Academic Degrees, Licenses, Credentials

Missouri State University, B.S, M.A.

Southern Illinois University, Ph.D

Additional Information

Dr. Jim McWilliams, professor of English and chair of the Department of Language and Literature, came to DSU in 2001 after teaching at Alabama State University and Shepherd University. He is the author or editor of four books, including two on Mark Twain, and dozens of scholarly articles. He is currently working on essays about American authors and the Civil War, which have been published in the New York Times and other periodicals. Another of his current projects, in collaboration with Charles Johnson (National Book Award winner), is designing a calendar that highlights contributions to science made by African Americans. He primarily teaches courses in American literature.