Paul T. Corrigan
Assistant Professor of English
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BS in English and Intercultural Studies, Southeastern University
MA in English, North Carolina State University
Doctoral Candidate in English, University of South Florida
Paul T. Corrigan has taught at Southeastern University, his alma mater, since 2009. Understanding higher learning as a calling from God, he encourages students to engage deeply in the learning process and to apply what they learn to their life and faith. His courses emphasize writing, dialogue, and active reading.
Currently, Professor Corrigan is working on a PhD in Literature at the University of South Florida. While earning his MA, he studied and taught in the nationally recognized writing program at North Carolina State University. As an undergraduate at Southeastern, he oversaw the writing center and, for an internship project, taught a series of writing workshops for high school teachers and students in Guimaras, Philippines.
With Dr. Rickey Cotton, Corrigan co-wrote College in the Spirit: Christian Higher Education as a Calling. This short book, available through Southeastern's bookstore, presents vision and practice for authentic and faithful learning. It is used in Southeastern's Christ, Culture and the University course.
Professor Corrigan helps lead the Faith Integration Seminar at Southeastern, facilitating dialogue on faith and learning among faculty. He also serves as co-faculty sponsor for Southeastern's student literary society, overseeing the publication of its annual literary magazine, The Oracle, and writing poetry in his spare time.
At Southeastern Corrigan has taught the following courses: English Composition II, Introduction to Literature, Contemporary Literature, and Literature and the Environment, and several others. His scholarly writing deals with poetry, pedagogy, and Christian spirituality. Other interests include contemporary American literature and contemporary world literature in English.
Additional information can be found on his website.
- Published (or has forthcoming) more than 10 articles, including peer-reviewed articles in journals like Literature and Belief, The Annual Volume of the College Theology Society, and Sewanee Theological Review and shorter pieces in periodicals like College Teaching, Pedagogy, and The Teaching Professor.
- Presented over a dozen papers at regional, national, and international academic conferences.
- Won the Jack B. Moore Memorial Scholarship (2010-11), John Iorio Award for Outstanding Graduate Student (2011-12), and Carolyn L. Cooley Award in American Literature (2012-13) in the English graduate program at USF.
- Co-wrote College in the Spirit: Christian Higher Education as a Calling.
- Editor of Teaching & Learning in Higher Ed.