Instructor of English
- 2016-present, Instructor of English, Lynchburg College
- 2012-2016, Adjunct Instructor of English, Lynchburg College
- 2008-present, Instructor, Liberty University
- PhD in progress, English – Old Dominion University
- MA, English – Lynchburg College
- MEd – Liberty University
- BA, English – Liberty University
- Willis, R. (2017). Shattered Masculinity and Violence in Walker Percy’s Lancelot: Apocalypse Now. Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought, 6(1).
- Willis, R. (2014). The Prodigality of Sons and Fathers in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead. Literature and Belief, 34(1).
- Willis, R. (2014, January). Blessed are the Stretch-Marked and Muffin-topped. Christianity Today. Retrieved from http://www.christianitytoday.com/women/2014/january/blessed-are-stretch-marked-muffin-topped.html
- Willis, R. (2012, July 13). Cadaver Happy Face. Pulse Magazine. Online.
- Willis, R. (2013). Masculinities and Murder: George Pemberton in Ron Rash’s Serena. The James Dickey Review, 29(2), 13.
- Willis, R. (2012). Defusing Violence in The Sun Also Rises. The James Dickey Review, 29(1), 41.
- “Palahniuk’s Fight Club and Revolutionary Masculinities: No one called it a romance.” Presented at the South Atlantic MLA Conference, Atlanta, Ga., November, 2017.
- “Using Digital Tools and Sherlock Holmes to Improve Student Writing.” Presented at the Lilly Conference on Evidence-based Teaching and Learning, Bethesda, Md., June, 2017.
- “Passive Aggressive: Jake Barnes’ Masculinity and Violence.” Presented at the College English Association Conference. Richmond, Va., March 2012.
- 2017 “Dupont Summer Innovative Teaching and Research Grant,” Teaching and Learning Center.
- 2016 “Impact Grant,” Center for Teaching Excellence.