Karen Gainey
Karen Gainey
Montague McMillan Professor of English

Upcoming Courses

- Experiences in Literature
- Major American Authors II
- Studies in African-American Literature
- Studies in African-American Literature
- Studies in African-American Literature
- Critical Thinking
- Critical Thinking

The above list of courses is not an exhaustive list. It only includes courses for the current and imminent terms. For more information visit the Course Schedules page.

Education
  • Ph.D. in English Language and Literature: Modern Letters, December 1990, University of Tulsa
  • M. A. in English, December 1977, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • B. A. in Secondary Education/English, December 1971, Clemson University Graduated with High Honor
Professional Accomplishments
  • Leadership Cherokee Board of Regents, August 2011-present; Leadership Cherokee class of 2010. 
  • South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities¹ Chief Academic Officers¹ Group,President, 2009. 
  • South Carolina Women in Higher Education, Executive Board Member, 1995-present; 
  • Executive Board President, 2005-2008.
  • Fullerton Teaching Awards 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2002. 
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for Professional Educators, member since 2008.
  • Attended HERS -Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education
  • Administration, Summer 2002. 
  • South Carolina "Distinguished Professor," 1996. 
  • Selected for the1996 South Carolina Forum of the American Council on Education's National Identification Program for the Advancement of Women in Higher Education. 
  • American Association of University Women, Member since 2001.

Other Certifications

  • South Carolina General Contractor¹s License