Cheryl D. Coleman, PhD

Associate Professor of English
Department Chair of English
Internship Coordinator


  • 2014-present Associate Professor, Lynchburg College
  • 2008-2014 Assistant Professor, Lynchburg College
  • 2005-2008 Visiting Assistant Professor, Sweet Briar College
  • 2002-2004 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sweet Briar college
  • 2001 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lynchburg College
  • 2001 Adjunct Associate Professor, Central Virginia Community College
  • 1988-1992 Assistant Professor, Liberty University
  • 1984-1987 Instructor of English, Liberty University


  • PhD, English
    University of Mississippi, Oxford
  • MEd, English Education
    Lynchburg College
  • BS, History and English
    Liberty University


  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Victorian Comprehensive Exam Passed with Distinction

Courses Taught

  • American Multi-Ethnic Literature
  • Multicultural Literature (graduate)
  • Figures in Literature (graduate)
  • Basic Composition
  • Composition I and II
  • Thought and Expression (Topics: Multiple Viewpoints in Fiction, Social Issues in Nonfiction and Novels, Magical Realism, African American Novelists, Multicultural Novelists, Diversity in Female Voices)
  • American Literature Survey
  • World Literature Survey
  • American Novel
  • Modern British Novel
  • Victorian Novel
  • Art of the Essay
  • Religion in Literature (graduate)
  • Southern Literature
  • Women's Literature
  • Independent Study on Willa Cather

Professional/Research Interests

  • Portrayals of faith in fiction, multicultural novelists, women novelists, contemporary novels


  • "The Wounded Healer in Haven Kimmel's The Solace of Leaving Early and The Used World." Literature and Belief 33.2 (2013): 1-27.
  • "No Memory Is Really Faithful': Memory And Myth In Katherine Anne Porter's 'Old Mortality."' Mississippi Quarterly 62.1-2 (2009): 235-246.
  • "A Minister's Loss of Faith in Elizabeth Strout's Abide With Me." Literature and Belief 28.1 (2008): 1-19.
  • "Metaphorical Redemption in Anne Tyler's The Clock Winder and Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant.Christianity and Literature 49.4 (Summer 2000).
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