Prof Shafer ABOUT ME

NAME: Philip M. Shafer

POSITION: Assistant Professor, Children's Literature and Linguistics, Tennessee State University

OFFICE: HUM 307 (963-5714)

GREW UP: Fairview, TN (Williamson County, 25 mins southwest of Nashville), 2 brothers, 3 sisters

IMMEDIATE FAMILY: Tracie (wife), Annabeth (8-year-old), Ella (5-year-old)

EDUCATION: BS Professional Studies (Music Composition, Sociology, Middle Tennessee State University, 2004); MA (English, Tennessee State University, 2006); PhD (ABD, Children's Literature, Linguistics, Middle Tennessee State University, expected in 2014)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: World Literature II (Fall 2014), Children's Literature (Spring 2014), Freshmen Composition I and II (Tennessee State University, 2006 to 2014), Logic and Verbal Reasoning Prep for MCAT (Meharry Medical College, 2013-2014), RODP courses in English (Columbia State Community College, 2010-2011), Developmental Writing (Nashville State Community College, 2006)

SCHOLARLY AREAS OF INTEREST: Harry Potter, Pixar films, Star Wars, anime, fairy tales, children's literary theory, music theory, film theory, adaptation theory, postcolonial theory, postmodernism, narrotology, stylistics, functional linguistics