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Dr. Craig Barrow

Barrow Named to Connor Professorship

Dr. Craig Barrow has been appointed to the George C. Connor Professorship in American Literature at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

“Dr. Barrow is known throughout his department as a thorough and demanding teacher who nonetheless seems to give more individual time to his students than would normally be expected,” said Dr. John Friedl, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “He always seems willing and eager to take on new challenges.”

Barrow has been a professor at UTC since 1972, after completing his doctorate degree at the University of Colorado. During his tenure, Barrow has taught a greater variety of courses than any other member of the English department. He was named a Distinguished Teaching Professor for 1992-94.

“As Connor Chair, I will assist in program and professional development for the English department, for the faculty and students of the University and program development for the Chattanooga community.”

As part of the professorhsip responsibilities, Barrow hopes to bring the South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention to Chattanooga and provide additional support to the Meacham Writers Workshop and the Southern Writers Conference. He is the author of numerous academic publications.

The professorship is named after George C. Connor, head of UTC’s English department from 1963 through 1969, who died in 2002.