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Ethel Morgan Smith

Ethel Smith 2016

Associate Professor
MA 1990 Hollins College

Office: 331 Colson Hall
Tel: 293-9732
Fax: 293-5380

Our Dreams are Only Limited by Our Lack of Imagination

Writer/Professor/International Culturist-Ethel Morgan Smith was born in Louisville, Alabama. In addition to teaching at West Virginia University, she has also taught at The Universitat of Tubingen, Randolph Macon Woman’s College, and Virginia Tech.

Ethel Morgan Smith is the author of From Whence Cometh My Help: The African American Community at Hollins College. Her essay “Love Means Nothing,” was the winner of the 2005 Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Award. Smith has published in national and international journals, including Callaloo and African American Review. She is also the recipient of The Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in Bellagio, Italy, a Fulbright Fellowship to Germany, Visiting Artist-American Academy Rome, DuPont Fellowship, and Brandeis University-Women’s Research Center-Visiting Fellow.


Creative writing: fiction, nonfiction essay
African American Literature

Composition & Rhetoric
Creative Writing
Literary and Cultural Studies
Professional Writing and Editing
the WVU Writing Center

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December 6: English 418 Capstone Reading, 5:30 p.m.,130 Colson Hall

March 20: Mary Moore Reading, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Reading Room WVU Downtown Library

April 10: Clare Beams Reading, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Reading Room WVU Downtown Library

April 20: Calliope Reading, 7:30 p.m., 130 Colson Hall

April 27: MFA Reading, 7:30 p.m., Gold Ballroom, WVU Mountainlair