Gina Claywell

Professor of English

"Every student knows more about something than I do, so I try to learn from them. In doing so, I hope I model lifelong learning and instill in them pride and a desire to learn as well."

Gina Claywell


University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee

Western Kentucky University


The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing Portfolios. New York, NY: Pearson Longman Publishing, 2000.

Highlighted Publications

"10 Steps for Making Grading Easier, Students Happier, and Your Ego Smaller." Top Ten Strategies for Teachers of Writing. Vincent Miholic, ed. Education Resources Information Center Document ED490721, 2004.
"WANTED: A Collegial, Effective Teacher Who Publishes…" A Delicate Balance: Teaching, Scholarship, and Service in the 21st Century English Department. Dr. Joe Hardin and Ray Wallace, eds. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2004.

Courses Taught

ENG 104
ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing and Inquiry
ENG 228
ENG 311
ENG 331
ENG 404
ENG 681
HUM 211
HUM 212

Areas of Specialization

19th-Century British Literature

Early American Literature

Awards and Distinctions

15 years of service recognition, Murray State University, 2012
CISR Presidential Research Fellow
Murray State Customer Service Award
One of three "Fabulous Faculty" by Murray State Student Support Services

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

National Council of Teachers of English
Sigma Alpha Lambda, Advisor


Dr. Gina Claywell
7B-6 Faculty Hall
Murray State University
Murray KY 42071-3341