Gina Claywell

Professor of English


"Every student knows more about something than I do, so I try to learn from them. In doing so, I hope I model lifelong learning and instill in them pride and a desire to learn as well."


Gina Claywell



University of Tennessee 


University of Tennessee 


Western Kentucky University

The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing Portfolios. New York, NY: Pearson Longman Publishing, 2000. 


Highlighted Publications
"10 Steps for Making Grading Easier, Students Happier, and Your Ego Smaller." Top Ten Strategies for Teachers of Writing. Vincent Miholic, ed. Education Resources Information Center Document ED490721, 2004.


"WANTED: A Collegial, Effective Teacher Who Publishes…" A Delicate Balance: Teaching, Scholarship, and Service in the 21st Century English Department. Dr. Joe Hardin and Ray Wallace, eds. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2004. 

Areas of Specialization

19th-Century British Literature


Early American Literature


Courses Taught

ENG 104

ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing and Inquiry

ENG 228

ENG 311

ENG 331

ENG 404

ENG 681

HUM 211

HUM 212


Awards and Distinctions
15 years of service recognition, Murray State University, 2012
CISR Presidential Research Fellow
MSU Customer Service Award
One of three "Fabulous Faculty" by MSU Student Support Services


Professional Memberships and Affiliations

National Council of Teachers of English

Sigma Alpha Lambda, Advisor



Dr. Gina Claywell
7B-6 Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341