Forrest Anderson, Ph.D.

Vice Provost / Dean of Humanities / Professor of English

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    • B.A., UNC-Chapel Hill
    • M.F.A., University of South Carolina
    • Ph.D., Florida State University

    Dr. Anderson joined the English faculty at Catawba in 2010. He earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University, where he worked for two years as an archivist and assistant for Robert Olen Butler. He is a creative writer specializing in prose fiction and has a keen interest in teaching first-year composition as well. His fiction has been thrice-nominated for Best New American Voices, has been a winner of the South Carolina Fiction Project, the James Dickey Award for Fiction, and the Piccolo Spoleto Fiction Open, and has appeared in Blackbird, The South Carolina Review, The North Carolina Literary Review, The Louisville Review, and elsewhere. His essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Narrative Magazine, The Fiction Writer's Review, The Southeast Review, The Chattahoochee Review, and Yemassee. He's recently started writing about books for The Salisbury Post in a blog called Read Salisbury.