English Alumni 
Garrison Bickerstaff, B.A. English, 2000

Garrison Bickerstaff"Hello, I am Garrison Bickerstaff. I completed a PhD in linguistics at the University of Georgia (UGA) in 2010 after completing a BA in English in 2000 and an MA in English in 2002 at Tennessee Tech. In my current role, I teach several courses for the Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE) at UGA, including Introducing English Composition and Developing Literacies in the Humanities. I also coordinate and teach our Digital Literacies and Documentary Media course.

"One of my favorite courses to teach is Learning for Success at the University for our Thrive at Georgia students. Each July my class partners with The Friends of Oconee Hill Cemetery for service-learning activities. In the photo below I am leading a discussion in UGA’s Special Collections Libraries where my class pursued research about presidents of UGA who are interred in Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens, GA.

"The BA and MA in English programs at Tennessee Tech helped me to mature as a writer, researcher, and critical thinker. I have especially appreciated the approachable and supportive nature of the faculty in the English department at Tech—both during my experience as a student at Tech and through the years when I have visited campus or connected by e-mail," Garrison Bickerstaff.

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