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, Ph.D., M.A., M.S. Ed


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Areas of Expertise: Modernist American Literature


William Ellenberg is a native New Yorker who has spent the better part of 40 years trying to escape the city. He taught at various levels from 1973-1989. He left teaching to pursue a career hybridizing and selling orchids from which he retired in 2007. He moved to Dahlonega in the Fall of 2007. He returned to teaching in 2011.

Courses Taught

English 1101
English 1102
English 2132
English 4820/6820 Hemingway
English 4830/6830 Faulkner


  • Ph.D., English (American Literature), Emory University, 1988
  • M.A., English (American Literature), Emory University, 1982
  • M.S. Ed., Reading/Learning Disabilities (Adult), University of Pennsylvania, 1977
  • B.A., English Literature, Kenyon College, 1973

Research/Special Interests

American Modernism, with an emphasis on William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens, T.S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, and modernist magazines

Work Experience

William Ellenberg has taught at Emory, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Perimeter, Oglethorpe, Temple University, and Philadelphia Community College. He also formed and directed three adult reading programs.

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