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Dr. Herbert Shippey

Literature and Language
Part-time Instructor of English

Conger 307
(229) 391-4954

Educational Background:  Ph.D. in English, University of South Carolina, 1991

M.A. in English, Emory University, 1969

B.A. in English, Georgia Southern College, 1966

Dissertation Topic:  “William Tappan Thompson:  A Biography and Uncollected Fictional Writings”

Dr. Herbert Shippey began teaching at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in  1992 and retired from full-time work in August 2008. From 1983-1992, he taught English at Andrew College in Cuthbert, Georgia.  He presently teaches part-time at ABAC.

Research Interest:  William Tappan Thompson and Humorist Writers of the Old Southwest.  See my blog on this subject:  <>

My personal blog, Words for the Wind <>


English 2114, World Literature I

A study of selected works of literature from the beginning of writing to the mid 15th century (Medieval) presented in their historical and cultural contexts. This course presents myths, epics, dramas, and prose works from Gilgamesh and Homer to the great traditions of Hebrew, Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern, Greek, and Roman philosophers who laid the foundation for modern, global thought. The course also examines ancient and classical poetry from around the world. Fall, Spring, Summer.

English 1102, Composition II

English 1102 is a composition course in which literature is used as a basis for argument and which emphasizes analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of a variety of texts. The course promotes academic writing and incorporates advanced research methods, including capability in electronic resources and documentation. Fall, Spring, Summer.