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Rhonda Crombie

Rhonda Crombie

Associate Professor of English
Department of English

Phone: 478.274.7831

  • Dublin - Library - 218
    Phone: 478-274-7831
Office Hours: Office Hours for Fall 2022:
Mondays and Wednesdays 8:00-9:30 and 11:00-12:30
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00-12:15

Biography: For both my bachelor’s and master’s degree, I attended Valdosta State University in my then hometown. My degrees are both in English; for my first degree, I minored in Spanish, and during my master’s program, I mainly focused on British literature. For the last 29 years, I have taught English all over America. My husband was in the Air Force when we first married, so I started out in Georgia and then taught in Montana, New York, Ohio, and North Carolina. Finally, we made it back to Georgia. For most of those years, I taught adjunct courses at small community colleges all the way up to large universities; however, for the last seventeen years, I have taught a variety of English courses at Middle Georgia State University.

When I am not doing the mom thing, I am a total sci-fi geek. My office walls are covered with Sherlock, The Walking Dead, and Doctor Who posters. I adore the Marvel franchise as well, especially The X-Men and The Avengers. Pop Culture IS MY THING, so you will probably hear references to my research on such topics as zombies in popular television and fiction or connections of Loki, the trickster Norse demi-god, to Shakespearean characters. (Did I MENTION I am a total geek?) Also, I am a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan. Go PACK Go!

My favorite author, William Butler Yeats, once said, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” That quote now is the underlying philosophy I lean on as an educator.
Courses: English 0099, English 1101, English 1102, English 2111, English 2122, and English 2132
(online and face-to-face)

Education: BA English, minor in Spanish
MA English, British Literature
Professional Experience: 1993-1995 Georgia Military College, Valdosta, Georgia
1995-1997 Montana State University at Great Falls
1997-1998 Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York
1998-2000 Clark State Community College, Park University, Miami University, and Sinclair Community College, Ohio
2001-2002 UNC, Charlotte and ECPI Technical College, Charlotte, North Carolina
2003-present Middle Georgia State University
Awards and Honors: MGC Community Service Award 2009-2010
Teacher of the Year, Dublin Campus--2009-2010, 2010-2011
Publications: Monsters of Fiction, Film, and Fable: The Cultural Links Between the Human and Inhuman, Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2018.

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