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Chris Barnes, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Dean Academic Administration
Assistant Dean of Arts and Letters
Phone: 706-310-6299

Office: Faculty Center 715, Oconee
Areas of Expertise: Nineteenth Century British Literature, the Novel


Christopher Barnes is an associate professor of English and currently serves as the assistant dean of arts and letters for the Oconee campus. He teaches courses in Romantic and Victorian Literature as well as first year composition. His research interests include nineteenth-century British literature, Charles Dickens, the history of the novel, composition and rhetoric, and pedagogy. He has published in several journals including the Dickens Studies Annual and has made numerous presentations on Dickens, nineteenth century literature, and on first-year writing pedagogy. Before his position at the University of North Georgia, Chris taught at Clemson, Middle Georgia College, and Gainesville State College. In his other life, he is married to Bridget and has a son who has just graduated college. Chris also umpires college and high school baseball and referees high school football.


  • Ph.D., English, Literary Theory, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2002
  • M.A., English, University of Georgia, 1987
  • B.A., English, Shorter College, 1985

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