Robert Ellison

Associate Professor

Educational Background
PhD, University of North Texas, 1995
MA, University of North Texas, 1991
BA, University of Texas at Austin, 1988

Interests and Specialization
Sermon studies, Appalachian studies, and digital humanities


Robert Ellison has been a member of the English faculty since 2009. His entire family has some kind of connection with Marshall: his wife, Dr. Lori Ellison, teaches in the counseling department; both of his children are Marshall grads as well.

The courses Dr. Ellison teaches most often include ENG 101P, Beginning Composition Plus; ENG 201, Advanced Composition; and ENG 499, Senior Capstone. His research specialty is sermon studies, with a particular interest in Appalachian preaching. His current projects include co-editing (with Keith A. Francis) A Companion to Preaching and the Sermon, the Twentieth Century (under contract with Brill) and overseeing The Library of Appalachian Preaching: A Digital Repository of Sermons.

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