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Victoria Shropshire

Instructor in English
Alamance Building 305F
2338 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
vshropshire@elon.edu (336) 278-6655

Professional Expertise

WRITING

Brief Biography

Victoria ("Mrs. S." or "Shropdog" to those in the know) happily joined the Elon family in 2009.  She teaches ENG 110 (first year writing) and ENG 255 (a theme-based literature course), is a member of the Digital Humanities Committee, and advocate for the Elon Relay for Life.  

A North Carolina native, she has lived in Texas, California, Kansas, and abroad in Belguim and England, but loves being back in the heart of NC. She loves traveling, escaping to the coast at every opportunity, is an avid swimmer (NC Masters team) and rescuer of animals both two-legged (Hubby) and four-legged (dogs, mainly).  Otter, her youngest (>2) rescue, begins Comfort Dog Training in January 2014.

Her pet peeves are seahorse birdbaths, cypress clocks, and velvet painting of Elvis.
 

 

Education

  • MA (1999). Professional Writing.University of Southern Califormia, Los Angeles, CA. 
  • BA (1996). English (minors in Creative Writing and British Literature). University of Kansas, Lawrence KS.
  • Writing Fellowship (94-95) University of East Anglia, Norwich, England.

Research

Mrs. Shropshire's academic research pursuits include:

  • using, evaluating, and assessing the impact of digital and social media used to enhance first year writing courses (110), including Twitter, Facebook, Wordpress blogs, wikis, and Tumblr. 
  • the integration, expansion, and accessibility of digital humanites at Elon
  • historical research of primary sources and letters from Revolutionary War generals, to enhance literature course: Heroes (255)

 

Current Projects

Mrs. S. is currently working on a memoir, selected excerpts of which often appear online and in a few brave publications.  She is also currently acting consultant on two book projects (although she despised the title "book doctor") and researching/writing a screenplay. 

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