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Blue Argo
Lecturer of English
(MFA University of Iowa
BA Agnes Scott College)
221 English Building
Phone:  229-931-2216
Fax: 229-931-2197

Genie Bryan
Professor of English and Chair of English and Modern Languages
(Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette; M.A., B.A., University of Mississippi)
228 English Building
Phone: 229-931-6984
Fax: 229-931-2197
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Sherreyal Safo
Senior Administrative Assistant
227 English Building
Phone: 229-931-2183
Fax: 229-931-2197
Paul Dahlgren 
Associate Professor of English and Director of the Master of Arts in English Program
(Ph.D., M.A., University of California, Irvine; B.A., English, Pomona College)
230 English Building
Phone: 229-931-2191
Anish M. Dave 
Associate Professor of English
(Ph.D., Iowa State University; M.F.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; M.B.A., Gujarat University, India)
233 English Building
Phone: 229-931-2192
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Bryan P. Davis 
Professor of English
Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
(Ph.D Ohio State University; M.A. Wright State University; B.A. University of Dayton)
204 Wheatley Administration Building
Phone: (229) 931-5140
Dr. Davis' Homepage
Lauren DiPaula
Associate Professor of English
Advisor: B. A. in English
(Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.S., Towson University; B.A., James Madison University)
Director, University Writing Center
103 ACE Building
Phone: 229-931-2189
Olga Godoy
Associate Professor of Spanish
Advisor: Minor in Spanish
(Ph.D., M.A., Florida State University;
B.A. Western Michigan University)
215 English Building
Phone: 229-931-2968

Elizabeth Kuipers 
Advisor:  B.A. in English
(Ph.D, M.A., Auburn University; B.A., Wesleyan College)
241 English Building
Phone: 229-931-2187
Fax: 229-931-2197

On leave currently

Michael A. Moir, Jr.
Assistant Professor of English
(Ph.D., M.A., The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.; B.A., Muhlenberg College)
239 English Building
Phone: 229-931-3012
Janice Kay Pace
Lecturer of English; adviser, Sirocco
(M.A., Bowling Green State University, OH; B.A., GSW)
225 English Building
Phone: 229.931.6914
Lydia Rogers 
Senior Lecturer
(M.Ed., State University of West Georgia; B.A., GSW)
223 English Building
Phone: 229-931-2198
Fax: 229-931-2197
Jesse B.B. Russell
Assistant Professor of English
(Ph.D., Louisiana State University; MA, Catholic University of America; MA, BA Franciscan University of Steubenville)
216 English Building
Jennifer Ryer
Lecturer of English; adviser, Sirocco
(Ph.D., M.A., University of Connecticut; B.A., Mercer University)
236 English Building
Phone: 229-931-2193
Gabriele U. Stauf
Professor Emerita of English
(Ph.D Florida State University; M.A., Southwest Texas State University; B.A., Texas Lutheran College)
236 English Building
Phone: 229-931-2193
Fax: 229-931-2197
Lisa Vandenbossche
Visiting Lecturer of English
PhD Candidate, University of Rochester; MA., Clemson University; B.A., University of Michigan 
235 English Building
Phone: 229-931-2207
Milton Jeffrey Waldrop 
Professor of English
(Ph.D University of Mississippi; M.A., B.A. Florida State University)
220 English Building
Phone: 229-931-2182
Fax: 229-931-2197

Chunnel ClubThe Chunnel Club (formerly the English Club) and the English & Foreign Languages department sponsors literary events that promote creative writing and the appreciation of languages and literature. The Club generally sponsors at least one event each semester.Chunnel Club Activity

Past programs of distinction include the visit of poet and novelist, Dr. Judson Mitcham author of The Sweet Everlasting; writer Dr. Judith Ortiz Cofer author of The Line of the Sun; and renowned scholar and critic Dr. Hugh Kenner, Callaway and Franklin Professor at UGA.

More recent visitors to campus include such writers as Robert Olen Butler, author of Good Scent from a Strange Mountain; Georgia writers Janise Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood; James Kilgo, author of Daughter of My People; and Janice Daugharty, author of Like a Sister.

Additional activities of the Club include trips to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, Alabama, as well as trips to Atlanta for plays, museum visits, and other cultural events. A "Welcome Back" reception is hosted by the department for members and all English and Foreign Language majors in the Fall. Other impromptu fun excursions have included picnic outings to Providence Canyon, and Poetry Slams at Pat's Place.

Club members also participate in the English & Foreign Languages Film Series created by Dr. Johnson and Dr. Kuipers. This series brings outstanding foreign and classic films to the campus and is open to GSW students, faculty and staff.

Membership in the Chunnel Club is open to all of the GSW campus community interested in participating in social activities, field trips, working on Sirocco, planning for speakers, etc.

Watch for flyers announcing the first meeting in the fall and be sure to join us for the "Welcome Back" reception!  To join: Contact Ms. Sherreyal Safo, the department secretary; Dr. Kuipers; or one of the officers of the Club.


Dr. Elizabeth Kuipers
Phone: 229-931-2187

Sirocco, a magazine of the arts, is published in April of each year by students at Georgia Southwestern State University.  A senior unit of the University System of Georgia, GSW is an affirmative action / equal opportunity institution.  The magazine is graciously funded by the Student Government and the GSW Foundation.  Opinions expressed in the magazine are neither those of the editors nor those of the University.

Submissions must not have been previously published. They are welcome at any time, but cannot be read and acted upon except during January and February.  All submissions must be typed and must follow the magazine's format.  Basic biographical information about the submitter must be included.  Authors and artists should have some present or past affiliation with Georgia Southwestern.  No work will be returned unless accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

All correspondences should be addressed to:

English and Modern Languages
Georgia Southwestern State University
800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive
Americus, Georgia 31709

Cover Art Contest

Any art submitted to the magazine for publication will automatically be entered in the Cover Contest.  The winner will be featured on the cover of the 2016-2017 edition of Sirocco and receive a cash prize. 


We are currently looking for individuals involved with the university to help Sirocco progress into the future, if you are interested please contact us.

Literary Editor

Britt Holland

Art Editor

Jairus Whitley


Ms. Kay Pace

Dr. Jennifer Ryer


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D'Ante Hill
Dee Hudson
Taylor Fisher
Sara Sellers
Lacey Tucker
Daniel Player
Sharell Thorpe
Caryn Childers


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