PhD English, Middle Tennessee State University, 2010
MA English, Western Kentucky University, 2003
BA English and Communication Arts, Cumberland College, 2001
Dr. Cristy Lynn Hall is a British Romanticist whose dissertation was an ecological study of William Wordsworth's nature poetry. She also teaches several freshman composition courses and online graduate classes. At all levels, she enjoys helping students deepen interpretations of literature and strengthen their written expression. She serves as co-editor of the Pensworth Journal, which publishes a compilation of creative pieces from UC students and alumni. She also serves as program chair of the Kentucky Philological Association Conference, which brings together faculty and student scholars primarily from small Kentucky colleges to present literary and creative papers and to advance the love of literature and language.
As faculty sponsor of the English Honor's Society, Sigma Tau Delta, Dr. Hall enjoys creating platforms that allow students to exercise awareness for charitable causes. She recently self-published a children's book about PTSD with 100% of the proceeds donated to USA Cares, a veterans organization located in Louisivlle, KY, that provides financial assistance to veterans and active military families post 9-11. She also pioneered an annual campus and community-wide program that features over 1000 luminaries as a tribute to local veterans and first responders.
Having grown up in Christian ministry, at Cumberlands, Dr. Hall seeks out avenues to exercise her faith and is an active member of the Mountain Ash Baptist Church. A Cumberlands alumnus, she values the tight-knit community of UC and enjoys the comfortable, focused environment it provides students to pursue their educational ambitions.