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Cheryl Collier, PhD

Professor, English
Associate Dean, School of Humanities and Social Science
Unit: English, One, College of Humanities and Sciences, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Location: Tigerville

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses in American Literature, Literary Theory, and Creative Writing.


    • BA, Lander University
    • MA, University of Georgia
    • PhD, University of Georgia
  • Professional Experience

    My experiences include a twenty-seven-year career teaching at the university level.

  • Selected Publications
    • “Just and True.” Christian Devotions.US.
    • “Wonderfully Made.” Christian Devotions.US.
    • “A Love so Great.” Christian Devotions.US.
    • “Every Need Met.” Christian Devotions.US.
    • “Life, Death, and Faith.” Living by Faith. Ed. Tina L. Miller. Merrill, Wisconsin: Obadiah Press, 2004.
    • “Darryl’s Miracle.” Church of God Evangel. May 1999.
    • “Amy Tan.” Cyclopedia of World Authors, revised edition. Salem Press.

    “Margaret Walker.” Cyclopedia of World Authors, revised edition. Salem Press.

    “Preface.” Langston Hughes Review. Spring 1994.

  • Selected Awards Received
    • 2010: Excellence in Teaching Award, South Carolina Independent Colleges Universities
    • 2002: Grand Prize Winner Obadiah Press Annual Writers Contest
    • 2001: Outstanding Essay Award, Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature
  • My Story

    Through most of college, I was convinced I’d become a magazine or newspaper writer, but God had other plans and called me to college teaching. After I’d completed masters and doctoral degrees in English and taught for 6 years at a large state university, the Lord led me to NGU and birthed in me a passion for Christian higher education. There’s nothing more fulfilling than teaching the discipline I love while making the very clear connections to the biblical truths that govern our existence. I’m thankful and blessed to be a part of the NGU family, where faculty openly share the Gospel, pray for and with our students, and help facilitate students’ spiritual growth and development, all while maintaining rigorous academic standards.

    Favorite Course to Teach: English 4390, Senior Seminar because this is a challenging but engaging capstone course that connects the dots between the discipline and faith and helps equip majors for graduate study and/or the work world.

  • Related Links

    Explore some of my personal and external sources:

    • Professional Associations: Conference on Christianity and Literature, Modern Language Association, National Council of Teachers of English
    • Popular Jobs: College Professor, Middle/High School Teacher, Legal Assistant, Journalist, Editor, Writer/Author, Technical Writer, Librarian, Lawyer
    • Christian Writers Market
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