Dr. Claudia Grinnell is the holder of the Tommy and Mary Barham Endowed Professorship in English.
Dr. Grinnell earned both her Master of Arts in English and Bachelor of Arts in General Studies from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
In 2003, she received her Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Systems Design from Grambling State University in Grambling, La., where she delivered a dissertation studying the effect of a writing center on developmental students’ writing performance and apprehension.
She is an Associate Professor of English at ULM, teaching freshman composition, professional writing and honors courses. She has served as editorial assistant in the College of Pharmacy, where she advised the college on design, implementation and a timeline for a national accreditation report, which she also collected, assembled and edited in collaboration with a College of Pharmacy committee.
In addition, Grinnell has served as assistant writer/web editor for turnrow publications at ULM, soliciting and reviewing the work of other writers and managing its web presence.
Before coming to ULM, Dr. Grinnell earned a Bachelor of Arts in Banking and Finance at Technische Universität Dortmund in Germany and worked in currency arbitrage for a major German bank.
She has served on many other departmental, college, and university committees, as well as planning and conducting campus-wide writing and technology workshops. She has published poetry, fiction, and academic research essays.
About the Endowment:
The Tommy and Mary Barham Endowed Professorship in English endowment was established to maintain excellence in teaching, learning and research at ULM.