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Rachelle Gold

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Associate Professor of English
(919) 530-7105
(919) 530-7991
302 Farrison-Newton Communications Building


Program Coordinator for the English Education major
2015 winner of Chancellor's Award for Student Service, August 2015 (nominated by students)
2015 winner of NCCU Award for Teaching Excellence, May 2015
2015 Outstanding First-Year Advocate Award winner, March 2015 (nominated by students)
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society Co-advisor (with Dr. Ware)
Program Coordinator (with Dr. Passalacqua) for a National Endowment of the Humanities "Enduring Questions" grant received March 2014 for a course on trauma literature and healing to be taught twice in the 2014-2016 academic years.
Teaching award from Student Disability Services- October 2013
Teaching award from Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)- March 2014
Member of Graduate Faculty
Member of Teacher Education Committee
English Language Development Committee Member

Research Interests

Education of secondary and collegiate English teachers, pedagogical theory and practice about more effective teaching strategies, African American drama and poetry, especially Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, memoirs of biracial Americans, World Literature, trauma literature and survival stories about the Trojan War, Renaissance Europe, the Armenian genocide, the Eastern European Holocaust from 1938-45, the Vietnam Conflict, Argentina's "Dirty" War, and Rwanda's 1994 Civil War, and Greco-Roman rhetorical approaches to literature.


PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2008
MA University of California, Berkeley 2002
MA Indiana University, Bloomington 1995
BA San Jose State University 1993


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