Randall Davis

108 Stone Center

Dr. Davis joined the Department of English in the fall of 1991 after receiving his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. His specialty is 19th century American literature, and his research interest focuses on the depiction of Native Americans in American literature. Some of his research essays are “Fire-Water in the Frontier Romance: James Fenimore Cooper and ‘Indian Nature’" published in Studies in American Fiction and “‘The Path toward Civilization’: Sociocultural Evolution and The Delight Makers” published in American Literary Realism. He received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1997. He serves as the Graduate English Advisor and as the chair of the Writers Bowl Committee.

Randy Davis

Courses Taught:

  • EH 101 English Composition I
  • EH 102 English Composition II
  • EH 103 Honors English Composition I
  • EH 104 Honors English Composition II
  • EH 201 American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865
  • EH 202 American Literature II: 1865 to Present
  • EH 203 British Literature I: Beginnings to 1800
  • EH 204 British Literature II: 1800 to Present
  • EH 231 World Literature I: Beginnings to 1660
  • EH 232 World Literature II: 1660 to Present
  • EH 305 Native American Literature
  • EH 370 The American Novel
  • EH 371 Contemporary Fiction
  • EH 442 Contemporary African American Writers
  • EH 501 Introduction to Graduate Study in English
  • EH 502 Studies in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
  • EH 525 Major Authors Seminar (Louise Erdrich)
  • EH 553 Contemporary American Literature
  • EH 555 Literature of the South


  • Ph.D. in English from The Ohio State University in 1991
  • M.A. in English from The Ohio State University 1987
  • B.A. in English and Theater Arts from Marietta College in 1985

Other Responsibilities

  • Graduate English Advisor
  • Writers Bowl Committee Chair
  • Curriculum Committee Co-Chair
  • Assessment Committee
  • Third Year Review Committee
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee
  • Faculty Mentor Committee