Nancy Shankle

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Nancy 09aDr. Nancy Shankle, professor of English, is in her 20th year at Abilene Christian University, having served 5 years as Director of Composition, 2 years as Scholar-in-Residence, and 18 years as Director of Writing Across the Curriculum.  She is in her 10th year as Chair of the English Department.

Dr. Shankle began her university teaching career as a graduate assistant at Texas A&M University—Commerce.  She also served as lecturer, Assistant Director in the Writing Center, and graduate assistant at Texas A&M University, College Station.

Transforming WordDr. Shankle completed her doctoral studies at Texas A&M University, studying early American literature, rhetoric and composition, and linguistics.  For her dissertation, she edited 3 sermons by colonial preacher George Whitefield and completed a bibliography of his extant sermons.  Dr. Shankle has also published in linguistics and grammar anxiety and co-edited The Transforming Word: A One-Volume Commentary on the Bible.

Married for more than 36 years, Dr. Shankle is now widowed.  She and her late husband John have two grown children and a granddaughter, Natalie.

Dr. Shankle worships at Hillcrest Church of Christ.  When Dr. Shankle is not working or caring for her family, she enjoys personal fitness, reading, and playing Words with Friends.


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