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 Cecile  de Rocher, Ph.D.

Cecile de Rocher, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Lorberbaum Liberal Arts
Room 226
650 College Dr. Dalton, GA 30720


Ph.D. Georgia State University 
A.B., M.Ed. University of Georgia 


Greetings!  I started teaching in 1990, and I joined Dalton State's English Department in 2003.

Over the years, I have taught Certificate Preparatory English, Learning Support English, Regents' Writing Skills, Composition I, Composition II, British Literature II, World Literature II, American Literature II, Expressions of Culture I, Shakespeare, Southern Women Writers, Seventeenth-Century British Literature, Eighteenth-Century British Literature, and the American Novel.

I specialize in American Romanticism, a period lasting roughly from 1830 to 1865, and if you've read Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Whitman, Dickinson, Stowe, Douglas, or Melville, for example, you know what I like.

I wrote Elizabeth Manning Hawthorne: A Life in Letters, published by the University of Alabama Press. If you'd like to know more about this figure, Nathaniel Hawthorne's sister, find the book at the Derrell C. Roberts Library here on campus.

I have a spouse, Brenda, and two sons, Keegan and John, and many pets. I like to cook, care for my family, and travel. I've seen France, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, England, Ireland, Vietnam, Canada, and Spain, and most US states.

Come by my office and let's talk.