Shannon Tyme

Lecturer in English - LT

  • M.A., Literature
    Valdosta State University
  • B.A., Literature
    Valdosta State University
Shannon Tyme received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Literature from Valdosta State University. From 2013 through 2015, she worked under Dr. Anne Greenfield as graduate- assistant editor of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research, a peer-reviewed, academic journal featuring scholarship on late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British and European drama. She is passionate about how words can empower us in diverse rhetorical situations, and she views drama, music, visual images, and film as cultural motivators for students, connecting Literature and Composition with the real world. She encourages students to probe their own literacy and try on different literacy lenses, helping them to appreciate how strong communication skills can be transferred across various subjects, media, cultures, and social communities. Written by Walt Whitman, her favorite poet, these words summarize her teaching philosophy: “Nothing is better than simplicity . . . nothing can make up for excess or the lack of definiteness” (Preface to 1855 Edition of Leaves of Grass, 10).