Chad Davidson, Ph.D.

I direct the School of the Arts at the University of West Georgia, which involves overseeing a number of arts-based prizes and community projects, including the Other Night School, the Blackwell Prizes in Painting and Writing, the Wadsworth Piano Competition, the Vault Gallery and Vault Gallery Press, the Michael and Andrea Stone Visiting Artist Series, and the SOTA Reading Series.

As an English professor, my interests lie mostly in creative writing. I teach workshops in both poetry and nonfiction, and have published four collections of poems, most recently Unearth (Southern Illinois University Press, 2020). Along with my colleague Dr. Gregory Fraser, I have published two textbooks devoted to writing (both creative and critical). I have in the past few years, however, dedicated much more time to nonfiction. My collection of travel essays,Terra Cognita: Dispatches from an Over-Traveled Italy, was released in August of 2022, with Louisiana State University Press. Bring Out Your Dead: Elegies from the Plague Year, a collection of essays about the death of my father and the onset of the pandemic, will be released in spring of 2024. I also teach classes in world literatures, the history of the English language, English grammar, and others. 

Since 2013, I have directed UWG's Italy Program, which takes place in Spoleto, Italy, each summer. If you're interested in learning more about any of my classes, my writing, or the Italy Program, reach out. 

  • B.A., English, California State University at San Bernardino, 1993
  • M.A., English, University of North Texas, 1997
  • Ph.D., English, Binghamton University, 2003

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Spring 2020 Sections

  • ENGL-3200 (Int.CreativeWrtng-CNF) Section: 03W

Fall 2019 Sections

  • ENGL-3200 (IntCreativeWriting:CNF) Section: 05W

Summer 2019 Sections

  • ENGL-4210 (AdvCrtiveWrtng:TheTravelogue) Section: 01S
  • ENGL-5210 (AdvCrtiveWrtng:TheTravelogue) Section: 01S

Spring 2019 Sections

  • ENGL-4210 (Adv Creative Writing: CNF) Section: 01W
  • ENGL-5210 (Adv Creative Writing: CNF) Section: 01

Fall 2018 Sections

  • ENGL-3200 (IntCreativeWriting:CNF) Section: 01W

Summer 2018 Sections

  • ENGL-4210 (AdvCreativeWritingTravelogue) Section: 01S
  • ENGL-4310 (Translation Theory) Section: 01S

Spring 2018 Sections

  • ENGL-4210 (Adv Creative Writing: Poetry) Section: 03W
  • ENGL-5210 (Adv Creative Writing: Poetry) Section: 03

Fall 2017 Sections

  • ENGL-4210 (Adv.CreativeWriting:Poetry) Section: 02W
  • ENGL-5210 (AdvCreativeWriting:Poetry) Section: 02

Summer 2017 Sections

  • ENGL-4210 (Advanced Creative Writing) Section: 01S
  • ENGL-4310 (Translation Theory) Section: 01S
  • ENGL-5210 (Advanced Creative Writing) Section: 01S
  • ENGL-5310 (Studies in Translation) Section: 01S

Fall 2016 Sections

  • ENGL-4300 (Studies In English Language) Section: 01W
  • ENGL-5300 (Studies in English Language) Section: 01

Summer 2016 Sections

  • ENGL-2110 (World Literature) Section: 01S
  • ENGL-3200 (Intermediate Creative Writing) Section: 01S
  • ENGL-4210 (AdvCreatWrit:Travelogue) Section: 01S
  • ENGL-5210 (AdvCreatWrit: Travelogue) Section: 01S

Spring 2016 Sections

  • ENGL-4210 (AdvancedCreativeWriting-Poetry) Section: 01W
  • ENGL-5210 (AdvancedCreativeWriting-Poetry) Section: 01

Fall 2015 Sections

  • ENGL-4384 (Senior Seminar) Section: 01W

Summer 2015 Sections

  • ENGL-2110 (World Literature) Section: 01S
  • ENGL-4210 (Adv Crtv Wrtng:Travelogue) Section: 01S
  • ENGL-5210 (Adv Crtv Wrtng:Travelogue) Section: 01S

Spring 2015 Sections

  • ENGL-4210 (AdvCrtvWrtg-Poetry) Section: 01W
  • ENGL-5210 (Adv Creative Wrtng-Poetry) Section: 01

Terra Cognita: Dispatches from an Over-Traveled Italy [View Publication External Resource]

Unearth [View Publication External Resource]

From the Fire Hills [View Publication External Resource]

Analyze Anything: A Guide to Critical Reading and Writing [View Publication External Resource]

Writing Poetry: Creative and Critical Approaches [View Publication External Resource]

The Last Predicta [View Publication External Resource]

Consolation Miracle [View Publication External Resource]