Mandeville Hall - Room 217
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David Newton, Ph.D.

David Newton is a professor at the University of West Georgia and a member of the teaching and research faculty in the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies within University College. He also serves as Senior Fellow for Student Success in the Office of the Provost where he works with faculty and staff from across campus on UWG's student success projects and initiatives. Dr. Newton earned his degrees from the College of Charleston (B.A., English), the Candler School of Theology (M.Div., Historical Theology), and Emory University (Ph.D., Linguistics). At the undergraduate and graduate levels, he has taught courses in linguistics, research & methods, and literary studies. At UWG, he also has served in leadership roles as a program director, department chair, dean, and associate vice-president for academic affairs. His scholarship has focused on linguistics—with an emphasis on language variation in the United States—and on the language and culture of the American South. In addition to conference presentations and journal articles, he has published books, critical editions, and chapters with the University of Georgia Press, the University of South Carolina Press, and the University of Arkansas Press. His current research focuses on the development of experiential learning opportunities for college students.

  • B.A., English, The College of Charleston, 1983
  • M.Div., Historical Theology, The Candler School of Theology, 1988
  • Ph.D., Linguistics, Emory University, 1993

Spring 2024 Sections

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Fall 2022 Sections

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Fall 2021 Sections

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Fall 2019 Sections

  • ENGL-4300 (StudiesEnglishLanguage:Grammar) Section: 01
  • ENGL-5300 (StudiesEnglishLanguage:Grammar) Section: 01

Fall 2018 Sections

  • ENGL-4300 (StudiesEnglishLanguage:Grammar) Section: 01
  • ENGL-5300 (StudiesEnglishLanguage:Grammar) Section: 01

Summer 2018 Sections

  • ENGL-4385 (AngloAmericanexper.inItaly) Section: 01S

Spring 2018 Sections

  • ENGL-4300 (Studies In Eng Lang-Grammar) Section: 01
  • ENGL-5300 (Studies in English Language) Section: 01

Fall 2017 Sections

  • XIDS-2002 (HogwartsMarauder'sMaptoCollege) Section: 17

Spring 2017 Sections

  • ENGL-4300 (Studies In Eng Lang-Grammar) Section: 01
  • ENGL-5300 (Studies in English Language) Section: 01

Fall 2016 Sections

  • ENGL-2110 (World Literature-Honors) Section: 25H
  • ENGL-4384 (Senior Seminar) Section: 02W

Summer 2016 Sections

  • ENGL-4385 (Represent of Italy) Section: 01S
  • ENGL-4385 (Travel & Travail in Italy) Section: 02S
  • ENGL-5385 (Represent of Italy) Section: 01S
  • ENGL-5385 (Travel & Travail in Italy) Section: 02S

Spring 2016 Sections

  • ENGL-2110 (World Literature) Section: 01
  • ENGL-4300 (StudiesInEnglLanguage-Grammar) Section: 01
  • ENGL-4384 (Senior Seminar) Section: 01W
  • ENGL-5300 (StudiesInEnglLanguage-Grammar) Section: 01

Fall 2015 Sections

  • ENGL-1101 (English Composition I) Section: 113
  • ENGL-4125 (Colonial & Early Amer Lit) Section: 01W
  • ENGL-4300 (Engl Lang:HistOfTheLang) Section: 01W
  • ENGL-5125 (Colonial & Early American Lit) Section: 01
  • ENGL-5300 (Engl Lang:HistOfTheLang) Section: 01

Summer 2015 Sections

  • ENGL-6110 (Seminar in American Lit I) Section: 01

Spring 2015 Sections

  • ENGL-2130 (American Literature-Honors) Section: 25H
  • ENGL-4300 (Studies in Eng Lang-Grammar) Section: 01
  • ENGL-5300 (Studies in Eng Lang-Grammar) Section: 01