ECU English Department faculty in the Spring of 1998 as a lecturer and has taught both Freshman Composition courses and Interpreting Literature. Her areas of interest include Popular Culture and Film Studies. Barri enjoys spending time with her three children, whom she homeschools; playing golf; reading; and listening to music. She is a perennial finalist for the department's Bertie E. Fearing Excellence in Teaching Award, which she won in 2006.

B.A. UNC-Wilmington
M.A. East Carolina University

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
Film and Literature
Popular Culture
The Beatles
Distance learning
Business writing

Courses Taught
3880: Writing for Business & Industry
2000: Interpreting Literature
1200: Composition
1100: Composition