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Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Faculty Success
317 Lowry Hall

Sheri-Marie Harrison is an Associate Professor of English. Her recent administrative work has included directing Individualized Degree Programs and serving as Fellow for Faculty Development, Diversity, and Inclusion. In these roles she has developed and implemented the Junior Faculty Success Program that supports faculty retention and success through mentoring, cohort creation, and targeted development programing; drafted a White Paper for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in annual review and tenure and promotion materials for the College of Arts and Science; and overseen a committee-based review of the Bachelor of General Studies degree. She is a 2021-2022 William T. Kemper Fellow for Teaching Excellence, has published widely in the field of contemporary literature, and maintains an active research agenda that currently includes two monograph projects: an author study of Marlon James and a study of genre in Contemporary Black fiction. She is also a co-editor of Critical Essays on Jesmyn Ward (forthcoming in 2023) and the Routledge Companion to the Novel (forthcoming in 2024).