Amanda Rachelle Warren received her bachelor’s in English from Ohio State University, her masters in Creative Writing from Ohio University, and her doctorate in Creative Writing, Contemporary Poetry, and American Literature (pre- and post- civil war) from Western Michigan University. Dr. Warren has served as an instructor in both English and Humanities departments at Ohio University, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and Georgia Regents University. She also served as Editor for Quarter After Eight and Third Coast, two of the nation’s premiere graduate student-run literary journals and the possibly the best journals ever to exist with numbers in their titles.
Her interest in teaching Freshman Composition, Composition and Literature, and Writing in the University at the University of South Carolina Aiken, centers on helping students expand their worlds through critical thinking and improve their ability to communicate their ideas to others in a clear, concise, and effective manner to a variety of audiences. She works directly with students in the FirstPACE, with USCA’s international student population, and in the Writing Room.
Dr. Warren’s academic interests are diverse, but find common ground in American Literature and Literary Criticism. Her main interests lay in creative writing, contemporary literature (particularly poetry and experimental essay), intersectional theory, minority and regional US literature, and pop culture/media studies.
In her secret, double-life as a writer Dr. Warren’s poetry, fiction and non-fiction has been published in journals and anthologies both in print and online. She has TEN big projects in the works which would be finished if she were not so dedicated to her teaching (she has the award to prove it).