The University of West Alabama is honored to have Dr. Elizabeth Threatt as part of its faculty. She is currently teaching courses in the Department of Language and Literature. Her current classes include English Composition, British Literature, and Creative Writing. Dr. Threatt has an undergraduate degree in English from Mississippi State University. She received both her master’s and her PhD from the University of Cincinnati. Her PhD is in English and Comparative Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing.
Her love for reading and writing both started when she was young. Dr. Threatt learned to read with children’s stories starring Peter Rabbit and Jemimah Puddleduck. Her first literary love was Beatrix Potter. A hobby of hers was to write new adventures for some of her favorite book characters, such as Tom Kitten.
Despite her love for reading and writing, Dr. Threatt’s initial major in college was Biological Engineering, with hopes to eventually become a medical doctor. She originally planned to specialize in Pediatric Neurosurgery. However, in her freshmen year, Dr. Threatt took a course in creative writing for fun and to fulfill a requirement. Because of that course, she decided to change her major to English.
Her scholarly interests are those of Feminist Theory, Postcolonial Theory and Disability Studies. Her creative interests are primarily 20th Century American Poetry and Women’s Writing. Dr. Threatt has had her poems published in several journals, including American Poetry Journal, the Mississippi Review, RATTLE, Reunion, the Aurorean, and Cold Mountain Review.