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Gregg Neikirk

Gregg Neikirk, Professor

Office: Bates 222
Phone: (413) 572-5331

Gregg Neikirk has a Ph.D. in American and British Literature from the University of Kentucky (1994). A member of Phi Beta Kappa, his research interests include Modernist American authors (Hemingway, Faulkner, Elizabeth Madox Roberts), and British Renaissance and early American writers. He served as English chair from 1998-2004 and is currently WSU’s Grievance Officer for the MSCA.

  • Ph.D. in Transatlantic Relations between Early American and British Renaissance, University of Kentucky, 1994
  • M.A. in English, University of Kentucky
  • B.A. in English, Centre College of Kentucky
Courses Taught:
  • English 101/101+ - English Composition
  • English 102 - English Composition II
  • English 105 - Honors Composition
  • English 110 - Honors Composition II
  • English 211 - British Literature 1603-1780
  • English 213 - Major British Writers
  • English 215 - Major American Writers
  • English 216 - American Literature
  • English 275 - Journalism
  • English 335 - Sportswriting, Songwriting
  • English 348 - History of the English Language
  • English 375 - Journalism II
  • English 392 - Business and Technical Writing
  • English 630 - Various Graduate Courses
Professional Activities:
  • Various publications on Milton, Hemingway, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, 1994-present
  • International and national conference presentations, 1994-present
  • President of Elizabeth Madox Roberts Literary Society, 2006-2010
  • 2002 Winner of Denny C. Plattner National Award for Excellence in Writing
  • MSCA Grievance Officer for Westfield Campus