Teaching

Phillip J GardnerPhillip Gardner
Pee Dee Federal Savings Bank Professor of English
Department of English, Modern Language, and Philosophy
Francis Marion University
Florence, South Carolina 29501
(843) 661-1511
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Curriculum Vita

EDUCATION:

1976: M.A. English, the University of North Carolina, Charlotte
1974: B.A. English, the University of North Carolina, Charlotte

AWARDS AND HONORS:

2016 South Carolina Academy of Authors' Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Fellowship in Fiction
"Brother," a short story, nominated for a Pushcart Prize July,2014
"Happy Hour," a short story, selected for film adaptation for Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival, June 2014.
Featured writer Oswald Writers' Series, USC-Aiken 2014
Featured Writer Victor R. Small Writers' Series, Barton College 2014
Pee Dee Federal Savings Chair in American Literature, 2013
Guest Writer Wildacres Writer's Retreat, Little Switzerland, NC, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2013
South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville, SC, June 2001
Southeastern Writing Center Association Achievement Award, 2004
Faculty Development Award for Outstanding Teaching, Lincoln Memorial University, 1986
Awarded grant funds to produce a series of videotaped lectures on basic sentence structure, Francis Marion College, 1982

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Associate Professor of English, Francis Marion University 2001- present
Assistant Professor of English/Director of the Writing Center, Francis Marion University 1995-2000
Instructor of English/Director of The Writing Center, Francis Marion University, 1988-1995
Instructor of English, Francis Marion University, 1986-88
Instructor of English, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee, 1983-86
Instructor of English, Francis Marion University, 1980-83
Adjunct Instructor of Communications, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC, 1978-1980

Courses:

Composition: developmental to advanced, including experimental and Honors
Introduction to literature, including Honors
Fiction Workshop
Advanced Fiction Workshop
Screenwriting Workshop
Introduction to Film
English as a Second Language, conversation/composition

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

Director of The Writing Center, Francis Marion University, 1988-2000
Co-director of the Writing Laboratory, Francis Marion College, 1981-82
Director of academic component of ESL program, Lincoln Memorial University, 1984

PUBLICATIONS:

Books:

The Future Never Lasts, a collection of short stories, Boson Books/Bitingduck Press, Pasadena, CA/Montreal Canada.

Available Light, a collection of short stories, Bitingduck Press, Pasadena, CA/Montreal Canada, 2013.

Somebody Wants  Somebody Dead, a collection of short stories, Boson Books, Raleigh, N.C., 2012.

Someone To Crawl Back To, a collection of short stories, Boson Books, Raleigh, N.C., 2001.

Necessary Evils, an original screenplay, Boson Books, Raleigh, N.C., 1994.

Instructor's Manual for Clear Thinking, Clear Writing: Paragraphs Under Control, (Wadsworth, 
1982) with Beverly Blackmon and Gary Miller

Short Fiction/Nonfiction:

Bingo! Or Twelve Tips for Writing an Unpublishable Story. Louisiana Literature 25.2 (2008) 69-86.

Brother. Mack, Tom and Andrew Geyer, eds. A Shared Voice: A Tapestry of Tales. Lamar University Press. 2013: 29-42.

Chainsaw Putt-Putt. The North American Review 289.6 (2005): 13-18.

Collective Unconscious. Fifth Wednesday Journal 4 (2009): 79-90.

A Crime of Opportunity. Underground Voices. Dec (2011) http://www.undergroundvoices.com/UVGardnerPhillip.htm.

Cry Your Happy Tears.  r.k.v.r.y. Quarterly (March 2008). www.ninetymeetingsinninetydays.com/.

Dance Party. The Chattahoochee Review 11.4 (1991): 60-65.

Descension. The Rambler July 2007: 41-42.

Drop Dead Beautiful. Apalachee Review 55 (2005): 73-84.

Everything I Needed To Know.  LIT 9.1 (2010): 25-30.

Final Jeopardy. Louisiana Literature  23:2 (2006): 42-52.

The Future Never Lasts. Underground Voices (2012):58-76.

Get Drunk and Screw. The North American Review 292:2 (2007): 16-18.

g' joob g' goo—goo g' job. Cc&d Magazine. 231 (2012). http://scars.tv/ccd.htm

Glory Day. Louisiana Literature 30:1-2 (2013): 66-80.

Happy Hour. Liars League. Performed/read by Gloria Saunders, December 13, 2011, London.
http://liarsleague.typepad.com/liars_league/2011/12/happy-hour-by-phillip-gardner.html

I Can't Remember What I Was Trying to Forget winner of the South Carolina Academy of Authors' Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Fellowship in Fiction.

If I Had Words, I'd Tell You. Hayden's Ferry Review 41 (2007): 120-124.

In Answer To Your Question. Denver Syntax (Winter 2010).

It's Usually This Dark By Now. The Mochila Review 14 (2012): 28-42.

Kids Rule. Post and Courier, 21 Sept. 2008 (South Carolina Fiction Project 2008).

Kings. The Rambler  Mar. 2005: 18-21. (memoir)

Lilacs. The Teacher's Voice 1:2 (2005): 36-42.

Mercury Falling. storySouth. (May 2007).

Murmurs. Gulf Stream Magazine. 10 (1994): 41-54.

Pete Hump's Heat Pumps. Rainbow Curve 8 (2007): 37-47.

Safe Storage. REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters 30:2 (2005): 83-86.

A Single Wing, 3rd place Robert Ruark Foundation's 2004 Fiction Competition.

Snake Inside My Head. New Delta Review 26:2 (2009): 67-73.

Somebody Wants Somebody Dead. Rainbow Curve 6 (2005): 50-67.

Skippy, the Lite Fandango.  Apalachee Review 54 (2004): 86-96.

Sunspots. The State, 27 Oct.1991: 19-20.  (South Carolina Fiction Project winner)

Sweating and Crying. Palo Alto Review  16:1 (2007): 20-26. (memoir)

Taking Out the Trash. Scribble  7:1 (2008): 3-5. (memoir)

These Are The Eyes of Norah Jones. Euphony. http://euphonyjournal.com/2012/10/10/fiction-these-are-the-eyes-of-norah-jones-by-philip-gardner/

To Be So Big He Sure Is Dead. The Bryant Review (2010): 122-128.

That Place Love Built. Potomac Review 43 (2008): 76-84.

The Looking Game. Pisgah Review 5:1 (2010): 9-16. Reprinted in Best of Fiction edition 6.1 (2011): 59-66.

There Is No Fishing. The Angler 3 (2010): 80-84. (nonfiction)

There's Someone's Shadow in This One. Eclipse 21(2010): 52-65.

Things That Smell Like Food.  Cadillac Cicatrix  1 (2007): 101-116.

Vibes, Piccolo Spoleto Fiction Open Winner, 2000.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Dean Martin, 1st place, Jubilee Harvest of Arts 2004 Literary Competition.

Which Way You Goin'. Boson Books (1995).

Winner Take Nothing. The Baltimore Review (2013): 117-132.

Wildlife Lake. Rambler Magazine July 2005: 44-50.

Wrecker, a short story, The Post and Courier,16 July 2000: 1-2H.  (South Carolina Fiction Project winner).  Reprinted in Inheritance: Selections from the South Carolina Fiction Project, Hub City Writer's Project, April 2001; Reprinted in Southern Discourse 5.1 (2001): 8-9.

You Can Laugh If You Want To. Interim 27:1 (2009): 266-278.

Screenplays:

Necessary Evils. (an original screenplay)  Boson Books (1994): (http://www.cmonline.com/boson/.)

Teaching Related Writing:

"Honorable Scallywags and Pirates," Southern Discourse 2:18 (2014): 10-11.

"The Polyvalent Mission of Writing Centers." (with Bill Ramsey) The Writing Center Journal    
25:1 (2005): 25-42. (Nominated for The International Writing Center Outstanding
Scholarship Award)

"A Journal with a View." Southern Discourse 2:3 (1999): 3.

"Charleston: A Celebration, An Invitation."  Southern Discourse 2:2 (1999):1,3.

"Laugh and Let Learn." The Leaflet, 88:3 (1990): 19-21.

"Introductory Paragraphs and the Teaching of Revision." Teaching English in the Two-Year
College, 11:1 (1991).

"Holistic Scoring as a Teaching Device." (with Warren Westcott) Teaching English in the Two-
Year  College, 11:2 (1984): 35-40.

Professional Writing:

"Fun—South Carolina Style." Sandlapper Magazine, Summer 2000: 15-21.

"On-Line Color Monitoring Expands to Coil Coating." Industrial Paint and Powder, April 1995,
(for HunterLab).

"3M: Quality You Can Live With." Plastics International, April 1994, (for HunterLab).

"Swift Textiles: The Color of Quality." American Textiles, July 1992, (for HunterLab).

"How to Select On-Line Color Measurement." Textile World, August 1993, (for HunterLab).

"Color of Quality." a 12 minute industrial video for SheLyn, Inc., (wrote and directed) 1993.

PRESENTATIONS:

"A Shared Voice: A Tapestry of Tales," 2014 South Carolina Book Festival, May 2014

"More than Meets the Eye," 2014 South Carolina Book Festival, May 2014

"Let's Talk Seduction" Student Success In Writing Conference, Georgia Southern University
Savannah, GA, February 3, 2012

"The Multi-Purpose Composition Final," Student Success in Writing Conference, Georgia
Southern University, Savannah, GA, February, 2011

"The Research Paper With Training Wheels," Student Success in First-Year Composition
Conference, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, February 6, 2009

"A Fiction Writer's Approach to the Personal Narrative," Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival. 
Francis Marion University, November 2007

"A Toolbox from the Writing Center: Better Writing in 15 Minutes," Student Success in First-
Year Composition Conference, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, February,
2007

"Justifying Our Space: Making a Critical Choice in Writing Center Assessment," International
Writing Center Conference, Houston, TX, April 2007

"Screenwriting," Francis Marion Fiction Festival, November 2006

"Showing What We Really Do: Rethinking Writing Center Assessment through the Language of
Critical Thinking," The Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, February, 2006

"But I Tried: Assessing Effort in a Reading/Writing Course," Student Success in First-Year
Composition Conference, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, February, 2006

"The Promising Future of Writing Centers," Southeastern Writing Center Association
Conference, Charleston, S.C. February 2005

"Building Professional Relationships in First-Year Composition," Student Success in First-Year
Composition Conference, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, February 2005

"From Boundary Waters to Mainstream: Reconceptualizing Writing Center Work Through
Critical Inquiry," The International Writing Center Association Conference, Minneapolis,   
MN, October, 2005

"'I'll Cut Your Neck Off By Gawd': A Fiction Writer's Approach To Teaching Narrative,"
Student Success in First-Year Composition, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro,
GA, February 2004

"Generating Meaningful Content: The Ins and Outs," The Southeastern Writing Center
Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, February 2004

"Narrative as a Source for Authority," Conference on Student Success in First-Year       
Composition, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, February 2002

"Writing Center Theory: What Is Our Next Move?" Southeastern Writing Center Association
Conference, Charlotte, NC, February 2002

"The Center Will Hold," 1st Mississippi Writing Center Conference, Tougaloo College,
Tougaloo, MS., September 2001. Keynote

"Authentic Writing in a Virtual World," Student Success in First-Year Composition Conference,
Statesboro, GA, February, 2001. Keynote

"Creating and Fulfilling Expectations," Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference,
Auburn University, Auburn, GA, February, 2001

"Speaking of New Beginnings," Southeastern Writing Center Conference, Savannah, GA,  
February 2000

"The Classroom Writing Community: From the Margin to the Center," Student Success in First-
Year Composition Conference, Statesboro, GA, February 2000

"Help! Help! I'm Being Repressed: The Rhetoric and Politics of Marginalization," National
Writing Centers Association Conference, Baltimore, Md., November 2000

"Knowing Wrongs and Making Them Right," Southeastern Writing Center Conference,
Charleston, S.C. February 1999

"Talking the Talk," Student Success in First-Year Composition Conference, Statesboro, GA,
February 1999

"Visual Arts and the Teaching of Writing," North Carolina A+ Schools Summer Institute, New
Bern, NC, July 1999

"Authentic Writing," North Carolina Teaching Fellows Senior Conference, Charlotte, NC, July
1999

"Writers Talk About Writers' Talk," Southeastern Writing Center Conference, Macon, GA,
April 1998

"Radio Writing," A+ Schools Workshop, New Bern and Black Mountain, July 1998

"Using Photographs To Develop Writing Skills," North Carolina Arts Educators Conference,
Winston-Salem, N.C., November 1998

"Real Revision in Real Time for Real Readers," Southeastern Writing Center Conference,
Augusta, GA, April 1997

"From Shared Vision to Shared Responsibility: A Comprehensive Departmental Approach to
Teaching Writing," with Robert Parham, ADE Conference, Oxford, MS, July 1994

"Political Ideology and Pedagogy: The Light You See By, The Thing You See," Southeastern
Writing Center Conference, Winter Park, Fl, October 1994

"Better Writing in Fifteen Minutes," Southeastern Writing Center Conference, Atlanta, GA,
November 1993

"Happy Siblings: Writing Center/Writing Lab," Southeastern Writing Center Conference,
Williamsburg, VA., April 1992

"Strategies From The Unreal World: Three Heuristics," Southeastern Writing Center Conference,
Birmingham, AL. April 1991

"Holistic Scoring in Freshman Composition," Florence-Darlington Technical College, Florence,
S.C., January 1985

"Turning Students Into Evaluators of Writing," Southeastern Conference on English in the Two-
Year College, Atlanta, GA., February 1983

Fiction Readings:

USC-Aiken, Aiken, SC October 7, 2014

Barton College, Wilson, NC, November 10, 2014

Johnsonville Public Library, Johnsonville SC, September 2012

LIT Magazine, New York, NY, February 2010.

Wildacres Writer's Retreat, Little Switzerland, NC, July 2008

Wildacres Writer's Retreat, Little Switzerland, NC, July 2005

C.C. Pinckney School, Columbia, SC, October 2004

Rock Hill Arts Council: Rock Hill, SC, October 2003

Francis Marion University, Florence, SC, November 2003

Wildacres Writer's Retreat, Little Switzerland, NC, July 2003

Wildacres Writer's Retreat, Little Switzerland, NC, July 2002

Francis Marion University, Florence, SC, March 2002

Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA, October 2001

South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville, SC, June 2001

Catawba College, Salisbury, NC, April 2001

Florence Quill Club, Florence, SC, February 2001

Snow Island Review, Florence, SC, November 2000

Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston, SC, July 2000

Buddy's Bagelry, Florence, SC, April 1998

South Carolina Writing Center Conference, Greenville, SC, January 1995

"Back Room," Florence Public Library, January 1994

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

Executive Board, Southeastern Writing Center Association, 1992-2000, Acting President, 1999-
2000

Member, South Carolina Education Entrance Examination Writing Advisory Committee, 1990-
1999

Editorial Board, Carolina English Teacher, 1990-1998

Co-Director, Combined conferences of The Southeastern Writing Center Association and South
Carolina Writing Center Association, February 1996

CONSULTING:

Faculty Writing Workshop, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA, May 2006

Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA, March 2000

Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Mississippi, January and September 2000; April 2001

Morris College, SC, March 1999

Agnes Scott College Writing Center, Decatur GA, April 1999

A+ Schools, a national education reform movement funded by the Kenan Institute for the Arts in
North Carolina.  Worked with schools in Winston-Salem, Raleigh, and Durham North
Carolina, June-July 1997, New Bern and Black Mountain, June-July, 1998, New Bern 1999.

Mayo Magnet School for Math and Science, Darlington, SC, August 1997

Williamsburg Technical College, SC, October 1994

Horry-Georgetown Technical College, SC, April 1994

Mars Hill College, Asheville, NC, March 1994

Marlboro County School District, SC, September 1992

Lee County public school teachers, SC, November 1987