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Margaret O'Dell, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of English

Ph.D. in American Studies, College of William & Mary
M.A. in English Literature, Clemson University
B.A. in English Literature, Presbyterian College

“That Little Boy Blue” (Sugar Mule Literary Journal, August 2013)

Jamestown Archaeology” (Jamestown Archaeology: A Guide for Teachers - Jamestown: National Park Service, 1999).

“I Followed Close Behind Her” (Spinsters Ink, 2003)

“Excellent Divulgers of News” (Cobblestone, October 2001)

“Jamestown’s Burning … Again” (Cobblestone, October 2001)

“Sites of Southern Memory: The Autobiographies of Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin, Lillian Smith, & Pauli Murray” (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2001)

Biographical Head Notes on Robert Penn Warren, Bobbie Ann Mason, & Tennessee Williams (The Pearson Custom Library of American Literature, 2003)


“Beyond Image & Convention: Explorations in Southern Women’s History” (The Journal of Southern History, 2000)

Conferences, Presentations & Lectures:

“Sites of Southern Memory” (Conference on Sites of Memory in Vienna & the American South, College of William & Mary, 2001)

“Sites of Southern Memory” (Southern Women Writers Conference, Berry College, 2000)

“Southern Autobiography & Regional Memory” (Alumni Association, College of William & Mary, 1993)

“Flannery O’Connor & “The River”” (Northeastern Modern Languages Association Conference, Toronto, Canada, 1988)

“Flannery O’Connor & Lupus” (Anderson County Lupus Assocation, Anderson, SC, 1986).

May Seminar Grant (The Charles Center, College of William & Mary - '94, '97, '98, '99, '01, & '02), Minor Research Grant (College of William & Mary, 1995), Summer Research Fellowship (The College of William & Mary), Academic All-American (NAIA, 1983).
Professional Activities:

Professional Experience: Visiting Assistant ProfessorVisiting Instructor, Adjunct Instructor, Coordinator of the Thomas Nelson Teaching Fellows, and Teaching Assistant (College of William & Mary); Instructor and Teaching Assistant (Clemson University, 1985-1988); Teacher (Thornell Home & School for Children, Clinton, SC, 1984-1985).

Administrative Experience: Coordinator of Introduction to Women’s Studies, Women’s Studies Personnel Committee, Women’s Studies Curriculum Committee, Women’s Studies Executive Committee, Member of Exhibitions Advisory Committee, Coordinator of the Thomas Nelson Teaching Fellows, and Research Assistant (College of William & Mary); Volunteer Coordinator (Free Rein Center for Therapeutic Riding & Education, 2012).