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Dr. Eloise Whisenhunt

Dr. Eloise Whisenhunt

Associate Professor of English, Dean of the Department of Humanities - Humanities

(706) 379-5058

Dr. Eloise Whisenhunt specializes in Modernist American poetry, specifically the works of Marianne Moore. Over the years, her research interests have expanded to include film adaptations and to the works of Alabama authors, Truman Capote and Eugene Walter. Like all English faculty, she enjoys teaching lower-level composition and American Literature survey courses, but Dr. Whisenhunt also adores teaching courses such as Women and Literature, Hemingway, American Modernism & Postmodernism, Realism & Naturalism, and Southern Literature. She appreciates the opportunity to work with students at all levels during their four years at Young Harris College. She finds them to be curious, compassionate, and frequently inspiring. When she is away from campus, Dr. Whisenhunt enjoys reading novels she knows she will never teach, exercising, hiking, and entertaining her family and friends.  


  • Ph.D. English, University of Alabama
  • M.A. English Education, Florida State University
  • B.A. English, Birmingham-Southern College
Areas of Teaching Specialties/Research Interests: 
  • American Literature
  • Modern American Poetry
  • Women’s Literature