Gina Claywell


Dr. Gina Claywell

Dr. Gina Claywell

Professor of English

7B-6 Faculty Hall, Murray State University, Murray KY 42071-3341

"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."


  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee
  • M.A., University of Tennessee
  • B.A., 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.

Courses Taught

Areas of Specialization

  • 19th-Century British Literature Composition
  • Early American Literature Rhetoric

Awards and Distinctions

  • 15 Years of Service Recognition, Murray State University, 2012
  • CISR Presidential Research Fellow
  • Murray State Customer Service Award
  • One of three "Fabulous Faculty" by Murray State Student Support Services

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Sigma Alpha Lambda, Advisor

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