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Rachelle Gold

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


Program Coordinator for English Education major
Winner of 2015 Outstanding First-Year Advocate Award
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.
Winner of a teaching award from Student Disability Services- October 2013
Winner of a teaching award from Student Athlete Advisory Committee- 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 practics about more effective teaching strategies and methods, African American literature, especially drama, global and world literature, trauma theory and trauma literature such as genocide tales from the Trojan War, Renaissance Europe, Armenia, the Eastern European Holocaust from 1938-45, Serbia, Bosnian, and Kosovar wars, and in Rwanda, World War I, II, and Vietnam survival stories, Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, Greek and Roman rhetorical approaches to literature, especially Renaissance drama, and Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan.


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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