Eliza Warren | Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: 309A Palmer Hall | Phone: (901) 843-3141 | Email: warrenE@rhodes.edu


Greetings! I received my B.A. in English and MFA in English in creative writing from the University of Memphis, where I also earned a Certificate in Literary Studies in 19th Century British Literature. I taught several years at the University of Memphis and was nominated twice for meritorious teaching awards. Also, I have taught creative writing at the California Department of Corrections while serving as Artist in Residence for the California Arts Council Artists in Classrooms Program. I lived in the mountains of northern California for several years. While teaching poetry to inmates of CCC, I rigorously practiced meditation, yoga, and Native American spiritual rites and rituals. Then, I was off to begin my adventures overseas! I spent one year teaching health education in China, Thailand, England, and at various locations in the United States. I taught for University of Maryland University College in South Korea in 2001-2002, then again from 2003-2005. Before returning to Korea in the fall of 2003, I was on the faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno. I left Korea to return to the States in late July of 2005. In May of 2009, I left the States for Afghanistan. I spent 7.5 months there. I taught US military students at FOB Salerno and Bagram Air Field. It was a superb and life-changing experience. I′m thankful. I have also taught various classes at Christian Brothers University. All-in-all, I have been teaching college English in some form or another since 1996. I am very, very proud of my work as an educator. When I′m not teaching college English or grading papers, I′m likely traveling, teaching a yoga class, hiking, biking, walking, reading, or writing. I am looking forward to having a great term. See you in class! Vita (.pdf)


1999 - M.F.A., English/Poetry, University of Memphis
1999 - M.A. equivalency, Certificate in Literary Studies, 19th Century British Literature, University of Memphis
1996 - B.A., English, University of Memphis


FYWS 151 - First Year Writing Seminar